Monthly Archives: September 2014

Blooming Each Other Well



Marva and Jim Greenleaf are organic, passionate Laughologists who believe laughter is the best medicine and … “Food is our medicine and medicine is our food.” Hippocrates!

Practicing what they preach, you can find them on social media at, and

Marva practiced sacred massage for over thirty years. Her clients have included such celebrities as Jack LaLanne. She closed her practice (Avalon) 3 years ago and has committed to take her message of healing to the world. She shares her vision of commUNITY activating opportUNITY liberating each of us through the transformative power of sustained laughter.

Co-creating Sacred CommUNITY one smile at a time….are you willing? Believe the best is yet to come as we bring out the best in each other, very good, very good, YAY! We are great together…health, joy,  world peace…sharing this delicious life!!

Antelope Valley grown, Jim’s career as a comedic actor covered almost 35 years. He was an early member of the Improvisation group The Groundlings and a member of the Comedy Store Players. As a Stand-up Comedian Jim has shared the stage with comedy Icons Richard Pryor, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jim Carrey, and Roseanne Barr. On Television he has starred with Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters, Martin Mull and Thomas Lennon (shown with Jim).

He has been cast by Norman Lear and Allen Thick. On the big screen he has starred opposite Matt Dillon, Dennis Quad Louis Gossett, Jr.

“Keepers of the Christmas Spirit”, Jim and Marva have been traveling the country for the past three years as ”Kitty and Santa”, being represented by NationWide Santa’s (eternal gratitude Gina Bacon), bringing Joy to the World, “your presence is our present.” This year Grace Resources, “Christmas in July”, requested that Kitty and Santa share their one of a kind ministry of love and laughter with the most needy of our local community members.

Blooming well where they are planted, Marva and Jim are Laughter Yoga Leaders creating “Rolling Laughter Experience”, a free offering to experience the health benefits of Laughter. The next RLE will be taking place at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center Oct 18th, enhancing the Laughs In Lancaster Comedy Show brought to you by Local Living.!

What is Laughter Yoga & How can it help you?!

In today’s world, people want to be healthy, they want to be happy, but instead they are getting stressed out , depressed, getting less sleep, more negative thoughts and feeling isolated. Does this sound like you? Are you someone who wants to move on and bring more laughter and joy into your life? You are in the right place. Laughter Yoga is a revolutionary idea – simple and profound. An exercise routine, it is sweeping the world and is a complete wellbeing workout. Developed by a medical doctor from India, Dr. Madan Kataria, it has spread across 72 countries. Proof laughter IS contagious….

5 Benefits of Laughter Yoga

Good Mood and More Laughter: Laughter Yoga helps to change your mood within minutes by releasing certain chemicals from your brain cells called endorphins. You will remain cheerful and in a good mood throughout the day and will laugh more than you normally do.

Healthy Exercise to Beat Stress: Laughter Yoga is like an aerobic exercise (cardio workout) which brings more oxygen to the body and brain thereby making one feel more energetic and relaxed.

Health Benefits: Laughter Yoga reduces the stress and strengthens the immune system.You will not fall sick easily and if you have some chronic health conditions, you

will heal faster.

Quality of Life: Laughter is a positive energy which helps people to connect with other people quickly and improves relationships. If you laugh more, you will attract many


Positive Attitude in Challenging Times : Everyone can laugh when life is good, but how does one laugh when faced with challenges? Laughter helps to create a positive mental state to deal with negative situations and negative people. It gives hope and optimism to

cope with difficult times.

Marva and Jim are available to help Businesses, Organizations and Corporations.


• Workplace Stress

• Improved Efficiency

• Team Building

• Leadership skills

• Innovation and Creativity

• Increasing Attention Span in HR Trainings

• Motivation and communication!

Ideal Exercise for Busy People!

Laughter Yoga…How to Fake Laugh Yourself Into Being Happy!

Why so serious!!!???  I’ve always been obsessed with self-improvement and self-development, but I eventually found myself at a point in life where I took everything way too seriously.  If something or someone wasn’t making me better then I didn’t want to have anything to do with it.  I was like this for along time…and eventually one day found myself questioning why I couldn’t laugh like I used to as a kid.  When I was younger my friends and I were always laughing, joking, and many times I remember laughing so hard I would almost pee myself!



  I started to notice that I just couldn’t laugh at funny situations anymore.  Even when I would watch a funny movie I would just give sheepish snickers at the funniest scenes.  I would get envious of my friends who could laugh and tell jokes.  I started looking up about books and exercises…

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