Laugh to Live, LLC
Humor, wellness and communication are my top areas of interest and expertise. Ever since I was a child, I have written funny ideas on paper and then I began to share them with more and more people as I got older and got over social anxiety and my Catholic School discipline. I have over 15 years of writing experience, 12 years of experience working with health-related and medical topics as a marketing communications professional in the health care industry and as a standardized patient at a medical college. I draw humor from every aspect of my life that I have had the privilege to experience, including summers home from college working at a meat-packing plant. Humor is everywhere if we open our eyes to it and that is my message to groups.
I am helping people live healthier and happier lives in the following ways: stand-up comedy, wellness programs using laughter yoga, motivational speaking and humor writing. After I self-published my humor book "He's Not Prince Charming When..." in 2010 I was inspired to do a comedy tour of wineries marketed primarily to women, entitled "Keep Wine-ing He Might Start to Look Like Prince Charming" that I launched in 2011. In addition to performing my own shows at wineries and restaurants, I am available to emcee comedy shows, feature in comedy shows and do private gigs. And by the way, guys think I'm funny too! I would describe my humor as intelligent, somewhat suggestive but not dirty. I have performed for corporations so I know how to keep it clean and appropriate for the situation.
My motivational speaking is based in promoting the value of humor and laughter for people to draw strength from and remind them how they can choose levity and laughter to relieve stress and live healthier. In addition to an educational message about the research on the laughter's benefits, I deliver a positive, uplifting message and often incorporate the interactive, hands-on laughter exercises from my wellness programs. Whether for a corporate wellness program, for university students, senior citizens, caregivers, or attendees to any kind of conference imaginable, I get people on their feet clapping, smiling, laughing, relaxing and feeling good through laughter yoga exercises. These are exercises that literally anyone can do. If a person can breathe and laugh and is willing to be engaged, they will be able to do laughter exercises and they will feel good by doing this healthy, rejuvenating activity.
With a BA in Journalism from Penn State University, an MA in Communications from Marywood University and more than 15 years experience writing on a variety of topics from medical, personal health, business and comedy, I am eager to help others deliver a message with punch and when appropriate, a punch line. People retain a message that is delivered with humor so it all depends on if you want your message to be remembered or not. I'm also able to write "straight" material where humor is not appropriate. So if you need a toast, a speech, an article, a script or any form of written communication, give me a chance to give you the words you want to say but are having trouble finding.