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“What I know for sure? That love and laughter might not cure what ails you but they sure will go a long way to getting you through those tough moments. That a deep belly laugh will almost always make you feel better. That sharing laughter connects us and that to love and be loved is all that really matters.” Each week, an eclectic lineup of compelling guests join Maia for heartfelt and sometimes hilarious conversations of love, laughter and life.

Morning Moments With Maia Morning Moments With Maia

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“What I know for sure? That love and laughter might not cure what ails you but they sure will go a long way to getting you through those tough moments. That a deep belly laugh will almost always make you feel better. That sharing laughter connects us and that to love and be loved is all that really matters.” Each week, an eclectic lineup of compelling guests join Maia for heartfelt and sometimes hilarious conversations of love, laughter and life.

    Acting in Forgiveness with Greg Hunter

    Acting in Forgiveness with Greg Hunter

    Maia Aziz, Social Worker (PSW) and Certified Humor Professional (CHP) writes and speaks on living a life of love and laughter.  Assistant Administrative Chief of Allied Health Services at the Montreal Children's Hospital, contributing writer to The Positive Psychology People and active member of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Maia spends her Sunday mornings sharing 3 of her favorite things with someone who is out there pushing the positive- a fresh cup of coffee, a heartfelt conversation and some spontaneous laughter. These are conversations about love, laughter, leadership and well, life! 

    http://www.withloveandlaughter.ca/

    A former national track champion, Greg Hunter spent over 25 on the front lines of healthcare, before co-founding ManageUP, a fully-integrated solution to healthcare administration. Manage Up offers a platform for effective performance and organizational culture management and was born from the recognition that healthcare administrators challenges related to performance management issues were having an adverse impact on the very cultures they were trying to improve.

    www.manageupprm.com

    • 51 min
    Laughter, the Ultimate Stress Buster with Sylvie Dagenais-Douville

    Laughter, the Ultimate Stress Buster with Sylvie Dagenais-Douville

    Maia Aziz, Social Worker (PSW) and Certified Humor Professional (CHP) writes and speaks on living a life of love and laughter.  Assistant Administrative Chief of Allied Health Services at the Montreal Children's Hospital, contributing writer to The Positive Psychology People and active member of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Maia spends her Sunday mornings sharing 3 of her favorite things with someone who is out there pushing the positive- a fresh cup of coffee, a heartfelt conversation and some spontaneous laughter. These are conversations about love, laughter, leadership and well, life! 

    http://www.withloveandlaughter.ca/

    Sylvie Dagenais-Douville is a published author, public speaker and the founder and owner of the Laughing Institute. Trained by Doctor Madan Kataria, and with a background in gerontology and visual arts, Sylvie is a professional laughter yoga leader who has been promoting laughter as a proven method to help cope with stress and anxiety and to live a healthier and more positive lifestyle. 

    www.institutdurire.com

    • 48 min
    The Jokes on Me:Dorothy Rosby on Self-Deprecating Humor

    The Jokes on Me:Dorothy Rosby on Self-Deprecating Humor

    Maia Aziz, Social Worker (PSW) and Certified Humor Professional (CHP) writes and speaks on living a life of love and laughter.  Assistant Administrative Chief of Allied Health Services at the Montreal Children's Hospital, contributing writer to The Positive Psychology People and active member of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Maia spends her Sunday mornings sharing 3 of her favorite things with someone who is out there pushing the positive- a fresh cup of coffee, a heartfelt conversation and some spontaneous laughter. These are conversations about love, laughter, leadership and well, life! 

    http://www.withloveandlaughter.ca/

    Dorothy Rosby is a syndicated humor columnist whose work appears in newspapers in eleven Western and Midwestern states. She was the 2015 first-place winner in the National Federation of Press Women contest—Humor Column category and a finalist for the 2015 Robert Benchley Award for Humor Writing. Dorothy is the author of two humor books: I Used to Think I Was Not that Bad and Then I go to Know Me Better and I Didn’t Know You Could Make Birthday Cake from Scratch, Parenting Blunders from Cradle to Empty Nest. 

