Here are a few resources you may find helpful. You might also visit the section on my home page titled "Replenish Yourself Here.". Suggestions and resources for replenishing yourself will be waiting for you there. Visit often as the content changes!

The Daily Motivator
For a very small fee, you can subscribe to a service that delivers a lovely slide show to your inbox every day. Set to relaxing music, a motivating message appears atop the most gorgeous nature scenes. This is the best, most affirming 3 minutes you could ever spend.

Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH)
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he mission of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) is to advance the understanding and application of humor and laughter for their positive benefits. Visit the website for articles and links on humor, the latest in humor research, or to join us!

The organization is made up of professionals who incorporate humor and laughter into their lives and work, people committed to humor and laughter, scholars and researchers who study humor and laughter, and all who feel they would benefit from AATH.

I joined in 1996 and currently serve on the board of directors. I can promise you will never attend a conference that will be as fun as the annual AATH conference held each February! Consider becoming a member today! Click here to visit this site.

Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop
This website is a wonderful resource for humor writers. It includes information on the annual Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop held annually in Dayton OH, and is a great place to sample some excellent humor writing. Erma’s daughter is a delight and has reassured me there is hope for my own children!

Comedy Cures
Comedy Cures is a national non profit organization bringing joy, laughter and therapeutic humor programs to kids and grown ups living with illness, depression, trauma and disabilities. Saranne Rothberg, a cancer survivor herself, founded the organization from her chemo chair in 1999. She was recently included in Oprah’s new book Top 100 Most Inspirational Lives. Saranne also serves on the AATH board of directors.

 The World Laughter Tour (WLT )
The World Laughter Tour, Inc. was founded by AATH members Steve Wilson and Karyn Buxman to support, promote, and act as a clearinghouse for the global grassroots laughter movement. Their mission is to bring events to every continent that promote health and peace through laughter. Check out Steve’s website for information about participating in or starting a Laughter Club in your area!

Alliance for Art and Understanding
The Alliance for Arts and Understanding promotes international understanding, tolerance, and peace through the art of singing. This organization helps singers from around the world gather for phenomenal festivals of choral music and global good will. Your financial donations will provide the funds to help choral members to participate in this precious opportunity. Please mail your contribution toward world peace to: Alliance for Arts and Understanding, 34 Fox Creek Drive, Waukee, IA 50263

 

National Speaker’s Association (NSA)
The National Speaker’s Association is the leading educational and networking organization for professional speakers! NSA is a national not-for-profit association with thousands of members across the United States. They have chapters in every major market and sister organizations across the globe. A past NSA-IL President, I now belong to the NSA Carolinas Chapter. One might think that professional speakers view one another as competitors. Instead, members are eager to share information and assist emerging speakers. The more we support one another, the bigger the pie for all of us! If you are interested in pursuing a career in professional speaking, I am happy to point you in a direction that has worked for me!

American Nurses Association (ANA)
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the nation's entire registered nurse population. From the halls of Congress and federal agencies to the board rooms, hospitals and other health care facilities, the ANA is the strongest voice for the nursing profession. It is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. The ANA represents the interests of the nation's 2.7 million registered nurses through its 54 constituent state and territorial associations and over 150,000 members.

American Holistic Nurses Association ( AHNA)
The American holistic Nurses Association) (AHNA) is a non-profit educational organization whose membership is open to nurses and other individuals interested in holistically-oriented health care practices throughout the United States and the world. AHNA supports the education of nurses, allied health practitioners, and the general public on health-related issues. AHNA supports the concepts of holism: a state of harmony among body, mind, emotions and spirit within an ever-changing environment.

Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International (NNVAWI)
The Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International was formed to encourage the development of a nursing practice that focuses on health issues relating to the effects of violence on women's lives.

The abuse and exploitation of women is a social problem of epidemic proportions which adversely affects the health of millions of women each year. The Network's ethic fosters the ideal of nursing practice designed to provide assistance and support to women in the process of achieving their own personal empowerment. The ultimate goal of NNVAWI is to provide a nursing presence in the struggle to end violence in women's lives.

HeartMath
HeartMath LLC is a cutting edge performance company providing a range of unique services, products, and technology to boost performance, productivity, health and well-being while dramatically reducing stress. Founded in 1991 as a non-profit research organization by Doc Childre, HeartMath has earned global recognition for it’s unique research-based techniques and proprietary technology to transform the stress of change and uncertainty, and bring coherence and renewed energy to the workplace, and the home.

     
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