Help from a lighter heart

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by elanor, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. elanor

    elanor New Member

    Dear friends, this may sound simplistic, but in December I often watch a lot of Christmas movies and this year I'm also watching episodes of "Quantum Leap." I've noticed that these love stories, comedy, Hallmark movies--programs that are uplifting and happy, where people treat each other well and often there's a good laugh or a good cry--help me physically feel better. Of course, I have to get up and move around sometimes or I get stiff and achey, and I have to do things for home and work. Norman Cousins wrote a book concerning his "treatment" (along with his medical treatment) of his own cancer--he watched funny reruns of "The Three Stooges" (not my cup of tea, but whatever), "I Love Lucy," and so on. They helped! So grab a copy of "Miracle on 34th Street," "A Season for Miracles," or "A Christmas Carol" or whatever makes you laugh and see if this works for you. Happy Holidays to all!