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Book Signing Barnes & Noble Arboretum, Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1-4 p.m.


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Come to see me on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. Book signing Barnes & Noble Arboretum Shopping Center, 3327 Pineville Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226. Phone 704-341-9365.

Joint bookfair between Barnes and Noble and Charlotte Writers Club. Other authors will be there. Their names are below with the times they will do a reading!

If you can’t come in person, you can order online use Bookfair voucher ID 12077293: http://www.bn.com/bookfairs from 2/25/2017 to 3/2/2017 and include the Bookfair voucher ID 12077293 on the payment page during checkout.

At 3:30 p.m. I’ll be reading from one of my books – 15 minutes. I’m the last author to read! It’s an honor to be there.

Here’s the list of authors and the time they’ll read:

1:15 Ione O’Hara
1:30 M. Logan Ham
1:45 Linda Bost
2:00 Nancy LiPetri
2:15 Norma Dougherty
2:30 Ben Sharpton
2:45 Liz Gilmore Williams
3:00 Nancy Stancill
3:15  James Boatner
3:30 Joan Edwards


I know you’ll be with me in spirit, if you can’t be there in person! Thanks for caring about me!Flip Flap Floodle and I can’t wait to see you! 

 

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Laugh: It’s Healing


Dr. Hiren Patel, my dentist at Regal Oaks Dental Office, Charlotte, NC, told me about how the elders met to laugh in the park in his village in India. This idea intrigued me. Laughter has healed people from sickness and disease as noted in “The Secret” movie and other places. Laugh along with the recording of my laughter.

I did research about the laughing places in India. This idea was started by a medical doctor, Madan Kataria in 1995. He calls them “Laughing Clubs of India.” He started with only three people in his village. Then the numbers grew. Laughter helps when you do it from 10 minutes to 40 minutes a day. He has done workshops in villages, schools, companies, and prisons. There are “Laughing Clubs” in America and about 60 other countries, too. Here is a video clip where John Cleese Visits “Laughing Club” in India in 2008: http://boingboing.net/2008/04/28/john-cleese-visits-l.html. Dr. Kataria also developed “Laughter Yoga” with his wife, Madhuri, who is a yoga teacher. Here is a CNN Report on “Laughter Yoga: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eB3ISAYE-I/.

Laughter creates endorphins that heal the body. It lessens tension. It lowers blood pressure. It gets rid of depression. It helps you see a new prospective on life. So why not laugh. Children laugh easily and often. Something happens when the pressures and responsibilities of being an adult hit. Many adults are too tense to laugh. I hate it when I can’t laugh at experiences I’ve had. Put a positive spin on things and laugh about it. Accept things as they are. Friendship Quotes.com quoted Bob Newhart: “Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.”

You and I need a place and time to laugh each day. In Song of the South, Br’er Rabbit loves his laughing place. To watch a clip from the movie with this song in it, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjFd3ekLXVI/. Collect your favorite movies that make you laugh. Get together humorous books that make you laugh.

I love the song from Mary Poppins movie by Disney, “I love to laugh.” It makes me laugh. It makes you laugh when you hear other people laugh or when you see other people laugh. Laughter is contagious. Go ahead. Laugh.

Below are resources with more information and help to get you to laugh:
My Hero.com: Dr. Madan Kataria by Wendy Jewell (2006)
Rediff.com/News: For Laughing Out Loud by Aseem Chhabra (2001)
Karma Tube.com: Be the Change: The Laughter Clubs of India (2005)
Hinduonnet.com: Laugh and be well by Kausalya Santhanam
The Eureka Network.com: Laughter Is Good for the Soul by Sue Heldenbrand, CHTP (2009)
Brainy Quotes: Laughter Quotes
Just Laughter.com: Laughter CD $15.00 and free articles about laughter

Webpages with Sounds of Laughter:
Archive.com: Vincent Price laughing
Pacdv.com: Sounds of Laughter
Partners in Rhyme.com: Sounds of Laughter
joanyedwards.com: Joan’s Laughter – mp3

Thank you for reading my blog. Feel free to share the link with your friends. The 50th person to subscribe for an email subscription from the left hand column will receive a free paperback copy of Flip Flap Floodle (a picture book I wrote and illustrated for young children or a 1001 Ways to Market Your Books by John Kremer.

Please leave a comment while you are here. I’d love to hear from you.
Laugh Often,
Joan Y. Edwards

http://www.joanyedwards.com

Walk to Relieve Stress and Gain Inspiration


“Walk to Relieve Stress and Gain Inspiration” by Joan Y. Edwards

Walking will help cheer you up. It creates endorphins – happy cells in your body. It helps set your metabolism going faster which helps your body keep your sugar regulated and helps you lose unwanted and unneeded fat. It helps you handle stress better. If you are a writer, you’ll get new ideas for stories and figure out how to solve the problem in one of your novels, if you take a walk. If you would like to walk and tell me what you find on your walk, that would be totally cool.

Do something good for yourself today. Walk…Sing…Laugh…Walk.

Revised the blog post Walk with Joan1 from 031310 on August 28, 2016.

I’d love to hear from you. What motivates you to walk?

Never Give Up
Live with Enthusiasm
Celebrate Each Step You Take

Joan Y. Edwards
Copyright © 2010-2016 Joan Y. Edwards

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