Happy Friends Laughing

June 2022

Last month we highlighted the importance of quality sleep and we continue our mission to share important ways that we can improve our mental and physical health. Fittingly, the month of June, named for the Roman Goddess Juno and the month where we ring in the summer solstice brings hopes for good times with friends and family. Most of us have heard the saying "Laughter is the best Medicine" and know the benefits to our spirits of a good laugh but there are a host of other scientifically supported facts about laughter you may not know. Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hope, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert. It also helps you release anger and forgive sooner. Get out and find as many ways possible to bring laughter into your life, besides its been proven that this powerful and free natural medicine  can make our bodies and minds more healthy.

Wishing you a happy, joyful and peaceful June.

Important awareness days:

Month

LGBTQ Pride Month

Men’s Health Month

PTSD Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Tourette Awareness Month – May 15-June 15

Week

National Men’s Health Week (Jun. 13-219)

Day

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Day (Jun. 20)

International Day of Yoga (Jun. 21)

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking (Jun. 26)

PTSD Awareness Day (Jun. 27)