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Episode 23: Interview with Drew Tarvin

Are we there yet? I have to go to the bathroom! I’m hungry! Yes, I’ve been on enough road trips with my kids to know that they’re not as fun as you imagine before the trip begins. But that’s because I travelled with them and NOT Drew Tarvin! Drew’s a comedian, speaker, author, entrepreneur and spent a year traveling to ALL 50 states and sharing a laugh with the residents there. On this week’s episode, he shares a little about his travels and how you can curate the comedy in your own life...

Duration: 00:39:29

Episode 22: Interview with Gina Barecca

“If you lean in, will men just look down your blouse?” is the new book and this week on Laughbox we discuss that and a lifetime of laughter with Dr. Gina Barreca! What an honor it was for me to spend some time talking to someone who isn’t afraid to tackle the tough issues and is able to get people to listen because of her smart humor. You’re not going to want to miss this episode! More on Gina… Dr. Gina Barreca has appeared on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, the BBC, NPR and Oprah to discuss...

Duration: 00:43:05

Episode 21: Interview with JulieAnn Sullivan

A funny CPA? It could be an oxymoron or it could be Julie Ann Sullivan…or both? This week I had the pleasure of talking with Julie Ann about her work in helping people practice gratitude and live healthier, more fulfilled lives. We laughed a lot and I learned a lot. I think you’ll get some strategies you can put into practice right away. More on Julie Ann… Julie Ann Sullivan speaks from experience. Many people consider her “a revolutionary.” She does not shy away from that title! She...

Duration: 00:43:22

Episode 19: Interview with Barb Grapstein

You’ve seen her. You’ve probably received a card or phone call from her. She’s smart, she’s funny and, yes, she used to be a hair model…she’s Barbara Grapstein! Yes, this week I get to talk to Barbara Grapstein. Barbara shares her own humor story and how it spurred an international quest to make a difference through her non-profit organization, Healing Headbands. Take a listen and find out how Barbara is making a difference at home and abroad through laughter and art! More on...

Duration: 00:33:13

Episode 18: Interview with Linda MacNeal

She’s worked for the circus, she’s an accomplished gymnast, she knows Japanese, she’s run a successful computer training company, she’s a FSP (Former Serious Person)….she’s Linda MacNeal! This week on Laughbox I got to have a conversation with a dear friend and colleague, Linda MacNeal. Seriously, there’s not much she hasn’t done and she shares IT ALL with us and also how she came to use humor in all aspects of her life. Tune in and turn up the volume for this interview with an amazing...

Duration: 00:40:15

Episode 17: Interview with Pam Wener

Did you hear about the stand-up comedian from Canada? It’s no joke…she’s on this episode of Laughbox! Sit back, plug in and listen as we talk to Pam Wener. A Laughter Leader and longtime member of AATH, Pam decided a few years ago to try her hand at stand-up comedy. In this interview, she shares what she does, how she does it and how she’s working to make a difference for those around her. Connect with Pam on Facebook here:

Duration: 00:35:58

Episode 16: Interview with Ann Zuccardy

Who knows how to hula hoop and also has survived a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)? Ann Zuccardy THAT’S WHO! Ann shares her story on this week’s episode on how she became an “accidental neuroscientist” as she looked for answers on how to deal with the issues that arose after she slipped in the tub, busted her noggin’, and started having some issues. She’s fun, funny and has never taken a bad picture in her life – you won’t want to miss this episode! Listen in and put some new tools in your...

Duration: 00:38:59

Episode 15: Interview with Amy Oestreicher

Look out…up ahead…A DETOUR! This week, on Laughbox, I have the great pleasure of talking with Amy Oestreicher. She’s funny, she’s talented, and she knows about the detours in life. She shares her story and how she’s learned to shift mindset and be more resilient. I think you’ll enjoy the interview…she’s VERY high energy! A little more on Amy… Amy Oestreicher is a PTSD peer-to-peer specialist, artist, author, writer for The Huffington Post, speaker for TEDx and RAINN, health advocate,...

