Relax - You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left: Using the power of humor to overcome stress in your life and work

Relax You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left Using the power of humor to overcome stress in your life and work I m always reminding people that the one constant you can count on is that things happen and usually when you re not in the mood for them It s now a proven medical fact that good humor reduces the neg

  • Title: Relax - You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left: Using the power of humor to overcome stress in your life and work
  • Author: Loretta LaRoche
  • ISBN: 9780375501456
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Hardcover
  • I m always reminding people that the one constant you can count on is that things happen and usually when you re not in the mood for them It s now a proven medical fact that good humor reduces the negative effects of stress Over the course of twenty years, millions of people have learned this lesson while being entertained and enlightened by Loretta LaRoche in one of h I m always reminding people that the one constant you can count on is that things happen and usually when you re not in the mood for them It s now a proven medical fact that good humor reduces the negative effects of stress Over the course of twenty years, millions of people have learned this lesson while being entertained and enlightened by Loretta LaRoche in one of her enormously popular series of lectures given in public seminars in corporate environments for clients like IBM, Reebok, Fidel ity Investments, and Blue Cross, Blue Shield and most recently in nationwide broadcasts on public television Now she puts her sensible, sensational philosophy on paper and gives readers the tools they need to laugh themselves to less stress and better health One night I greeted Bob at the door wearing nothing but his wing tipped shoes I was laughing hysterically about how I looked Bob didn t crack a smile Instead, he bellowed, What are the neighbors going to think I don t know, I replied, I haven t shown them yet Loretta LaRoche has been called the Erma Bombeck of stress reduction and in the helpful and hilarious pages of this book, her enormous talent for finding the funny detail to defuse even the most difficult situation has never been sharper Buy something silly and wear it A Groucho Marx nose, mustache, and glasses are my favorite When the stress seems unbearable, when you ve really reached the limits of your endurance, go into a bathroom, look into the mirror, put on your glasses, and ask yourself, How serious is this Relax You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left is filled with practical exercises, hilarious anecdotes, and specific advice for coming to terms with today s ever increasing stress levels it is a remedy for anxiety and a prescription for laughter Most of us don t realize what an impact we have on the world around us A positive energy field is going to affect others in a beneficial way, even if you don t notice it at first Why not ask for a standing ovation once in a while When you go in to work, say, I came in it wasn t easy I could have gone somewhere else I d like a standing ovation In sections like If You Don t Have to Suffer Don t Practice, My Mother the CEO, and I m Not Afraid of Heights, Just Widths, LaRoche dismantles our American predilection for taking ourselves too seriously and shows us how to live longer, happier lives using the healing power of the absurd.

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    1. I like reading books by Loretta LaRoche. She's funny and reminds me a little of Erma Bombeck, but with a self-help focus. I love that she tries to help people relieve stress in their lives by finding the humor in everyday situations. This is a funny book, full of practical advice and great perspectives on life. It's a bit dated, mentioning Christopher Reeve as still living (he died in 2004) and referencing phone cords (I'm sure our girls would ask, what are those anyway?) Although the book can b [...]

    2. LAUGH until your stomach hurts. This book had me doing just that. Sometimes you just have to look a things from a different perspective. With work, your family or in the grocery store, humor can change what might have been a terrible day to one you will remember for the rest of your life. It won't hurt, it doesn't cost a thing and what's the worst that can happenbody get's your humor? Who cares, your laughing ang you feel great.Here is a quote from the book, " One night I met Bob at the door wea [...]

    3. As always I laughed out loud. Some stories were familiar from the author's other books but this one tells us how to move beyond our little idiosyncrasies. We are human but we love to beat ourselves up stop! Simple message delivered with humor and examples. A fun and informative read.

    4. "Reframing our negative thoughts through humorous exaggeration sends a vital message to the brain that says: 'Hold it, I really don't need to get ready to do battle today. Instead, I'm going to take a shower in endorphins & assume this challenge with a calm, somewhat bemused mind.'""You can thank God. Thank Him for giving you life. Give thanks for your health and mental well-being. Appreciate the beauty of nature and of sunsets, thank your God. Say grace before a meal. These expressions of g [...]

    5. Normally, I'm not someone who likes to read self-help books. I got this book as a gift, and although I appreciated the thought behind it, I thought I would never read it, much less finish it.I was wrong.At some point, I decided to give it a chance. At first, I didn't know what to think of it. I couldn't identify myself with the situations described. But I continued reading it. Taking it with me on travel, reading bits every now and then.Until I got to the Tadaa-moment with the story about the li [...]

    6. Relax you may only have a few minutes left: using power of humor to overcomes stressMany examples of using humor to get over the stress in our lifes.Just pretend to be a 8 year old and be silly-things we have done when we are around our grandson. We need to do these things when he's not even here. See how many heads we can turn.I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

    7. Self help book on relieving your stress through humor. A few good ideas, but I don't think some of them would work. I have tried her theories out and have gotten mixed results. If you have heard her talk there is no new material here. If you haven't heard of Loretta, it is a good read and helps you put things in a different frame of mind.

    8. Praktische gids, zoals er nu duizenden zijn over afstand nemen van de ratrace, jezelf weer in handen krijgen. Wel heel erg Amerikaans van inslag: "vroeger was ik ook zo, maar nu heb ik het licht gezien". Best aardig, maar zeker niet beklijvend. Kreeg het cadeau, en dat op zich is wel een hint, zeker? :).

    9. A self-help book that really help to overcome stress with humoursi had a pretty good laugh when i was reading itess that the books really helped to bring out more humours in my lifehave more fun.

    10. LaRoche is funny, but I thought the advice was pretty lightweight. If you're worried about people helping with the housework or finding a bathing suit, she offers some advice. If you have real stress, you might want to go elsewhere.

    11. It was a fun book to read but it also taught me some things. Like not to take life too seriously. My Mom looked at it while I was reading it and she's going to read it next. Fun for women of all ages.

    12. This book made me laugh out loud! I was so into it I even did a 10-post series on my Blog about the TA-DAH! suggestions she makes to help people learn how to enjoy the surprises life brings: cathy-morningmusings.

    13. Loretta LaRoche is a very funny lady. Every time I read one of her books or watch a YT video I giggle and then try to remember to share her quote.

    14. This is me. Wanting everything to be perfect and getting stressed out when not. Also taking things too seriously. Lighten up, Pam!

    15. This was a suggestion by my daughter. Light and funny. It doesn't hurt to be reminded to lighten up and maybe that's why I didn't rate it higher. Its really hard for me to lighten up.

    16. Really liked this book. I may have to actually buy it. Has a lot of information that is worthy of rereading.

    17. I love it! Humor is what keeps me sane and She does a great job at helping me relax and not take life so serious!

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