Lean into Laughter
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Talking about comedy and the importance of laughter with Beth Lapides from UnCabaret. This episode is full of candid moments and funny reveals.
Stephanie talking about why shared laughter is the best kind of binding experience.
Beth talking about the importance of context in comedy.
Beth sharing how she keeps her show going through life’s ups and downs.
Beth and Stephanie connecting on the value of safe spaces when Beth shared her “heart swell.”
Backstory Behind Stephanie and Guest
I moved to Los Angeles over 15 years ago after going through a painful breakup in Texas. I was not ready to restart my life and career so I took a job managing a yoga studio. I thought this would be a safe place to heal. Beth was a regular at the yoga studio. I kept to myself. I wasn’t truly ready to connect with people but I remembered really liking Beth. She would always manage a smile upon interaction and you never had to guess where you stood with her. I also observed how others appreciated Beth. Everyone was always excited to see her and know that they would be sharing a class with her. – Stephanie Michele
Social Challenge of the Week
Let’s call this challenge — Get Silly in an Elevator Challenge
The next time you are in a small space with strangers or waiting in a line, try to make someone laugh or ask them, what has made you laugh lately? Beth advises –lean into the awkward and vulnerability to find what you can do to make someone else laugh.
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