Second Annual Veterans Clown Trip

G!GO report from Johnny Glick and Charlotte Huggins Guatemala City, December 2016 Gesundheit Institute clowns teamed up with US and Canadian veterans, both retired and active duty, for our second foray into humanitarian clowning. Ten veterans suffering the wounds of…

2016 Festival de Belen Report

by Carl Hammerschlag, MD For the 11th time we gathered in Iquitos Peru for the Belen Festival, an extraordinary gathering of clowns from all over the world who spread joy, build relationships, and promote health and healing in community. This…

INTERVIEW WITH MARIA ELISEEVA By Justin Lifflander

Every November I see Sheremetyevo Airport transformed: strange people in bright costumes and funny hats appear, surrounded by clouds of soap bubbles. In their midst a tall oddity sporting a blue mustache stands out. He marches about the airport with…

A List of Movies about Capitalism that I Recommend

I get a lot of criticism for calling capitalism the worst disease in history and the probable cause of our extinction. I will not list the many hundreds of frightening books in my library educating global warming. I cannot expect…

Leap of Faith

Last week, I visited with Paula Murphy in Boise, ID. Paula is a wonderful chiropractor who I hope will join us in West Virginia. Recently, she has taken up the trapeze, and teaching others how to use it. So, I…

Wounded Vet Trip

It’s been 6 months since we had our first wounded vet trip. I’m so heartened by the results and look forward to the next. Each of our clowns paired off with a vet. I was joined on this journey by…

Suzanne reflects on Clowning & Caring in Costa Rica

It was a late evening in August 2015, I was sitting outside in San Jose, Costa Rica, in an open space. It was late and dark. We were about 20 people listening to Patch Adams. My 23-year-old son was there,…

Morocco! by Lion

My first clowning adventure. by: Jeffery “Lion” Forbes Those 11 days changed my life like very few moments ever had. I had been corresponding with Patch Adams since before the movie came out, yet had never met him face to face. When we finally…

Patchs End of the Year Letter

Gesundheit has had a great year, infecting the world population with peace, justice, and care for all people. Thanks to a bequest from Merry Kay Powell, and help from Bruce Perlowin we have raised enough funds to put our first…

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