October Newsletter: Could you be silent for three days???

We are disturbed not by what happens to us, but by our thoughts about what happens to us.’
-Epictetus

 


The Judy Croon Show

 

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Relieving Stress with Mindfulness – Could you be silent for three days???

 

 

The Springwater Center For Meditative Inquiry

 

I had the pleasure of speaking with Mindfulness Coach, Cara Southwood (zenlife285@gmail.com).
Cara recently took part 3 days of silent meditation at www.springwatercenter.org in Springwater, NY. She said the results were incredible.
You’ve heard me chat before with Cara. Cara was invited to Harvard to take the Koru Mindfulness program with colleagues from around the world. They were invited to see the science that Harvard has just released showing the positive results that meditation has on the brain.

 


Keynotes/Workshops

Relieving Stress with Humour
Taming Hecklers (Dealing with Difficult People)

Stand Up to Stress

 

 

It was wonderful sharing my stress busting keynotes and workshops this past month. I had a blast. Thank you to all the staff members who worked behind the scenes to make all of these engagements happen.

 

Enbridge Gas Distribution

 

Early Childhood Resource Teacher Network of Ontario 

 

City of Toronto

 


COMEDY


 

Thank you NACDA for asking me to host your national awards gala in Banff. You were a terrific crowd at a stunning venue-The Rimrock Resort Hotel. How beautiful is Canada?? Don’t ever take it for granted!

 

Thank you Susan Stewart for inviting me to take part in your fantastic comedy extravaganza called, ‘You Can’t be Serious’.  It was terrific working with you, Meg Soper and Kate Davis on stage. Thank you Yvonne Sinniah for being the grease behind the machine!

 


DOGSTARZ

 

‘I believe the greatest privilege in this world is to use your freedom of speech for those who have no voice.’ Ricky Gervais

 

 

As I mention in ‘Relieving Stress with Humour’, animals are an amazing way to relieve stress. They are always there for us.
This was one of the reasons that I created Dogstarz.

 

Congrats to the 4th Annual Smiling Blue Skies Walk to End Canine Cancer -Toronto. You raised over $27,000 to help fight canine cancer. Dogstarz was proud to take part in the walk. 

 

 If you would still like to make a donation to fight canine cancer, please click here

 

By the way, here is one of the best doggie stories that I have heard this month. 

 

July Newsletter: Having Fun at Health and Safety Conferences!

‘True happiness is found in simple, seemingly unremarkable things.’ Eckhart Tolle

 

Hi Friends, 

 

RELIEVING STRESS WITH HUMOUR/ DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE!

 

It was wonderful sharing my keynotes and half-day workshops at many health and safety conferences this past month. I had a blast. THANK YOU.  I also had the honour of speaking to the staff at Purdue University – Calumet. Thank you to all the staff members who worked behind the scenes to make all these engagements happen.

 

 

Purdue University  Calumet Summer Staff Retreat

 

 

Ontario Works Sault Ste. Marie Health and Safety Conference

 

Great Lakes Power Transmission Health and Safety Conference

 

 

Guelph Hydro Health and Safety Conference

 

 

Hamilton Wentworth Health and Safety Conference

 

 

Play and Workshop

 

 

I had a wonderful time putting on a  Play and Workshop in Cambridge with my good friend and fellow coach/speaker Saul Jacobson. Thank you, Saul, Loretta and Joe for inviting me to speak.

 


The Judy Croon Show

 

 

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Left Brain / Right Brain- Exercise Your Brain with 2 POVs!

 

 


Comedy

 

An Evening of Comedy

 

 

Thank you producer, John Leonard. I had a great time performing at the beautiful Regent Theatre in Oshawa with my friends; Glen Foster, Evan Carter, Lawrence Morgenstern and Mark Bennett. It was fantastic. Thank you to all the organizers and good folks who attended

 


 

SECOND CITY

 


 

Congrats to my latest Second City Stand Up Students who graduated recently with an amazing showcase in front of family and friends at Absolute Comedy.

