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This is the cheapest way to take care of yourself 


I double-doggy dare you to explode into childish laughter the next time you felt like crap. I mean literally “BAHAHAHAHAHA” in your cubicle at 3:03 p.m., when you cancel your mani-pedi appointment because your boss throws another assignment on your desk. 

And no, I’m not crazy. In fact,  that’s what I encouraged at least 900 people to do on Twitter the other night. 

This is what happens when you're inspired by a workshop called Humor, Healing & Self-Care for the Activist. Led by comedienne Karen Williams as part of her HaHa Institute tour, I committed to "lmfao" more often. 

At the first annual Black Women Rise Conference, Williams explained the bread and butter of her comedy career: depression and pain. Except instead of getting stuck, she cracked some jokes and echoed some "oms." 

She saw the light and basically used laughter to get her life together. 

Hilarious. Genius. All-a-dat. 

She says adults got it bad. We laugh less. Think more. And place too much emphasis on things and money but never enough emphasis on time.

Read my twitter rant on the best (and cheapest) self-care practice known to (wo)man.


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