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A Philosophy on Fun for Adults

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Grandma Knows the F... Word by Ted Schredd

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be laughing, giggling and having fun all the time? How do they do that?

Author Ted Schredd was vexed by the same question. He had to find out the whys, whens and hows of having more fun. After fifteen years of hands-on research of fun, life, and the self-help genre—and how they all related to each other—he has unraveled the mystery.

Praise for the Book & Ted Schredd

"Ted Schredd knows fun.” —The Edmonton Sun "The book is 'F'enomenal! - Ted Schredd is a regular guest on my radio program because he is an inspiration and a model for how to bring more feeling, friends and frivolity into life!” —Buzz Bishop, XL103 Radio Calgary 

“This book really flies in the face of the self-help genre. Through cartoons and wise words, Ted provides a paint-by-numbers system to get some serious fun back into your life."David Carlisle, United Kingdom

"How to be Happy! - This book was so inspiring. I wish that it was required reading for every adult. There are so many people out there who are afraid to have fun because someone might laugh at them. This book will remind you that it is okay to lighten up and do the things you want to do."Reader Girl, Amazon

"This book is an easy feel-good read. - The book is filled with fun-loving cartoons made by the author and thought-provoking captions and quotes. It’s a book that will tweak your brain, making you think AND release endorphins because you’ll be laughing so much. It’s officially on my All-Time Favorites Book List!"Joanna the Diva, Amazon

"Grandma Knows the F Word is a kick in the pants!"Page Half Full Book Reviews

"This is a fabulous book, it really did change the way I look at people and things in my world."Sarah Martin, Vancouver, BC  

 “A less playful person can learn to be more playful, much like an introvert can learn to be a better speaker by observing the techniques extroverts use.” —René Proyer, psychology professor, Martin Luther University, Germany

Note from Ted Schredd


My name is Ted Schredd, and I am so glad you came by. I am on a mission to inspire people to have more fun in their lives.

My grandma taught me how to live a good life; thirty years of fun people and joy-induced experiences have taught me the rest. After years of hands-on research with some of the funniest people around, I have discovered the magic. There is a simple secret to having more fun in your life. 

Actually, the secret to having fun is not a secretit’s a choice. 

Having fun and enjoying life every day is what the good life is about. How many times did you have fun today, this week, this month, or even this year? 

People that say they are too busy to have fun may be confused as to why we are here. It’s definitely not going to kill anybody to have a little more fun. Not having fun can escalate to anguish, misery and outright hostility. Don’t let old beliefs or cranky adults kill your fun. Grandma Knows the F... Word will show you how to get past the BS excuses and let you reconnect with your playful self. 

Haven't we been told that having fun is something you are supposed to grow out of? Why in the world would you want to grow out of having fun and enjoying life? Grow out of having fun? Pffftt...what a remarkably depressing philosophy that is. You didn't buy into it, did you? Whew! 

Find Your Joy and Have Fun Every Day

Grandma Knows the F Word will show you…

  • How to give yourself permission to have fun.
  • How to tune out the "mind poo" and tune into the fun.
  • How to embrace the fun-inducing habit of gratitude.
  • Easy ways to tap into spontaneous silliness now and then.
  • How to overcome the need to be serious and anal-retentive-it-is.
  • How to relax and chill out when you need to.
  • Ways to use fun to release your creativity.
  • How to increase your happiness by knowing when to say yes and when to say no!
  • How to add more fun friends to your social circles.
  • How to improve your self-esteem and spark your ha-ha!
  • The most important factor—how to enjoy life no matter what! 

Having more fun in your life will give you more adventure, curiosity, awe, wonderment, crazy experiences, loads of laughs, vim, vigor, travel, joy, lovely friends, and fantastic moments that you will cherish until it’s time for you to go.

 Best of all, having fun makes you happy.

 Are you ready to have more fun? 

Let’s get your personal fun-train rolling right now! 


About Ted Schredd

Happiness guru and the world’s zaniest sane person.”

