How I Started Living on the Smile Side of Life - and you can too!
(JAMESBURG, NJ) In 2010, Noreen Braman—who had already reinvented herself in 1997 after a contentious divorce—was reeling from a corporate downsizing, dealing with a economic recession of historic proportions, and facing her own midlife issues. Soon her skills as a strategic communications professional, humorist and performer would send her in a new direction.
By the end of that year, she became a certified Laughter Yoga Leader, had her mind blown at a conference called “Can Humor Save the World” and studied the Psychology of Laughter at Rutgers University. In 2012 she added certification in Laughter Wellness, studied the Science of Happiness through Berkeley University of CA in 2016, joined the Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor (AATH) and has been presenting laughter for the health of it through her Smile Side of Life Laughter & Happiness Club presentations ever since.
Noreen is again “reinventing” herself, this time to take her message about laughter to the world on a full time basis. This means spending time analyzing financial implications, doing as much as possible on a part time basis, and “working” all the promotional outlets she can find, including local events and social media. IN April 2019, she will add another giant step to the process with her Keynote presentation at the Society for Emotional Intelligence's 9th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. And on May 4, as part of an early celebration of World Laughter Day, she will be presenting free sample sessions of Laughter Yoga/Laughter Wellness at the Health and Wellness Fair at Brunswick Square Mall in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
Noreen credits Dr. Paul McGhee’s book “Humor as Survival Training for a Stressed Out World" as helping her understand the importance of humor and laughter to all humans. With the physical and emotional health benefits that come with humor, laughter and mindfulness, Noreen deals with her fibromyalgia and thyroid disease with humor, reminding us all that yesterday’s problem can be today’s funny story.
Recently, she expanded ways of helping others enhance well being, with a workshop of self-discovery through developing a vision, mission statement, and strategic plan for one's own life. Noreen’s own vision and mission statements can be found on her website at www.njlaughter.com, along with more about enhancing well being with laughter, helpful articles she has written, and videos.
Find out how you can bring the Smile Side of Life to your workplace, organizational meeting, conference, event here!
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