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Judy Croon is Canada’s Keynote Humorist, Tedx motivational speaker, comedian and stand-up coach at Second City. She has worked with many celebrities including; John Cleese, Jon Stewart, and Joan Rivers.

Her specials have appeared on NBC, CBS, CTV and The Comedy Network.
She is a co-author of ‘From the Stage to the Page: Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies!”

Judy draws from her standup performance and coaching experience to entertain, inform and inspire in her dynamic keynotes and workshops entitled, ‘Relieving Work Related Stress with Humour’.

Judy is the creator/host of ‘Laughlines’ and ‘Stand Up For The Girls’ which have both helped raise over $650,000 for breast cancer research.

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Judy Croon is Canada’s Keynote Humorist, Tedx motivational speaker, comedian and stand-up coach at Second City. She has worked with many celebrities including; John Cleese, Jon Stewart, and Joan Rivers.

Her specials have appeared on NBC, CBS, CTV and The Comedy Network.
She is a co-author of ‘From the Stage to the Page: Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies!”

Judy draws from her standup performance and coaching experience to entertain, inform and inspire in her dynamic keynotes and workshops entitled, ‘Relieving Work Related Stress with Humour’.

Judy is the creator/host of ‘Laughlines’ and ‘Stand Up For The Girls’ which have both helped raise over $650,000 for breast cancer research.

    9 months - 9 resolutions Covid Continues

    9 months - 9 resolutions Covid Continues

    9 Months 9 Resolutions – Covid Continues

    At the beginning of this year, I committed to making 12 resolutions – one per month- rather than one big, ominous resolution for the whole year. So far, so good. I have been slowly checking little things off my big list, even when a global pandemic called Coronavirus reared its ugly head earlier this year.
    But that’s not the story.

    This month I was looking for something inspirational…something comforting in this time of unknowing.

    I found it in the form of 60’s music! I watched some incredible documentaries that made me feel great. These films feature music that helped me forget about Coronavirus -albeit temporarily.

    The list is endless… Once Were Brothers (Robbie Robertson and The Band), The Last Waltz (directed by Martin Scorsese and hailed as one of the greatest documentary concert films ever), David Crosby: Remember My Name, Echo in the Canyon ( a documentary about the ‘California sound’ featuring The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, The Mamas and Papas) just to name a few.

    I asked myself why I was suddenly craving this genre of music.

    It was….comforting. The lyrics, the music, the collaboration, the comradery – the ‘hippiness’ of it all.
    It seemed like a simpler time. A kinder and gentler moment in history.
    But was it really? The Vietnam War, The Civil Rights protests, the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the Cuban Missile Crisis, etc. etc.
    It wasn’t a kinder and gentler time, at all.
    If anything, it was uglier and more violent.

    Perhaps, underneath the trampled protest signs, bullets and bloodshed were the seeds of peace, love, forgiveness and creativity. Catalysts at the crossroads of folk and rock.

    If they could create then, we can certainly create now.

    As Bob Dylan once said, “Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.”

    These are definitely challenging times. Many of us feel helpless. Some of us will write, sing, dance or even tell jokes! Because, that’s what we do. That’s how we cope.
    At the very least, it will comfort us in the minute and, who knows? We just might create something beautiful.

    Rock on. Be safe.

    xo

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    10 months 10 resolutions - Surviving COVID19

    10 months 10 resolutions - Surviving COVID19

    10 months 10 resolutions - Surviving COVID19

    I decided at the beginning of 2020 that I was going to make 12 smaller resolutions – one per month- rather than one resolution for the whole year.

    I started off the year with a small goal. I was going to watch less CNN. I know. Reach for the stars, Judy.

    Then COVID 19 hit.

    Lately, I’ve been watching so much CNN, Wolf Blitzer should have me on as an expert guest.

    Like many, I was in shock. The self-quarantining didn’t help.

    Everything I tried to do, I felt like I was in a spacesuit.
    Daily life seemed heavy and cumbersome.
    Being asked to do nothing was like being asked to do everything.
    Where to start? How to start? Did it really matter?

    Slowly, the confusion started to clear.
    Like Sandra Bullock in Gravity, I found a manual.
    Everyone’s manual is different. Here’s what’s working for me – so far. Ask me in ten minutes.

