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Laughter & Play Library

Serious illnesses, stress, anxiety, difficult personal challenges and issues are no laughing matter. Thanks to Norman Cousins and others, laughter, humor, playfulness and creative engagement have begun to be studied in the laboratory. 


This page is a resource of studies, news articles and suggested reading that can inform you about some interesting evidence-based results that support the work done in The Power of Play.  

Take a look.  Take a read.  Write us and let us know your thoughts and experiences!


A Chuckle a Day

The Los Anglee Times


Getting Well Again


O. Carl Simonton, M.D., James Creighton, Stephanie Matthews Simonton

The Healing Journey


O. Carl Simonton, M.D. / Reid Henson with Brenda Hampton

Anatomy of an Illness


Norman Cousins

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