"Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all."
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Letters From Our Friends

I strongly recommend your residents to take a class called "Laughter Yoga" taught by Mandie Navarro a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. The residents here at Cottonwood Estates thoroughly enjoy the class right before their blood pressure check. I really feel relaxed and have fun during the class.

Christine Drescher, Enrichment Coordinator, Cottonwood Estates Retirement Community, Plano, TX.

What a fun evening we had earlier this month when you so kindly agreed to conduct a Laughter Yoga session at our monthly meeting! We are a fairly intimate group, and all of us have got to know each other really well, but both Peter, my husband, and I have independently commented that never before have our members "let their hair down" to such an
extent, and revealed previously unseen sides of themselves. Inhibitions were truly forgotten, and the atmosphere of relaxation in the room was palpable. All of our attending members have also given us their written feedback and, without exception, their comments are very positive.You are really managing to achieve something wonderful with your
Laughter Yoga. In these stressful times in which we live, we can all definitely do with the relief and enjoyment it provides.

On behalf of our Group I want to thank you very much once again, and to wish you every success in promoting this unique form of healing.

Dr. Peter Marcus and wife, Brenda Marcus, facilitators of the Chronic Pain Support Group, Dallas, TX.

Mandie Navarro has been an active participant and volunteer in numerous programs by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for several years. In May of 2009, Mandie offered to provide a session of Laughter Yoga for our participants at
our Camp Can Do. This camp is offered to adults living with multiple sclerosis and is held one weekend annually at
Camp For All in Burton, Texas.

At the time I had no personal knowledge of Laughter Yoga, but trusting Mandie to offer this new activity, I agreed. I attended her first session and was pleased with the positive energy this session offered to the participants. Afterward
we were bombarded with questions about the session and because of popular demand, we added a second session.

Absolutely everyone that attended commented on how beneficial and enjoyable the session was and it was noted in the post event evaluation as the most popular activity offered that weekend.

Mandie provided another session at Family Discovery Camp in Oct., 2009 and again was very well received. Mandie demonstrates a positive attitude and leads a fun and energizing program. I highly recommend her and have made her Laughter Yoga a regularly scheduled event and hope to utilize her at other upcoming programs.

Nan Rose, RN, MSCN, Director of Clinical Programs, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lonestar Chapter, Houston, TX.