 


DOGSTARZ

 

‘I believe the greatest privilege in this world is to use your freedom of speech for those who have no voice.’ Ricky Gervais

 

 

The first weekend of the month kicked off with some truly tail -wagging statistics.  Mega Pet Adoption Weekend was a huge hit in the GTA!! Over 600 animals were adopted over that weekend. People were lined up for adoptable pets like it was a rock show!! THANK YOU Toronto Humane Society, Toronto Animal Services and PetSmart. WOOHOO!!!

 

I appeal to my comedian friends who are always on the road. There are two amazing organizations that can always use drivers to help them move animals to and from foster/ forever homes in and around Southern Ontario.

 

 

 


THE BOOKS

 

Stand Up in 10 Steps

‘Stand Up in 10 Steps’ is a hands-on workbook for comedians, corporate speakers and anyone who just wants to be funny!Check out what Judy’s former students have to say!

 

Digital Download E book
"From the Stage to the Page"‘From the Stage to the Page – Life Lessons From Four Funny Ladies’  is an excellent source for fun and practical stress busting tips for work and at home.

 

Don’t just take my word for it. Look what the following people have to say.

 

“We all need to love, laugh, and be happy…this book shows you how to make a life filled with glee.”
Mark Victor Hansen Co-creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth

 

“Just what the doctor ordered, a chance to laugh, and learn how to handle stress. An enjoyable read that will delight and entertain you.”
Robert G. Allan, Author of 5 NY Times Bestsellers, including The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth

 

“Sure comedy can be dark, angry and bitter. But it can also be positive, insightful and uplifting. These ladies prove that, over and over and over again. “
Brent Butt (Comedian/Creator/ Executive Producer, Corner Gas, Hiccups)

 

Click here to order your copy.

 

June Newsletter: New Friends, New Students, & New Website

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.” — Unknown

 

Hi Friends, 

 

It’s been an fun time, recently. Who am I kidding? it’s always fun haha.
Thanks to Unique Lives recently, for giving me the opportunity to chat and make friends with Deb McGrath and Colin Mochrie at Roy Thomson Hall. They couldn’t be nicer people. Funny, charitable and humble. True Canadians.  

 


RELIEVING STRESS WITH HUMOUR/ TAMING OFFICE HECKLERS

It was wonderful sharing my keynotes and comedy with many meaningful groups during the past month. However, I would like to take this opportunity to share an interview with you.  It involves the Social Media and The Office Bully. It happened to a  good friend and fellow comic, Jen Grant. Jen is one of the best comics in Canada. Recently, she was heckled at a posh corporate gig by a horrific bully. Jen, then the company and now social media are dealing with that bully.

 


SECOND CITY


 

I have a brand new class of Second City students taking my stand up class this term. If you are interested in seeing them strut their stuff, check out their showcase (open to the public) June 21st at 330 at Absolute Comedy. It’s always a great show because I leave no comic behind!

DOGSTARZ

 
June is Mega Pet Adoption Month!! WOOF WOOF Last year, this time, 585 animals were placed in new homes thanks to The Mega Pet Adoption Event coming up again Friday June 5th- Sunday June 7th 10 am- 6pm each day. It’s all happening at the Queen Elizabeth Building ( Exhibition Grounds) 200 Princess Blvd. Thank you to the Toronto Humane Society and Toronto Animal Services and co-sponsor PetSmart Charities of Canada. Woof Woof. Visit Dogstarz!
 

New Website

 
Thanks to my fantastic web guru Michael Hahn for re-launching my brand new website JudyCroon.com  with all my podcasts. Michael is the bomb! For all your website, social media marketing, and community management needs,  you can reach out to Michael at  mhahn@yahoo.com


 

THE BOOKS

Stand Up in 10 Steps

‘Stand Up in 10 Steps’ is a hands-on workbook for comedians, corporate speakers and anyone who just wants to be funny!Check out what Judy’s former students have to say!
Digital Download E book
"From the Stage to the Page"‘From the Stage to the Page – Life Lessons From Four Funny Ladies’  is an excellent source for fun and practical stress busting tips for work and at home.
Don’t just take my word for it. Look what the following people have to say.

