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Weekly Podcast, discussing the positive effects of Laughter and daily habits in your life, Chatting with Laughter Professionals, and Positive thought leaders. Pete Cann brings his passion for daily habits and Laughter Yoga to your headphones, giving you the opportunity to lift your mood and feel great. The Laughter Man, Pete Cann is on a fun-filled mission to bring the positive benefits of laughter to the world. Since discovering Laughter Yoga, company owner Pete has transformed his business ...
 
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How often do you say no to things, no matter how good they appear? As human beings, we tend to avoid saying “No,” yet it could save us from much pain later. When you say no, it gives you room to concentrate on other important things. The other day, Scott, a plumber, was fixing a few things in our house. He was working on a Saturday and kept saying …
 
“Laughter is a blessing and if you can laugh when there’s nothing to laugh at — you’ve got it.”- Larry When you look at the things that Larry has been through, it is easy to wonder how he affords to keep laughing. Larry has multiple sclerosis, and as if that’s not enough, he suffers from bipolar. To help cope with the bipolar disorder without being…
 
How do you stay motivated? I know there are days when motivation decides to escape through the window, yet there is a lot to be done. When such days come, you do not have to fret. I have some tips that will help you get back on track. Set your goals: When you have a goal, it helps you remain motivated and focused. Nothing beats seeing yourself get …
 
Have you met someone whose laugh is so infectious that you want to keep listening to them laugh and laugh along with them? You need to meet Leah Johnson, aka the laughing ginger. She laughs so well, and she has a fantastic story. Leah discovered laughter when she was going through a tough marriage. She confesses that laughter yoga helped her get ov…
 
Did you know that FOCUS is an acronym that stands for follow one course until success? It is such a great tool when it comes to productivity. Do you ever get up in the morning, look at everything you have to achieve, and wonder where to begin? At the end of the day, you find that you went round in circles and achieved almost nothing. Don’t fret, yo…
 
By now, you have probably heard me a million times saying laughter is the best medicine. To some of us, that may seem like an everyday quote that surfaced out of nowhere. Today I have the amazing Melanin Bee joining me on the podcast. She is a living testimony that laughter is great medicine. Laughter came to her radar when she was not in a good pl…
 
The Covid pandemic made us realize that laughter yoga online is as good as in person. People adopted online laughing yoga when the pandemic hit, and we got locked down. We basically started doing it four times a day to get ourselves through what was happening at the moment in the world. It soon made me realize that we don't need to be in-person to …
 
Trevor Lee is doing a fantastic job helping businesses and individuals deliver better, more confident presentations and sales pitches and consequently drive more revenues. He has also become an ultra-runner completing the 2021 44-mile Classic Quarter and rising in excess of £7000 for the Children’s Hospice Southwest. In this episode, Trevor will sh…
 
The world needs more laughter, and I am making it my goal to spread as much laughter as possible. Soon, we are moving to different parts of the UK, to a lovely county called Cornwall, so we're leaving Bristol, the city. However, I still want to do my laughter yoga training in Bristol, which will be running twice a year. I have also been thinking of…
 
Did you know that laughter yoga saves lives? We know of people who were at the verge of giving up on life, but after attending laughter yoga sessions their home got rekindled. In this episode, Tove Kane tells us of a lady who sent her a letter that she had written as a final goodbye, but she changed her mind after attending laughing yoga sessions. …
 
I know we have buddies for different things. Do you have somebody you can pick up the phone to and laugh with? What a great idea to have like a sponsor, a buddy that when you're feeling a little bit blue, down, or low and you need that lift? How cool would it be able to have a phone, pass phone, somebody who's in the same frame of mind, as you unde…
 
Have you ever attended a laughter session where most of the exercises are gibberish? It is fun, and it comes with a load of benefits for the mind, body, and soul. According to Alex Sternick, life is illogical, and we need to laugh about it because we cannot control it. Alex Sternick is our guest today. Alex has a BSc.in Clinical Nutrition. He is an…
 
Is there a difference between laughter yoga and laughing yoga? Honestly, this is where we say the difference is the same. The two words mean the same thing. If you are listening to today's episode, you must be curious to know what laughter yoga is. Laughter yoga is all about laughing for no reason at all. We don't need jokes. We don't need humour w…
 
Time is the most valuable resource that we have. How we spend it determines how much we can achieve. Unfortunately, most entrepreneurs are caught up in the cycle of work after work, and they have little or no room to be present for themselves and their families. Taking time to relax creates space for our creative juices to work. “Disco” Dave Wynn, …
 
Last weekend I ran a laughter yoga leader training weekend, and I left the place feeling very light, airy, and happy. I am convinced that my trainees can say the same thing. Laughter is a wonderful thing, and I tend to believe everyone should have an opportunity to enjoy its vast benefits. We all deserve a moment to let go of our worries and have a…
 
