Family & Lifestyle

Kids and Body Image, Being Defensive, Common Goals in Marriage, Women in STEM, Fun Exercise, Dolls of Hope

The Lisa Show
  • Jul 24, 2020 12:00 pm
  • 1:21:41

Kids and Body Image (0:00:00) We all have our insecurities, and it seems like the internet knows how to point them out.It’sso easy to compare ourselves to the people we see on Instagram. But, when our young kids see displays of what the world considers “perfect” bodies online, it can really have a negative impact on their own self esteem.We want to make sure our kids feel confident in their own skin and stop trying to live up to unrealistic body standards. So, we invited body image coach and fat activist, Amanda Martinez Beck, to teach us more about how to talk to our kids about body image. How to Stop Being Defensive (0:17:26) As humans we are social creatures. Even in the corona-days while we are social distancing, we still have to communicate and collaborate with our families,friends, and coworkers. But working together with others is easier said than done, especially when they disagree with us. In fact, when someone shares an opposing view, it’s easy to get defensive rather than listen to what they have to say. But defensiveness is one of the biggest roadblocks to successful collaboration according to our next guest, Jim Tamm. Jim, author of “Radical Collaboration,” has spent 25 years helping people settle arguments. We thought he’d be the perfect person to talk to about how to overcome our defensiveness. Common Goals in Marriage (0:35:11) Times like quarantine have the potential to be tough on a marriage. One thing that’s been proven to bring a couple together in a powerful way is having a set of shared goals. But where do we start, and how can having the same goals really unite us with our spouses?To answer these questions and provide some clarity is Terry Gaspard, a licensed clinical social worker, therapist, and author. NASA and Women in STEM (0:52:50) According to a 2018 study by the NGC Project, women make up only 28% of the STEM workforce in the United States. Despite producing some of the most innovative technology and research results that we’ve ever seen, the STEM world still has a long way to go in terms of diversity. So,what is it like working in a field in which you are severely underrepresented?Joining us again on the show is Dr. Knicole Colon, a research astrophysicist at NASA and a woman in STEM. We’re discussing her experiences working in the STEM field and how we can encourage other girls to pursue their career dreams as well. Making Exercise Fun (1:05:00) We all know that exercise is important but sometimes it can be hard to enjoy!It can be easy to get bored with doing the same workout routine and eventually you might develop a negative attitude towards exercise.Finding ways to make your workout more fun will only motivate you to stay active and meet your fitness goals! We are with Emily Nelson and Amber Zenith, the co-creators of HIGH Fitness this morning. We are going to talk to them about how we can make working out more enjoyable! Dolls of Hope (1:27:15) Our world is laden with the burdens of many crises. The ever-growing refugee crisis is all consuming and has caused a great deal of worry and panic. It affects so many, including children, who should be having joyful learning and growing experiences at this time of life. Instead, these children are in refugee camps, worried about food, shelter, and how they’ll survive. How can we help them? How can they have joy in their lives. Three and a half years ago, Sarah Parson founded an organization called Dolls of Hope. As of the end of 2019, Dolls of Hope has sent over 35,500 handmade dolls and bears and matchbox cars to children living in crisis in 37 countries around the world. Sarah’s here today to tell us more about her organization and how we can get involved and serve.