Success Factory

Your brain is busily working for you, manufacturing biochemicals called endorphins. Research has shown that those incredible little hormones infuse your blood stream and circulate through your entire body even when you act AS IF you were joyful, not only when you actually are happy. Think about it, says Rabbi Pliskin: your experience is totally imaginary, yet your endorphin factory, your miraculous brain, still produces a healthy doze of joy, entirely free!

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Yes, I am a certified Potter-head! But this image has a message to it. Rabbi Pliskin recalls a school principal who had “an interesting school policy. His teachers had to promote laughter before giving tests. In his experience, the students invariably got higher grades when they were in a humorous state. Endorphins produced by laughter enable a student’s brain to work at optimal level” (Life Is Now, Chapter 26).

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Your homework for this month was to practice achieving ZERISUS (joyful state) by exercising Laughter Yoga. We will be sharing those joyful experiences on April 2nd.

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Meanwhile, read or listen to a couple of jokes, watch a funny video, get excited and start your brain – YOUR SUCCESS FACTORY! – generating those happy endorphins, and perhaps, spare some time to listen to this amazing lecture.

Remote access sign-in information will follow as we get closer to April 2nd.

Until then, feel free to share your thoughts and feeling in comments, or privately by e-mail drdolly_lastingjoy@yahoo.com or Skype drdolly613.

Remember: happiness is a choice – choose to be happy today!

 

 

29 Comments Add yours

  1. I am so happy after listening to this joyful man. Oh, and also because my grandson called and said he would like to visit my husband and me!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Ronnie! Now I am so happy because I’ve managed to send happiness to at least one person! And aren’t grandkids the joy of our life? How old is your grandson?

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  2. He’s 21, and about to graduate from college. Such a lovely young man!

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    1. I am sure he is! Enjoy your time with him, dear friend!

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  3. purpleslob says:

    How did you get this pic of my brain??

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    1. Us cats have magic powers, Melinda!

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  4. ilonapulianauskaite says:

    I’m so involve with the post🤗

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Ilona!

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  5. Just as there is always something for which to be grateful, there is always something funny going on, we just have to look for it.

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    1. And you are definitely helping with your Cajun jokes, dear Mimi!

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  6. CarolCooks2 says:

    I am definitely in the now…Chilled and looking forward to the weekend…Happy weekend everyone and Dolly 🙂 xxx

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    1. Same to you, dear friend!

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  7. GIFs do my brain in – but I liked the message

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    1. Thank you, Derrick. I use GIFs for Lasting Joy Club announcements because they attract attention. People younger than you and I (although I am always 18), are used to winking and blinking images.

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  8. lghiggins says:

    So maybe there is something to the old encouragement of “fake it till you make it”?

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    1. LOL From a purely scientific perspective, there is, most certainly. Thank you for stopping by, dear Linda!

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  9. duskalert says:

    Hello. I hope you’re doing good. I’ve nominated you for the Mystery blogger Award.

    https://jannat007.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/the-mystery-blogger-award-2/

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Jannat: I am accepting with pleasure and gratitude.

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      1. duskalert says:

        Aww that’s so sweet.!
        I am looking forward to your response. 😊

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  10. Thank you so much for the motivation, Dolly! You are so wonderful! Best wishes, Michael

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    1. My pleasure, dear friend, and I thank you for stopping by – have a great day!

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  11. Laughter and joy may be easiest for our little ones. And laughter and joy my be difficult nowadays in comparison with years and years ago. I suppose endorphins die out over time in human age and time passage. And maybe kids are losing endorphins faster than previous generations. Collectively the depletion falls into the spirit of the world. Yes, the world needs lots of laughter therapy. What an interesting, unique share.

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    1. Certainly, kids are easily excitable and naturally joyful – you’re right, darling!
      However, endorphins are not nervous cells, or any kinds of cells. They are chemicals produced by our brain, and our brain, fortunately, does not know the difference between real and imaginary joy. Pretend to be happy, and your brain will start generating “the happy chemicals”!

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      1. That may be a start. Happy Tuesday to you!

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      2. Same to you, darling!

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    2. I pressed the “send” button accidentally, sorry.
      Therefore, it is physically impossible to lose endorphins because they are simply not there until your brain starts producing them. And yes, the world desperately needs laughter therapy!

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