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Happy Friday!

Happy-Happy Friday! I love celebrating the weekend, don’t you? There’s something special about them! I still look forward to the week’s end even when I have no big plans or events scheduled.   Not long ago, as we were all embarking on a long holiday weekend, a lady I know wished me a nice, long weekend [appreciated] — and, she added — to give me “a break from work.” Her comment made me chuckle, because my life blends work into…

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Showers of Blessings

It seems the weather is almost always a popular topic of conversation — maybe in part because it’s something we can agree upon*. Highly unpredictable twists and turns during the 2016 growing season certainly provided endless soundbites and sharing.   According to USDA Drought Monitoring, my area of North Carolina is experiencing drought conditions. This we knew. It was especially evident when our garden went unattended during a recent trip.   While our garden took the turn it did this…

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Funny Smile Makerz Kit

Create Endless Smiles ‘n Memories with Funny Smile Makerz Kit! Designed especially for those who want to spread laughter and cheer, make happy memories for others. Always a hit with all ages, Funny Smile Makerz Smiles communicate clearly in all languages! Share Smiles everywhere — anytime! Once purchased, print as many as you want, as often as you need. Just for FUN — share Funny Smiles wherever you go!   Create a simple, special leave-behind for patients or residents of…

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Creative Arts Ministry

Are you looking for a meaningful way to serve? Christian creative arts ministry provides a means to touch hearts with ideas, lessons and uplifting messages. In today’s entertainment-driven society, this ministry form is viable, with endless opportunities.   Fear not! Although the name may imply requiring great creativity — it does not. Simply, a heart to serve is essential. This inspiring guide is presented as a springboard to spark imagination by Becky Cortino, based on her experience as a family…

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Healing Humor in the Healthcare Setting

    From the Heart: Injecting Healing Humor in the Healthcare Setting by Becky Cortino While it is said the longest journey begins with a single step, the adventures of a hospital or caring clown into the Great Clown Unknown may comprise the most incredible experience of a lifetime, in every step taken by those funny shoes and in the true heart behind that nose.   This book is written based upon personal experience, explorations and interest-directed research serving in…

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A Heart 4 Clowning: Touching Hearts thru the Arts

A Heart 4 Clowning: Touching Hearts thru the Arts (TM)   Becky Cortino is the creative mind behind, series of related books, multi-media, and online resources about Healing Humor and Injecting Healing Humor in the Healthcare Setting through Hospital Clowns, Healthcare Family Entertainers and Staff.   Beginning in 1997, Becky followed a meandering joy-filled journey from a marketing and PR consultancy she founded, to actively performing as a family entertainer, joining Frye Regional Medical Center’s (FRMC) Charlie’s Chaplains, eventually…

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