Duration: 00:34:45

Episode 14: Interview with Nick Mosca

You don’t need to burn incense and meditate to be practice mindfulness…you just need a focus to calm all the crap being flung around in your head! On this week’s Laughbox, I get to interview mindfulness expert, Nick Mosca, as he shares simple strategies to decrease your stress and live with more mindfulness. Drawing on over ten years of experience as an educator, Nick Mosca empowers people to align mindfulness practices with their interests, reduce stress, and reclaim their lives. Nick...

Duration: 00:30:28

Episode 11: Interview with Heidi Hanna

Knock knock! Who’s there? Heidi Hanna! And that’s no joke! What a great experience it was to get to share some of Heidi Hanna’s brain this week on Laughbox. I say some because she’s so smart I don’t think I could handle the full Hanna. Heidi shares what’s going on in your brain when you’re stressed and what you can do to calm the monkey on this week’s Laughbox episode. She also shares about her upcoming Global Stress Summit and how you can be a part of this incredible event. Take a listen...

Duration: 00:54:15

Episode 10: Interview with Frank Chindamo

What do you get when you cross a tech savvy entrepreneur with a person that wants to make a difference for others? FRANK CHINDAMO! In this episode of Laughbox, Frank shares about his humor roots and how LaughMD got started and where they want to go. Take a listen in as Frank makes me laugh a LOT!More on Frank… More on Frank… Frank created Fun Little Movies in 2003, the first U.S. company to produce comedic films for mobile phones worldwide, and launched the still-running top-deck channel...

Duration: 00:31:33

Episode 9: Interview with Dr. Steve Sultanoff

Mirthologist and psychologist, Dr. Steve Sultanoff, is the founder of Humor Matters. He also is the Past-President of AATH and also the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. In this episode of Laughbox, he shares his personal strategies for incorporating more humor into your life and how he used humor strategically as a psychotherapist with his patients. You’ll get some real strategies you can use right away in this episode! Grab a pen, paper and be prepared! Steve’s website is FULL...

Duration: 00:43:01

Episode 8: Interview with Roberta Gold

Roberta Gold Humor DOES Rock! This week I got to talk with longtime AATH member and humor advocate, Roberta Gold, RTC. Roberta Gold is a Recreation Therapist and a Humor Therapist who founded Laughter for the Health of it in 1985 with one mission: To empower everyone to have a more positive outlook by seeing the humor instead of the horror in our world. In this episode, she shares her new book and new venture, “Laughter Rocks!”, aimed at bringing positivity into the educational...

Duration: 00:33:33

Episode 7: Interview with Ed Dunkelblau

This week on Laughbox we talk to Dr. Ed Dunelblau, Past President of AATH and Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Ed shares very candidly about strategies he used to cope recently with his own bout with cancer. Listen in. You’ll laugh and learn some things to make a positive impact for yourself and others. More on Ed… Dr. Dunkelblau is a licensed clinical psychologist and nationally known speaker on the topics of social-emotional intelligence, humor, and health. Dr. Dunkelblau has two...

Duration: 00:37:01

Episode 6: Interview with Allen Klein

Allen Klein!? Yes! This week I got to talk the THE Allen Klein, CSP and AATH Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. Allen is (what I consider) a humor pioneer. His classic book, The Healing Power of Humor, has been a staple for anyone interested in humor as a study for the past 30 years. It was that book and Allen himself, that first brought me to AATH. In this episode we talk about how Allen first got interested in humor and how his application of humor has evolved over the years. We share...

Duration: 00:33:12

Episode 5: Interview with Eileen Kaplan

In today’s episode, I have a wonderful conversation with Women’s Health Advocate, Breast Cancer Survivor and author, Eileen Kaplan.

Duration: 00:29:29

Episode 4: Interview with Steve Wilson

This week on Laughbox we talk to “Cheerman to the Bored” himself, Steve Wilson! Steve is a psychologist, self-proclaimed Joyologist, and a Lifetime Achievement Award Winner with AATH. In this episode of Laughbox, he shares his own humor journey and how he started the laughter movement in the United States. You won’t want to miss this episode with this iconic humor professional. More information on Steve and his work can be found at

Duration: 00:44:05