Tips on Lightening Up

Laugh Away the Winter Blues

When the days are long and gray, many of us want to burrow into a blanket on the couch and binge-watch something equally long and gray like horror movies or Game of Thrones. But the best way to fight the winter blues is to search for the light. Get outside (even in...

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Where Did this Mood Come From?

One of the studies I often talk about in my workshops is how we "catch" the energy of the people we spend the most time with. If you are trying to find a lightness in your life, check out how much time you spend with people who prefer the dark....

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Remember the Funny Times

Now, while you may be with your relatives, start collecting funny stories (tape them or write them down). That way as you're looking back on your life (or even writing your memoirs) later, you'll have reminders of the parts that made you laugh.

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Don’t Let Adulting Ruin Your Joy

When we listen to those inner voices that yell, "Grow up!" "People will think you've lost it!" or "What are you, 5?" we lose our desire and willingness to express joy. Music, dance, and laughter are the keys not only to a longer life, but to one spent in more joy.

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