Connecting Women in a Time of Disconnect: Maintaining High Spirits

Permission to Laugh:
How to maintain high spirits and connection during Covid-19

Thursday, April 16th
9 a.m. PST | 12 p.m. EST
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How do we find levity during these trying times? There is a long tradition across cultures and history of using humor to pull through even the darkest of hours. We understand the turmoil felt by many and want to offer a moment of relief by providing you permission to breathe, to laugh, to connect. During this session we will explore the ways in which humor can be therapeutic as we are joined by Los Angeles-based actress, writer and improviser, Lisa Linke; and author, speaker, humorist, and former Miss South Carolina, Jane Herlong.



Award-winning actress, improviser and podcast host, Lisa Linke, has made a name for herself in the industry with memorable performances on critically acclaimed shows, such as Grey’s Anatomy, Marvel’s Runaways, This Is Us and Modern Family. She is currently showcasing her talent on Bless This Mess, alongside Dax Shepard and Lake Bell. Expanding her creative endeavors beyond acting, Linke is passionate about creating new content including the #SuggestionSundayShow, a weekly Instagram Live platform where she invites special guests to perform improv with her based on viewer suggestions. Additionally, she teamed up with comedian Misty Stinnett to create the Go Help Yourself podcast, which reviews self-help books with a comedic twist. It is available on Apple Podcasts and currently has over 100,000 unique downloads.


Southern humorist, author and speaker, Jane Jenkins Herlong, combines her humor, life-changing truths and award-winning singing as she inspires audiences with her sweet tea wisdom and Southern-fried humor.™ She travels across the country sharing her message—develop a sense of humor, sense of purpose, discover your gifts and live your life filled with peak performance. A recent inductee into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, Jane is one of the 178 men and women to be awarded this honor. She also has earned the designation of “Certified Speaker Professional” by the National Speakers Association and will be inducted into the Legends of Speaking in August of 2020. In addition, Jane is a professional singer, songwriter, recording artist and the author of four books. Her award-winning singing and humor are featured on Sirius XM Radio and her comedy is heard on Pandora, Spotify and iTunes Internet Radio.

Moderated by Karen Floyd,
ELYSIAN Founder & Publisher


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