Sunday, January 29, 2012
The world's Jollytologist, continued
Photo provided by Allen Klein
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Allen Klein discussed the science behind laughing, “When we are laughing, every system in our body gets a workout.
-Our heart rate goes up, and then dips below normal again after we stop laughing which is very much like aerobic exercise.
-Our breathing gets deeper, thus bringing more oxygen to our blood and brain, helping us to think clearer.
-Sometimes we cough after or during a good laugh clearing our lungs.
And, sometimes we laugh so much and relax our muscles so much, that we pee in our pants. I guess we leak when we laugh.”
He offered advice relative to the sensitivity of making light of a situation.
In his words, “You always have to listen to the other person. Are they ready to interact with you in a playful way? Do you know them well or not? Do you know what just happened before your visit?
The best way to make light of a situation is to listen to the other person and take your clues from them. If something funny comes up in your interaction, great, you can both share a laugh together. If something sad comes up, great, you can both cry together. Don't force the laughter.”
His work offers inspiration. Allen shared, “My latest book shows people how to embrace life after a loss. It is Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying. It contains the five steps for going from loss to laughter: Losing, Learning, Letting Go, Living, and Laughing.
I also have two recently published uplifting motivational books containing over 600 inspirational quotations each. They are:
Change Your Life!: A Little Book of Big Ideas, and, Inspiration for a Lifetime. All three are available in a paperback format as well as on Kindle and Nook."
You can email Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org and/ or visit his website.