Humor Lightens the Load

“Look me up in the Yellow Pages… under Fool” is what we say around here  to admit our mistakes. The first time my husband said this, we laughed our silly heads off. And over the umpteen years of marriage, this simple phrase has nipped many a conflict in the...

Laughter Nips Conflict in the Bud

We started a saying around our house many years ago, “Look me up in the Yellow Pages… under Fool.” The first time my husband said this, we laughed our silly heads off. And over our many years of marriage, we discovered that this simple phrase was a great...

I’m an April Fool! Humor Takes the Edge Off Hard Times

Where did the April fun go? No one I’ve met in a very long time even blinks as April 1 passes, and I miss that celebration of laughter. This little print on my bathroom wall is my own constant reminder to lighten up. Not a self-portrait, by the way, but a piece of art...

Laugh More – Mar. ’06

Get ready to laugh! Last year at this time I woefully whined to you how much I missed April Fools Day and its celebration of humor. It seems to me we could use that national endorsement of laughter to publicly affirm how important humor is to our mental health....

April Fool’s Day

No one I know even blinks as April 1 passes. April Fool’s Day is a dim memory now, but I miss this celebration of laughter. Maybe you can step back in time for a day and play a silly little joke on someone this year — just to get a giggle, and to  remind...