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Affirmations for the Miserable

19 Jun

Happy

Happy

 

Affirmations should not be just for the lucky lighthearted souls among us or for those busy bees tediously aspiring to be oh, so merry.

How about some AFFIRMATIONS for the rest of us?

OM…

  • My joints ache with every new sunrise.    OM…
  • I nourish my inner curmudgeon.    OM…
  • I am one with trash TV.    OM…
  • The dog does not think highly of me. I languish in his disappointment.   OM…
  • Chocolate is my only friend.    OM… […]

Lighten Up Japan!

12 Jun

 

Masako Kusakari is on a mission. She wants to bring more laughter to Japan.

Masako & Allen Klein April 2013 at AATH

Masako & Allen Klein April 2013 at AATH

 

“My mission is to help Japanese people lighten up and enjoy conversation using  humor. Many Japanese people take things too seriously,” says Masako.  “I think if we learn to be more playful, we can enjoy life more.”

Masako lives in Yokohama City, the second largest city in Japan by population after Tokyo. Several months ago, Masako’s husband got her the best selling book The Healing Power of Humor by Allen Klein – translated in Japanese.

“I was thrilled!!!” […]

Oh Health: A Pop Quiz

28 May

TRUE or FALSE:

 

1. It’s not good to eat foods you can’t pronounce. So avoid stuff like shitakes, bok choy, radicchio, and quinoa. Especially quinoa.

 

2. A banana makes a perfectly fine antacid.  Peel first.  Feel free to add ice cream, chopped nuts, and a cherry on top.

 

3. Doctors suggest you sniff rosemary to boost your memory and sharpen your test-taking skills. However, ask Rosemary first. “No” means “No!” […]

7 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

16 Apr

Ahhh

Ahhh

 

Obviously, we all want a good night’s sleep...

7 TIPS – WHAT NOT TO DO

1 – Don’t read the New York Post crime blotter as your bedtime reading. The grotesque stories will sneak into your sexy sweet fairy dreams and turn them into a night terror, perhaps a myocardial infarction.

2 – Don’t drink a double espresso, a Red Bull, or more wine than your body weight divided by 2.5.

3 – Don’t sleep with your cell phone unless you are planning to marry it. Make sure it doesn’t want children. […]

Let’s Kiss AATH!

9 Apr

 

I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful. — Bob Hope

AATH

Joel L. Schwartz, M.D. The Stress Less Shrink

 

Before you look down your nose on a clown nose…

It’s important to realize that therapeutic humor is a valuable tool to help others.

Think of those who battle cancer and chronic illness, nurse patients with spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury, comfort the dying, care for a parent with Alzheimer’s, cope with the death of a son in a car accident, deal with the legacy of alcoholic parents, struggle with the aftermath of rape, miscarriages, teenage suicide.  ARRGH!   Unfortunately, “Pain and Suffering” is a reality show playing in all of our neighborhoods.

Hard to believe, but I’m told some people stress out over a lost earring (not me!) or a missed plane (never!) or (God forbid!) a lousy internet connection. (Can you hear me? Is this working?)

YOU too can experience the transformative power of humor.

AATH is The Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor – It is THE home for humor and laughter professionals. Please check them out!

I support AATH – YOU can, too!

AATH: The Healers

AATH

 

 

This clown car runs on LOVE & LAUGHTER!

Joel L. Schwartz, M.D. The Stress Less Shrink

Allen Klein Mr. Jollytologist

Judy Carter Motivational & Health Speaker

 

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Aging With Humor

28 Mar

 

What does “Raging Gracefully” mean to me?

Oh, did you say “Aging Gracefully?”

Raging, ranting, bitching, and moaning ages you faster than a triple digit birthday or an I.R.S. audit.

Cultivating and maintaining A SENSE OF HUMOR is your only saving grace.

You age gracefully when you can LAUGH at the various insults and injuries that may come your way. […]

How To Be Really Miserable

21 Mar

 

Woe is me.

As relationship expert and best-selling author Margaret Paul, PhD. writes at HuffPost Healthy Living, “While life is often challenging, lonely and heartbreaking, misery is a choice.”

HERE ARE MY 7 TIPS  – HOW TO BE REALLY  MISERABLE

  • Wear Spanx underwear daily, preferably in a size too small.  (Guess what? It’s ALL a size too small.)
  • Read, listen to, or watch The News. This applies especially to anything remotely political.  (Ugh. It’s ALL political.)
  • Deprive yourself of chocolate before noon.  (Cocoa Puffs were created for a reason.) […]

New Year HA-Musings

16 Jan

 

How is 2013 going for you?

Credit: IJDR

Credit: IJDR

 

 

 

 

 

 

(I sincerely hope you haven’t slipped and cut your knee on a New Year’s Day “fitness” hike, come down with the flu, succumbed to a stubborn vocal cord infection and laryngitis, had a collision with a parking garage pole, received a swollen lip from the car door, broken an expensive glass vase in a gift store, and agreed to go to the movie Zero Dark Thirty on your wedding anniversary.)

If so (or worse!)… I feel your pain.

Speaking of pain, here are some Robitussin-induced musings: […]

The Law of HA

2 Jan

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The BEST to everybody in the New Year!

Especially wishing you more LAUGHTER in your  life.

Are you getting enough?

Think of LAUGHTER as an orgasm for the imagination. A cerebral romp for the playful. A workout that will leave you lighthearted.

Want to attract more mirth on a daily basis?

I have a new article up in a Slide Share at BeliefNet you may find helpful. Enjoy!

The Law of HA-traction

 

“100 Fast & Funny”

$2.99 ebook

$2.99 ebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I Feel Your Pain by Barb Best is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

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I Feel Your Pain

10 Dec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m thrilled to be featured in the December issue of The Laughter Rx Newsletter,

the newsletter that gives doctors, nurses, patients, and family enhanced power to heal.

The holidays can be a rough time for many.

Let’s remember that caregivers need a respite from burnout, too.

Special thanks to Karen Lee.

READ HERE!

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