 

“We all need to love, laugh, and be happy…this book shows you how to make a life filled with glee.”
Mark Victor Hansen Co-creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth

 

“Just what the doctor ordered, a chance to laugh, and learn how to handle stress. An enjoyable read that will delight and entertain you.”
Robert G. Allan, Author of 5 NY Times Bestsellers, including The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth

 

“Sure comedy can be dark, angry and bitter. But it can also be positive, insightful and uplifting. These ladies prove that, over and over and over again. “
Brent Butt (Comedian/Creator/ Executive Producer, Corner Gas, Hiccups)

 

Click here to order your copy.

February Newsletter: Keynotes, Comedy and Fundraisers!

‘The quieter you become, the more you can hear.’ Baba Ram Dass

 


 

RELIEVING STRESS WITH HUMOUR/ TAMING OFFICE HECKLERS

It was wonderful sharing my keynotes and comedy with many meaningful groups recently including:

 

The United Way York Region 
Port Hope and District Chamber of Commerce 

 

The Food Industry Credit Bureau

 

 

I also spoke at the beautiful Sanderson Centre in Brantford. I know my late, great friend, Gord Paynter, a proud citizen of Brantford  was w/ me in spirit. 

 

 

Ever have one of those days? This goat is thinking, ‘ Damn, I wore the wrong shoes for this.’

 

 


Second City

 

 

 

 

I have two fantastic groups of students this season at Second City. Their graduation performances will take place February 15th and February 21st at Absolute Comedy Club in Toronto. It’s open to the public so come on down. Drop me a line if you would like some more info. 

 

Feb 21st -The Best Gala

 

 

I’m honoured to be hosting the Best Gala Feb 21st at the Ajax Convention Centre for The Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre.
For more information please check out my interview with Board Chair Serge Babin.

 

 

Feb 26th- Project Beam On Gala

 

Feb 26th, I will taking part in an amazing fundraiser to help people with cancer. It’s called the Project Beam On Gala.
For more information please check out my interview with organizer Rose A Weinberg.

 

‘Dogs do speak… but only to those who know how to listen.’ Orhan Pamuk

 

 

As I mention in my keynote, ‘Relieving Stress with Humour’, animals are an amazing way to relieve stress.  I look forward to hosting a wonderful event Mar 7th 2015 for Speaking of Dogs who says, “Our main goal is to end cruelty, abandonment, mistreatment, and homelessness of man’s best friend.’

 


 

THE BOOK

‘From the Stage to the Page – Life Lessons From Four Funny Ladies’  is an excellent source for fun and practical stress busting tips for work and at home.
Don’t just take my word for it. Look what the following people have to say.

 

"From the Stage to the Page"

 

“We all need to love, laugh, and be happy…this book shows you how to make a life filled with glee.”
Mark Victor Hansen Co-creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth

 

“Just what the doctor ordered, a chance to laugh, and learn how to handle stress. An enjoyable read that will delight and entertain you.”
Robert G. Allan, Author of 5 NY Times Bestsellers, including The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth

 

“Sure comedy can be dark, angry and bitter. But it can also be positive, insightful and uplifting. These ladies prove that, over and over and over again. “
Brent Butt (Comedian/Creator/ Executive Producer, Corner Gas, Hiccups)

 

 

Click here to order your copy.

 

Until next month folks- laugh long and prosper folks and remember, you can reach me anytime at www.JudyCroon.com . You can also hear me everyday at 455pm EST on www.ltdradio.com  
 
 

January Newsletter: Keynotes, Comedy and Psychic Mediums!

‘To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.’  Eckhart Tolle

 

It was wonderful sharing my keynotes with many meaningful groups recently including:
YWCA
 
NORTHWEST ATLANTIC REAL ESTATE

 

I had an awesome time on New Year’s Eve performing to a sold out crowd at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa with my friends, Evan Carter and David Merry.