    www.dorothyrosby.com

    • 48 min
    It Sure is Dark in Here; Dark Humor with Alfredo Sarli

    It Sure is Dark in Here; Dark Humor with Alfredo Sarli

    Maia Aziz, Social Worker (PSW) and Certified Humor Professional (CHP) writes and speaks on living a life of love and laughter.  Assistant Administrative Chief of Allied Health Services at the Montreal Children's Hospital, contributing writer to The Positive Psychology People and active member of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Maia spends her Sunday mornings sharing 3 of her favorite things with someone who is out there pushing the positive- a fresh cup of coffee, a heartfelt conversation and some spontaneous laughter. These are conversations about love, laughter, leadership and well, life! 

    http://www.withloveandlaughter.ca/

    Fred Sarli is a mechanical engineer and non-practising agnostic who has been working in the pulp and paper industry for over 25 years; he is currently Technical Sales Manager for a multinational German engineering firm that manufactures paper machines (and pioneer for the first such machine back in 1857). Fred’s hobbies are mainly in the arts including historic bouts with musical theatre, choral singing, ballroom dance, playing piano, playing and recording with local bands, worked as dance instructor at a swing dance school cofounded with his sister and organizing swing dance nights. His current love affair is with the ukulele.

    • 58 min
    Connecting Through Delight with Kathy Laurenhue

    Connecting Through Delight with Kathy Laurenhue

    Maia Aziz, Social Worker (PSW) and Certified Humor Professional (CHP) writes and speaks on living a life of love and laughter.  Assistant Administrative Chief of Allied Health Services at the Montreal Children's Hospital, contributing writer to The Positive Psychology People and active member of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Maia spends her Sunday mornings sharing 3 of her favorite things with someone who is out there pushing the positive- a fresh cup of coffee, a heartfelt conversation and some spontaneous laughter. These are conversations about love, laughter, leadership and well, life! 

    http://www.withloveandlaughter.ca/

    Kathy Laurenhue is the CEO of Wiser Now, Inc. a multi-media publishing and staff development company focused on wellbeing in aging. Wiser Now provides online courses, webinars and other consulting services to a variety of clients in the U.S. and Australia. Kathy is also the author of four books, including her latest, Creating Delight – Connecting Gratitude, Humor, and Play, which essentially sums up her life and work goals.

    www.CreatingDelight.com

    www.WiserNow.com

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/creatingdelight/

     

    • 58 min
    It's Playtime!; The Neuroscience of Humor and Play with Mary Kay Morrison

    It's Playtime!; The Neuroscience of Humor and Play with Mary Kay Morrison

    Maia Aziz, Social Worker (PSW) and Certified Humor Professional (CHP) writes and speaks on living a life of love and laughter.  Assistant Administrative Chief of Allied Health Services at the Montreal Children's Hospital, contributing writer to The Positive Psychology People and active member of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, Maia spends her Sunday mornings sharing 3 of her favorite things with someone who is out there pushing the positive- a fresh cup of coffee, a heartfelt conversation and some spontaneous laughter. These are conversations about love, laughter, leadership and well, life! 

    http://www.withloveandlaughter.ca/

    Mary Kay Morrison is an educator, author and speaker whose work includes integrating what we know about applying cognitive research on emotions to learning. She is founder and director of Humor Quest and currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH).  Mary Kay is the 2016 AATH Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and volunteers for the international AATH Humor Academy graduate study and certificate program.  Mary Kay is a Diplomat with the American Institute of Stress (AIS) and the author of Using Humor to Maximize Learning; Exploring Links between Positive Emotions and Education I and Using Humor to Maximize Living.

    http://www.questforhumor.com/

    Ways to Play Every Day

    article on the Benefits of Humor

     

    • 52 min

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