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Why Isn\’t He Laughing?

November 29th, 2010

Why Isn’t He Laughing? By Leigh Anne Jasheway, NABBW \’s Boomer Humor Expert  Read More

Life is Not a Straight Line

September 22nd, 2010

Someone once said that comedians wake up hoping something will go wrong so they will have something to write about. As someone who has written and performed comedy for sixteen years, I can truthfully say that if weren’t for my klutziness and bad luck, my career would have ended years ago. And my life would surely not have been as much fun. When writing a joke, there are two parts – the set-up (the material that gives the information and context) and the punch line (the funny part). If you think about it geometrically (I know you want to), it looks like this: ⁄ _______⁄ punch line set-up Why,... Read More

I Am Woman, Hear Me Freak Out

August 22nd, 2010

When it comes to stress, we women are funny. Studies have found that we DO indeed have more stress than men (we already knew that, thank you) and that we’re more aware of its effect on our lives. We’re also more likely than the guys to do something positive to get our stress under control. The funny part is that despite the fact that we’re not above admitting we’re stressed out and trying occasionally to meditate or de-clutter or eat enough chocolate to make us forget what it was that was causing us to freak out in the first place, we’re also just as likely to say... Read More

Breaking Up with Stress

January 30th, 2007

Its tough not be over-stressed these days. But have you ever thought about the possibility that you might actually like being stressed out? That in fact, you might get the same kind of giddy high from having too much to do that you get when you fall IN LOVE? Dr. Kathleen Hall, author of Alter Your Life: Overbooked? Overworked? Overwhelmed?, suggests that living an overly-busy life can create a natural high that affects the pleasure centers of the brain. But the negative consequences – including anxiety, sadness, insomnia, memory loss, confusion, borderline depression, and a whole host of physical... Read More