Joy Ross

I am a Canadian adventurer who blatantly dislikes being cold. I have always had a curious side to me. Most often, my curious nature has caused me to ponder how to enjoy life and have fun. Over the years, I have had a wide range of interesting jobs that have shaped who I am. Read below to find out more. 

My purpose in life is to get inspired and pass it on! To me, there is nothing more rewarding than mentoring, helping, or inspiring someone who then goes out and does the same for other people. I believe that we will make a positive change in this world by getting people tuned into what inspires them. Once they get clarity, it is up to the rest of us to support and encourage those people to act on that inspiration. 
Something magic happens when people find their inspiration―they positively affect everyone that comes into contact with them. One inspired soul can light thousands and thousands of candles. 

About ten years ago, I lost a brother to cancer, and it really shook me. It was totally unexpected and swift. At that moment, I decided that I wasn't going to get hit with that death surprise thing without having the time of my life. So I sold all my stuff and went wandering.
Since then, during the winter months, I explored: Lake Atitlan in Guatemala; Tucson, Arizona; Los Angeles, California; and Portland, Oregon. In the summertime when the snow was long gone, I dipped back into Canada. And no, I don't plan to settle down anytime soon. 

I am a nature addict. If I could, I would live outside all the time. I love to hike, bike, and take pictures in nature every opportunity I get. I specifically like Tucson, Arizona, because of the amazing cycling and sunny skies that are always available. 


So here are a few of my work highlights. 

GUATEMALA WRITING RETREAT: I figured that if I was going to write a book about inspiration, I needed to unleash my verbiage in an inspiring location. I have always wanted to write a book in a warm, faraway place, so I headed to Guatemala for the SmartAss Buddha project. I ended up in a quaint little apartment called Luna Azul that had a rooftop deck nestled in between the volcanoes on the shores of Lake Atitlan.

My office was surrounded by coffee plants, mango trees, tropical birds, and had a stunning 360-degree view of the lake including all the geographical elements that hold it in place. I survived on fresh fruit and vegetable juice and was electrified every morning with the most amazing lattes I have ever tasted. 

But it wasn't all fun and games. I had to deal with regular power outages, earthquakes, being chased by hungry street dogs, and sloth-like Internet speed. The good news is that all those experiences only intensified my sarcasm skills. Between the locals, the views, the fruit, coffee, and an ideal location to create, I was able to stay focused and happily write the SmartAss Buddha

BIG BIKE RIDE NUMBER 3: Just for the fun of it, in 2009, I cycled from Summerland, British Columbia, to Los Angeles, California. It took about six weeks to cycle the 1,500 miles (2,500 KM). 

FUN RESEARCHER: I set up a website to promote my book Grandma Knows the F... Word, and the Internet went crazy over Thanks to Google ads on my website, I was able to create a healthy passive income. This gave me the ability to "research fun" activities, people and places...and then write about and photograph my experiences. I have to say, it was not the worst gig in the world.

CORPORATE SPEAKING: I have given multiple presentations across Western Canada on "How to Have More Fun in Life." Through stories, pictures and videos, I had audiences laughing and rethinking the direction of their lives. Speaking at corporate functions was extremely stressful and didn't bring me great joy. When your goal is to get everybody to quit their jobs and live life on their own terms, many in the corporate world tend to avoid you.

AUTHORED GRANDMA KNOWS THE F... WORD: I had a blast writing and promoting this book on my philosophy of fun for adults. I garnered lots of press including three appearances on national talk shows. 

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER: I was hired to shoot the amenities at numerous resorts throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. I shot hundreds of thousands of images of hotel rooms, swimming pools, restaurants, and local tourist attractions. It was a challenging gig but the perks were truly amazing. Numerous times while shooting at a beach location, I had to pinch myself as I ordered another plate of coconut prawns. 

BREAKFAST TV SHOW HOST/PRODUCER: I was hired to help launch Vancouver Television. As the host/producer, I screened and booked guests. From Monday to Friday, I scouted locations and conducted live street reports for the Vancouver Breakfast Show.


