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3.0 out of 5 stars Good as long as you don't have any real problems., January 18, 2002
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This review is from: Loretta Laroche: How Serious Is This [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Loretta La Roche's work was recommended to me as a tool for helping me put things in perspective and problem solve during times of stress.
A great deal of her material is funny, timely, and insightful. In one vignette, she observes people becoming angry because their plane was grounded for mechanical reasons. She says something to the effect of "They are angry? I don't think they get it." When you realize the alternative to being grounded, yes, it seems silly to be angry--we should be glad to not be on an unsafe plane. Her observations on daily life are truly cathartic.
However, she doesn't address REAL problems, such as job loss or bankruptcy or bereavement. Her repetition that it is essentially your own darn fault if you are sad is not helpful to those whose stressors are bigger than the deli being out of your favorite bagel. There would be nothing wrong with this if the video case made it clear that this is help for minor annoyances, not Problems. Unfortunately, perhaps for marketing reasons, the video seems to promote itself as a panacea--a fix it for any of life's stressors.
Certainly very funny, but a much narrower application than its billing would have you believe.
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