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“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at PLAY.”
― Charles Schaefer
Curated by Dr. Amy Fuller
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Laughter is the Best Medicine: The Health Benefits of Humor

Laughter is the Best Medicine: The Health Benefits of Humor | Playfulness |
Learn how to harness the powerful health benefits of laughter and humor.

Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use

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The Power of the Creative Arts

The Power of the Creative Arts | Playfulness |

A recent analysis of past studies highlights the health benefits of music, dance, and art therapy.


On the whole, people with cancer who were assigned to creative arts treatments reported less depression, anxiety, and pain and a better quality of life during the programs than those who were put on a wait list or continued receiving usual care. For example, in one 2010 study, listening to half an hour of familiar music cut reported pain levels at least in half for 42 percent of hospitalized patients, while just eight percent of those in a comparison group saw relief.

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Jeff Hairston's curator insight, October 7, 2013 3:21 AM

I've experienced significant healing via artistic creativity.

It works.