Family & Lifestyle
Poetry (0:00:00) Edgar Allan Poe once said, “I would define poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty”. Poetry comes in many forms and conjures many images in different people’s minds. Some feel like poetry may be antiquated and irrelevant. Others look to some of the great classics. But poetry still may be applicable to us today. We have invited Erin Murphy, an author and poet who teaches English and creative writing at Pennsylvania State University to tell us about how poetry can still be relevant today. Floral Arranging (0:18:30) There’s just something about a beautiful arrangement of flowers that makes everything in your house feel brighter and happier, but buying a new arrangement every time the old one withers away makes your wallet feel lighter and sadder. We’ve all seen the flowers in the grocery store, and while beautiful, they are nothing like the arrangements the pros do. So how can we take those flowers from the store and make them into something as fabulous as the arrangements from the flower shop? Miriam Housley, owner of Foxglove Flowers and Gifts, joins us to share her best tips for those of us at home that wish we could make floral arrangements of our own. Trip Debrief (0:34:24) Friend of the show Carrie Ann Rhodes talks with Lisa and Richie about what she learned about travelling with kids on her trip to Europe. Vision Boards (0:50:35) What is the importance of visualization in goal-setting? How important are those quotes that people put up all over their home as a form of motivational speech? Well, seeing images and words that inspire you to set goals might be the key to unlocking your full potential. Many people have explored the idea of a “vision board” and how this helps us with the law of attraction. So how can you start to visualize the life that you want? Today we are talking with Jack Canfield, founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul publishing empire, about vision boards. Monster Mash: Witches (1:10:03) Welcome to Monday Monster Mash! Every Monday this month, we’re going to be doing a little deep dive into the creepiest monsters of Halloween. This week our monster guestis a little more rooted in history than some others, but in the idea of pop culture they cackle, make spooky potions and ride broom sticks... That’s right! Witches. From our history with the Salem Witch Trials to kooky family flicks like Hocus Pocus—witches have long been in the forefront of our idea of a good spook. Here to help us understand both a little bit more about the history and science behind them, is Dr. Frank McAndrew, social psychologist and creep expert. The Teal Pumpkin Project (1:25:23) Imagine this. Your son or daughter gets all excited to go trick-or-treating with their friends. They get dressed up, go out and collect piles of candy, and then they realize that the majority of their candy will make them severely ill so they have to sit and watch everyone else enjoy theirs with nothing for them. This is the sad reality for many children with allergies around this time of year. But what can we do to change that? Lisa Gable is is the CEO of FARE, Food Allergy Research and Education, the founders of The Teal Pumpkin Project. She is with us to sharehow we can all have a more inclusive Halloween season.