Doug and Lynn Nodland

Doug and Lynn Nodland

When was the last time you laughed—a really good belly laugh? Hopefully, it was not too long ago. The reason we bring this up is because recently something got us laughing so hard, we both had tears in our eyes. And did it ever feel good to do that! In today’s world there’s so much going on that is serious and troubling, that we can forget what it’s like to have a good laugh.

We’ve all heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” There’s a ring of truth to that statement—and laughter has no negative side effects. Besides that, there are some positive physical and psychological benefits to incorporating humor into our personal and work lives. Let’s look at some of the benefits and how to bring more humor and laughter into our life. Here are some of the physical benefits:

Chanhassen residents Doug and Lynn Nodland are success coaches and owners of The Balance Center. Doug and Lynn can be contacted at More information and videos at