Join us for some laughs.
Why can't pirates say the
They can't get past RRRRRRRR.
"Every day, a 40 foot tree takes in 50 gallons
of dissolved nutrients from the soil, raises this mixture
to its topmost leaves, converts it into 10 pounds of carbohydrates
and releases about 60 cubic feet of pure oxygen into the air."
This streaking little fellow is
known as the Naked Man Orchid.
Orchis italica, commonly known as the Naked
Man Orchid is a species of orchid native to the Mediterranean.
It may get its common name from the lower lip of each flower
which mimics the shape of a naked man.
The Naked Man can reach up to 20 inches.
It is believed that the consumption of the plant
is conducive to virility. O.italica grows grows in
large clusters and can reach 20 inches tall. (Wikipedia)
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Long lost friend found after 41,000 years
Yes you read that right. 41,000
years. While looking for microbes in ancient siberian permafrost,
A team of biologists from the University of Tennessee were
surprised to find an ancient survivor wiggling hello.
Scientist melted ancient ice and a
Long-Dead worm wriggled out.
"Last year, Vishnivetskaya’s team
announced an 'accidental finding' one with a brain and nervous
system, that shattered scientists’ understanding of
extreme endurance. Hulking among the puny bacteria and amoebae
were long, segmented worms complete with a head at one end
and anus at the other — nematodes."
"This very worm dwelled in the
soil beneath Neanderthals’ feet and had lived to meet modern-day
The worms enter a state of suspended animation
called the dauer stage. This is a phase where they forestall
feeding and grow a protective coating that shields them from
extreme environmental conditions.
What do you call the worms in Mozart's
What To Do With Your Bills
life often it is the simple things that bring the most joy.
I think we have the next generation Laughter
Yoga ambassator here.
out the video.
Is coffee important to you? Discover the gourmet
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Bowls made of used toilet paper!
Is this the perfect gift for that "Special"
person on your list?
Dutch water management centers have created a sanitary
process that recovers raw materials from wastewater to turn
it into fresh, new products!
Toilet paper cellulose was collected from sewers and transformed
into a collection of handmade decorative bowls.
180,000 trees are cut down every year in the Netherlands
to make toilet paper! This process could save trees and paper
would be flushed.
you ready for a new sprouting taste sensation? Try out the
newest sprouting beans & seeds.
Broccoli or Bok Choy? How about Fenugreek, Chickpea
or Blue (French) Lentils. And of course Mung beans will always
list of all the sprouting beans & seeds currently
available at Cathyssprouters.com.
Urban Sprawl Gone Wild
Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas.
A world record 26 lanes wide.
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World Laughter Day
May 2, 2021
World Laughter Day was created in 1998 by Dr. Madan Kataria,
raises awareness of laughter and the many physical and mental
benefits laughter provides.
Participation in World Laughter Day is a way to help build
a global consciousness through laughter.
Celebrated alone or in a groups the purpose of this day is
to get as many people as possible to laugh.
Laughter Yoga's popularity has grown exponentially with thousands
of Laughter Clubs registered in more than 105 countries.
Thank you to the Toronto
Star for featuring our Living Composter in their April 20,
This Earth Day, find simple ways to help
It's the daily habits we each cultivate that
can protect the environment
In honour of Mother
A Tribute to Trees
"Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them
to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees
with every breath we take until we perish."
Discover more follow
An entirely unscientific
I noticed something funny in that
Is there a connection between colour preference and location?
Do you like bright colours or perhaps a sleak black? Where
you live might influence your decision.
want to know.
What is Gelotology?
Gelotology: (from the Greek gelos) is the
study of laughter and its effects on the
First studied by psychiatrists and doctors in antiquity,
different Laughter Therapies have developed
over the years.
Find out more about Laughter Therapy
The Real-World Giants
Meet the General.
General Sherman is the world's largest tree,
measured by volume. It stands 275 feet (83 m) tall,
and has a girth of over 60 feet (18 m) at the base.
With an estimated mass
of over 2,105 tons this tree demands respect.
Sequoia trunks remain wide high up. Sixty
feet above the base, the Sherman Tree is 17.5 feet (5.3
m) in diameter.
The world's largest
tree by volume.
