Thursday - December 17, 2020
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Humorist Loretta LaRoche will discuss how to “stress less with humor and optimism” during the Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources annual holiday meeting on Thursday, Dec. 17.

LaRoche, an international stress management expert, will explore how to use humor to handle life’s inevitable ups and downs and develop a more optimistic outlook.

Topics will include:
• How to shift from pessimistic thoughts that create feelings of failure and rejection to those that are more optimistic
• Using the power of exaggeration and your “inner sitcom” to create more positive outcomes
• Learning how fun can become an antidote to stress

The presentation will be followed by a brief legislative update and a discussion about the support that an employee assistance program can provide to employees and managers alike during times of extreme stress.

The meeting will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In the final half hour, participants will be placed into Zoom breakout rooms for a facilitated discussion with colleagues and some fun holiday trivia.

The meeting is free to attend, but advance registration is required. Please contact Isabelle Nichols at

MMA Member Services Coordinator Isabelle Nichols,
Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources