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Archives for December, 2016

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The Universal Language – The Gift of Laughter

Laughter spans age, gender, language and culture. We make each other laugh and we emotionally respond to laughter in others. As humans we are one of a few species that laughs and we laugh from the time we are babies.

Since biblical times, we have not only been laughing, we have been reporting on the benefits of laughter on mind and body:

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.” Proverbs 17:22

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Out of Sight-Out of Mind: The Reality of Disenfranchised Grief

One of the most powerful and frightening articles I read this summer was Leslie Jamison’s Opinion piece, “Rape, Race and the Jogger”. She starts by reminding us that this summer three female joggers, all around 30, all white, were murdered. The information about one of these joggers caught my attention when it was first reported, because the murder occurred close to my childhood home and closer still to my childhood fears. The warning, “ Never go into the weeds alone!” that had carried...
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