Patriarch of the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park
in Tulare, California, The General is estimated to be
around 2,300 to 2,700 years old.
up ... Look way up
This stand-out speciman is know as Hyperion.
Hyperion, measuring in at 115.61 m
(379.3 ft) ranks it as the world's tallest known
HYPERION was the Titan god of heavenly light and the
father of Eos the
Dawn, Helios the Sun, and Selene the Moon.
The exact location of the tree has been kept secret
for fear that human traffic would upset the ecosystem
the tree inhabits. The tree is estimated to be roughly
700–800 years old.
Hidden in the mountains of California,
lie some of the oldest known species of the Great Basin
bristlecone pine. One member of this species, noted
to be 5066 years old, is considered the oldest known
living organism on Earth.
Dating from the Bronze Age, this tree was
alive while Stonehenge was under construction
shamrock, rose entwine
The Maple Leaf forever!
This bushy beauty may not stand up to her giant
cousins from California but she sure is a giant
by historic standards.
This former resident of Laing Street
in Toronto is said to have been the inspiration
for the song The Maple Leaf Forever, written by
Alexander Muir in 1867. The Maple Leaf Forever
was once know as Canada’s alternative national
On July 19th 2013, during a "severe
weather event", the tree came down amidst
a deluge of rain and lightning.
In an effort to commemorate the tree
and preserve some history, The City of Toronto
saved the wood from this beloved tree and petitioned
local Heritage groups and Art organizations to
come up with projects to commemorate this special
So far, some 75 projects have been
confirmed. It’s hoped that, by the time
all the wood is distributed, some 150 projects
in total will turn out over 5,000 individual items.
Weekly Zoom Laughter with Cathy
All are Welcome
Date: Every Tuesday (9:30 - 10:00 am)
Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Online event
Details: Do you need a good laugh?
Or are you Laughter Curious? Cathy Nesbitt is inviting
you to a scheduled weekly Zoom meeting:
Topic: My Laughter Meeting
Every Tuesday 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
A Free & Fun event.
'COOL SHIT' MASTERCLASS
~ Saving The World 1 Worm At A Time!
Date: April 22, 2021
Sponsor: The Awesomeness Academy
Details: Join your fellow lifelong
learners and enjoy every fun, unique and interactive
'Cool Shit' Masterclass. Led by hand-picked experts
excited to share the 'Cool Shit' that lights them up!
Vermicomposting, or worm composting, is an excellent
way to convert household garbage into nutrient rich
fertilizer. Composting with special composting worms
is an efficient and environmentally friendly way to
save tonnes of waste from going to landfill.
Note: This is a 1 hour members only
The Mental Health
Summit for Entrepreneurs
Date: April 29, 2021
David Cohen Group
- Registration link to follow
Details: Because sometimes it's really
challenging. 4 Speakers plus a Town Hall Event Open
Forum. Every Thursday from April 15th to May 10.
April 15: Erick Hellman
April 22: Diana Lockett
April 29: Cathy Nesbitt
May 6: Emmy Rousseau
May 10: Town Hall Interactive Discussion
Cost: Donation to Kids Help Phone Foundation.
with Cathy Nesbitt
Date: May 4, 2021
Sponsor: The Awesomeness Academy
Details: "It is always easier
and more fun to laugh in a group and this is why Zoom
Laughter works so well. A screen full of happy smiling
faces is the restorative tonic we can all use at a time
like this." ~ Cathy
Note: This is a 1 hour members only
From Garden to
Plate - Zoom Gardening Panel at Aurora Public
Date: May 6, 2021
- Aurora Public Library
Details: COVID has really brought awareness
to the importance of food security, as well as heightening
the enjoyment of eating fresh veggies from the garden.
With that in mind, Aurora Public Library has invited
Cathy to be on a panel (with Q&A) on gardening.
Yoga Training: Laughter Leader Training
Date: May 8 & 15, 2021
Cathy's Club & Sylvie Dagenais-Douville
Details: Get deep into the laughter.
Become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and help spread
laughter in social laughter clubs, yoga & fitness
studios, schools, healthcare/senior care facilities,
home and the workplace.
