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Is your firm a place that promotes laughter, or does it more resemble lockdown, a space in which people are both scared and unsupportive? Why don’t we hear more laughter within our corporate walls?      

You have probably heard the phrase “laugher is the best medicine.’ Norman Cousins (a renowned author and editor), watched funny movies (e.g., Marx, Fields, and Chaplin) in an attempt to self-medicate. Although he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, through a concerted effort he was able to emerge cancer free, and to live for another twenty years. Cousins rationalized that if depression, worry, and negative thinking could result in his condition, then perhaps positive action could bring a reversal. Turn the page…

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