Michael Bork | Keynote Speaker & Workplace Happiness Expert

The (Balloon) Dog Whisperer

Have you ever considered the life of a balloon dog? Or balloon animals as a species? Probably not, But I do. A lot. Don’t judge me. I first learned balloon art from a Klutz book in 2000. I figured it would be a useful skill in my new Parks and Recreation career. And it certainly…

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Laughter & Profitability: Ha-Ha’s, Happiness, and Organizational Success

Simple Things Like most things, happiness is a pretty simple concept when you stop to think about it. Happy = Good. Unhappy = Bad. How do we influence our environment to be more happy than unhappy, while still being realistic about living in a conflict-filled, stress-creating, and negativity-mongering modern world? Because we all want to be happy, right? RIGHT?…

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Breaking the Bad – Deconstructing Happiness

Deconstructing happiness…sounds dangerous and full of risk, doesn’t it? When we deconstruct something, there is always the risk of discovering something we did not want to see, or even the risk of being unable to reassemble what we have taken apart. So why would we want to deconstruct happiness? Simple. Like Fraulein Maria sings in…

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3D: A Better Way to Laugh?

Everything these days is “new and improved,” or “reimagined,” so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon as well. Today’s article is about learning how to laugh better, and why you should laugh this way (even if you already laugh a lot!) “But Mike, I laugh ALL the time!” or “I don’t need no stinkin’…

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Laughtership 101 – What is Laughter Yoga?

I hate saying it this way, as it sounds very new-age, but I “found” Laughter Yoga very much by serendipity. My backstory and history are as tragic as anyone else’s, and that story will unfold here at some point because it is germane to my overall story. But my discovery was a result of research…

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The Dualities of Stress Management: Eustress and Distress

Stress management is defined many ways by many people with much more education than I. However, being a human being, I do consider myself to be a subject matter expert on stress; since we all experience varying levels of stress every single day of our lives. One of life’s great truths is that we will…

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Laughtership.net is live with laughter!

When I made the change from Mr. Mirth’s Laughter & Leadership Services to Laughtership LLC, I originally just redirected my new laughtership.net domain to the old Mr. Mirth site. My original site was one I had built myself through much trial and error, and it was a bit clunky. But thanks to Coaches on Fire…

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