Reading the morning paper’s comic strips can be a stress relieving. 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’.
Fred, the oldest known goldfish, lived to forty-one years of age. It is a mystery how he survived so long. Unlike Fred, we humans can have a full and vibrant life if we keep breathing outside the fish bowl. That requires us to seize our days, as we age. Yes, join me in growing old, healthy and playful. [Read more…]
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.
I am more and more convinced that to take life over seriously is a frivolous thing. Eric Hoffer
Perhaps as Kay Redfield Jamison indicates in Exuberance: A Passion for Life genetics does influence such human characteristics as exuberance and playfulness. But there are some habits that can encourage a lighter heart. Try some of the following Sevem Habits of Happy People: [Read more…]
Not only is humor a key resiliency strengthening tool, it has become a hot topic in the world of employment. I have had the good fortune of enjoying good laughs with international speaker, humorist, and author, Michael Kerr. As his book cover attests,Michael does not take himself too seriously, but he is serious about putting humor to work in the office. If you are ready to discover the power of humor get a hold of You Can’t Be Serious: Putting Humor to Work.