Dr. Kathy Scott of L3 Fusion: “5 Things I Learned From The Social Isolation of the COVID19 Pandemic”

An Interview With Phil LaDuke

Phil La Duke
May 4 · 18 min read

The power of laughter. During the pandemic, I found myself becoming way too serious, too introspective, with some of the perceived burdens I was experiencing. I grew duller and duller. I missed laughing out loud with others. I missed laughing at myself.
Laughing is really about living in the present — enjoying what’s before us and not taking ourselves too seriously. It’s good for the soul! I learned that I had to protect myself from too much ugly — too much bad news, too many conversations with angry people, too much time on “hold,” too much focus on what was missing, and too much worry about the future. I vowed that I would focus on the more positive and humorous side of life. This took some effort — I limited my time reading or watching the news, increased my contact with family, reflected on the positive, watched funny movies and laughed out loud, deleted many emails before reading them, and read inspirational works that brought me joy! This effort was well spent. I got my humor and my mojo back, realizing more than ever that I can make choices to lighten my load and improve my mental, spiritual and emotional fitness.

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Phil La Duke

Written by

Author of “I Know My Shoes Are Untied. Mind Your Own Business” and “Lone Gunman. Rewriting the Handbook on Workplace Violence Prevention” and “Blood on my hands

Authority Magazine

Leadership Lessons from Authorities in Business, Pop Culture, Wellness, Social Impact, and Tech. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable.

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