FF208: Bringing Humor and Light Into Dark Moments with Scott Ertl

Scott Ertl, former circus performer turned school counselor turned full-time entrepreneur, utilizes the power of humor and creativity as bridges of solace for those battling with depression, suicide, addiction, or everyday struggles. Scott shares how practical strategies and insights can bring more light and happiness into your life. We learn about Scott’s Buoy app which provides a quick and easy way to send and receive meaningful messages when someone needs a lift-me-up.

Highlights From This Episode:

  • How humor and play can be positive and powerful in building relationships.

  • Daily habits such as exercise, healthy eating, and positive music, contribute to overall well-being.

  • Predicting when one is likely to struggle and to schedule conversations or activities during rough times.

  • Practical strategies for bringing light into dark moments, breaking negative cycles, and building good habits.

  • Using Scott’s free Buoy App to store any kind of positive media or messages in one place on your phone to boost encouragement and inspiration when having a dark time.


Links & Resources From This Episode:

Learn more:  Scott Ertl LinkedIn

Scott Ertl Website

Resources:  Buoy App. Find it in the App Store or Google Play


More About Scott Ertl

While I performed comedy magic and juggling in the circus for 9 years, I eventually ran away from the circus to join a school to work as a school counselor for 22 years. In both jobs, I saw the power of humor and teamwork along with the consequences of addictions and depression. I created the Buoy App to help everyone keep positive messages easy to access for quick inspiration when you’re feeling like your drowning in doubt or sadness and need a pick-me-up.


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