It All Started With The Three Stooges
He was a regular watcher of “The Three Stooges”, a man who appreciated humor and who no doubt would have laughed when the organist much to her horror, inadvertently triggered some sexy Latin beat during the middle of his funeral.
So then it was only natural that I would seek to capture some of the humorous themes of recovery common to all ages in the form of a knee replacement adult cartoon coloring book.
If you are new to adult coloring you might be wondering what all the fuss is.
Adult coloring allows those who aren’t as artistically gifted to engage in a creative process and reap the therapeutic benefits of art therapy.
“Adult coloring is a growing trend and consumers are really taking to the idea,” reports Matthew Lore of The Experiment Publishing group. “Not only is it calming and good for your health, it’s just fun! The demand is increasing exponentially as the word spreads.”
Meanwhile according to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, researchers have conducted studies to explore the impact of laughter on health. After evaluating participants before and after a humorous event (i.e., a comedy video), studies have concluded that episodes of laughter helped to reduce pain, decrease stress-related hormones and boost the immune system in participants.
Officially, the American Lung Association recommends 52 stress reducers and coloring hits a few of them: disconnecting from phones, talking problems out with friends, focusing on one thing at a time, simplifying and doing something enjoyable.
Working with Dave Allred, an accomplished cartoonist, 21 unique and irreverently funny cartoons were created that double as coloring pages to bring laughter and stress relief to the knee replacement recovery journey. It’s called “Color And Laugh Your Way Through Knee Replacement Recovery” and it’s a fascinating new entry into the adult coloring book market. Its uniqueness lies in its combined emphasis on coloring as therapeutic stress relief and the use of humor as good medicine.
The 600,000 plus patients who undergo knee replacement surgery understand stress and discomfort. This little book will bring some laughter and joy to the process. Ninety-five percent of the time or more everything works out great but in the meantime mind and emotions tied in a wad of nervousness and fear can get the best of us.
My first book was created with the intention of instilling confidence and empowering patients and while it’s very successful there are still times where levity and/or quiet calm might just be the best medicine.
Knee Replacement Gift
It makes a great gift item that is completly unique for the knee replacement surgery patient. Many patients actually take the book in to show their surgeon or physical therapist and people get a big kick out of it. The book is available here.
I hope you’ll give the book a try and as always I value your feedback. The book is also available on Amazon.
There is nothing like a great “Winston Churchill” quote to brighten up the day and to round up a post on humor.
In 1946 Churchill meet Bessie Braddock, a plump Labour MP and Tory-hater, who told him: “Winston, you are drunk.” “Madam,” he replied, “you are ugly, and I will be sober in the morning.”
When Churchill was on a lecture tour of America and was served a buffet lunch of cold chicken, “May I have some breast?” he asked his hostess. “Mr. Churchill,” she replied, “In this country we ask for white meat or dark meat.” The following day Churchill sent her an orchid, with the message: “I would be obliged if you would pin this on your white meat.”
When Churchill was told, while he was in the lavatory, that the Lord Privy Seal had come to see him. “Tell the Lord Privy Seal that I am sealed in the privy and can only deal with one s*** at a time,” he bellowed.
Ah the Irish-English sense of humor, I do have my Father to blame.