Thursday, 28 October 2010

Does Practice Make Perfect? If you're really very good at something, chances are you have put in a lot of practice . . .

"Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good.

It's the thing you do that makes you good."

Malcolm Gladwell,
from the book
The Story of Success.'

That is one very successful book, but tell me, if a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success? Don't answer that just yet because studies show that ten thousand hours of practice are required to achieve the level of 'Mastery' associated with being world-class, successful, or an expert . . . in anything!

Ten Thousand hours?
Yeah, that's a lot of practice,
and that is what
separates out the chaff from the wheat!

Remember that little known band called The Beatles? The Who? No, The Beatles! Look, they didn't name themselves after a group of insects ya'know, they were better spellers than that! They named themselves by the Beat of their music, which had an originality to it. Well now, The Beatles did their Ten thousand hours of practice prior to hitting America in 1964. They first got together in 1957, seven years before landing States side of the big pond, and in 1960 they were still just a struggling high school rock band . . . but then they were invited to play in Hamburg, Germany.

Cutting a long story short, during their Hamburg period The Beatles managed to get in ten thousand hours of intensive practice time. What was so special about Hamburg? It wasn't that it paid well. It didn't. Or that the acoustics were fantastic. They weren't. Or that the audiences were savvy and appreciative. They were anything but. It was the sheer amount of time the band was forced to play.

Here is John Lennon, in an interview after The Beatles disbanded, talking about the band's performances at a Hamburg strip club called Indra (please read in a strong Liverpudlian accent):

"We got better and got more confidence. We couldn't help it with all the experience playing all night long. It was handy them being foreign. We had to try even harder, put our heart and soul into it, to get ourselves over.

In Liverpool, we'd only ever done one-hour sessions, and we just used to do our best numbers, the same ones, at every one. In Hamburg, we had to play for 'eight' hours, so we really had to find a new way of playing."

Eight hours a night . . . seven days a week . . . Hamburg was the place where the Beatles went from an average band to a great band. Why? Because they got in ten thousand hours of practice.

OK, The Beatles . . . that's just one such example, but these Studies have shown that every successful wo/man, band, sportsman etc. becomes successful not simply through their talent, but through the number of hours they put into practicing and developing that talent.

Yes it's true what they say, that practice makes perfect,
and ten thousand hours of practice makes for expertise and mastery of your subject.

As an aside I'd also say that 40 days and nights in the wilderness would probably equate to someone becoming enlightened for example . . . there would be plenty of hours of stillness, oneness and simply being in the moment; enough to break through the conditioning of the ego/mind.

So, what I'm saying here is that 'Success', on any level, requires a balance of both 'talent' and 'practice'. Yes, you can add words like perseverance and determination if you so choose, but . . .

. . . what it comes down to is this:

When you do something you really love to do, and you are also good at it, then the persistence and determination . . are already there . . . . they're a given. Why are they a given? Because you are doing something you love doing and are passionate about, you actually enjoy doing it and want to get better at it, now all you have to do is create a situation which equates to The Beatles 'Hamburg' scenario.

Don't worry about getting paid well (or at all) at this stage, don't be concerned with perfect circumstances, and don't expect everyone to appreciate what you're doing, not everyone will . . but after ten thousand hours of practice you'll be a Master of your subject, and the money, the applause and the appreciation will naturally follow. So . . .

. . . Just do it.
Follow your passion!

WARNING: No Beetles were harmed during the making of this video, although some Beatles lives were enhanced, and one does wonder just how many cockroaches The Beatles encountered during this process!


So, practice makes perfect, right? Which reminds me, isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors also call what they do "practice"? Or is it just me?
Ha, ha . . all the best till next time . .
Doug :-)

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

What is Humour?

It was T. S. Eliot who said:

"Humour is also a way of saying something serious."

Laughter dissolves distressing emotions.
You can’t feel anxious, angry, or sad when you’re laughing.

One of us is
Red Indian,
Simply Red?

Friday, 8 October 2010

Yesterday we talked Celery. Today we find out about its fruity side . . .

Anthony goes to the supermarket and notices an attractive woman waving at him.
She says hello.
He's rather taken aback because he can't place where he knows her from.

So he says, "Do you know me?"
 To which she replies,
"I think you're the father of one of my kids."

Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful to his wife and says,
"Are you the stripper from the bachelor party that I made love to on the pool table with all my buddies watching while your partner whipped my butt with wet celery??"

She looks into his eyes and says calmly,
"No, I'm your son's teacher".
. . . that was just a little
something for the weekend . . .

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Fancy a stick of . . .

Did You Know?

You use more
Calories Eating Celery
than there are
Celery Itself!

It's True!

was originally a marsh plant found in very wet, boggy areas.
It is related to the parsley family,
and its leaves are vaguely similar to the herb.

Celery is the second most important salad crop
in value and popularity
after lettuce.


Celery has been used in Oriental medicine
for many years
lower blood pressure.


5 a Day -
3 sticks of celery count
1 portion towards 5 a day.


contains only 7 calories per 100g
is also a good source of
Vitamin C.


Here is a
Little known
For You:

Celery stalks separated,
placed in cold water for fifteen minutes,
dried and placed in a freezer bag
will keep crisp for two weeks in the refrigerator.


. . . it's all good fruit4thought people!

. . . yeah, OK, I know Celery's not a fruit, look,
you're missing the point . . .

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Reasons to Recycle

Did You Know?

It takes about
To make the
For the
Average Sunday Edition
The New York Times?


Reasons to Recycle?

Monday, 4 October 2010

Where is the fruit? Well it is harvest festival . . .

Hello Friends of Fruit,

   Welcome back to the fruit of Life blog! Thanks for returning to the fold once more, where have you been? I've written so many posts over these past few months and there's been no one here to read them! What do you mean there haven't been any posts on here for some time; are you a fruit and nutcase? 

   No, you're not a fruit and nutcase . . . I apologize, I've been away from here . . . I started this blog with good intentions but then I found I had so many other commitments to run with . . . that . . . well something had to give. And as a consequence my blogs, yes, all of them, have suffered as I've been active with other aspects of life. But . . . I'm back, and I'd like to continue with our theme . . . the fruit of Life . . if you'll let me? It is something that is vitally important to both of us, isn't it? I do hope we're in full agreement . . . especially as we are bang in the middle of the harvest festival here . . and fruit abounds!

The fruit of Life is . . . Life Itself!

Now, the fruit of life is Life itself! Wow, did I just hear an echo? Life is full of Fruit. Or we could say that life is fruitful, couldn't we . . and that is a well known saying in itself, yes? But not everyone thinks that life is fruitful, and because some folk have this kind of negative thought process going on, well, for them life is not fruitful. Now, I know that you can probably quite happily tell me how tough life is, if not for you, perhaps for others, and I do understand how difficult living in this man made world can be, but I'm here to tell you that if your life isn't fruitful, and if your life appears to be a mess, well . . . you, yes you, can do something about it!

We seem to live in a world full of people and personalities for whom responsibility is a word that seems to be bucked. Is that a real word, or did I just make it up, bucked? Hold on a mo, I'll just check my online Dictionary.....

. . . dum, dee, dum, dee, dum . . .

. . no, it is a real word! As in to buck, which is what I'm getting at here . . the passing of the buck!

Buck passing seems to go hand in hand with saying that "I'm not responsible for my life". Um, since when?

You'll have noticed, no doubt, that people are generally only too happy to accept all the praise they get when things are going well, when they are successful in a venture for example, but what happens when things are going badly? Hm, well that's when one most needs to take responsibility. Why? So that one can do something to turn things around.

Anyway, what's all this got to do with anything? Well this blog post is all about our mental approach, it's about attitude of mind and understanding that . . .

"What You Acknowledge in Life, is what You get back from Life".

What is your fruit like? I mean the fruit of your life, is it good, are you content with it, does it satisfy you? Are you fulfilled? Or does your fruit of Life School Report read: Could Do Better?

Whatever your answer, and there is no good or bad about it, there is one vital piece of information that you have to know in order to move forward, in order to improve that School Report, in order to enjoy a more wholesome and mouth watering fruit of Life, and that is? Here goes, you have to realise that . . .

You Are The fruit of Life!

Yes, shocking, isn't it? But it's also true, and I'm going to do my utmost to prove this point to you in your own direct experience over the coming weeks and months.

Let me start with a question. You are alive are you not? Just in case you're having a bad day, and you need to upgrade your memory chip, the answer is "Yes, I am alive!" Well done, you just scored 100% on the first test paper! You are indeed alive, and what does that mean? It means that you are life on earth. Not the only life form, for sure . . but you are life itself.

