Relax – You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left: Using the Power of Humor to Overcome Stress in Your Life and Work Paperback – February 1, 2008 by Loretta LaRoche (Author)
Loretta LaRoche has been called “the Erma Bombeck of stress reduction”—and in the helpful and hilarious pages of this entertaining book, her enormous talent for finding the funny detail to defuse even the most difficult situation has never been sharper.
Relax—You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left is filled with practical exercises, hilarious anecdotes, and specific advice for coming to terms with today’s ever-increasing stress levels—it’s a remedy for anxiety and a prescription for laughter.
In sections such as “If You Don’t Have to Suffer—Don’t Practice,” “My Mother the CEO,” and “I’m Not Afraid of Heights, Just Widths,” Loretta dismantles our American predilection for taking ourselves too seriously and shows us how to live longer, happier lives using the healing power of the absurd.
From Library Journal
LaRoche is Erma Bombeck with a wellness agenda. A motivational speaker with her own company, The Humor Potential, LaRoche has been featured on PBS and serves on the faculty of Boston’s Mind-Body Institute. Her theme: laughter is important for reducing stress and maintaining a healthy life. In chapters with headings such as “If you don’t have to suffer, don’t practice” and “How to prevent hardening of the attitudes,” LaRoche dispenses practical wisdom laced with laughter and lampoons the human potential movement while subtly delivering its most important messages. Using illustrations from “the committee,” her Italian American extended family, she encourages women to look for the humor in every situation (“look at parts of your life as a sitcom, with you as the star”) and use it to defuse stress. Included are addresses of organizations and a list of resources for “health, healing and humor.” Recommended for popular psychology collections.ALucille M. Boone, San Jose P.L., CA
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Advance praise for Relax–You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left
“If she who laughs lasts, Loretta LaRoche just added ten years to my life. This wise and hilarious book is packed with valuable information on health and well-being from the Erma Bombeck of stress. Join the millions of people who have laughed with Loretta, effortlessly soaking up her wisdom and her wit.”
–Joan Borysenko, author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
“A wonderful gift–a joy to read and to experience.”
–Herbert Benson, M.D., author of The Relaxation Response and Timeless Healing
“Learning to laugh is serious business and Loretta LaRoche’s book is an excellent resource for unenlightened stressed-out people who haven’t yet learned the power of ‘lightening up.’ ”
–Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine and Miracles
“This book is classic Loretta–a combination of very practical stress-reduction strategies peppered with laughter-inducing observations. Although I have been teaching stress reduction for twelve years, I learned a lot as I giggled.”
–Alice D. Domar, Ph.D., director, Mind/Body Center for Women’s Health and author of Healing Mind, Healthy Woman
- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Hay House; Revised ed. edition (February 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401917690
- ISBN-13: 978-1401917692
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #625,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
ByLinda Straubeon July 13, 2015
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Love Loretta’s way of dealing with stress. Highly recommened!!!