64 🗨️ The Power of Smiling & Laughter! [Divorce Diaries Comedienne, Michele Traina]
Starting Over Stronger | Divorce Survival & Recovery
Who needs some COMIC RELIEF!? I know you do! Here it is. You're welcome. We talk a lot about many serious topics here at Starting over Stronger, on the blog and on the podcast. We know there are so many important topics to cover as you divorce. It’s a tough season to get through and being knowledgeable and confident about the decisions you must make is critical! But do you know what else is critical? HAVING FUN! Smiling. Laughing. Seeing the positives in life. Enjoying the new space in your life that your divorce has hopefully or will eventually hopefully have created for you. Space where maybe there used to be arguing and tension, and what better than to replace that space with all the good things in life!!I am share Michele Traina with you. She is a comedienne and host of the Divorce Diaries Show, stand-up comedy just for you! In episode 2:35 of the Starting Over Stronger Divorce Survival & Recovery Podcast, Michele and I share our take on The Power of Smiling and Laughter.Annie & Michele do Stand UpAnnie shared a few corny jokes like this one from the "interwebs" and she hopes they make you laugh, or at least smile WHILE you are rolling your eyes. Q: "What do a hurricane, a tornado, a fire, and a divorce have in common? A: They are four ways you can lose your house!”After sharing these, Michele shared some of her latest jokes or funny stories she is gearing up to use in her stand-up Divorce Diaries Comedy Tour! Click LISTEN NOW above to hear them all. We also talked through some benefits of smiling and laughter because who doesn’t need more of both before, during and after a divorce!?Benefits of Smiling & Laughter· Stress relief· Elevated mood· Immunity booster (and who doesn't need that in this crazy world!?)· May lower blood pressure and reduce pain· Smiling makes you more attractive (as opposed to alcohol which just makes OTHER people look more attractive)· Makes you look more successful, approachable and likable· Helps you stay positive· Smiling makes laughter come easier· Your relationships may even improve!Ask Yourself 4 Things When you just aren’t feeling it but you know you need more smiles and laughter, learn to ask yourself these 4 questions. Are you… Hungry? Angry? Lonely? Tired?If you are experiencing one of these, “HALT” and go eat, vent, connect or rest, then see how much easier those smiles and laughter come! Here are a few more ways to increase your joy:· Fake it ‘til You Make It: Did you know even a fake smile can increase happiness? The first step to being happier is smiling even when you don’t feel like it. · Look Around, People: One of my favorite comedians is known for saying that people ask him all the time where he comes up with his material and he just has that hmmm… uh, duhh look on his face as he waves his right hand one way and his left hand the other and slowly says, “Look around, people. I just live my life and take good notes!” I love that! What a fun topic this has been to explore! Tune in to the Starting Over Stronger Show by clicking the LISTEN NOW above. Listen to the show, then follow Divorce Diaries on Instagram to see where Michele is going to pop up next!Coming in 2022, Starting Over Stronger will be hosting Divorce Recovery Retreats and today’s fun guest, Michele Traina, is going to be a part of bringing smiles and laughter to our retreat guesSupport the show (https://www.paypal.me/anniejallen)
“Dear diary,Today I got divorced…” ????The path to separation can be filled with heartache but it can also be infused with joy and humor to lighten the load!Wait…what?! ????Michele Traina is a performer, educator, and creator of multiple performance brands that carry a thread of healing through humor. She has toured around the country from Stand up to Shakespeare. When she was getting divorced, she decided to put her diary on the stage. And she created Divorce Diaries in 2013 and it has evolved into a one-woman comedy show that laughs at life’s beautiful mishaps.Michele is fiercely energetic and uses her own challenges in life to motivate and inspire her practice as an educator and performer. Michele’s obsession with coffee, high kicks, and running literally everywhere. Her favorite role will always be mom to her beautiful daughter Grace.Divorce Diaries is a one-woman show that follows creator Michele Traina as a divorced mom who teaches kids with special needs and dates men with special needs.???? Check out today’s episode of The Happy Even After Pod to turn your divorce woes into laughter.Guest InfoIG:https://instagram.com/divorcediariesshow
