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“Smiles To Go” Photo Collection

19 Aug

Ball posing with a selection of Smiley merchan...

Ball posing with a selection of Smiley merchandising (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Smiles to Go

In honor of World Smile Day coming up on October 3rd,

we celebrate Harvey Ball, the graphic artist and creator of (ta-da)

THE smiley face.

Harvey drew the original smiley face 50 years ago.

Pain and misery are out there… but, guess what? […]

AATH: Send In The Clowns

28 Mar

 

Send in the clowns!

AATH is The Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor –

THE home for humor and laughter professionals.

Their 27th annual humor conference is April 3-6 in Vincennes, Indiana.

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Everyone loves to laugh,

but did you know that therapeutic humor is a valuable tool to help yourself and others?

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

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, suicide.

Unfortunately, “Pain and Suffering” is a reality show playing at a neighborhood near you.

Hard to believe, but I’m told some people stress out over traffic jams (not me!) or a a lost earring (nope!) or (God forbid!) a lousy internet connection.

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

 

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Classic book by Allen Klein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The transformative power of humor is one of the best medicines.

I support AATH – YOU can, too!

 

Red Skeleton Museum of American Comedy

Giggle On * Laughter Therapy for Wellness & Success

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

Allen Klein Mr. Jollytologist 

Humor Quest

The Humor Academy

 

 

 

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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!!!” […]

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

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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

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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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