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A Little Lightness

Anti-Anxiety Tool of the Week: Laugh and Smile

Way back in the 1980s in his book, Anatomy of an Illness, Saturday Review editor and activist Norman Cousins wrote about his use of laughter to help himself heal from an autoimmune disease. There's been a lot of research since then that supports that concept. So download some funny movies, read humorous books, look at comic strips and cartoons (Calvin and Hobbs, Zits, Dilbert and New Yorker cartoons being some personal favorites). A while ago I wrote a post on smiling and laughing if you want to read a little more on the topic.

A Little Lightness

With all the craziness in the world, I thought I would share a little lightness--a few of my favorite cartoons from over the years. I apologize for the appearance of some--they are are showing their age!

Until next time,


Image credits

Fuzz therapy, Bill Watterson

Editing , unknown

Cat showers, Gary Larson

Yipes, grownups, Jack Ziegler

Crabby Calvin, Bill Watterson

Snoopy, rejection slips, Charles Schultz

God on Jeopardy, Jim Gill, American Greetings

Snoopy, I have known suffering, Charles Schultz


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