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Laughter Turns Upset into Onset

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, May 20, 2019

Laughter Turns Upset into Onset… for a relationship that is. Strangest thing about humor. When found and used appropriately, it creates a bond and wins people over. When confronted with serious situations, laughter is often the first ingredient to dispel tension and get things moving again. As Victor Borge was known for saying, “laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” It is also what attracts others to us and our services. 

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 11: Is there such a thing as a humor “no-no”?

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 08, 2018

We have all been in situations when someone says something that they believe is funny, and we consider it everything from ill-advised to downright offensive. Join Karyn as she helps us know when humor might get the “BEAST” of us.  

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 10: Humor and Disasters - How to develop a Humor Muscle.

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, January 01, 2018

What fires together, wires together. That’s the neurological explanation for creating new brain patterns. And humor is a pattern that can be practiced and honed into a resource to be used every day in both times of challenge as well as opportunity.  

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THE ENERGIZING MOMENT: Part 9: Humor and Disasters - Help or Hindrance?

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 25, 2017

Join me as I ask my colleague in The Resiliency Group, Karyn Buxman, if it is fact or fiction that humor can help us when faced with sudden, horrid disasters? Certainly, the devastating hurricanes that slammed Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico test everyone’s resiliency. This was followed by the largest firestorm in the history of California that killed 51 people and destroyed over 8,000 structures, leveling the City of Santa Rosa. Let’s see what she says. 

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Look for the Funny - A Resiliency Clue

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, May 22, 2017

A wise person once said, “If you don’t have a sense of humor—you have no sense!” Judging from the dour faces in Congress, I think the pundit is right. But we don’t have to mirror the snarls and growls that haunt Washington, D.C. That’s probably why so many people have been drawn to the parodies found on late night talk shows. 

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Cry Me a River—the Resilient Power of Humor

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, September 06, 2014

Watching the news today. Joan River’s death is reported everywhere. Flowers and candles hide her star on Hollywood’s famed sidewalk. Late night pundits, fellow comedians, and talk show hosts wax rhapsodic about her ability to poke sarcastic fun at herself as well as everyone else. 

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Female Comics Are Not So Funny

By Eileen McDargh - Wednesday, September 21, 2011

 

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SOMETIMES, YOU JUST GOTTA LAUGH!

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, June 07, 2007

 

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