Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Smile Quote

“Don’t let the world change your smile – Let your smile change the world.”

Photo:  Stock.xchnge

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Jack Carroll

This is Jack Carroll – a 14 year old comedian with cerebral palsy.  Talk about using laughter to cope with a challenge!  This kid is 14 and he already has the wisdom to turn his disability into a gift.  He says “Maybe I can bring some joy to the world.”   Great opening Harry Potter joke!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

5 year old in Laughter Yoga

We had a beautiful 5 year old at the laughter club this month! So precious and honest about it all. She would fall on the floor laughing in the middle of the circle of adults!!!

I told her she reminded me of my deceased dog Lily, who used to sit in the middle of the circle of adults.  I started my very first laughter club long long ago in my basement so she got to participate as well.  I assured our 5 year old that this was a compliment.  Lily loved the energy we generated!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Comedy not pills

One of my laughter students shared a story about how she fired her therapist, who was pushing her to go on medication, and instead became a comedian.  Here’s a video of her adorable first routine!  She says she learned to laugh at herself  - “something that has greatly served her ever since.”

Such a great story about using the healing power of laughter!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Colbert and Stewart

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart have touching responses to the Boston Marathon bombings.  It’s no small skill to make people laugh in the face of tragedy.  As a native Bostonian I appreciated the break from crying.

I love these guys!

Monday, April 15, 2013

New Facebook Page

Well I’ve finally done it – created a facebook page for my laughter work in the world.  Check it out!  “Like it” if you like it.  Thanks!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Jonathan Winters

Rest In Peace Funny Man!

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.”

Jonathan Winters

Photo:  Wikimedia

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Humor is Necessary

“If you’ve forgotten your sense of humor, please go get it.  You’ll need it here.”

It’s written in the intro to Hippie Peace Freaks’ Facebook Page.  But really it’s true about all of life.

Photo:  Hippie Peace Freak Facebook Profile

Friday, April 12, 2013

April's Laughter Club

April's version of Phinney Laughter Club!  This is actually only one-third of us as everyone else was camera-shy.  That's okay!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Coco Cola's Laughter Machine

Coco Cola put a laughter machine in a university - perfect for the stress of being a college student.  Check it out - it's great!


Photo:   Youtube

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


In 30 seconds he had me laughing. 

He was just being himself I imagine, using his quick wit in response to the current situation.  It was a friend’s father I met briefly during this friend’s short stay in the hospital.   The rest of the family would take the usual amount of time to get to know and connect with.  But in the instant of a laugh I was able to connect with this person in no time at all. 

Laughter is bonding.  Use it well to create more peace in the world by bringing people together.

Photo:  Laughter Yoga International

Monday, April 1, 2013


“Smile first thing in the morning and get it over with!”

W.C. Fields

Photo:  Stock.xchnge