Bestselling author and witty, irreverent humorist Loretta LaRoche is an international stress management and humor consultant, founder and president of The Humor Potential, Inc. For over 30 years she has raised the humor potential in all of us. Her special brand of optimistic psychology has an incontestable positive effect on the health of all that are exposed to her. Organizations worldwide use Loretta's prescription for laughter to manage stress in the workplace and improve morale. She provides clients such as IBM, The New York Times and the U.S. Dept. of Labor with trainings to defeat stress in the workplace. She is on the Mass General advisory council for anxiety and depression and was recently awarded the National Humor Treasure Award. Loretta writes a weekly newspaper column called, 'Get a Life'. She has authored seven books, the latest out this spring is “Lighten Up,” the subject of her interview of March 25, 2009 on 7th Wave Network show “Authentic Living” with Andrea Mathews.