Monday, May 7, 2012

Graduation is a wonderful time of year. Not only do our tech comm students graduate, but college, university and high school students all over are moving on to the next phase of their lives.

Please take these words of wisdom with you into the future:

1. Keep learning. Those who continue to learn will be able to keep up with the changes in the world.

2. Find wise mentors -- people you meet or work with, writers of books, or even persons from history. Honor the wisdom of those who have gone before.

3. Trust yourself. Let your inner light guide your way. It will keep you on a good path.

I wish you all the best in the future!

So, for a few friends who requested it, and for everyone else, here is the Graduation Laugh.

Laugh every day. Laugh for no reason. Laugh your stress away.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Coaching Laugh

Among the many things I coach people on, coaching them to laugh is probably the best. I see immediate results, and my clients receive an immediate benefit as well. Coaching is a great way to make a living -- by helping people achieve their goals and reach the potential they were meant to have. Everyone should have a personal coach.

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

TGIF Laugh

Laughter is good any time, but especially at the end of a long day or a long week. In my case, this laugh came at the end of a long semester. I love teaching, and I get a lot out of interacting with my students. After weeks of work, it's good to laugh.

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Merrily We Roll Along...

Okay folks, we're taking the laughter out of the house and into the streets, well at least into the car. This laugh is a good way to make your daily commute less stressful. And it's a much better way to react to the jerk who cuts you off, than what you may have been used to. Laugh every day. Laugh for no reason. Laugh your stress away.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Thornhill Laugh

Thornhill is a community in bloom. Strictly speaking, it's part of Markham, in the north east part of the Greater Toronto Area. It blends into Richmond Hill on the north, and into Vaughan in the west. Thornhill itself was first settled in 1794. It has been designated as a Heritage Conservation District, and boasts over one hundred historic buildings.

You can read more about historic Thornhill on the Society for the Preservation of Historic Thornhill website at

Thornhill is a great place to live, and of course, laugh.

And yes, I need a tripod.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

German Laugh

For all my German-speaking friends, the German laugh. I lived in Germany for 8 years, and both my children were born there. It's one of my favorite places in the world.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Leaf Laugh

I have an oak leaf for the laugh today. I don't know the source of this rhyme, but someone once told me: "Although your job is very small and your rewards are few, remember that the might oak was once a nut like you."

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Pencils Laugh

As I rebuild my laugh practice vlog, I think about the reactions you have had to previous laughs. For some reason, the pencils laugh was a big hit. As well it should be, because I do indeed like pencils. What school teacher doesn't?

The pencils laugh came about after I made some new friends in a laughter workshop, where we laughed about pencils. What a great time that was! So I offer you, the pencil laugh.

Comedian Johnny Carson had pencils that he used to play with at his desk on the Tonight Show. Did you ever notice? His pencils had erasers on both ends. I really wanted some of those pencils. It suits my sense of the absurd that there can be pencils that have no points. Just like some conversations, I guess.

I remember many nights as a teenager sitting with my dad, watching Johnny Carson, and laughing until our stomachs hurt. One night in particular, Johnny did a bit about "Dickie the Stick". You had to see it. Dad and I laughed like crazy. It was one of the best times I ever had with my dad.

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Monday, July 9, 2007

The Famous Green Laugh

Do you ever have those moments when your mind just goes blank? Obviously, I do! The main point of the Green Laugh is not so much that green is a delightful colour, which of course it is, but that we are all human and therefore eminently fallible. In such a situation, the only thing to do is laugh! Hence the Green Laugh. Laugh every day. Laugh for no reason. Laugh your stress away!
And in case you're wondering, I later thought of frogs, broccoli, grass, mint, asparagus, cat's eyes, US paper currency, algae, Granny Smith apples, shamrocks, peas, bell peppers, spinach, kelp, pears, unripe oranges, lettuce, absinthe, moss, pond scum, snot, ivy, Christmas trees, limes, leaves, plants, lizards, snakes, celery, artichokes, slime, Jell-O™, LifeSavers™, emeralds, jade, leprechaun clothing, chromakey fabric, Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs, cabbages, caterpillars, grasshoppers, and Gumby!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

What Happened to the Laughter?

Well, I'm not sure, but in the merge of Blogger with Google, Laugh Practice seemed to get lost. No worries, I'll be posting my famous laughter videos again momentarily. Please stay tuned! You can contact me at beth (at) in the meantime. Keep Laughing!

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