Bullying has become a big problem.
This book will help your child stand up to bullies, build courage and strength, gain confidence, control emotions in a healthy manner, and be happier through the power of laughter exercise.
Joe and his friends are bullied at school, which makes him very sad and angry. Then, Joe sees a show about laughter yoga, and he learns how to remain positive and stand up for himself when others are being unkind.
Misty Barron believes the most positive way to deal with the challenges and pains of this world is through hearty laughter. She is a testament to the healing power of laughter, using it to transform body, mind and spirit. As a licensed specialist in school psychology, Misty evaluated the emotional and behavioral needs of school children for many years until an accident took her livelihood, and almost took her life. Throwing off the shackles of seriousness and turning to laughter yoga for healing, Misty has seen the might of mirth. She is now a grandmother of three who travels the world speaking and teaching. Her passion is in helping others heal from their hurts. Misty’s books, as well as her life, are filled with fun and the frolicking of youthful times.
Perhaps the most beautiful part of this book isn’t in the words or illustrations. Perhaps it is in the birthing of the woman behind the book. It is in her becoming, the shedding of antiquated definitions of what it means to be an artist. Truly, this book was meant to be. The words fell graciously onto the page. There was no denying their destiny. This poetry longed for pictorial representation.
Any writer who has been in this place of reckoning knows that to entrust another with the vision of their work is terrifying. In my case, it was more frightening to consider that this work may never be if not for my courage. We are each endowed with the need to create. It is in our judging of our talents that we artificially limit the scope of what we can become. Faced with a choice of waiting and working with another for the creation of this book, I faced my fears of illustration. Not every line is perfect in weight or composition. Not every drawing is decidedly free from defect. But these pictures, they were the catalyst for personal transformation. It is in their demanding to be that I became an artist in every sense of the word. I am happy to present with all its imperfections this poetic beauty.