Comedy Corner #5

Now that WEGO’s Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge (#HAWMC) is over, we return to the usual posts, which includes the weekly comedy corner.  It should also be noted that May is Mental Health Month so be looking out for more mental health related posts in addition to the usual musings on survivng chronic pain, fatigue, and of course, style.  Let’s start the week with laughter.  Without further ado, three things that have made me laugh:

1.  9-Year Old Albert Tsai Makes His Standup Debut on Arsenio Hall

I’m a huge Arsenio fan.  He interviewed child prodigy actor, Albert Tsai.  Then he asked Tsai if he’d like to do his first-ever standup routine.  Adorable!

2.  21 Kids Who Got the Answer Wrong, But Deserve an A for Effort (via The Huffington Post)


This article made me laugh so hard (click on the above to be redirected to Huff Post).  I love the example above.  You should especially check out the last example; talk about the wisdom and empathy of children!

3.  Golden Girls (The Best of Sophia Pt 1)

The video, courtesy of Durrell Comedy, speaks for itself.

What makes you laugh?  I’m a big believer in the power of laughter in helping us survive pain.  As I’ve previously blogged, the physical act of laughing releases endorphins, which are known as the “feel good hormones.”  These are the hormones also released during exercise, which explains why exercise is a great tool in fighting stress and depression.

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Hi, I have five illnesses--bipolar disorder, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular autoimmune disease), endometriosis, asthma, and psoriasis. Most of the organs in my body are affected. I'm dedicated to being a stylist for sick women. As someone who has experienced changes in my appearance due to my 12 meds (including Prednisone), I know how hard it can be when your face and body change overnight. (In fact, because of treatment, between 2008 to 2010, I went from a size 0 to a size 10. While I lost the weight, there are permanent changes in my face and body, which I've grown to appreciate.) My blog will also help women deal with other issues like surviving chronic pain and fatigue. Healthy people can also use this blog as a window into what life with illness is like. Let this website be a place where we can draw strength from each other despite our illnesses and find solutions to our everyday challenges!

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