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Who is that nurse who infects thousands of people with her healing humor and contagious laughter? She never washes her hands of any situation, and finds the right antidote to lift your spirit.

that's me... and welcome to my website! Have fun browsing.
Debra Joy Hart, Contributing Author

21 Peaceful Nurses is an anthology of essays written by nurses, for nurses, on the topic of spiritual fitness for a balanced nursing practice. These essays are poignant snapshots into the hearts and minds of today's successful practitioners. It is guaranteed to be a source of hope and inspiration, a way of honoring the spiritual paths of nurses practicing in the workplace.

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A Clown's Prayer
"Lord, as I stumble through this life, help me to create more laughter than tears, dispense more happiness than gloom and spread more cheer than despair. Never let me become so indifferent that I fail to see the wonder in the eyes of a child or the twinkle in the eyes of the aged.  Never let me forget that my total effort is to cheer people, to make them happy and forget, at least for the moment, all the unpleasant things in their lives. And, Lord, in my final moment, may I hear you whisper, 'When you made my people smile,
you made me smile."

-anonymous clown
Seriously Speaking...

Intentional laughter is visually and verbally directed laughter not in response to any written or spoken joke or humorous scenario.  It is a physical act created in order to produce a physiological and psychological response in self and others... This is often described as " laughing for no reason."  

Apparently I am an expert, since practicing at the tender age of 5 years old,  many of my grade school teachers would often report to my mother, "Dear Mrs. Epstein, Debbie has been laughing in class. There is no reason for this kind of behavior.  She had to be put out into the hallway, Again."  Side Note: the power of laughter, (especially with a substitute teacher) can be very rewarding as well as disturbing
"Give your congregation, faculty, or staff the prescription of education, motivation, and inspiration from a nurse that gives an injection of healthy humor.."
-Debra Joy Hart
I have been best described as having a contagious smile, infectious laugh, and spirit of epidemic proportions. My presentation is the right antidote that your organization needs. Participants are given a prescription to take a daily dose of healthy humor and motivated to exercise stress reduction.  Inject  your faculty, staff or congregation with an expert in education, motivation, and inspiration from the humor and laughter field.  In all my presentations, I create a dialogue between myself and participants that creates a safe place for all to reconnect to their inner sense of joy and well being. The tools I use to accomplish this are:  intentional laughter and intuitive humor.
The benefits? The participant gets: immediate improved mental, physical and spiritual health, and inspiration to incorporate healthy humor into their everyday living.
See what people are saying about Deb.
Read other's testimonials from their personal experiences.

"Deb Hart is all heart... and more. She is funny too. What could be better than comedy laced with compassion. If you want to learn about humor for the mind, body and spiritual wellness, then as the song says, 'you've got to have Hart.'
-Allen Klein
Intuitive humor is the ability to recognize at a rapid rate of discovery, tension and incongruousness of a situation...  All five senses or six, (depending on how many fingers you have on one hand) are engaged to "sense" the situation.  The response is either verbal, physical or both. Intuitive humor is a healing humor, not one that minimizes a person, group of people or a situation.

Maturity and wisdom... and the experience of  going to jail, has taught me when not to verbalize what I sense is "funny."  On the other hand, my husband has not yet learned this concept.
"21 Peaceful Nurses is a moving collection of essays. It is an important and wonderful contribution to our profession. It emphasizes the essential role spirituality plays among today’s successful practitioners. Let the world listen!”
-Jeanne Crawford, MA, MPH
Executive Director
   American Holistic Nurses  
Contact Debra Joy Hart  - Call (217)469-7889 or (217)778-8766  - E-mail: debrajoyhart@gmail.com
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