Lighten Up

      Humor is mandatory… for satisfying relationships, for peace of mind, to survive the hardships and losses throughout our lives. For the sake of our sanity, humor is worth some “serious” contemplation. Even though I’m tech-challenged, I’m...

Combat Stress with Pajamas

My husband and daughter having coffee together Halloween is a perfect time to exploit your not-so-serious-side. When I look back at my life, lots of stress would have been avoided if I hadn’t taken myself so seriously. Lightening up is difficult when there are so many...

Laughter Helps With Grief – 3/10

Thank you all for your responses. This I now know for certain: many of you are coping with grief. Unfortunately, like a cold, there’s really no way around it. Fortunately, you’re not alone; loss is something we all have in common. Most major changes in life carry with...

Laughter Helps Communting – Oct. ’06

Last weekend we ventured into the city to have breakfast with the kids. Once we were seated, it was fabulous. But getting there and back always puts our teeth on edge. The bumper-to-bumper, the fumes, the driving cell phones, and the sour faces all reminded me of how...

Loss Means Change – Apr. ’06

Loss is something we all have in common. We’ve been adjusting to it all our lives, ever since we had to give up that warm cozy place inside Mom. Most major changes in life carry with them a loss… of the way it used to be… of the person we used to have in...

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...