How to Make Yourself Heard and Understood. Matti’s Victoria Newsletter November 10, 2016

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Neat Stuff For My Greater Victoria Friends, Fiends And Fellow Roustabouts.


How to Make Yourself Heard and Understood


The skills we learn at Toastmasters make it possible.


On the surface it appears Toastmasters is about public speaking and leadership.


It is much more. Concert pianist Albert Frantz is a Toastmaster. He says his musical performances are better because of his Toastmasters skills.


Many of us are finding that we improve our lives both at work and at home because of Toastmasters.

This is your invitation to come and experience it.


I am giving a talk at our Tuesday, November 29th meeting that I hope you will consider attending.



How to Ramp up Your Energy, Juice up Your Health and Live in Bliss.


You will discover:


The 3 Biggest Joy, Energy and Health Destroyers


The 3 Steps to Release them, and


4 Principles to Get into Flow and Stay There.


We start at 7:30pm until 9:10pm. My talk will be one of 5 that evening.


We are at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, 2nd floor (Gabriel Room) 2060 Haultain Street.


No reservation needed. We just ask that you show up about 7.15 so we can meet and introduce you to the group. By the way, you are not required to say anything. You can just observe.


Hope to see you then.


To Your Joy, Energy and Health,





If you have an event you want me to include, see the submission guidelines at the bottom


My friend Bill Hanson conducts these wonderful games:




Do you like free-flowing, wide-ranging, entertaining, enlightening, humorous and satisfying conversations with friends, strangers or both?  Check out


If you would like to try out this very social conversational game, or play it again, you can find the current game dates and other details, including how to RSVP, at


I am developing this unique game with the ultimate goal of making it freely available to anyone anywhere via a supportive membership web site and I am currently in the process of play-testing it with as many people (known and unknown to me) as possible.


Submitted by Bill Hanson


“When we open to our potential, the world changes…

dramatically and for the better.”



The Following is a Paid Political Announcement


Just kidding.


It is actually an essay I wrote in response to the American election process and the result.



Liberation from Fear


In fear, we operate from the reptilian brain.


This is a good thing. Nature set it up this way. It is a defense mechanism.



Read online:



When in danger, we need to operate instinctively, quickly, without thinking.


This is what can save us when faced with a bear or cougar in the woods.


The eyes see danger. The nerves send messages to the muscles to either fight or flee. This is a direct transmission from sensory input to muscles.


The higher intellectual brain is not involved.


This is a perfect system in times of actual, physical danger.


The challenge? When we make long term decisions while in fear. Not good. The higher brain is not involved.


So…question. How much of the time are we in fear?


How much of the time do we make long term decisions that require higher brain function…while in fear?


Ask: Am I fearful of what is going on in the world today?


“The state of the world is desperate…as usual.” –Tom Robbins in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.


Does it behoove us to remember that we have lived through desperate times before? Maybe lots of desperate times.


In the 50s and 60s we had the Cold War, living on edge of a nuclear war at any moment. High anxiety…all the time.


Somehow, we muddled through.


Do you think we might muddle through the latest “crisis-du-jour?”


Herbalist and entrepreneur Yarrow Willard posted this thought:


“I believe this is a perfect opportunity for us to express what we are grateful for in our lives rather then get upset about things we cannot change.




Because The person who is most affected by negative thoughts and actions is the person who is having them. Not the person they are directed towards.


I am grateful that the sun is shining and that I am still able to breath clean air. I am grateful that there are people who care about future health of our planet and are working to find solutions to our current challenges.”


We can choose: Live in fear. Or live in love, joy and happiness.


Fear or love. From which state can I make wiser decisions in my personal life?


Despite what is going on in the world, I can choose joy.


Here are some free tools to help with that decision:


To Your Joy, Energy and Health,






Getting Good Wishes to someone in hospital


If you are on Vancouver Island, VIHA has a wonderful facility on their website.


You can send an email to the hospital and volunteers will print it, put it in an enveloped and deliver it to their bed side.


If the patient wants, they will even read it to them.


Go here:



Political Levity


Never trust a man when he’s in love, drunk, or running for office. —Shirley Maclaine


(Surely you’re not saying he is  not going to build a wall? And yes, I am calling you Shirley…for the Airplane movie fans)




Love, Laughter and Smiles,



Matti Anttila

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

Author of:

The Zen of Joy.

How to Rewire Your Brain for Happiness & Success.


Test drive The Zen of Joy:

Complimentary “How Joyous Are You?” Questionnaire, and

The 7 Step Zen of Joy Coaching Video Program.



Look at these complimentary offerings:



◊”Authentic Joy” complimentary video:

email course included:

108 Tips for More Joy, Energy and Health.



◊ The Single Most Important Habit to Acquire: Special Report

Mastery Newsletter subscription included




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