The Benefits of Laughter

  • Cheryl Welch, BSN, RN, M.S., LPC-T
  • Series: Dear Rosa

We all experience stress in our lives. When you are feeling stressed, don’t reach for a medication or pill, but take time to just laugh. A good old belly laugh will release your own endorphins while stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) decrease. The problems may not disappear, but you will find a different way of seeing them and may create solutions. Use laughter to interrupt the cycle(s) of stress.