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The Power of Laughter


Day After Disaster Ch 7

Special Guest:

Dale and Lisa Goodwin

The Day After Disaster tale continues. Erika, Henry, and Carol share a meal, stories, and laughter. Today, Dale and Lisa Goodwin, hosts of The Survivalist Prepper.net Podcast join Sara to discuss the power of laughter in a survival situation. As a registered nurse, Lisa shares the medical benefits of laughing and the negative side effects of extreme stress.

Laughter and Humor Bonds You To Others

  • Allows you to relax and be who you are.

  • Keeps conversation light hearted when discussing serious topics.

  • Makes communication easier.

  • Helps you to direct people without telling or yelling.


Laughter Eases Stress In a Long Term Survival Situation


  • Helps you focus on positives

  • Helps you ease the tension of the group especially as a leader.

  • Helps to avoid depression


Physical Effects of Laughter on Your Body

  • Happy hormones are released.

  • Oxycontin, dopamine, serotonin.

  • Releases endorphin

Laughter fights stress, stress = depression, depression causes:

  • Kidneys to release cortisol

  • Heart rate increase

  • Cholesterol levels increase

  • Adrenal glands go into overload

  • Body releases epinephrine

  • Liver produces more glucose , increasing the risk of diabetes

Featured Quote From Today's Chapter:

“It was nice to laugh out loud with friends again.”

Day After Disaster Ch 7

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Origin Stories

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Character Origins


Dale and Lisa Goodwin

In early 2013 Lisa and I decided to create Survivalist Prepper and become a bigger part of the preparedness community, we are not the overboard tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists, we are just like you, everyday Americans that enjoy the freedoms that this country offers.


Lisa is more of the prepper and I am more of the survivalist or outdoor type and we write articles ranging from first aid, to food storage to primitive and wilderness skills…basically anything that involves preparedness and survival.

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