Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 20th, 2020. Humour.

Monday is here and with the start of the workweek we have the 20th prompt for Just Jot it January 2020. Today’s prompt comes to us compliments of Sadje. Thank you so much, Sadje! Please be sure to visit her blog to read her post and say hello. And follow her while you’re there!.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 20th, 2020, is “humor.” Use the word “humor” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Humour, well you see I am English and we spell some of our words differently, and that can lead to humour on occasion.

Below is an article I found on the ancient theory of The Humours.

The four humours and their corresponding qualities.

The four humours and their corresponding qualities.

Credits:Wellcome Library, London.

Humoral theory, also known as humorism or the theory of the four humours, was a model for the workings of the human body. It was systemised in Ancient Greece, although its origins may go back further still. The theory was central to the teachings of Hippocrates and Galen and it became the dominant theory in Europe for many centuries. It remained a major influence on medical practice and teaching until well into the 1800s.

In this theory, humours existed as liquids within the body and were identified as blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile. These were in turn associated with the fundamental elements of air, water, earth and fire. It was further proposed that each of the humours was associated with a particular season of the year, during which too much of the corresponding humour could exist in the body – blood, for example, was associated with spring. A good balance between the four humours was essential to retain a healthy body and mind, as imbalance could result in disease. Such notions of internal balance have parallels in other medical traditions, notably AyurvedaUnani Tibb and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The treatments for disease within humoral theory were concerned with restoring balance. These could be relatively benign and focused on changes in dietary habits, exercise and herbal medicines. But other treatments could involve more aggressive attempts to re-establish balance. As well as having the body purged with laxatives and emetics, or the skin blistered with hot iron, individuals already weakened by disease might be subjected to bloodletting because practitioners mistakenly believed that their bodies contained an excess of blood. You can find this article, for which I own no credit here.

Well that was a jolly article not much humour there. Let’s have some music.

Andrew John Hozier-Byrne (born 17 March 1990), known professionally as Hozier is an Irish musician, singer, and songwriter from County Wicklow. Isn’t he gorgeous and Oh! That voice! He certainly raises my humour.

Now we all know that there are other meanings to the word, you can be in a good or bad humour, meaning your mood. You can be accused of having no sense of humour, or you can be a laugh and have a good sense of humour. It’s all relative really.

Humour is big business we have comedians male and female who all have vastly different ideas of humour. Here is one of my favourite comedians Peter Kay.

And here is my favourite comedienne of all time Victoria Woods who is sadly no longer with us singing one of her comic songs.

There is also Ricky Gervais who has a dark sense of humour, he writes dark sitcoms, he has been in films and is also he is a great stand up comedian…but an acquired taste. Here he is at the Hollywood Golden Globes ripping the Glitterate and Establishment apart. He is only telling the truth! I like him😜 Not everyone’s sense of humour.

Well I think that’s enough humour for today, have a good one everyone 💜

Music as Medicine. Sorry this is late.

I am going to start on a personal level. I was in hospital  for over a month four years ago and it was awful! I was frightened and even though all my boys, my  husband  and lots friends visited  me I was lonely. At that time  I had a page on LastFM  and all the messages of encouragement  and kind  inquiries after my health , helped me so much.

It was music that helped me  I could  not sit up and had to lie flat so reading  and watching TV  was difficult .  Lots  of music  and books on my ipod  . I truly believe that without the music I could not of got to where I am today . So to start here is one track that got me through, weeks in hospital  months and months of physio  and on going walking and gym. Thank you Imogen Heap you are a hero!

 

Imogen Heap

Next  is a silly  but truthful song  from the Film Mary Poppins, Spoon full of  sugar.  Music is always  a sugar  does and it always helps the medicine  taste better.

Julie Andrews from the film Mary Poppins.

Music as Medicine. Music in hospital , I would of been helped by this therapy.

Now Gregory Isaacs  with  the fabulous Night Nurse  such a relaxed  and in it’s own way happy song it just has to heal!

Gregory Isaacs

 

Healing music  to sooth the soul.

 


Robert Gupta: Between music and medicine. A talk well worth listening to.


Nawang Khechog – Music as Medicine


Sound Medicine – Solfeggio Healing Meditation Music; Celestia

 

My Dad always  told  me music  soothes  the fever brow. My dad’s word is good enough  for  me

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