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laugh yoga.


the early days of laugh yoga.

 i recently received an email 

from a local group looking for members

(some of you may remember the ventriloquist’s group who tried to recruit me?)

well, this group is into laughter yoga therapy.

all i could think of was the memory

of my mother in assisted living

one of the only verbal (and opinionated)

people in her group.

one day when i was visiting

a therapist came in 

telling them they were going to try a new thing:

laugh yoga therapy

she rolled her eyes but went along 

once it was finished they asked her what she thought of it

her response: 

“that was the stupidest thing i’ve ever done.”

i’m not sure it had quite the effect on her that they’d hoped for

but her comment gave more than one of us a very good laugh.

the invite:

Metro-Detroit Laughter Therapy Club

The Concept of Laughter Yoga is based on the scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter~ Everyone wants health and happiness in their lives. But instead they are getting stressed out , depressed, getting less sleep, more negative thoughts and feeling isolated. Does this sound like you? Are you someone who wants to move on and bring more laughter and joy into…

“if people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.”

-ludwig wittgenstein 



image credit: wnyc

“if we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” ― robert frost


10527670_781783088509436_8722114083465655258_nmy friend





mother of

five wonderful

small children


a set of twins

posted this picture


along with this message:

“Yep, So, this just happened. Another adventure for the M family!! So much for the other chores that have been piling up.  I got this beautiful heart from my scout troop as a thank you at the end of this year. I had it on a shelf above the toilet. I think a cat knocked it off and into the toilet. I guess the heart is made of concrete, because it is completely unscathed . The toilet on the other hand….” – n.m.

i have to admit

i laughed until i cried

when i saw this

 she was okay with that

 i’m so happy

to know her


i blame

the girl scouts


“i love people who make me laugh. i honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh.

it cures a multitude of ills. it’s probably the most important thing in a person.” 

― audrey hepburn




double trouble



baby j – i knew i had seen this guy somewhere before –


i’m officially on spring break for 16 days and i get to play with the babies today while mom and dad run

the st. pat’s day race.

when we get together, we have energy to burn and we’ll be running our own race,

at least a marathon, all inside the house, i’m quite sure of it.

we’ve got mischief to make.

run, family, run.

Aye, I’m tellin’ ye, happiness is one of the few things in this world that doubles every time you share it with someone else.

Harry Lauder