There have been TV programmes about life on earth, and even though those programs were magnificent in their own way, they didn't really focus on real life, no, they focused on second hand life; life that is separate and apart from the life you are. I'm talking about that wonderful series entitled 'Life on Earth' presented by Sir David Attenborough, you may have seen them? Don't get me wrong about those programmes, they were a wonderful documentation of forms of life on earth . . but 'Life on earth' itself? Hm, well in my own experience there is a difference. You see, those TV programmes talk about life as if it is separate from you, but is it? Are you not life? You agree that you are alive . . I know that you do . . so, are you not life on earth? Are you not first hand life? Well, whatever your answer, there's food for thought in what I've written here, right?  Look again . . .

I'm saying that You are The Fruit of Life.

What does that mean for you? It means that everything that grows within the garden of your life has been sown by you; you are the gardener. You reap the harvest. You really can't separate out life from you. Now, accepting that is an almighty step forward in terms of self-responsibility, and it isn't necessarily an easy thing to do . . but that is the task in hand. Also, if the harvest of your life is good, well it's enough to put you in festive spirits, not just during the harvest, but throughout your whole life, and within every activity of your life.

Ruby's Harvest Festival Box.

  Over the coming weeks and months we will look at this subject in greater detail, but there will be some posts that deviate greatly from this subject matter, and even this particular format. Sometimes, if I consider a short post to be of value, I may well throw in a few quick words here and there . . or a video etc. So there will be longish posts like these, and they will be interspersed with short sharp posts that may be humorous, serious or a mix of the two . . who knows for sure until it all unfolds? (wink, wink ;-)  

I hope you'll continue to enjoy this blog even if it does shamelessly promote my other activities as 1Yogi2Many and my work as an EFT practitioner and a WV Representative etc; all these activities represent opportunities for me to share some fruit with you; and you should go ahead and share your fruit right back at me . . Splat!

Now, whether you choose to enjoy my fruit is entirely up to you my friend. My responsibility is to share my fruit with you, your responsibility is simply to decide if the taste of the fruit is good!

If you do enjoy the taste of the fruit on this blog, will you do me one big favour? Will you share its fruit with others? Word of mouth is both the King and Queen when it comes to growing our fruitful blogs, businesses and our particular interests. And so I would really appreciate it if you would consider letting others into our little secret here, and I'll do the same for you . . many thanks.

Ready for a fruitful joke now? OK, this one is more of a pun I guess:

When I bought some fruit trees the nursery owner gave
me some insects to help with pollination.
Yes, they were free bees.

Warning: The author takes no responsibility for the safety of anyone who decides to go on holiday with the gorillas in, or out, of the mist. Whilst there, if you do choose to exchange a glance with a gorilla, be sure to have your life saving fruit with you; preferably a bunch of bananas.

  Many thanks for returning to, and reading, the fruit of life blog, which I've returned to posting on! I do hope that this time our fruit will self-seed, grow fresh plants and in due course produce another harvest . If you've enjoyed this particular post, and even if you haven't, it would be good to receive your comments in the space below. I'll be sure to harvest them in my heart . . .

All the best for now,

Doug :-)

Monday, 26 April 2010

Food is Mood

Food is medicine. It effects your mood and your behavior. When you think about food as medicine and how it effects you, it is recommended that you take the right type of medicine, in the right dosage and at the right times. Taking the wrong medicine, at the wrong dosage, and at the wrong time turns your medicine into poison.  And I am sure you don't want to be taking poison.

To illustrate how food effects your mood, when clients come in to see me with anxiety or anger issues, one of the first things to look for is their diet.  Low blood sugar has very similar symptoms to anger and anxiety.  A simple shift in some dietary habits and moods can change.

Let's take a quick look at Anxiety or Anger. They are characterized by: racing thoughts, obsessive thoughts, worry, reliving past events, hyper-vigilance, avoidance, restlessness, angry outbursts, irritability, muscle tension, difficulty sleeping, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, feeling light-headed, chills or hot flashes and fatigue.

Hypoglycemia, or Low Blood Sugar is characterized by: nervousness, trembling, increased heart rate, palpitations, sweating, hunger, irritability, headache, lack of focus, mental confusion, and in severe cases, unresponsiveness, unconsciousness and convulsions.

