My name is Matti Anttila.
After six decades of searching, I found the connection to my “Authentic Joy” through Laughter Yoga. My gratitude to Dr. Madan Kataria, the founder of Laughter Yoga, knows no bounds.
When joy bubbles over, a greater joy comes from sharing it, from giving it away.
That’s the reason for this site and the reason for the free Laughter Yoga video you can access. Also the reason for writing the “108 Tips for More Joy, Energy and Health.”
My keen hope is that you will find shortcuts to a balanced life through reading and implementing many of the ideas in these tips.
I got turned on to “alternative healing” because I had an inflammation that flared up every year for 7 years.
The doctor told me to come back for antibiotics every year…even though he did not know what caused it. He thought it may be one of 9 varieties of virus.
I thought: That’s crazy, who wants antibiotics every year…for the rest of their lives? Not me.
I went to a naturopath, took some treatment and some herbs. The flareups went away and never came back. Hmm, thinks I. This is interesting. So the docs don’t seem to know everything.
Next was a case of hepatitis when I drank the water from Lake Atitlan in Guatemala one time, forgetting to purify it first. (How dumb can you be?) Well, you don’t want that to happen to your worst enemy. It was horrid…no energy for anything…and here I was thousands of miles from home.
When I got back, I swore I would never get that sick again. I took a herbal course with Dr. Terry Willard of Wild Rose College of Natural Healing in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Since then, studying health has lead me to countless courses on self-development, health and spirituality. Some of those practices include Laughter Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, meditation, Huna, Ho’Oponopono, EFT, yoga and whatever else my intuition leads me to.
I have a number of certificates and a library of health books. But that’s not what’s important. What is critical, is the attitude of wanting to continue learning and staying open to new ideas. I can’t count the number of times I have felt absolutely certain about something only to have that position overturned by new knowledge.
Flexibility appears to be one of the keys to staying on this path of continuous learning and growth in this life. So, that’s what I bring to the table. And my greatest feeling of accomplishment comes when I am able to pass on information and knowledge that helps another person.
Studying is wonderful and I love it. But there is no feeling that is better than helping another human being. I hope that you find value here. If you do, I would love to hear your feedback.
Love, Leaps and Laughter,
P.S. Just a word about “alternative healing.” Modern western medicine is about 200 years old. Ayurvedic Medicine from India, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Tibetan Medicine, amongst others, are all thousands of years old.
And they have cures for diseases that modern medicine cannot cure. (This was shown in a PBS program Bill Moyers did when a western doctor studying in China told Moyers the Chinese were curing a particular disease western medicine could not heal).
So, the real “alternative” medicine is the new kid on the block…allopathic or western medicine…the kind your doc most likely practices.
P.S. #2 Western or Allopathic medicine is, in my view, superior for dealing with trauma. If I were in an accident, I would want a regular doctor or paramedic on hand to patch me up.
Consider that all these different systems: Allopathic medicine, TCM, acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy, etc, are just tools. You want to use the best tool for the job. You can’t use a hammer to saw a log and a saw is no good for pounding nails.
The “108 Tip for More Joy, Energy and Health” may help you to identify when to use which tool.
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