How laughter has helped me and how I use it today.
Metaphorically, laughter has given me a free pass. Like a Monopoly game, collecting $200 when I pass GO, sort of feeling. It has given me a more positive attitude within the confines of isolation due to working with Alzheimer and current day situations. It helps me balance the end-of-life circumstances in my caregiving. Even though these are the ending days of my client's life, laughter is still there, and laughter brightens both our spirits enough to still feel wanted and loved. So I have used laughter to quell the darkness a bit and to understand that, even though there is not much life left for her, there is still a life to live. When the light is green, I'm going to begin using Laughter Yoga in adult day-care centers, memory care facilities, with school agers and veterans. Laughter is going to heal the world, one ho ha at a time!