Why are the symptoms of anger, anxiety and hypoglycemia so similar?  Because they are caused by the same hormone. Adrenaline....our flight or fight hormones. Anger is the getting ready to fight and anxiety is the flight. It gets the body ready to engage in either beating the crap out of someone or running as fast you can. It increases the heart rate, respiratory rate and sends blow flow to the muscles as well as decreases digestion and stimulates your amydgala of the brain.

Your brain's primary fuel is glucose. When it gets low your brain gets worried and to function well it well tell your adrenal glands to release adrenaline in order to increase glucose. Now your brain is fed, but your body is revved up to fight or flee...thus putting you in a state of anxiety or anger...and you don't know why!

I am advocate of eating food as close to its natural state as possible. We, as humans, prior to the agricultural revolution, lived on lean meats, fruits, veggies and nuts.  Check out how to follow a Paleolithic mimics foods we are designed to eat and can keep our moods and bodies in great shape. I am not an advocate of strict dieting but eating 'clean and lean' or in other words, foods you can gather wearing a loin cloth and carrying a stick, is a good idea.  Also, exercise.  We are designed for movement...not just sitting on the web writing and writing blogs. Which reminds me...time for some stretching.

Thanks Doug for allowing me to invade your post.

Hands palm to palm,

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Memory; remember when you had one?

Remember our last post, which was also our first post? Well that first post won't be our last, and here's the proof, yes I've actually remembered to write another one . . . you poor souls you! What are we going to discuss today......? Oh yes, how could I forget . . .

Speaking of memory, recently I discovered that a study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition had found that spikes in blood sugar can interfere with your short term memory. This may well surprise a few people, it did me, although I can't quite recall why? Never mind, let's move on, to start with I would like to take a quick look at:

How Blood Glucose Works

In simple terms, for the sake of our health, blood-glucose levels need to remain within certain levels. The body regulates these blood sugar levels using two mechanisms: hunger and insulin.

When blood-glucose levels fall, the brain causes us to feel hungry. Result? We eat food that is converted into glucose and our blood sugar levels rise. If we don't eat and blood-glucose levels fall too low, we trigger the condition known as hypoglycemia.

When our blood-glucose levels rise, the brain tells our pancreas to release insulin. The result? The insulin helps to disperse the glucose and our blood sugar levels fall. Without insulin to regulate a rise in blood-glucose, the amount of sugar in our bloodstream can become toxic, triggering the condition known as hyperglycemia.

Effect of Carbohydrate Foods on Blood Glucose Levels

When carbs are eaten and digested, they are converted to glucose and enter the bloodstream where they raise blood-glucose levels. How fast these carbs raise blood-sugar levels depends on their glycemic index value.

Individual carb-containing foods or (more commonly) carb-containing meals with a high glycemic index value cause a "spike" in blood-glucose levels. Meaning, our blood-sugar rises very fast, triggering an equally rapid response from the pancreatic gland which pumps out enough insulin to deal with the excess blood sugar. Result? Within an hour or so, the large secretion of insulin has dispersed all the excess blood glucose and then some. So we feel hungry again!!

Individual carb-containing foods or carb-containing meals with a low glycemic index value raise blood-glucose levels in a slower more sustained manner. So the pancreas responds by releasing a more moderate amount of insulin. Result? Hunger is kept at bay and we feel satisfied for longer.

Carbs and Blood Glucose Levels - Bottom Line

Not all carbohydrates cause a "spike" or rapid rise in blood sugar. Only carbs with a high glycemic value do this. Some diet "experts" imply that all carbs are bad for our blood-sugar levels. This is not proven to be true. Indeed, even the effect of higher glycemic index carbs can be mitigated by combining them with lower glycemic value foods.

Ready To Have Your Nutritional Cake And Eat It?

Obviously, natural sugars are best. The real problem nutritionally relates to all the unnatural sweet foods, drinks and those over refined carbs that the westernized world is so fond of. The good news is that there are some naturally sweet foods that are in fact very good for the memory. There is even a top ten chart of memory foods; I would tell you what they are, but I can't remem . . .

Sorry, I know, these memory puns are getting to be old hat now. Here is some more old hat for you to remember, which is also proof that Eskimo's have memory problems as much as we do:

Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, but when they lit a fire in the craft it sank.
This proves once and for all that you can't have your kayak and heat it, too.

