3 Ways to Live Well into Old Age – Feature in La Trobe Uni News

There’s no way to sugar-coat it: getting older is inevitable. But while you can’t control your age, you can put things in place to keep you feeling young – no matter your graduation year. To find out more, we chatted to members of La Trobe alumni community whose work interse

How do we share smiles while wearing a mask?

As we walk past people in streets or parks we’re keeping our distance – which on the one hand is making us feel safer, but on the other distances us emotionally. Whilst there is a science to masks reducing the spread of COVID, there’s also a science to humans sh

A Covid-19 “Thrival” Guide

Catapulted into temporary hibernation it’s easy to slip into despair. Quality time has become quantitative as the 9-5 working day is on hiatus; handbags are in repose and the schoolyard is our own backyard, if we are so lucky. Even if easing of restrictions is on the horizon there’s s

3 Steps to Developing a Smiling Mindset

There’s nothing more uplifting than sharing a smile – a mirrored reflection of pure love and joy. Even if only for a brief moment in time, this transaction has the unique ability to lift spirits and connect. The more we consciously choose to smile or laugh, the more we re-wire o

Want To Live A Long And Happy Life? Start Laughing More Today

We all love to laugh, but there’s far more to a good giggle than simply providing a high. An innate ability, laughter developed even before we could say dada or mama. And in terms of innate abilities, laughter is one of the best. What better feeling is there than being lost in laughte

Laughter Yoga in Aged Care

Laughter yoga is a unique exercise routine that combines simulated laughter exercises with yogic breathing (pranayama), and clapping. It is an ideal activity to conduct with older people with its many associated physical, emotional and social health benefits. It is a great way to enha