This course is ideal for individuals who want to bring
more laughter into their lives and into the lives of
others. Expand your skill set while becoming a happier
and healthier person.
The course is also suitable for companies, institutions
and organizations wishing to train groups or teams within
Date: June 21, 2021
& District Horticultural Society
Details: Sprouts are considered nature's
superfood. Learn how to grow sprouts in 24-48 hours.
Adding sprouts to your life adds life to your life.
Date: August 23, 2021
Sponsor: Lake Simcoe Gardeners
- Link to follow
Details: Join Cathy and learn all about
worms and vermicomposting. Worms are going to play an
ever-increasing role in waste management, soil production
and therefore food security. Feed the soil, not the
plant. Discover how worms convert organic matter into
nature's finest soil amendment, known as castings. See
vermicomposting from set-up to harvest. This free program
will be conducted online via Zoom. Details to follow.
a full listing and directions to all events please visit
So we put this on Facebook
Curious observation about colour preference.
We sell the Canadian made Living Composter. It is super cute,
doubles as a stool and comes in four delightful colours. Green,
Grey, Plum, Black.
In Ontario colour choice is split between green
and grey for most popular - some plum and black.
We recently sent a pallet of Living Composters
to New Brunswick 44 of them. Most (39) Green, 3 Black, 2 Plum,
Does where you live influence your colour choice?
What is your preference and where are you located?
Ha ha ha - I am conducting an unscientific
The results so far ...
Do you want to make your voice heard? Simply
respond to this
email-newsletter and let us know your colour preference and
what province/state you live in.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Introducing the Laughter Leader Training Graduating class
of February 2021.
Congratulations to Lisa, Janet, Olivia and
Bryan who all successfully completed the Laughter Leader Training
online. Covid-19 may have thrown a wrench into the works but
the laughter community carries on.
- Barrie Public Library:
Indoor Vermicomposting: Brown gold for your garden
with Cathy's Crawly Compostersa. Get inspired to have
the best garden ever.
- Expert's Cafe
Interview with Cathy Nesbitt
Cathy Nesbitt is a Worm Advocate and Founder of Cathy's
Crawly Composters. Her environmental business specializes
in vermicomposting (indoor composting with worms)
and organic diversion. At Role Model Maker, we are
passionate about optimizing humanity’s potential.
We believe in leading by example. We aim to help create
future Role Models by being good role models ourselves,
for them, today.
- A Healthier You "Little by Little"
Cindy Little will cover a range of current health
issues from stubborn weight loss, lack of energy,
lack of sleep to motivation and accountability tips.
- Complacency Learning:
Cathy Nesbitt of Cathy's Crawly Composters
Would you like to laugh everyday of your life and
forget the negative energy? Great! Stay tuned as Cathy
Nesbitt (Cathy Crawly Laughing Bean Queen) the Worm
Advocate, Sprout Grower, Laughter Yoga Teacher and
Multi-award-winning Entrepreneur from Toronto, Canada
shares with us how daily laughing oxygenates is and
how to keep the planet safe.
- Positive Sparkplug - Cathy Nesbitt:
Worms & Laughter
Get ready to laugh your way through this episode as
Cathy shares her journey of creating Cathy crawly
laughing bean queen. Cathy's story is not one of the
- B.U. Network:
Simple solutions for today’s challenges.
Vermicomposting is a great way to make the world’s
best soil. Sprouts are considered nature’s superfood.
Discover the magic of laughing for no reason. Cathy
Nesbitt, Worm Advocate & Founder of Cathy’s Crawly
- The Courage Wolf:"
Laughing Bean Queen
I created The Courage Wolf podcast to bring stories
of courage and inspiration to people who are living
with fear, to inspire them to take that first step
forward to being courageous themselves so that they
can create their ideal life!
- Talks on the Wild Side:
Cathy Nesbitt - Worm Advocate
Worm composting, Sprout growing, Laughter Ambassador.
I love hearing people’s stories. My guests on Talks
on the Wild Side bring their inspiring stories to
life. My dream is to learn 1 thing about 1,000,000
- The Link:
Where we connect
In this latest episode we have discussed about global
warming, specifically worms, with Cathy Nesbitt. She's
an environmental innovator, on a mission to put worms
in every living space! Learn more about sustainable
life & how impactful worms can be toward environment.
