Improv is the New Mindfulness

Over the last few years, Improv has evolved from being a spectator sport to being touted as a necessary survival skill for the 21st Century. I’ll bet you, or someone you know, has taken an Improv class and I wouldn’t be surprised if they loved the experience, maybe loved it to the point of becoming … Read more Improv is the New Mindfulness

Managing the Dash: The Key to Successful Stress Management

  A few of years ago I was on a small plane flying from Chicago to Milwaukee. The plane ran into some heavy turbulence and starting bouncing through the air like a rock skipping over a pond. Every time the plane would hit a bump, I’d grip the sides of my seat, because I thought … Read more Managing the Dash: The Key to Successful Stress Management

The Way We Laughed

  A few years ago I set out to explore the way people laughed throughout this century. With the help of several grants and hundreds of Senior Citizens between the ages of 60 and 95, I not only gained insight into the ways they laughed but also into how we today can make ourselves happier. … Read more The Way We Laughed

Prevent Hardening of the Attitudes with Humor

  “Laughter is the salt of personality. Its presence is an evidence of good nature, of the appreciation of the real values of life and a lack of tenseness. It is the most effective means of easing a difficult situation.” — George Gow It is generally agreed that good sense — and a good sense … Read more Prevent Hardening of the Attitudes with Humor

Re-Moralizing Ourselves Through Humor

  “Morale — the level of individual psychological well-being based on such factors as a sense of purpose and confidence in the future.” It is not surprising that people feel demoralized these days. As our society continues through a social, political, and economic metamorphosis, many folks are caught in the midst of tremendous turmoil wrought … Read more Re-Moralizing Ourselves Through Humor