Archive for August, 2016

Healthy Ways to Increase Play and Laughter in Your Life

| August 30, 2016
Healthy Ways to Increase Play and Laughter in Your Life

Steps and initiatives to increase play and laughter in a healthy way By Vic LeBouthillier “Part of incorporating more play and laughter into our daily life includes taking a good look at how much we already do these things and how important it is to us.” Take a moment to read over each of the […]

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How We Use Drugs and Alcohol to Increase Play and Laughter

| August 25, 2016
How We Use Drugs and Alcohol to Increase Play and Laughter

How do drugs and alcohol influence play and laughter, and where do group dynamics come into play? By Vic LeBouthillier “Substance use can temporarily reduce inhibitions and increase laughter and playfulness, but can carry a high risk of negative consequences. This presents a challenge in balancing healthy outlets of play and laughter with potentially unhealthy […]

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Why Do Adults Play and Laugh Less as They Get Older?

| August 23, 2016
Why Do Adults Play and Laugh Less as They Get Older?

What might be holding you back from more play and laughter? By Vic LeBouthillier “While adults need activities that revolve around pleasure beyond just competitive play, researchers in this field speculate that as we grow into adolescents and adults, our focus on play decreases due to a number of factors.” Experts in social and behavioral […]

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The Importance and Benefits of Play and Laughter

| August 18, 2016
The Importance and Benefits of Play and Laughter

Is there enough play and laughter in your adult life? By Vic LeBouthillier “Laughter and play are common among all mammals from infancy all the way through adulthood, and are an important part of integrating and connecting our mental, emotional, and physical states.” Laughter and play have important roles, not only in childhood development and […]

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How Rejuvenation Increases Our Ability to Tolerate the Hard Stuff

| August 11, 2016
How Rejuvenation Increases Our Ability to Tolerate the Hard Stuff

Rejuvenation Techniques to Calm the Mind and Relieve Stress By Vic Lebouthillier “By engaging in some practical, simple-to-do behaviors, we can reduce the rate at which our resource pool drains. We can also quickly and easily rejuvenate – and even increase – our resource supply.” Each day when we wake up, we begin to take […]

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How Do Your Desires Impact Your Stress?

| August 9, 2016
How Do Your Desires Impact Your Stress?

Reduce your stressors by managing your desires “When we acknowledge that we hold unreasonable desires – ones that can’t be fulfilled – a powerful secret is revealed. By identifying these unmet desires that act as stressors in our lives, we can take steps toward changing them into realistic goals and desires that can be met.” […]

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De-Escalation Techniques to Reduce Unhealthy Stress Levels

| August 4, 2016
De-Escalation Techniques to Reduce Unhealthy Stress Levels

Ways to Maintain a Healthy Stress Zone “It is important to become sensitive to when you are moving out of a regulated state of calmness or stress. By becoming aware of changes in your stress levels, you will be able to begin using de-escalation techniques as soon as you find yourself moving into an Unhealthy […]

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Why Do Adults Play and Laugh Less as They Get Older?

| August 2, 2016
Why Do Adults Play and Laugh Less as They Get Older?

What might be holding you back from more play and laughter? “While adults need activities that revolve around pleasure beyond just competitive play, researchers in this field speculate that as we grow into adolescents and adults, our focus on play decreases due to a number of factors.” Experts in social and behavioral research have formed […]

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