Saturday, February 10, 2007

Humor and Emotional Balance

I haven't reprised anything from Feb 2006 yet.

These three articles were not written as a series, but I must have been thinking much about how humor is indicative of emotional stability, among both individuals and nations.

There are two essays on Self-Mockery, here and here.
And a third on The Punchline as Stereotype.

I had forgotten it was exactly a year ago that Ben worked at the Olympics in Torino. That seems like two years now.


Heart_Man said...

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The American Institute of Stress and The Centers for Disease Control have both reported that up to 90% of all illnesses are due to stress. I was lead to The Institute of HeartMath in 1997 and discovered that all of my illnesses were due to stress and unmanaged emotions I had been experiencing in my life. Through learning and practicing HeartMath’s tools and technologies, I am able to prevent, manage and reverse the effects of stress and unmanaged emotions, in-the-moment, achieve better health, more energy, improved mental and emotional clarity, and improved performance and relationships. HeartMath’s tools and technologies are scientifically substantiated; they literally saved my life.

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Assistant Village Idiot said...

I knew nothing about Landmark before this post, but did a little research. It is controversial, to say the least. Some consider it to be the old EST seminars updated. For a really negative view: