Dear Friends,

So much has happened since my last blog posting on March 5th. It was to be expected that things would change rapidly and so it has…

For those of you self quarantined and practicing social distancing myself included, we are the lucky ones.

We are not at the frontline, still out there, with “essential” jobs to fill. Some of us have the option to work from home. So many people have lost their income and are struggling with income insecurity.  I am hoping that there will be some assistance provided by the government to help those most in need. What an economic disaster for the world!

A HUGE THANK YOU and SHOUT OUT to all those medical professionals, emergency workers, people in the pharma industry in labs, at hospitals, clinics, drug testers, people still in the food and service industry, unable to stay home but continuing to work hard at their jobs, thank you all  for your courage and efforts! May you remain healthy and strong.

I hope that everyone who is reading this is able to be safe, stay healthy and remain resilient during this challenging period. Because of so many unknowns, of course it is also easy to get swept up into the sea of misinformation/information and all the bad news has a away of keeping us on high alert and in a worried state more often than not.

Does anyone have a loved one or friend who tested positive for COVID-19? May that person recover fully! Our thoughts and love go out to everyone suffering and anxious about their health. May we all weather this storm and get through this in the best way, so that we can return to our lives, work, travel plans, dreams.

To help manage our stress levels, remember that daily laughter can help reduce stress, anxiety, hopelessness, loneliness, low energy and more.

I have replaced my weekly  in-person laughter club activities with a free, online Zoom Laughter Club gathering. Please join me on Sundays at 2:00 PM and on Mondays at 5:45 PM for at least the next 8 weeks. These are 30-40 minute sessions and draw people from all over the US and the world. It’s uplifting to laugh with others and this can keep our morale high and stress levels low.

There will be other pop up Zoom, skype and facebook live laughter session opportunities so stay tuned!

What is most reassuring in what I have seen happening during this crisis, is how resilient and creative people have become. Communities are coming together. People do care. We are learning the benefits of slowing down and reconnecting. We are learning to live again, with the basics. We are beginning to take  joy in the little things again. We have become more mindful about what is important to us and since many of us are home, we have time to ponder life from a different perspective. We also have time to focus on our health and well being as well as perhaps take care of things around the house we’ve been putting off for ages…

Plus, the tax deadline has been extended, yay! Just a little reminder to take advantage of being together, whether you have others at home or not. If not, jump on my laughter train by downloading zoom (for free) and joining a laughter call. You will feel so good you did!

Clients, if you would like to book a recorded Laughter Yoga session specifically for your group, just let me know and I can create something for you. If you would like to book  an invitation- only group Zoom session for your employee wellness, let me know.

I am also available for online coaching. Let me know what your specific needs are and I will be happy to put together and  Laughter Yoga for Stress Reduction, Resilience and Well Being package  for you!

Keep up the daily laughter to maintain your optimum health and to help foster strong lung function.

Gratitude Laughter,