This also proves that Eskimo's have forgotten what kayak's are made of, and that fire will, surprisingly, feed on it; I don't hold out much hope for their continued survival :-(

Back to the serious stuff, here are ten foods that may (sorry, I have to use the word may not will ;-) improve your memory, if you can remember to eat them. You might notice that many of the foods on this list are red or purple in color. That's because the phytochemical that colours them, anthocyanin, is the same phytochemical that's good for your brain.

The top ten memory foods are blueberries, apples, spinach, onions, broccoli, beetroot, grapes, cherries, aubergine and rosemary.

Let's you and I take a quick look at just one of these vital food types; blueberries.

Focus On Blueberries:

Blueberries have been shown in numerous studies to do wonderful things for memory and the brain in general. Blueberries are rich in Vitamins A, C, E and beta-carotene as well as rich in the minerals potassium, manganese, magnesium. They are very high in fiber and low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. But this is just the tip of the nutritional iceberg, for recent studies tell us that of all fresh fruits and vegetables, blueberries provide the most health-protecting antioxidants, those valuable elements which prevent cancer-causing cell damage and may limit the changes wrought by age related diseases. Basically, blueberries are a vital food source, best we consume them, yes?

It has been said that we are what we eat, but if we are what we eat, then wouldn't we be what we drink as well? Our bodies are 60% water, and our brain is about 75% water, so it's obvious that water can impact our health. While there is no research to show that drinking water improves our memory, it has been shown that even a small amount of dehydration leads to confusion and problems with memory. In other words, don't wait to drink.

I start the day with a smoothie, which is like consuming a meal in a drink, and I'm going to share with you my favourite recipe, which includes two of the top ten memory foods, here goes:

Take one large banana, a good fist full of blueberries, a few grapes, a couple of table spoons of natural yogurt and add some natural fruit juice to the mix; cranberry, blueberry or grape are my preferred choice. Now, the grapes are optional, I happen to love them, you would never know, right? But some people find that the grape peel makes the smoothie less smooth, therefore choosing to leave grapes out. This is one tasty, energising recipe, so remember to store it to memory . . . and remember to store the ingredients! Will it produce a spike in your blood sugar levels? Sorry, I have absolutely no memory of that ever happening to me . . .

. . . I found my thrill on blueberry hill . . .

Warning: This is a blue video, it's fruity in the extreme, you should not watch it if you are happy to remain ignorant of the health benefits attributed to Blueberry Hill on the life of Louise Armstrong, who was a real smoothie if ever there was one! No rats were harmed in the making of this video, although they may well have been well fed.

Well there you go, that's another fruity post you've consumed, I hope it was delicious enough for you, and that you'll return for another serving of the fruit of Life in the near future.


PS. Oh yes, remember in our last post, which was not our last post because you've just been served a second helping, you were asked to consume 300 calories of humoUr, laughter and smiling each and every day? Well now you can add to that a minimum of half a cup, up to a whole cup, of blueberries each and every day of your life from now on; and don't you forget to remember to do that smooth(ie)ly now ;-)

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

How Funny Is Humour? Let's take a look at its fruit . . .

Hello Dear Reader,

 Ahhh, our first fruit based post together.There are many subjects we could begin with here, but we'll begin with just one, the number one issue in many people's lives, or so it seems; health.

Yawnnn, health, why health? I've chosen health for one good reason. Without sound health you're either dead or dieing, and neither, in my experience of life and living, are particularly enticing. OK, I know, none of us can escape death, and let's face it, those who do manage to defy the agent of death will face Grim Reaper-cussions (please don't groan so loudly,  if you do, well, I promise the puns will get worse, much worse ;-)

Hey, look, I don't mean to take the mickey about death, after all, it's no laughing matter, and on a more serious note, I'm no stranger to death myself.....

....well, not myself exactly, I'm still here writing this, but my mother and father are no longer with us (no, they've not gone away on holiday!), and many other wonderful people whom I love and cherish have also met with the reaper of souls....

....but life, yes life in its totality, still goes on.

So, tell me, are you going to die? By the way, the answer is 'Yes', it's simply a matter of when. Well then, you might as well die healthy!