It is incredible how you can have a laughter session with strangers, and by the end of the session, you leave feeling like old friends who have known each other for ages and are ready to support one another. That’s how powerful laughter is. In this episode, I have the honour of hosting Robin Graham on the show. He is the Laughter Ambassador for Lau…
 
What happens when we laugh? Our brain produces a festive cocktail of hormones, DOSE. DOSE is an abbreviation for dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins. When we laugh, we get a rush of DOSE into our brains. When we laugh, our bodies feel better, and even our brains think clearer. You may also realize that you sleep better when you have a goo…
 
Do you struggle with Asthma, and do you feel like holding you back from activities living scuba diving? This episode is for you. Today we have Richard Scott on the show. Richard overcame Asthma by learning how to breathe properly. Richard’s Asthma was so bad that he could hardly exercise well, and h needed to have an inhaler all the time. When he s…
 
Laughing for No Reason Is laughing easy? Yes, laughing is easy. You can laugh for no reason. I know there are days you feel like laughing is a lot of work. I understand because I have those days too. This morning was one of those moments. I have a lot of stuff going on in my life this morning. I just didn’t feel like laughing. I turned up for my 10…
 
Have you ever observed an infant laughing? They laugh for no good reason, and their laughter is contagious. Unfortunately, as adults, we don’t laugh until there is a trigger. Today, our guest, Albert Nerenberg, confesses that his newborn daughter inspired him to start laughing when he was going through a rough patch in life. Albert Nerenberg is an …
 
Do you ever take out to rejuvenate? Sometimes we get too busy that taking time out sounds like a luxury. The fact is, taking a break from your busy schedule creates room for your brain to rest. You'll be amazed at all the new ideas that come up after resting. Over the years, where we've had our own business, we started to book holidays. We'd basica…
 
We are at the 100th episode! I must say I cannot contain my joy. It’s such an incredible journey, and I have learnt many lessons. Today, I have a slightly different episode. I’m used to asking questions in the podcast, but I will be answering questions today. I will be answering questions from my family and friends. I hope this episode will help yo…
 
This week it is episode ninety-nine. I'm excited about next week's episode to be excited about this week's episode as well, to be fair. Still, I'm excited about next week's episode because I've got five people that I know, over my lifestyle life, my different guises to ask me a couple of questions each. I'm going to create a podcast of these questi…
 
According to Chantal Rouleau, laughter is a lifestyle we all need to embrace. It makes difficult situations lighter and gives us a reason to keep fighting. Chantal is a laughter yoga leader and teacher from Ontario in Canada. She’s led groups into laughter for over 11 years working with corporate groups, retirement homes, mental health facilities, …
 
I cannot contain my excitement. We are getting to 100 episodes! It has been a labour of love. I am grateful to you for walking through this journey with me. Things are about to get bigger and better. I will officially be training laughter leaders starting from the first weekend of April. I have been training basic laughter yoga, where basically, by…
 
Today I have a special episode lined up for you. Some of us will feel like they in a laughter and wellness lesson because Sebastian Gendry has a lot of value bombs for us. If you have been curious to learn more about laughter, this episode is for you. Sebastian Gendry is a serial entrepreneur and an expert in laughter and wellness. His mission is t…
 
Have you ever been on TV? What was your experience? I want to share what I learnt about being on TV in this episode. Unfortunately, I cannot share a lot about the show, but I can assure you that you’ll get the key takeaways. The filming took place in a hotel in London. What I found really interesting about the day was there was a lot of sitting aro…
 
According to Paul Rowse, life shouldn’t be this serious. We need to have moments for some fun and laughter. How often have you attended a meeting where people were too serious that it ended up being the most boring meeting? Paul tells us how his business partner always got upset with him because he was never serious. Paul Rowse is a mental health c…
 
Do you have a business, and you have been wondering how to get yourself out there? This episode is for you. I will be sharing tips that will help you let the world know what you do. One of the primary vehicles to help you get yourself out there is social media. Social media is essential because people are social online nowadays. Depending on what s…
 
Do you have a skill that you are yet to monetize? You could be sitting on a gold mine. Are you wondering where to start? Take a deep breath and relax. Dr. Lynn and her cat Mitten will be joining me on the show. We’ll be digging deeper into monetizing our skills. Dr. Lynn Perreault is the founder of laughter Business Academy. She is a leadership con…
 
Did you know that 41% of businesses check reviews before they do business with you? Take a moment and flashback to the last time you sought to buy something. What did you do? You checked the reviews first, right? In business, reviews are essential. That said, it is crucial to note that people do not consider reviews that are a couple of months old.…
 
Do you feel like you could use a dose of laughter today? This episode is for you. In this episode, I have the amazing Laila Trogneux Goosen joining me on the show. Laila’s laughter is contagious, and one can hardly resist it. In this episode, Laila will tell us how laughter came into her life and its impact on her life. Also, she will share stand o…
 
2022 is here, and the best we can do right is make resolutions and make them happen. I love looking at resolutions like goals. Here are my resolutions for the new year: We want to move to Cornwall I want to set up a laughter club in Truro Get in the sea four times a week Run half marathons Be self-sufficient from my laughter work Earn a good living…
 
