Using Humor to Maximize Living

Connecting With Humor

By (author) Mary Kay Morrison

Publication date:

29 March 2012

Length of book:

260 pages

Publisher

R&L Education

ISBN-13: 9781610484879

Humor gets very little respect! While references to the importance of having a sense of humor are liberally sprinkled throughout the popular media, and it is usually mentioned as one of the qualities of effective employees, it is rare to find purposeful humor practice. Humor is without a doubt the one quality that most of us agree is needed in life. However, it is rare to find serious applications on the benefits of applying humor in everyday life and in our world of work. When the federal government tried to incorporate humor into a staff development program of a federal agency, there was an outcry. It seems that humor was thought to be a waste of taxpayer money, and the program was axed.

The purpose of
Using Humor to Maximize Living is to affirm, sustain, and encourage people in the practice of humor not only as a personal tool to optimize a healthy life style, but also to maximize the benefits of humor in everyday life. Check out the research that includes a review on the use of humor to nurture creativity, to increase the capacity for memory retention, to support an optimal work environment, and to build safe communities that reflect the relational trust necessary for maximizing living.

Author, Mary Kay Morrison teaches a 3 hour grad course in Humor Studies through the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) at the annual conference each year: http://www.aath.org/humor-academy
I’m delighted that Mary Kay Morrison has been able to put her wisdom and knowledge onto the page....The book is a grab bag for all kinds of research, observations and suggestions for how to put more fun in your life.