    Step 1 Give Yourself a Break

    Be patient to yourself. Be kind. Our minds have funny ways of turning on us.
    You know you’ve got demons when American Horror Story starts contacting YOU for script ideas.
    Don’t beat yourself up in this process.
    As Drag Race’s Rupaul says; “If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”

    Step 2 Find Your Routine

    This situation ISN’T normal so stop trying to do everything like you used to.
    Take a look at your old routine and figure out what works NOW.
    Put the rest in the co-pilot seat.
    Consider ADDING something to your new routine.
    Pull up a You Tube Video and learn a new recipe or a new language or heck, pull up a Bob Ross video. Who doesn’t love Bob Ross??? Omg, is painting this easy? Could this be my new profession??? Not. Those happy little trees are happier without me.

    Step 3 Exercise

    Beg your dog to go on yet another walk with you. Give thanks for all those happy little trees.

    Step 4 Laugh- a lot- and don’t hoard toilet paper

    Find something that makes you pee your pants laughing. May I suggest Episode 5, Season 2 of ‘Barry’ on HBO. That’s all I’m going to say.

    Speaking of peeing your pants, don’t hoard toilet paper.
    Have you ever watched Survivor, Alone or Naked and Afraid?
    Does anyone EVER bring toilet paper to the island as their luxury item?
    If they did, they should get their tiki torch put out.
    Don’t be a loser.

    Step 5 – Reach out

    In a time of social isolation, this seems contradictory.
    Practice doing one thing for someone else every day.
    Phone, write a short email, or make a small online donation to one of the many non- profit organizations. If you live in Toronto, may I suggest City Street Outreach?
    One year from today, it will change who you are. If it doesn’t, it will make a small or big change for someone else.

    Hang in there, Earthlings.
    Our blue marble needs a break.
    With the help of our true heroes – doctors, nurses, police officers, fire fighters, cashiers and SO many more – we will get through this and get another crack at getting our mission right.

    We owe it to those who, sadly, will lose their lives to this virus.
    xo

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    The Productivity Project

    The Productivity Project

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    Welcome to my monthly 5 minute Shelf Help Podcast Review.
    This month, I'm reviewing an awesome book called The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey.

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    Speaking Of Dogs Fundraiser

    Speaking Of Dogs Fundraiser

    http://wwwSpeakingOfDogs.com is an amazing organization for dogs that need to be fostered or adopted. They are based out of Toronto. They are having a big fundraiser Sat. March 5th.
    Check them out!
    http://www.SpeakingofDogs.com for tickets.

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    Psychic Nikki- 2016 Celebrity Predictions

    Psychic Nikki- 2016 Celebrity Predictions

    Nikki is known all over the world. Some of her clients include well-known movie stars, politicians, people from the sports world and business world, as well as the world of entertainment.
    Nikki's famous clients include Shirley MacLaine, Cher, Rod Stewart, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise and many others.
    Check out Nikki's predictions for 2016 at http://www.PsychicNikki.com
    She can be reached at 416 961-7976
    Nikki's next live performance will be in St. Catharines at The Showtime Comedy Bar Jan 28th. For tickets go to http://www.showtimecomedy.com

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    Judy interviews 'How Can We Make Manufacturing Sexy' author Karin Lindner

    Judy interviews 'How Can We Make Manufacturing Sexy' author Karin Lindner

    Judy interviews Karin Lindner- author of 'How Can We Make Manufacturing Sexy'.

    Karin is the founder and owner of Karico Performance Solutions. She has found her calling and her true passion in helping individuals and manufacturing companies to become the best they can be.
    An author, corporate coach and reputed keynote speaker, Karin enjoys working with leadership teams to increase their personal and organizational effectiveness by fully engaging the energy, talent and intelligence of the workforce.
    With more than 25 years of international corporate experience, Karin has acquired the knowledge and developed the tools to make a positive impact on her clients’ lives.
    Karin is a passionate promoter of the manufacturing industry. She is determined to help people discover the sexiness of the manufacturing industry – an industry that is critical to the wealth and prosperity of any country.
    Karin can be reached at http://www.karicosolutions.com/keynotes/
    647-401-5274

    • 11 min

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