Laughter is the best medicine.

Tuesday October 7, 2014

I am sure that all of us have those days when you just want to sit and cry or scream and be angry! And I am positive we all have those days where nothing can get us down because we are just so happy! When I asked my doctor about this she explained to me with a graph of the difference with the moods. So when I started doing research in to Bipolar, I learnt it was caused by a chemical imbalance of serotonin in the brain.

I then started looking up natural ways to increase the serotonin in my brain and I found that eating chillies and laughing are two of the best ways to increase it naturally. The chillies were not a problem as I really do enjoy the flavor and slight burn in one's mouth. The laughing part was a bit more difficult though as some days I found nothing to laugh about.

For the last couple of months I have been having especially bad mood swings mostly because I have to work so hard as my husband has not worked in over six months and it is putting a terrible strain on our marriage. But also because life is just tough for everyone at the moment.

SO my question is how does one laugh daily to help increase serotonin? Well, for me, a laser light and Smudge, our little wire haired terrier. For hours he will chase the light and he will go mad for it, and so the laughter entered our home.

There is a saying "Laughter is the best medicine", and since I have been trying to laugh daily I have found a big difference in myself!

So I challenge you all today to find something to make you laugh, not only is it good for your mind but also for your tummy!

Have a laughter filled Day.

A Moodscope member.


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