So, You Think You Can Laugh?

Let me ask you a question.  How important is it to have laughter in your life?

The statistics, which aren’t good, amaze me.  On average, an adult laughs only 12-15 times a day whereas children laugh over 400 times a day. Some would say we become more discriminating about what we laugh about as we grow up, but maybe we have forgotten how. I’m not kidding when I say we should relearn.

Laughter is a truly natural and very effective healing method. Laughter Yoga, Laughter Parties, Laughercize and other laughter-oriented health trends have spawned a new approach to laughter.  Simply laughing has been linked to reducing heart disease, fighting stress and increasing immunity. Also, it seems that laughter releases blocks in the energetic field, freeing us to expand and become more of ourselves. Laughter may be the best medicine, but how can we laugh at a time like this?  Actually, we need laughter more now than ever.

On April 17th, Daffodil Training will host an evening of laughter at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville focusing on a showing of the documentary – Laughology. Screenings of Laughology have produced bizarre audience reactions with viewers continuing to laugh long after the film has ended.

Laughology features “The Laughman”, Doug Collins, a Memphis resident who is said to have the most contagious laugh in the world.

So, I’m throwing down the gauntlet and challenging you to watch Doug for more than a few minutes before the corners of your mouth start to turn up and you find yourself laughing out loud.

Tickets, available at Box of Delights in Wolfville, are available for $15 + HST. For information, contact me at

~Helen Abel, Daffodil Training