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.
My middle-school art teacher critiqued a poster I planned to enter in a contest. She suggested a change here and there. I took that to mean there were flaws everywhere. I refused to edit my art, was given detention, and still placed third in the city-wide fire prevention poster contest. However, I also dropped out of art classes and quit drawing. Third place did not prove my artistic worth in that teacher's eyes, nor in mine. As I look at this illustration now, I could pick it apart just like that art teacher so many years ago. However, experience reminds me that fault-finding gears me to take notice of the negatives. Once I start seeing problems, time and repetition strengthens that perspective. Life becomes a bleak, monotonous white wall of problems, issues, and mistakes. Through the practice of laughter exercise, I came to understand the power in not striving for perfection. To acknowledge that something could be different and yet, is perfectly imperfect the way it is allows me the choice to be happy with the work I produce. Satisfaction is about releasing the need for flawlessness. It never exists. Happiness comes when I can gaze upon myself and choose to chuckle at all my considerable deficiencies. This page illustrates my growth and transformation as an artist, imperfectly perfect.