Monday, May 9, 2016


OH WOW! The Laugh-Fest of the Midwest is almost here! You can almost hear the laughter ringing already. The great news is that we have the largest group registered for the fest we've ever had. And the even better news is that there is still a bit of space left for you and your friends. YAY!

The'll be a costume party and talent show this year!

I get it, you're busy. Who has time to register months in advance? So for those of you who haven't yet, pop right over to the Laugh-Fest page and register now. It is not too late! If money's tight, consider the Saturday only option or the discount housing. Those are both found on the mail-in form right here. If you'd rather use Paypal for those options, email me at so I can invoice you.

Experience the elation of laughter!

Why come to the Laugh-Fest of the Midwest? Because it is a laughter vacation. It will enable you to spend quality time with other people serious about happiness and you'll get loads of laughter, inspiration, delicious food and time in nature. It's a joy-lift waiting for you. What could be better? Listen to my podcast interview that has more about the Laugh-Fest here.

I also want to thank the presenters who have put in such effort to create amazing experiences and who are making the trip to Ferryville to share their wisdom with us. We are so grateful for their generosity of spirit. You'll want to be at the Laugh-Fest just to hang out with these laughter giants. Read about them all here.

Feel the bond of laughter connect hearts and minds

And let you forget, there are two pre-conference workshops you can take to expand your learning and delight. Learn about Celia's Laughter and the Voice workshop here and Lynda's Genius Play workshop here. These experiences are incredibly unique so take advantage of this opportunity if you can.

Ray Wojciechowski will be at the Laugh-Fest making his wildly popular balloon creations!
This year's festival theme is YES! so please say YES and be with us for a weekend you won't soon forget. TEEEEEHEE!

Saturday, May 7, 2016


The Laugh-Fest is almost here! I can feel the giggles ascending already. You're excited to be, aren't you? Oh, and guess what? You can still register here right now! 

You know it begins this Friday, May 13th, but what you might not know is that there is going to be an incredible pre-event workshop all day at the camp in Ferryville. It is called the Genius Play Experience and it is being led by none other than Lynda Tourloukis.

"What is Genius Play?" You ask. Genius Play is another new innovation by the amazing Lynda Tourloukis. She's always on the cutting edge and here's your opportunity to learn from her.

Genius Play is an intriguing and inspiring experience where we can discover fun facets and learn more capabilities than we thought. This is an exploration that is light-hearted and playfully activates your ability to yield the potential of what is possible.

Discover what abilities you are not using and refine a few that you are. This is FUN. There is LAUGHTER. And there is OMG!!!

Hurry and register today. More information and registration is available at: 

You can say YES! To Genius Play and to the Laugh-Fest of the Midwest. 

And remember this is not the only workshop going on this Friday! There is also Celia Faran's Laughter and the Voice workshop, which is sure to be a fascinating experience. Learn more here. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


I'm excited to announce an awesome Podcast all about laughter as a lifestyle. It is an interview I gave for the Joy Factor Podcast with Julie Hanson, Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. This free resource helps people to boost their joy with various wellness practices.

Julie Hanson explains the mission of The Joy Factor in this way:

My mission is to help you remember your birthright. You deserve joy in your life and in your relationships. Let’s help you claim that shall we?

In addition to being an LCMFT (Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist), and LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) I am a formally trained life coach and registered yoga teacher. I integrate the best of eastern and western schools of thought to help clients lead happier, more authentic lives. I am adept at the art of selecting an approach that fits the person or couple and strongly believe my clients have the inner resources to create the lives and relationships they want. My role is to act as a guide and strategist by offering direction, modeling new skills and sometimes simply holding the flashlight as the answers are discovered. My therapy clients include individuals, couples and families. I have taught hundreds of engaged couples how to prepare for marriage using an approach grounded in research, creativity and humor. I also regularly teach parenting and conflict management classes, relaxation groups, as well as a psychology of yoga and self-compassion workshops.

This interview is so much fun and I explain more about what will be happening at the upcoming Laugh-Fest of the Midwest. So please give it a listen here and share it with your friends! Thank you.