Gilda’s Club Laughter

Gilda’s Club was founded in memory of the talented Saturday Night Live comedian, Gilda Radner,  It provides a place where men, women and children living with cancer – and their family and friends – can join together to build social and emotional support as a supplement to medical care. Gilda’s Club offers support and networking groups, workshops, lectures, and social events in a beautiful, homelike setting all free of charge.

Last night I had the honor of leading a laughter yoga session for stress relief at Gilda’s. As someone who for years avoided feelings, I was slightly apprehensive at the potential riptide of emotion, As it turned out, the opportunity to share with this group was incredible. Laughter yoga allows people to connect intimately. The eye contact and playfulness opens us up to ourselves and each other and allows a remarkable vulnerability. Being together with each other after laughing and in all our humanity was a gift from each of us to each of us.