1. What is the last thing that made you laugh out loud?
The unexpected wit of Stanley Unwin (ask youtube and see for yourself.)
2. What is your favorite anecdote?
It’s easy for me to get distracted with mundane stuff when I get in a creative space. I have frequently tried to brush my teeth with shaving cream. Tried to take an airplane once 24 hours ahead of schedule.
3. What book changed your life?
Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda.
4. What books do you have on your bedside table?
No books anymore: it’s called an iPad that’s connected to the e-catalog of the L.A. library, which is to say a great number of libraries around the world. I read a lot and it’s simply amazing (and free.)
5. What books would you recommend?
The answer was, is, and always will be “it depends”: how full or hungry are you?
6. Do you have a writing routine?
By force: Yes. They’re called emails.
By choice: Yes, every single day, with the only exception of the days when I don’t write.
7. What are some of your personal quirks?
Am very health conscious and prepare/bake/cook/dehydrate/sprout most of everything I eat myself. Haven’t seen a TV add in years (I don’t have a TV and block online ads.) I use food and very simple things to heal people in my family. Haven’t been sick or taken medication since I left the army 23 years ago.
8. Do you think criticism helps any?
Not the beginning of the fraction of the shadow of 1.
9. Do you have any definite ideas or projects for the future?
Yes, and so should you. Always keep your dreams alive and do your best to achieve them. Our brain starts to die when we stop creating.
10. Who is your humor/comedy/laughter inspiration?
Jesus. (I’ve posted some pictures at http://www.laughteronlineuniversity.com/faith/)
11. In what place are you happiest?
12. What’s your favorite place to visit?
Sacred spaces. I love heart-opening vibrations.
13. What drives you on?
14. What is your biggest extravagance?
You’re a curious one, aren’t you.
Did a full round-the-world trip last summer (84 days) which I organized 2 months before, and got paid to do it.
15. What is your greatest achievement so far?
Who doesn’t love the Laughter Online University?
16. What is your greatest disappointment?
I once lost track of the essential and got involved into a lawsuit. I deeply regret not having had the courage to say “I’m not comfortable with this situation anymore. You keep the money. I’m off. Blessings to you. Bye.”
17. What is your most memorable experience with your audience?
In general: When hearts open, judgements vanish, we transcend duality and all become souls here, now, choosing to enjoy each other’s company.
In particular: The above doesn’t happen every time, but often enough to make it impossible to single out any one particular event.
18. How much of your work is autobiographical?
I don’t understand the question, so here is my answer: I am an Innerpreneur. If what I do doesn’t help me grow I don’t do it.
19. What is the best and worst thing of being an laughter wellness coach?
+ Being in a creative, open-hearted space.
– Having to run a business and being cerebral.
20. What is your take on life and death?
In general: What we each believe only matters as far as the impact it has on our everyday life. Are your beliefs helping you becoming daily a better version of yourself?
Specifically: I’d argue that most people are not afraid of dying but of truly living.
21. Do you believe in euthanasia?
I’m guessing you’re asking if I agree with it.
I refuse to give a general answer to what will always be specific situations. Kindly be more specific.
22. How would you like to be remembered?
A feeling of warmth in your heart, a big smile on your face, and a tear in your eye when you think of me.
23. Do you have an advice to the world?
Do more. Talk less. WWJD?
24. Do you believe in afterlife?
I do, and since it’s my opinion I am right.
25. Famous last words?
It is very beautiful over there.