Delightfully, out of the mouths of babes comes the truth. We adults have workaholiced ourselves away from taking time to wonder at life nuances. We are socialized to worry about what the neighbours and our mother-in-law think, to look successful and to hide our feelings to the point that we have forgotten the essence of a normally absurd life. There is much we can learn by connecting to babies and children. They remind us of our own childlike essence – the kid in us.
There are exceptions to sex differences but certainly there is evidence of men, like Bob, and women, like Betty, having different humor tendencies.
Not only is humor a key resilient strengthening tool it has become a hot topic in the world of employment.
Aging isn’t for sissies or the humorless. Tips on resilient aging and how to grow older with a healthy and playful attitude.
Now in her seventies, Behar interests me as a role model who continues to learn, develop and grow. She rouses healthy controversy by telling her truth.
You do not need to be a Patch Adams, wear a red nose, dress up like a clown, or be a therapist to use humor to help a hurting friend.
Gallop Poll . . . They point out that, in their research, regardless of the wars and unrest in the world, seven in 10 people in 138 countries reported in their Positive Experiences Index significant amounts of:
2. laughing or smiling
3. feeling well-rested
4. being treated with respect
Reading the morning paper’s comics can be a stress relieving activity. My interest in women’s comic strips resurfaced as I sorted through some magazines ready for recycling. In an issue of MS I re-discovered an article called Paper Movies: Feminist cartoonists create characters that are real, raunchy—and they’ll knock your socks off.
Indeed, light heartedness and sense of humor is a basic resilience strengthening strategy.
Have you ever wondered about your humor personality or telling a joke or two? WAIT! You might be asking, “Do I need to tell jokes to have a sense of humor?” Absolutely not! Read on! Most of us, at some time or another, crack a smile — if not a gut wrenching guffaw. Having a sense of […]
Research indicates humor can help increase creativity, cut stress, improve relationships, and attract clients. Yet, there are misconceptions about lightening up in the work environment.
Here are some light hearted ideas to ease internal tension.