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National Humor Month

1 Apr

 

No joke!

April is National Humor Month.

It’s a great month for the inspiring and fun Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, the premier workshop for humor writers. It is held at Erma’s alma mater, The University of Dayton. I was honored to be a judge in their writing competition this year. How cool is that?

There’s a lot of funny out there!

Also, April is a perfect time for AATH – the Association of Applied Therapeutic Humor to hold their annual conference.  Info here

AATH’s mission is to serve the community of professionals who study, practice, & promote healthy humor & laughter. Lots of laughter, learning, and love with this group. […]

Food 4 Thought: Who’s Hungry?

10 Mar

We sit too much. We’ve got to stand for something, don’t you agree?

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For instance*

I am con chile con carne. Don’t want to feel the burn.

I am pro prosecco. Loving the bubble tickle.

From England. Best thing since light-up tweezers! Prosecco gummies […]

7 Smart-Ass TIPS: How to Avoid Cognitive Overload

1 Mar

Cognitive overload – it can happen to you.

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According to (who else?) Wikipedia

“In cognitive psychology, cognitive load refers to the total amount of mental effort being used in the working memory.”

Mental effort requires serious labor, and if overdone – your head will explode.

Too much on your mental plate?

7 TIPS to Avoid “The Big O” – Brain Overload

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My Thoughts While Trying To Meditate

19 Feb

 

Meditate or Medicate?

 

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OM…

Did I set my iPhone alarm for this session?

OM…

Who knew breathing could be so complicated?

OM…

Paul McCartney can come to my party anytime.

OM…

I bet my cat would enjoy a loofah massage sometime. […]

7 MORE Things To Worry About In 2016

14 Jan

 

Yes, my friend, ALL of these disturbing items are real.

It’s time to get your worry on…

7 MORE Things To Worry About In 2016

 

7 MORE Things To Worry About In 2016

 

  • Hoverboard hysteria  (OMG, call the fire department)

 

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11 Things To Worry About In 2016

4 Jan

 

Happy New Year 2016!

 

11 Things To Worry About In 2016

 

No doubt 2016 will be full of hot air.

What, you worry?

11 Things To Worry About In 2016:

 

  • Holiday flab

 

  • Mutating fleas

 

  • Gut yeast bacteria

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VOTE on the FIND YOUR FUNNY Book Cover!!!

3 Dec

 

Attention: Parents, counselors, educators, coaches, and everyone who cares about teens 😀

NEW book coming!

FIND YOUR FUNNY: The Humor Survival Guide for Teens 

A survival guide that helps teens discover the power of humor in dealing with stress plus teaches strategies to add more laughter to their lives.

HELP CHOOSE THE COVER!

It’s easy 🙂

VOTE #1 or #2.

#1

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#2

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Leave your VOTE on FACEBOOK

THANK YOU!

 

Happy Holidays: Eating Tips To Ignore

25 Nov

 

The holidays are upon us… actually, they are in our face.

Holiday Advice Food Humor

There is a ton of advice out there on how not to overeat on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and every other holiday you can imagine.

Tips like, “NO seconds,” “Drink ONLY water,” “During your meal, go to the bathroom, look in the mirror, and guilt yourself about how many calories you’re taking in,” “Fill up on celery and radishes – stay away from the dip,” and “Do planks and push-ups between courses.”

Pull-ease! Gratification is the whole point.

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WORD PLAY WITH FRIENDS

2 Nov

 

Yes, I play with my words. So do my friends.

 

Barb Best Humor Blog Friends Playing with Words

 

First, it is pun fun.

Also, it is a feeble attempt to fend off age-related dementia.

You know – the condition that starts when you have children, take on a mortgage, or bring multiple cats into your home. […]

Cheese Is Addictive – Who Knew?

24 Oct

 

Cheese – soft, semi-soft, firm, hard – is the black sheep of the food pyramid.

Admittedly, I never met a brie, blue, or Asiago I didn’t adore.

From The L.A. Times by Jenn Harris “Cheese Really Is Crack – Study Reveals Cheese Is As Addictive As Drugs”

Blame it on opiates, dopamine receptors, and our lust for pizza. […]