Team Giggle On is baaaaaaack!
Join me on Sunday, October 27, 2013 and get your Giggle On for the Mental Health Association of Delaware!
My mission is laughter and laughter ALWAYS finds a way!
By the way, today, October 10, 2013, is World Mental Health Day, and it is the perfect time to raise awareness about mental health.
Why I Support MHA’s E-Racing the Blues event
I support the MHA because I believe in the importance of raising awareness about depression, mental illness and suicide. Every life matters. Everyone deserves the chance to live and to live well.
I am also very thankful for the opportunity to attend a recent ASIST suicide prevention training provided by the MHA. Within 48 hours of the training, I was using what I learned on a Skype call with someone in need of help. Thanks MHA, specifically: Laurie, Ali, Jennifer, Emily, Jim & Roberta!
I understand the important exercise plays in mental health from my own personal experience and from medical research. Walking, running, swimming, weight lifting, yoga and laughter have a real and significant positive impact on mood.
- How many times have you felt better after a great workout?
- How does your mood change with or without exercise?
- Are you looking for ways to boost your endorphins and lower your cortisol naturally?
- Want more energy? Better sleep?
I am also very thankful to the MHA for for the opportunity to attend a recent ASIST suicide prevention training class. Within 48 hours of the training, I was using what I learned on a Skype call with someone in need of help. Thanks MHA, specifically: Laurie, Ali, Jennifer, Emily, Jim & Roberta!
Get your Exercise On!
Reference: Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity, Mayo Clinic
Let’s show Wilmington how Team Giggle On rocks the E-Racing the Blues event!
Register for the Team
Click right here to be redirected to our team sign up page.
So, get to clickin’ and register!
If you are unable to participate in the 5K walk/run or the 10K, but would like to make a donation to support the Mental Health Association, please click here and unload the contents of your bank account. *giggle* We appreciate anything you can do!
Date & Time
This year I’ll be leading the 5K Laughter Warm-Up at 9:00 am. You read that right: I will be conducting a 10-minute laughter warm-up session that will prepare 5K participants’ bodies and minds for the race while teaching them how to laugh unconditionally in order to improve their mental, physical and emotional health.
Team Giggle On 2013 will hit Dravo Plaza on the Wilmington Riverfront this October 27th at 8:30 am and WE NEED YOU to make this event memorable whether you run/walk or not! Come out and help me show the participants how to warm up by getting their Giggle On!
We need YOU to help E-Race the Blues!
This year’s team is dedicated to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide especially all my SOS friends (SOS is an acronym for Survivor of Suicide), people like Kelli, Jayla, Annie, Shawn, Dawn, Patti, Kim, Erica, Dempsey and especially friends and family of the Two Jims, James Karl Thompson & Jim Ed Sims.
Directions to Dravo Plaza in Wilmington, DE
Dravo Plaza is near Frawley Stadium where the Blue Rocks play. Get directions here.
In previous years, we wore silly hats and clown noses to rev up the fun and playfulness. If you have gear from prior years, by all means wear it, but don’t feel compelled. We’ll love you, take you and laugh with you no matter what you wear. Just PLEASE make sure you come clothed. Nobody but your momma wants to see your birthday suit. Capiche?