Hi, I'm Karen
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Sun Sign: Taurus
Member Since: 26 Feb 2007
Last Login: 27 Apr 2012
Last Updated: 25 Mar 2012
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FLORENCE, OR – Local comedy writer, Karen Lee, relaunches the Laughter Rx eNewsletter online, to inject more humor into stressful lives, April 1, 2012, coinciding with the 36th annual celebration of National Humor Month. Lee published the original Laughter Prescription Newsletter dedicated to the healing power in humor in print from 1989-1996.
The monthly newsletter was a support network in print for seriously and chronically ill patients, caregivers, friends and family. Ms. Lee had taken a course in how to write and perform standup comedy. This led to selling jokes to Joan Rivers and other comedians, disk jockey/actor Jay Thomas, selling one liners to joke collections and publications for speakers such as “Robert Orben’s Current Comedy.”
Inspired by a girlfriend with breast cancer, Lee realized, “you can be seriously ill, but not terminally serious”, and began exploring the world of humor and health.
Eventually the Laughter Prescription Newsletter was written up in over 22 newspapers throughout the country, featured in magazines ranging from American Pharmacy to Children’s Television Workshop.
Lee’s career highlight was an invitation to speak in 1993 as part of the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine “Compassion and the Art of Medicine” series and an interview on CNN-FN describing why “BellyLaughs are Good for the Bottomline”.
Each issue features informative articles on various aspects of humor, benefits of laughter, funny quotes, and original humor written by Karen Lee. There are links to books and resources for further discovery.
The 4 page eNewsletter is offered at no charge and will arrive on the first of the month via email. New subscribers will receive a document detailing how to create your own “First Aid for the Funnybone Kit”, giggle gadgets to jumpstart the laughter for use in emergency situations when you cannot think of a good reason to smile.
If you would like to be added to the subscription list you may email Karen Lee: soulstar_46atyahoo.com
More About Me
Location: Florence, Oregon
Occupation: Laughter Rx chief cook and bottlewasher
My Philosophy On Life: I believe the earth is a playground where we help each other to live but not of its conditioned values. We support each other in spiritual growth and grow in love, forgiveness and compassion for ourselves and seeming others.
My Interests: the power of humor in healing, Reiki, channeling, NASCAR, classic cars, classic rock, acoustic guitar, movies
My Inspirations: Mother Teresa, Marianne Williamson, Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Ramana Maharshi, Paramahansa Yogananda, Gangaji, Patch Adams, Gene Perret, Bill Cosby
Music I Love: Harry Chapin, John Denver, Paul Simon, Moody Blues, Foreigner, Journey, Peter Makena, Richard Shulman
Movies I Love: Kagemusha, The Princess Bride, Red River, The Hunt for Red October, Remember the Titans, Joshua, Sanjuro, The Producers(original), Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip
TV Shows I Love: Overhaulin', Top Chef, Big Cat Diary, Dirty Jobs, Deadliest Catch
Books I Love: Tale of Two Cities, Shakespeare, Autobiography of a Yogi, Moby Dick, Poetry of Rumi, Poetry of Tagore
Places I Love: Jerusalem, Colorado Springs, Glenwood Springs, Monterey, Lake Tahoe, Phoenix, Charlotte, London, Garden of the Gods, San Diego, Kaui
Quotes I Love: The shortest distance between two people is a smile
Laughter is the best medicine
The reason that angels fly is because they take themselves lightly