“The universe is always going to point to you that you shouldn't stop [doing what you love].” - Michele Traina Michele Traina is a performer, educator, and creator of multiple performance brands that carry a thread of healing through humor. She has toured around the country from Stand up to Shakespeare. Michele earned her Masters in Educational Theatre from NYU and has her principal, supervisor, and theatre teacher certifications in the state of New Jersey. In 2013 she founded Propbox Players, a theatre company for young audiences geared towards inclusion and performance for diverse learners. Her one-woman show How to Be A Successful Teacher was in the United Solo Festival in 2012 as well as multiple other performances in the tri-state area. She continued her one-woman show ‘train’ when she was getting divorced by putting her diary on the stage. Michele created Divorce Diaries in 2013 and it has evolved into a one-woman comedy show that laughs at life’s beautiful mishaps. A Jersey Native, Michele’s work has a trademark accent and physicality to it unlike anyone else. She’s fiercely energetic and uses her own challenges in life to motivate and inspire her practice as an educator and performer. Michele’s obsession with coffee, high kicks, and running literally everywhere. Her favorite role will always be a mom to her beautiful daughter Grace. Find Michele at MicheleTraina.com. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Snapchat. Follow Propbox Players and Divorce Diaries on Instagram @propboxplayers and @divorcediariesshow Sponsor Today’s episode is sponsored by Aura Merchandising, a proud women-owned full-service brand marketing, and global sourcing agency. Visit them at www.auralimited.com Find Us Online! Website: www.iamjuliethahn.com Instagram: @iamjuliethahn Twitter: @iamjuliethahn LinkedIn: Juliet Hahn FB: Juliet Hahn Fireside: Juliet Hahn Clubhouse: @iamjuliethahn YouTube: Juliet Hahn
Michele Traina is an actor and comedian who rather than sulk after a divorce with her ex-husband, turned it into a one-woman show.She joined Tony Mazur and the Check Your Brian podcast to talk about her process in doing a deeply personal stage show about her life, how the pandemic may have changed her style and material, and the world of dating in the present day.Michele is very active on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and even LinkedIn, and her website is MicheleTraina.com.Follow Tony on his various social media platforms:Twitter - @TonyMazurInstagram - @tmaze25Be sure to subscribe to Tony's Patreon. $5 a month gets you bonus content, extra podcasts, and early access to guests. Visit Patreon.com/TonyMazur.Cover art for the Check Your Brain podcast is by Eric C. Fischer. If you need terrific graphic design work done, contact Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michele Traina is the creator of Divorce Diaries. She's a comedian, actress, single mom, and an amazing woman! This is an episode Sharon recorded for Divorce Awakening Podcast. Michele has a lot to share about divorce, dating, and following her dreams! Find Michele https://micheletraina.com/divorce-diaries-show/ Join Cisco and Sharon in a new class! How to Attract High Vibe Love! https://www.dreambeautifulcoaching.com/events/2021/6/30/attract-high-vibe-love Costa Rica Retreat https://imiloainstitute.com/retreat/be-the-change/
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This week Jimmy talks with New Jersey based teaching artist Michele Traina. She talks about her professional work in TYA and her time in the classroom, her exceptional learner oriented theatre company Prop Box Players, and her work in stand up that led to her one woman show Divorce Diaries!https://propboxplayers.wordpress.com/
We discuss sports starting to come back, NFL arrest problems, the failures of the LA Rams, and give out more advice that you definitley should not follow. We close out with an interview with Michele Traina, stand up comic, and creator of The Divorce Diaries Show. Find her content here on Anchor and visit her website: https://micheletraina.com/divorce-diaries-show/--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sean998/support