We also discuss yoga laughter. Have you heard of it?!
Learn more in this interesting episode!
Laughter Yoga Course
Looking After Your Health and Wellbeing. Laughter
is the best medicine; Cathy Nesbitt leads this 20
minute laughter yoga session, brining joy into your
life and those around you. This project funded by
the Central LHIN is to support all Staff and Volunteers
of the Central LHIN. We believe strongly in supporting
staff and volunteers in their personal wellbeing and
providing them with tools and strategies to support
their mental health during this pandemic.
- ConnectAbility Shared Learning Forum :
Join Cathy Nesbitt while she leads a Laughter Yoga
session. Laughter has profound benefits that can exercise
our entire system which will increase one’s overall
feeling of wellbeing while decreasing feelings of
stress. Cathy shares her energy, passion, generosity
and vast professional experience to help you take
advantage of the natural health benefits of laughter
- Life Passion and Business ~ Cathy Nesbitt:
Worms and Vermicomposting
Today’s guest is Cathy Nesbitt who has has been a
vermiculture champion for over 20 years (that’s worm
composting to you and me). Being ‘a lady of a certain
age’ her working life started with few options: Teacher,
Nurse or Secretary. She chose the latter, and had
a 20-year career as secretary and PA working for some
prestigious companies. Whilst this work was fine,
it was not her passion.
- Worms and Vermicomposting:
Q&A with Cathy
Feed the soil, not the plant. This is a the Q&A discussion
following Cathy's pre-recorded video. This session
was recorded as part of Halton Garden Week on February
20, 2021 at 2pm. Host: Helen Stephenson, Community
Garden Coordinator, Halton Food. Speaker: Cathy Nesbitt,
Cathy's Crawly Composters
- Live more with Kerri:
How Sprouts, Laughter, and Worms Can Change Your
Today I chat with Cathy Nesbitt about her mission
to have worms in every household, how sprouts can
become part of your health plan, and how daily laughter
can change your life! Her working title is Cathy Crawly
Laughing Bean Queen. She offers simple solutions for
some of today's challenges. Worms for amending the
soil, sprouts for eating, and laughter for overall
health and wellness.
all the wormy news please visit
The study of humour and laughter, and its
effects, both psychological and physiological on the human
body. From the Greek gelos, geloto meaning laugh, laughter,
Gelotology looks at Laughter and the psychological and physiological
effects on the body. From this study different therapies and
programs have been developed to help
our physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Some doctors in antiquity started using laughter as a form
of medicine. It was thought that laughter had analgesic properties
that helped with pain. One early study showed that laughter
could help patients with atopic dermatitis. Other showed that
laughter can help alleviate stress, pain and cardiopulmonary
and Laughter Therapy
Humour and Laughter Therapy use a supply of humourous materials
such as books, shows, movies or stories to encourage paitients
to discuss their own humourous experiences. This results in
a carthartic experience and a positive mental state.
often make use of humour and Laughter Therapy employing clowns
in the children's ward to cheer up sick children. Many nurses
that have learned the value of providing a good laugh now
have humour carts that provide funny materials for people
of any age.
humour and Laughter Therapy can be practices individually
or in a group setting facilitated by a clinician or counsellor.
Commonly used as a treatment for long-term (chronic) diseases,
this therapy is especially helpful for diseases that are made
worse with stress (such as heart disease and asthma).
Meditation has similarities to traditional meditation. The
resulting release of euphoric brain chemicals leaves the practitioner
in an elevated state. This “natural high” allows
you to regulate your emotions better and overcome distressing
With Laughter Meditation a person can use laughter to lazer
focus on the moment. Through a three-stage process of stretching,
intentional laughing and a period of meditative silence, Laughter
meditation puts your body in a peaceful Zen state. It is practices
both individually and in group settings.
Laughter Yoga takes advantage of the breathing exercises
of traditional yoga. It also incorporates some light stretching
techniques along with laughter. The format includes
several different laughter exercises for a period of 30 to
45 minutes facilitated by a trained laughter leader. It can
be used as supplemental or preventative therapy and has been
shown to be effective in a number of different environments
such as long term care and assisted living.