Have you ever heard the phrase, “nothing a good cry wouldn’t help?” Or consider this quote, “Laughing is literally the cheapest form of therapy and by far the most pleasant one. It has the power to heal not only your soul, but also your body.”

What is it about laughter and crying and how they cleanse the soul?

“Both tears and giggles provide a natural emotional and biological reset. There is a physiological explanation for the cathartic experience you get from a good laugh or a good cry, and both offer a whole range of benefits, from increased immunity to a flood of feel-good hormones.”

Let’s come together and explore the mental and behavioral health benefits of laughing and crying. Afterall, what is better for self-care than truly feeling our feelings?