I recently did my, ‘Beat Me Up At The Ballgame’ bit. At an event for a women’s shelter. Only AS I was singing that song did I realize: “Hey, perhaps I shouldn’t be doing this here at this show…” But it was too late. But: it was exactly right: The more severe, the more painful and sharp, the more extreme the event, the more was need a sense of humor. We need to be able to (eventually) laugh about what tears us apart. We need to face it, and then–in laughing about it–be able to have control over it. We don’t have to be emotionally attached to the pain. Humor helps us to sever that attachment.
Laughing at those painful events doesn’t mean making fun of victims. It doesn’t mean suggesting that the events weren’t important or painful.
It doesn’t mean anything.
That’s because however YOU personally find a way to use your sense of humor is the right way. For you.
No one else needs to laugh with you. But you you must discover the humor for yourself, and create that buffer of peace.
Join us this Saturday for an all-women’s show at Pt. Marion Eagles, I’ll host the show, which features Nance Marshall and Sally Chopping!
Refreshments and live DJ following the show!
Here’s some new info from my friend Michelle Donovan, of the
Only 5 More Days to RSVP by 10/31!
|You are encouraged to bring someone you think should meet Michelle! Be sure to RSVP for them as well.
|The 29% Solution
Pittburgh Book Launch Event!
Diamond Run Golf Club
132 Laurel Oak Drive
Sewickley, PA 15143
Thursday, November 6, 2008
6:00 - 7:30 pm
How often does a
Pittsburgh author partner with a nationally known expert to create a best seller?
#1 Overall on Amazon
#3 on Wall Street Journal Best Seller’s List
Soundview Executive Book Summaries says it’s “One of the top 30 best business books of the year”
My friend’s CD is now available:
DONNA BAILEY & FRIENDS…….is now on CD Baby!
Click on the link below to read about it and to listen to the clips!
Check it out….I hope you LOVE it!
For booking info call: 724-469-1246
Thanks to Hunter, Fisher, Trapper–and also Heather and everyone at tonight’s PPC Violence Free Network event.
PPC’s slogan, “Prevent, Protect, Change” tonight also meant, “prevent stress; protect yourself from seriousness; and change your perspective”–by using your sense of humor!
Thanks to PPC’s staff and volunteers for the great dinner and cookies, and thanks to a great audience who helped each other to “Get Your SHINE Together!”
Comedy Around the World visits Israel–again. There are so many fascinating things there–and also danger. There was always electricity in the air in Israel. As if anything could happen at any moment. Kind of like a comedy show: the danger of the hecklers lurking in the audience, the bigger danger of what I will say to them. Danger, but also power. The power to turn their comments–into humor.
A week after I bought a great purple dress jacket at the Dizengof Shopping Center in Tel Aviv, a suicide bomber blew up a bus. Right by the sidewalk where I waited for my ride! The news reports said that there was human skin in the form of spit-balls on windows of buildings several blocks away. Nearby was the bus station. A few days after I’d been at that station, someone got stabbed. Onlookers tackled the perpetrator. A few weeks later, Saddam Hussein sent rockets into Tel Aviv.
Great comedy, huh, folks?
That’s the point, though. Eventually there will be comedy. There will be humor surrounding those events. Maybe not the exact events, but some buffer around them, to allow us to process, accept, and move on from the tragedy. The bigger the tragedy, the more important it is for us to be able to see the lighter side. And the more we can lighten our disastrous events, the more we can, “Get Your SHINE Together!”
You might be interesting now, but 50 years from now, you’ll be fascinating. Or something like that. That’s what my friend Jay Speyerer thinks about YOU. Visit him at www.legacyroad.net and sign up for his VERY funny newsletter. Tell him Trina sent you! And that she said, “Get Your SHINE Together!” He will help you, too!
The good thing about the election is that I can see how important it is to say what you mean. And say it quickly, in a concise way, and still be likeable. In short, to “Get Your SHINE Together!”
When one candidate said, “the economy starts from the bottom up,” pundits jumped on that as meaning that poor people are responsible for growing the economy. Or, was he really talking about small business, as opposed to (top) corporate business, building the economy?
We may never know. Because the sound bite only gave us that short comment. That’s the danger of speaking to a varied audience, and to people who don’t understand your particular viewpoint. Not everyone knows your jargon. Not everyone has been exposed to the things in life that have influenced your thinking patterns.
We may not be running for president, but we too need to speak in sound bites. Say what we mean in a concise way, and speak in a universal language that can’t be misunderstood. In effect, we need to, “Get Your SHINE Together!”
This link should work (copy and paste if nothing else works:
Check this link for an interview with Sheryl Roush, our author of “Heart of a Woman in Business.” And read my section on page 117–I’m 5 pages ahead of Sam Walton, so it MUST be good! Let me know if you’d like a copy!
Here’s some info on our book, “Heart of a Woman in Business.” Look for my stories throughout the book. And, look for me on the web at www.TrinaHess.com
This week is the nationally celebrated as National Business Womenâ€™s Week <http://www.bpwusa.org> ,
acknowledging the accomplishments of working women everywhere.
Released September 9th and in honor of this annual celebration, Sheryl Roush <http://www.SherylRoush.com> released the newest book in the Heart Book Series <http://www.HeartBookSeries.com> , Heart of a Woman in Business <http://www.sparklepresentations.com/store_books.asp> , is an inspirational and professional treasury of original short stories, poems and quotations from over 80 contributors. Heart of a Woman in Business is an inspirational collection celebrating working women and their unique contributions to the workplace. This “hereâ€™s how” book combines sisters-sharing-with-sisters insight with guidance, ideas, stories, and “I am doing it, you can too!” encouragement. It is a powerful book written by and for entrepreneurs, executives, professionals, part-timers, free-lancers, retirees, and working mothers. Experts, coaches, speakers, trainers, retirees, share their top tips, secrets and advice in conversational tone. Contributors include: Andrea Glass, Christine Kloser, Darlene M. Fahl-Brittian, Debbie Allen, Debbie Lousberg, Helen Blanchard, Jeanie Callen Barat, Juliet Funt, Linda Salazar, Lynn Pierce, Marcia Reynolds, Sharon Wilson, ”Dr. Zonnya” Laferney, and…Trina Hess!
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