  • Broadcasting live with the most talented creative team I have ever experienced.
  • Was blacklisted by the RCMP at the APEC conference for dancing on the press tables.
  • Left to carry the entire show on remote location until further notice while the studio was being evacuated because of a fire alarm.
  • Interviewing Leslie Nielsen, Tommy Chong, Super Dave Osborne, Wolfe Blitzer, Peter Jennings, and more.

BIG BICYCLE TRIP NUMBER TWO: Sponsored by Powerbar, ASAMA bicycles, and Ryder Sunglasses, I set off on a four-country bike tour of England, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia. This challenging, six month, ten-thousand-kilometer bike tour toughened my butt and gave me some wonderful and unpredictable experiences.


  • Unknowingly took amphetamines while experiencing heatstroke and continued to ride.
  • Attacked by a kangaroo in Pretty Beach, Australia (south of Sydney).
  • Spent Christmas on an emu farm.
  • Ruined Christmas dinner for twenty people.
  • Had my camera stolen by a monkey and had to wrestle it back from him.

AUTHORED FIRST BOOK: The Adventures of Coconut Head: One Big Bodacious Bike Trip chronicles my 8000-mile bicycle ride around North America. In the book, I share tales of my crazy experiences and the characters I encountered on the road. About following your heart, the book had a huge impact on the launch of my writing and broadcasting career. 

RADIO TRAFFIC REPORTER ON A BICYCLE: With no broadcasting experience or training, I pitched the program director at Z-95.3 FM, Brad Phillips, about creating a new job position for me. Brad went for it! For the next two years, I cycled over 12,500 miles (20,000 KM), reporting traffic from the streets of Vancouver as the World's First Radio Traffic Reporter on a Bicycle.

Some of the Live Radio Bits:

  • Going in a sewer and then popping out to see if I can see my shadow on Groundhog Day.
  • Live broadcast of bike ride-along with the police.
  • Chasing a helium-filled, sheep-shaped sex toy across the city.
  • Live broadcast from Mazatlan, Mexico.
  • Offering a listener $50 to steal someone's breakfast at McDonald's.
  • Shaving my back and having listeners guess how many cups of hair was collected.
  • Offering listeners a chance to win tickets to a Vancouver Canucks game for using a hockey stick to shoot cream-filled donuts at my head.
  • And dozens more.

Here is a note from the best boss I have ever had: "In the early days of Z95.3 FM in Vancouver, British Columbia, we wanted to do traffic reports with a twist. Every other station had planes or choppers with reporters and we had Ted on his bike! He was very entertaining and it became a big part of our station." Brad Phillips, General Manager, Corus Entertainment

BICYCLED FROM VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA to KEY WEST, FLORIDA and BACK: With $160, no experience, no camping equipment, and a piece-of-crap mountain bike, I rode from Vancouver, British Columbia to San Diego, California, east to Key West, Florida, north to Montreal, Quebec, and back to Vancouver. 


  • Left Vancouver with a Canadian girl and returned with a nurse from Texas.
  • Created a bestselling book: The Cycling Adventures of Coconut Head.
  • Inspired to me to become an author, illustrator and professional broadcaster.
  • Over 300 media appearances promoting reasons to be environmentally friendly.


SELF-EMPLOYED SKIING VIDEOGRAPHER: Without knowing how to ski, I decided to move to Lake Louise, Alberta, and start a small business. I created holiday videos capturing individuals, friends and families on vacation. After getting lectured by the marketing director of the ski hill about how nobody wanted to have videos of themselves on vacation, I got out of town and headed to Vancouver. I continued to shoot on Grouse Mountain, Mount Seymour, Whistler, and on slopes in the interior of British Columbia.

FRISBEE INSTRUCTOR: Yes, it's true. I ran a program to teach ten-to-twelve-year-olds how to play freestyle frisbee. Once the kids learned some skills, the top performers were sent to Florida for the North American Championships. I am not lying; it was my job and I was paid for it. I sincerely don't remember the high school counselor mentioning this as a career opportunity.

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Thank You for ordering Grandma Knows the F... Word:

A Philosophy on Fun for Adults

After reading this imaginative, fun and adventurous "Be Happy" book, Ted would be grateful if you wrote a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads.