Each participant gets to pre-select which breakout session she wants to attend. At these sessions, along with nine other women you will learn more from the expert on the topic.


It could be argued that stress is self-imposed because we are only affected by those things that we allow to affect us. Should this be the case, then why not allow ourselves to be affected by laughter and happiness, not anger, overwhelm or depression.

Without question, life can be tough. Tap into your funny bone, use laughter as a stress reducing tool. Learn how to use humour and stories to improve your health, build better relationships and connect with your clients and customers. Bonus: a good belly laugh can be a great aerobic workout.

Merri Macartney

Merri Macartney

When you first meet Merri Macartney, you would have no idea of how many challenges she has had to face. Abandonment, failed adoption and failed marriages are just some of what she’s overcome.

Merri has gone from high school dropout to high school teacher; from having no marketable skills to running her own successful speaking business as an inspirational humourist and professional smarty pants. It’s all about her attitude as she turns her personal experiences into laughter therapy. Her ready smile easily gets your attention while her equally easy laugh keeps you engaged. As a speaker and author, Merri illustrates through her humourous stories that a healthy dose of laughter is really the best prescription.