Tag Archives: AATH

Joke or Jerk? Sometimes a Joke is Just a Joke

16 Jul

Joke Lighten Up

Lighten Up!

In defense of kind-hearted humor

 

Joke Lighten Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No kidding!

Sometimes a joke is just a joke.

And not a deliberate manipulation, power play, micro aggression, political attack or intended personal offense.

A Joke is just a Joke

Image taken from a University of Alabama site, “Approaches to Modernism”: [1], Fair use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funny

Sometimes a jest, a quip or a pun is not a Freudian slip – but merely a leap at silliness, a feeble attempt at levity, a verbal slide on a banana peel.

Amazon Jokes Freud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like almost everything else in this imperfect world, sometimes comedy is really dumb,

but…

Laughter and Play

can bring people closer together and unite them.

Lighten Up Jokes

 

 

 

 

 

Positive humor

Take a flight into whimsy,

a playful swing at fun,

a flirtation with optimism,

a respite from burdensome reality.

Laughter can be the best (if not the cheapest) medicine.

 

Learn more about applied and therapeutic humor…

AATH Humor

 

The Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor 

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Humor Academy

The Humor Academy

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Free Laughs

 

 

I Started A Joke * Puddles Pity Party

 

Rx Comedy Tonight: A Respite from Pandemic Misery

15 Apr

Rx Comedy Barb Best

Rx Comedy Tonight: A Respite from Pandemic Misery

Comedy Tonight Barb Best

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comedy. Laughter. Humor.

Take as often as needed.

No costly doctor’s appointment – in the flesh or virtual – required.

No adverse side effects – not even the usual ones – nausea, headache, constipation, diarrhea, kleptomania, heart attack, tennis elbow, diarrhea, flat foot, droopy eye, dandruff, diarrhea and death.

And – best of all – you can’t overdose on laughter.

Great List ~ Best Comedies to Stream on Netflix ~ Mental Floss

If your time or attention span is short, just watch the trailers for some laughs.

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/622691/best-comedies-to-stream-on-netflix

 

Comedy Tonight Barb Best

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic Cat Mental Health Video

This video is especially funny during these days of isolation and existential angst.

You know you want to laugh.

 

 

“Comedy Tonight ” with Jason Alexander

 

 

A funny thing happened on the way to the pandemic. We maintained our sense of humor ūüėÄ

Humor links

https://www.barbbest.com/links/

 

BOOK NEWS! Find Your Funny ~ 2nd Edition

Smiles To Go! The World Needs A Smile

Please support The Association of Applied Therapeutic Humor  and The Humor Academy 

 

Happiness at School: Educator & Author Sue Stephenson

30 Mar

 

Happiness and Comedy

“Every bad or good thing can be turned into something funny.”

                                                                                                       РDaniel (student)  

Sue Stephenson

Educator, author, and Certified Laughter Leader Sue Stephenson believes in the power of laughter.

Seriously! She is helping students find their inner comedian. She is bringing fun to the classroom. She is using comedy in schools to promote literacy, well being, and mental health.

Sue Stephenson

The Happiness at School‚ĄĘ project

is the innovative school program using stand-up comedy that former principal Sue created and co-developed with comedians Kyle Woolven and Marc Hallworth […]

Comedy and Cancer: What’s So Funny?

21 Oct

Cover of "Cancer Schmancer"

Cover of Cancer Schmancer

Comedy and Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Here are a few funny and empowering books, plays, TV series, and movies that promote humor and comedy when battling cancer.

Tig Notaro

Stand-up comedian and writer survived breast cancer and a double mastectomy.

“Hello, I Have Cancer.” […]

Meet Danny Donuts, CPA

4 May

 

I’ve got a great CPA for you.

Comic Performance Artist that is.

Meet Danny Donuts!

 

Danny Donuts CPA

 

Seriously, how can you not love a guy named Danny Donuts? […]

Alert Bracelets for The Rest of Us

16 May

 

ALERT!

BBSMILE

We have Medical Alert Bracelets for medical conditions, allergies, medications.

According to Medic Alert Foundation “Who Should Wear A Medical ID”

Including anyone with:

  • Alzheimer‚Äôs, Blood thinners (Coumadin, Warfarin), Diabetes, Food Allergies, Heart disease, Asthma, COPD, Drug allergies, Epilepsy.

BUT…

How about Alert Bracelets for the people we really need to be aware of?

For Instance… these folks:

  • Flake
  • Liar
  • Schmuck
  • Hypocrite
  • Phony
  • Cheater
  • Bully
  • Bore
  • Cheapskate
  • Drama Queen
  • Snob
  • Bitch

Just an idea.

Another idea…

Check out Smiles To Go! at Amazon. Proceeds from

the ebook go to humor healthcare initiatives AATH

and RxLaughter.org. BarbBestHumor THANK YOU!

Welcome to Humorholics Anonymous

11 Mar

 

Welcome, y’all!

PhotoCreditBarbBest3Monkeys

 

This is the weekly meeting of HAHumorholics Anonymous.

Hmm, I see many horrified new faces here tonight.

No fear. We have enough caffeine and sugar on the back table to put you in a coma – and most likely fuel some new addictions. Ha, Ha.

 

Barb Best Humor Blog

 

Sorry, I¬† joked in a compulsive way. I’m working on that. […]

Smiles To Go! The World Needs A Smile

9 Jan

 

The world needs a smile… or 2 or 3 or 7!

99 cents. A short and sweet picture book of smiles from around the world.

ALL proceeds go to health & humor nonprofits including Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor and RxLaughter.

Let’s support the healing power of comedy and laughter.

Smiles To Go: Take-Out for the SMILE Hungry  amazon

 

BarbBestHumor

Thank you. Smile On.

Thanks to all those who support free speech and humor… National Society of Newspaper Columnists, the Harvard Lampoon, Jon Stewart, Conan O’Brien

Smiles To Go!

18 Nov

 

Coming soon! A picture book for all ages…

 

BarbBestHumor

 

Send in the Clowns!

Lighten Up, Japan!

AATH

Mindfulness, Meditation and Me

21 Oct

 

mindfulness

 

MINDFUL AWARENESS can be defined as paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. It is an excellent antidote to the stresses of modern times. It invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with one’s inner experience.
– Diana Winston, Director for Mindfulness Education at UCLA MARC / The Mindful Awareness Research Center/Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology

 

Sounds painful, doesn’t it?¬†
All that paining (oops, I mean paying) attention?

 

In an attempt to build my meditation muscle and tone down my snark impulse…

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