Natalie Gilray is about helping businesses create a happier and more effective workforce with stress-busting laughter sessions. Her passion for laughter yoga is unmatched. She became a laughter leader when she was stressed and anxious. In this episode, Natalie will tell us how she discovered laughter, and it has enhanced her life. Also, Natalie wil…
 
When did you last have belly hearty laughter? Many of us have no idea. The good news is you don’t have to wait until you find something funny for you to laugh at. You can laugh without reason. Are you wondering how that is possible? Try these four laughing environments. Solo Laughing: You can laugh over anything. If you are at home handling your ch…
 
Would you consider having laughter yoga on your first date? Emma Jennings tells us how a couple walked into one of her laughter sessions, and she thought they must have been so in love because they had the time of their life during the session. Later, she found out they were on their first date. In this episode, I have Emma joining me on the show. …
 
In this episode, I’d love to talk about yogic breathing. A study shows that adults’ lungs hold about 2-3 litres of air, but we hardly breath out all the air. Yogic breathing seeks to help you improve your breathing and help get rid of the stale air from your lungs. I have met many people who think they need yoga mats and sweatpants during a laughte…
 
Do you know that we are all born with an infinite amount of laughter? Chances are you’ve never looked at it from that angle, and that’s why you need to listen to my guest, Dave Berman. Dave Berman is an internationally recognized laughter expert, coach, consultant, author, and speaker. He is best known for producing laughter demonstration videos ev…
 
Are there moments when you wake up feeling like your energy levels are in the pits and probably wonder how you will navigate the day? Well, the antidote is laughter. Laughing is a great coping mechanism that gets you right into that positive headspace that breeds higher vibration. Do you wonder why they say laughter is the best medicine? This episo…
 
Would you like to be confident and happy? It would be best if you listened to confident Queen Genny. She is a laughing accountant who has made it her mission to be happy and help other people get happy through laughter. Genny’s energy and laughter are infectious. One amazing thing about Genny is the fact that she practices yoga at her workplace. Pe…
 
Do you ever listen to your guts? Many people tend to ignore their gut feelings only to find out later it warns them about something. Your gut is your second brain. My family and I will be moving. Last week, we were on holiday, and we went house hunting. We saw housing that ticked all our checkboxes, but something in our guts was telling us somethin…
 
There is so much joy in laughing together. Suzy Harvey worked as a giggle doctor in children’s hospitals and hosted inclusive, interactive cinema events for people living with dementia. Suzy saw just how much laughter was doing for the patients, and she was envious enough to try it out. When Suzy discovered laughter yoga, it felt like home for her.…
 
This is such a popular episode that resonated with many people. I just wanted to share it again. If you need a good laugh, this episode is for you. Laughter Yoga is such a powerful way of lifting your state. In this episode, Pete Cann records a pre ad post Laughter chat. Listen to the difference in his voice and tonality - All from 10 minutes of La…
 
Do you believe in the undeniable power of laughter yoga? Our guest’s experiences with laughter yoga are evidence enough that laughter can bring miracles. Meet Duncan Cook! He is the laughter yoga and Buster master trainer for laughter yoga international in Canada. His first experience with laughing yoga was when he was going through therapy. The th…
 
Do you know your value? Do you believe in your value? For the past probably three or four years, I've gotten a lot better at knowing my value. As solopreneurs, sometimes we find it so difficult for us to believe in the value of our service; thus, we end up charging less. In this episode, I want to share with you a couple of tips that I've learned a…
 
In this episode, I have Steven Voet joining me on the show. Steven’s love for laughter and the climate is peerless. He vows that he will do everything in his power to make sure he gives back to courses that support the climate and the Lemurs of Madagascar. Steven and I will be having an in-depth conversation around his laughter journey, the power o…
 
Being happy is vital in life. Happiness unlocks so many things in life that we cannot imagine. We always say that happiness is a choice, and it comes from within. None of that is false, but have you ever wondered why you should be happy? In this episode, I’ll be telling you how happiness helps your life. I will give you seven benefits that happines…
 
Creating a work environment filled with happiness should be every employer’s goal. People enjoy working in places where they can show up in their authentic selves. The truth is, if you allow your employees to shine, they will. If you micromanage them, they’ll always want you to micromanage them to get things done. In this episode, our guest will sh…
 
Can you smell the happiness in the air? It is September! The Happiness month. Here in the UK, we get to celebrate the International Week of Happiness at Workplace. That said, the big question remains, what makes you happy? In this episode, I will be sharing 7 practical tips that can help in making you happy. Some of the tips may seem obvious, but w…
 
Happiness in a workplace has many benefits not just for the employees, but for the company too. In this episode, we have Sunny Sandwell joining me on the show to talk about happiness and fun in workplaces. She is the queen of happiness and fun. Sunny is a multi-award-winning director of fun who leads a national team of fun experts to deliver the cl…
 
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