Green with Envy or Making Yourself Sick? (Let Go to be Well!)

If you know me, you know jealousy has always been my biggest “sin.” Oh, God, it’s a really juicy hook for me. I’m a 4 on the enneagram–and jealousy a big feature of 4’s. (That and being incredibly charming and lovable.) But I read this article and realized it’s really killing me in a way. She says it paralyzes productivity and kills creativity. It’s true. What do we do about it?

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What’s in a Birthday? Notes on turning a thirty-something

Yes, I’ve spent a over decade performing comedy, but it was largely unpaid and for give minutes at a time. It was easy to sleep in until 10am every day. Working day jobs that I didn’t really feel passionate about. Since I was little, I had always felt like there was something different, something wrong with me, some way I didn’t fit in….

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Laughter: The “Inner Pharmacy”

Gita Fendelman is a laughter yoga instructor and member of the Tucson Laughter Club. It's been seven years since she…

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Laughter Heals, Once Again

A sisxteen-year-old girl with a rare liver disease that eventually left her paralyzed has made major steps towards recovery with…

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Laughter Yogis and Japanese Hypertension Research

Once again, scientist have found that laughter can lower blood pressure and prevent hypertension. Well, they at least observed an…

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Laughter + Leg Ulcers = Less Leg Ulcers

I don't have leg ulcers. I hope I don't ever have leg ulcers. Do you have leg ulcers? I hope…

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Laugh Factory Therapist

National Public Radio interview with Clinical Psychologist ILDIKO TABORI and comedian KEVIN NEALON.  In acknowledging that personal anguish is at the heart…

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Chimps + Laughter = Social Status

We’ve all laughed at nothing in particular just to keep the conversation going. Researchers in Zambia found that chimps do…

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April is National Stress Awareness Month and National Humor Month

If you have been mindful of your stress levels this month, well done. April is National Stress Awareness Month and…

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Writing a Solo Show, Part 1 of 7

Today, especially in the San Francisco theater and standup comedy scene, solo shows or monologues are becoming a great venue to speak your life. And many people are taking the form to the level of mastery. You’ve heard Eric Bogosian on CD, you’ve seen Spading Gray on DVD, maybe you went to the theater and saw your first solo show in person. And now you’re Inspired. “This is it!” you realize. This is how I want to tell my story!

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