Lighten the Load-A Humour Attitude Works!

If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don’t want to go there.

~ Martin Luther

It takes a community to raise consciousness. In this time of wondering, worrying, wandering, and warrioring for a new sensibility about home and place in challenging times, we can use, quiet spaces to take a breather – little refuges from the intense winds of calamity, where we ponder more reflective questions.

Questions like: ”What could possibly bring a smile to my lips?” 

The ability to smile holds the key to healing humour, this is key to healing humour, the kind of humour attitude Susan has dedicated herself to archiving, cultivating, elevating, and instilling in herself and all those she comes into contact with. A humour attitude can include multiple sorts: of humour: Exaggeration, irony, verbal, visual, auditory, physical, healing, you-had-to-be-there, and magic? Which does she prefer? Those who know her, know her response – “All of them please, all of them, from a subtle smile to a belly laugh – that-brings-tears-to-my eyes-and a snort-to-my-nose!!”

Who is Susan Sneath? (aka the Halloween Lemur)

As you know by now, Susan Sneath is really very quiet and subdued…when she sleeps! When she’s awake she takes the business of humour very seriously – she loves to laugh.  A Healing Humour Attitude is the kind she devotes herself to, because it helps us all remember that life is never quite as serious as we might suppose and yet more precious than we ever dare take for granted for an instant.

Points covered in this episode – seriously!

How putting a humor attitude to work in our lives can mean to…

1 – Be open-minded, playful, and/or to create an atmosphere that brings a smile to your lips and releases tension
2 – Make someone’s day
3 – Be a productive, resourceful leader, present for yourself and others
4 – Proactively choose your attitude and style of communication

As the saying goes: “Remember If you can find humour in anything, you can survive it.”


The Change Zone
The Change Zone
Susan Sneath and Gail McDonald had been facilitating in-person workshops for the same employment search service for organizations for close to 10 years prior to being locked down due to the pandemic. With workshops at a standstill, the obvious alternative was to go online. Gail proposed the idea to the coordinator of the employment search service and they jumped on board! The idea was a success with full ZOOM classes and the need for other facilitators to deliver virtual workshops was obvious. Susan’s hand shot up to volunteer for the challenge and once again we were in a training situation together, only this time it was for a virtual environment. Our ability to entertain while educating was obvious. The synergy was natural and it was obvious that Gail considered inviting Susan to join her in a podcast adventure Gail named “coaches unplugged.” Hours were spent on ZOOM, talking, joking, laughing, and recording. It was during that time that Bold Brave TV reached out to Gail on LinkedIn as a result of an audio interview and video Gail had recorded months earlier to ask if she’d like to have a talk show! After debating for a couple of days considering whether to respond or not, the decision was made to “do the research and discover how authentic this offer really was.” During the conversation with the marketing director, Gail indicated she had a partner and they were working on a podcast together and were a package deal. He said that was cool and the rest is history!! And as Paul Harvey said – And now you know the rest of the story! We said YES to what’s next – and here we are!!

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  1. The humor is cathartic. We could say that it is a way of saying what cannot be said by lightening it with laughter.
    Humor is first of all freedom: so it is first of all having the courage to highlight one’s own and social contradictions without hypocrisy.
    If it is put in place to free from the excessive weight that we give to the mask of exteriority, to the concept of normality and it is put into being to learn to play with one’s own and others’ limits to go beyond, to stop sometime always taking oneself too seriously, especially on the workplace, it is not a mask, there is never malice, but liberation.
    Those who criticize humor and see malice where there is genuine hilarity are in the disguised service of their own ego or the still too bloated social ego to be able to reflect and accept the joke of a bona fide brat who tries just to point out that breaking the chains of excessive seriousness is not a lack of respect but a liberating act.