Well there's no escape is there, physical death is on its way, but in the mean time why not enjoy life to the max? And don't answer that by saying its all pointless, that life is meaningless..... is good, if you don't believe me just ask someone to put a pillow over your face for a couple of minutes and see how you react to that! You get my point? I take it that you do. So, breathe easy now, and let's you and I talk about enjoying the life we have here and now.

There is no healthier way to die than through natural causes, having lived a good old life. We only get 70-80 years on average, if we're lucky, and so we could do worse than making sure we eat good wholesome food and drink good wholesome drinks . . . even if we do enjoy a glass or two of wine once in a while.


Don't you just love them? I apologize if you're one of those folk who are allergic to them but many people do love nuts, I'm one of them, and in another post I'll be writing about nuts aplenty, but today we'll chat about the amazing health benefits of . . . humour and laughter!

Just how funny is humour? Well on a good day it can be very funny, on a bad day it can be very unfunny, and on an average day it can end up being pretty average. But never forget, it's you who is having the good, bad or just plain average day, not the joke. By the way, did you know that some people are as allergic to jokes as others are to nuts? I know, how nuts is that?

Look, if you're not getting the joke, well it isn't the jokes fault, no, it's yours! And always remember, one man's joke is often at another's expense, which is probably why you don't get it! So, if you aren't finding humour to be very funny, the best thing you can do is take a diversion off of the sense of humour by-pass! There are other routes you can take, and the good news is that you get to choose them! That reminds me, I have a question for you . . .

When was the wheel invented?
When someone eventually got a round to it.

You see, that was designed to make you laugh, snicker or groan, yes . . . groan. Adults will often groan at what is perceived as obvious forms of humour. Why? Because they have switched off. Children love this type of obvious humour and can laugh at it innocently.  Adults, on the other hand, are more likely to have a twinge of envy, and "why didn't I think of that?". It is this envy in adults that subconsciously causes them to groan. As time goes on, it can only be hoped that we adults will eventually learn to react more like a child and less like a groan-up!

Through observation it's easy to see that children love all forms of obvious humour, puns are a good example. They laugh because they are still innocent beings. They have not had their wonderful sense of humour obliterated through the conditioning process.

Also, children laugh much more often than adults do. On average the adult will only laugh ten times a day, but a child laughs about three hundred times a day. Yes, 300 laughs a day, that's how serious they are about not taking life too seriously; perhaps we adults could learn something from them, what do you think?

Let's give it a try, look, here are the main health benefits of re-discovering your sense of humour and learning to laugh at life once more:

Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

Right, so we've looked at humour and laughter, what about smiling? Well smiling is almost as good, it's a very powerful way to live your life. You'll have noticed that serious people very rarely smile, why? Well they haven't got the time, they have so many things to worry about; until the doctor tells them they have six months to live, and then all their other worries miraculously ebb away . . .
. . . funny that, isn't it?

I am a smiler, I love the company of those who smile and reflect the simple joy of being, how about you? Who's company do you most enjoy keeping, those people who are deadly serious with no sense of humour, or someone who is relaxed, smiles and makes light of problems by looking for win-win solutions?

The answer was pretty obvious wasn't it, seriously now ;-)

OK, I'm going to suggest that you look for humour in your life. Instead of complaining about life's frustrations, try to laugh about them. If something is so frustrating or depressing it's ridiculous, realize that you could 'look back on it and laugh.' Think of how it will sound as a story you could tell to your friends, and then see if you can laugh about it now. With this approach, you may also find yourself being more lighthearted and silly, giving yourself and those around you more to smile or laugh about. Approach life in a more mirthful way and you'll find you're less stressed about negative events, and you'll achieve the health benefits of laughter.

There you go, lots of health benefits for you and ways for you to eventually die with a smile on your face having lived a good old life, yes? Humour, laughter and smiling are three of the fruits of life. You should make sure that you consume 300 calories of laughter a day, like our children do, the exercise you'll get from it will shed pounds of stress from your life and remove a great weight off of your shoulders in the process.

WARNING: In the video below there are people who are laughing and smiling, please don't watch it if you are of a serious disposition or if you are happy to remain unhappy till death do us part!

It's been great having you visit this blog, please make a comment, and if you'll follow mine, I promise to follow yours. All the best for now,


PS. You see, funny fruit is the best fruit of all, why? Because the fruit of laughter really is the best medicine, and it's almost herbal, isn't it?