- 7 Habits of Highly CHEERFUL People
- Look for humor…and it will find you!
- Laugh…at yourself!
- Green, a Humor Educator, believes that humor is entirely too important to be left to chance
Lila Green, says that the ability to laugh is essential for overall well-being. “My message,” says Green, “is that people need to take their life and work seriously, but must take themselves lightly.”
Green, who calls herself a “Humor Educator”, believes that humor is entirely too important to be left to chance. She is an advocate of the healing and enabling effects of humor. In this book, she offers ideas for injecting it into most every situation, backed up by her research and her vast repertoire of examples.
Lila Green is a popular, nationally known speaker, writer and consultant on the topic of humor in health care and life. She is a lecturer at the University of Michigan, a national seminar leader for the American College of Health Care Administrators, has presented programs for the American Association of Homes for Aging and the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, and is a member of the National Speakers Association. In helping people put more “smilage” in their lives, Ms. Green believes, with Victor Borge, that laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
One course Green teaches is for first-year medical students, whose rigorous workload leaves little time for guffaws and giggles; but Green inspires her students to make humor a part of their personal lives and their professions.
Green says everyone has laughter inside of them. Her business, she says, is to help people use humor to combat stress, anxiety, and other negative feelings. “Everybody has a sense of humor,” she says, “but sometimes it just gets hammered down.”