 

Stand Up Comedy School

I had a fantastic group of students that after 7 weeks of studying of stand up comedy at Second City, performed in front of friends and family at The Absolute Comedy Club in Toronto. They were amazing…and hilarious.
Happy to report that I have two new classes of fresh and funny stand up students starting in January. The classes are sold out but if you would like to find out some more info or take private classes, please feel free to drop me a line.
Watch the Video
As I mention in my keynote, ‘Relieving Stress with Humour’, animals are an amazing way to relieve stress.  Thank you to everyone who attended  ‘A Very Bazaar Canine Christmas’ and had their pet pics taken with Santa.  Proceeds from the day went towards Smiling Blue Skies Walk to End Canine Cancer.

 


RESOLUTIONS & PSYCHIC MEDIUMS!

For those of you wondering what your 2015 year will be like, have you ever considered chatting with ‘the other side’ (cue spooky music)? One of my favourite interviews recently, was with Psychic Medium Ursula Darby. She was fantastic. Check it out!

  


THE BOOK

‘From the Stage to the Page – Life Lessons From Four Funny Ladies’  is an excellent source for fun and practical stress busting tips for work and at home.

 

Don’t just take my word for it. Look what the following people have to say.

 

"From the Stage to the Page"
“We all need to love, laugh, and be happy…this book shows you how to make a life filled with glee.”
Mark Victor Hansen Co-creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth
“Just what the doctor ordered, a chance to laugh, and learn how to handle stress. An enjoyable read that will delight and entertain you.”
Robert G. Allan, Author of 5 NY Times Bestsellers, including The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth
“Sure comedy can be dark, angry and bitter. But it can also be positive, insightful and uplifting. These ladies prove that, over and over and over again. “
Brent Butt (Comedian/Creator/ Executive Producer, Corner Gas, Hiccups)

 

Click here to order your copy.

December Newsletter: 'Peace, Laughter and The Story of Arthur'

Hi Friends,

November was an awesome month. Thank you to all the volunteers and organizers who made these events possible. You rock!
  

Quotes

 

‘When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.’ Jimi Hendrix
 
‘Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.’ F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
‘He who knows enough is enough will always have enough.Lao-Tzu

 

RELIEVING STRESS WITH HUMOUR/ TAMING OFFICE HECKLERS

On a work note, it was wonderful sharing my keynotes with many meaningful groups recently including:

 

Chamber Executives of Ontario

 

Central West Palliative Care Network

 

Omers Strategic Investments

 

Ontario Ministry of Labour

 

Women in Business Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant

 

Wasteco
 


 

Stand Up Comedy School

 

 

 

 

After coaching seven weeks of comedy bootcamp, my fabulous Second City Stand-Up class will be performing their showcase performances Saturday afternoon at Absolute Comedy Club. It’s open to the public so drop me a line if you are interested in coming!

 

As I mention in my keynote, ‘Relieving Stress with Humour’, animals are an amazing way to relieve stress.

 

Watch the Video

 

Please join http://www.Dogstarz.ca Sat Dec13th between noon-3pm for ‘A Very Bazaar Canine Christmas’ at http://www.oscarandmollie.comTreats/ silent auction/prizing and Doggie Pics with Santa (proceeds to benefit  https://www.facebook.com/EndCanineCancer)

 

The Story of Arthur

 

 

This is one of my favourite dog stories  of 2014. This is a happy, happy story but you might have a tear or two at the end.  

Watch the Video

 


  

THE BOOK

 

Why not put some laughs and stress busters  in someone’s stocking this Holiday Season. (Five dollars from every book is donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation) ‘From the Stage to the Page – Life Lessons From Four Funny Ladies’  is an excellent source for fun and practical stress busting tips for work and at home.

 

Don’t just take my word for it. Look what the following people have to say.

 

"From the Stage to the Page"

 

“We all need to love, laugh, and be happy…this book shows you how to make a life filled with glee.”
Mark Victor Hansen Co-creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth

 

“Just what the doctor ordered, a chance to laugh, and learn how to handle stress. An enjoyable read that will delight and entertain you.”
Robert G. Allan, Author of 5 NY Times Bestsellers, including The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth

 

“Sure comedy can be dark, angry and bitter. But it can also be positive, insightful and uplifting. These ladies prove that, over and over and over again. “
Brent Butt (Comedian/Creator/ Executive Producer, Corner Gas, Hiccups)

  

Click here to order your copy.
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