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

Welcoming 2021 with a positive mindset

Thinking ahead to New Year’s Eve, the temptation might be to boot this year goodbye. This year was certainly not the year anyone wished for. However, amidst the grief for what we lost lie many gifts.    

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

When I was diagnosed with bowel cancer, I wanted to hide and cry. I did this instead.

A cancer diagnosis is not usually associated with laughter, and believe you me it was far from my initial response. Who could laugh at a bowel cancer diagnosis at 42 – or any age really? 

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

Mummy why did you get cancer

Excerpt from “Laughing at cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness“, first published by Bowel Cancer Australia for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month     Sometimes the burdens of life mount like a pressure cooker, exploding its lid and bursting wi

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

SOL – Smile Out Loud

Close your eyes. Imagine walking into a room filled with people you love all smiling at you. How does that make you feel? The humble smile is an amazing thing. It not only enriches your wellbeing, but also that of others. It’s free, but is sometimes the most meaningful gift we can giv

BUPA’s Blue Room interviews Ros on health benefits of laughter

The Blue Room LOL: The benefits of having a good giggle We all know it feels good to laugh – but laughter might also be good for your wellbeing.  Carol Kilkenny   Wander through a children’s playground and there’s a good chance you’ll hear an orchestra of l