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Loretta LaRoche        

Author, Humorist, Stress Expert & TV Personality

Loretta LaRoche has helped people deal with everyday stress for over thirty years. With irreverent humor and an innate sense of the absurd, she helps people see how needlessly complex and stressful our lives can become. Her wit, wisdom and humor is a common-sense view of life that leaves audiences inspired, motivated and roaring with laughter. An often irreverent, always hilarious keynote speaker and lecturer, she helps people discover how thoughts, feelings and behaviors can affect work performance, relationships, success and self-worth. LaRoche shows how humor can benefit the health of an organization and its employees, and improve productivity in the workplace.

An international consultant and lecturer in the field of stress management, LaRoche is widely known as star of five Emmy Award-winning specials on PBS, with 80 specials in total. She has appeared as a guest-expert on CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC networks.

Through hilarious anecdotes and practical exercises, her best-selling book Relax - You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left, introduces the power of humor to overcome stress in everyday life. She has written six books, with her newest one titled Kick Up Heels Before Your Too Short To Wear Them.

LaRoche is founder and president of The Humor Potential, Inc, a company offering programs and products for life style management. Her special brand of optimistic psychology has an incontestable positive effect on the health of all that are exposed to her.

Every year, LaRoche conducts over 150 lectures, seminars and training workshops, for healthcare professionals, hospitals, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Clients include NASA, FAA, IRS, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MD Anderson Medical Center, IBM, Hewlett Packard and Dun & Bradstreet. At the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, she teams up with Joan Borysenko, mind/body scientist, clinician and teacher for a series of weekend conferences for women.

An adjunct faculty member at The Mind/Body Medical Institute of Boston, affiliated with Beth Israel and Harvard Medical School, she is a contributing writer to The Wellness Book by Dr. Herbert Benson, Mind/Body Medical Institute. She has been published in many magazines and newspapers, including USA Today, The Boston Globe, First, Woman's Day and Self. Her weekly column, “Get a Life,” is published every Monday in The Patriot Ledger's Lifestyle section.

Speech Topics

Whine, Women and Song: The Wit and Wisdom of Womanhood

Parenting With Humor

Life is Short! -Wear Your Party Pants

Loretta brings her one-of-a-kind perspective for living an optimistic and resilient life in these challenging times.

Life Is Not A Stress Rehearsal

Teaches you how to bring yesterday's sane wisdom into today's insane world so we can slow down, smell the roses, and learn to laugh at ourselves again.

Love, Laughter and Lasagna: A Recipe for a Positive Outlook

Sick of being a 'Human Doing?' Savor ways to elicit the past to reframe the present into a simpler lifestyle that honors families, friends, a sense of community and yourself.

Parenting With Humor (Is It Possible?) 'Sit down, stop it, clean your room, don't use my good scissors!' Sound familiar? Can we raise a responsible human being using optimism, joy and good humor without resorting to awfulizing and catastrophizing? Explore the possibilities of having a family that laughs and supports each other

Whine, Women and Song (The Wit and Wisdom of Womanhood)

'We are women hear us roar!' Is it possible to climb the corporate ladder, pick up toys, be a domestic goddess and not lose your mind! Discover the fun in the feminine as we share the wit and wisdom of being a woman.

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How to Prevent Hardening of the Attitude (Reducing Stress in the Workplace)

Our work literally takes up most of our lives. Therefore, it would make sense for us to choose to enjoy it. Find out how to look forward to Monday instead of enduring until Friday! Discover how thoughts, feelings and behaviors can affect work performance, relationships, success and our own self-worth.

The Joy of Stress (Finding the Bless in the Mess)

Join Loretta in discovering that 'stressed spelled backwards is desserts'. Explore the possibilities that can help us use stress as an ally rather than the enemy. Learn to become more resilient, creative and joyful.

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