Asthma Awareness, Humor as a Coping Mechanism, Healthy Relationships Expectations, COVID and Relationships, Kids and Loss, Weekend Review

Asthma Awareness, Humor as a Coping Mechanism, Healthy Relationships Expectations, COVID and Relationships, Kids and Loss, Weekend Review

The Lisa Show

  • May 15, 2020 12:00 pm
  • 1:41:14 mins

Asthma Awareness (0:00:00) Did you know that currently 26 million Americans live with asthma? This condition causes 1.6 million trips to the emergency room a year. It’s also the #1 cause of missed school days. So, with May being Asthma Awareness Month and knowing that so many families are impacted, we wanted to bring your attention to how this condition affects those who have it. Because it goes far beyond just shortness of breath. In fact, people with asthma are at a higher risk of getting really sick from the current coronavirus. Joining us on the show this morning is Andrea Jensen, a public health educator at the Utah County Health Department, here to talk with us about asthma awareness and how we can be more of a support to those who have it. Humor as a Coping Mechanism (0:19:03) We know that laughter is often the best medicine. Just like many of you, sometimes when I’m going through a tough time, I make jokes about it, because that’s how I cope. Especially now, during the stay at home and social distancing orders, many of us have turned to social media to  relieve our stress  and joke  about  life  at  home. Many people have also “meme-ified” the pandemic. A lot of good humor has come out of this. But sometimes we’re all a little too casual about a serious situation. So, when should we draw the line? With us today is our friend and comedian Mike Brody to talk about humor and comedy in the face of all of this darkness. Healthy Relationship Expectations (0:35:12) We all have expectations for the people we are in relationships with. However, sometimes our expectations get out of control and we assume our significant other should take on or fill more of our emotional needs than they should have to. This can create an imbalance in the relationship which takes a heavy toll on one person. So, how can we set healthier expectations for ourselves and our significant other? To answer this question, we invited Alicia Muñoz onto the show. She is a couple’s therapist and she teaches that learning to meet our own self-care needs can help us establish healthy and realistic expectations. COVID-19 and Relationships (0:50:37) Being around someone 24/7, even if you love them, can be taxing on a relationship. After China came out of their COVID lockdown there was a 25% increase in couples filing for divorce. And if you’ve been locked up with your significant other for all of quarantine—maybe you’re having similar thoughts. But what can we do to keep our relationships together right now? Here with her professional advice on the matter is relationship expert and psychologist Dr. Holly Parker. Kids and Loss (1:09:39) Over the past few months, our kids have missed out on a lot of experiences. They’ve lost graduations, hang outs with friends, and other anticipated activities. Mental health experts are worried about children who are facing these losses as well as their parents who are under so much pressure to make things right. So, what can parents do to help their kids cope with what they’ve lost during the pandemic? Kim Howie and Nancy Werteen, co-founders of The Wisdom Coalition and friends of the show, are here today to give us some advice for boosting our kids’ morale despite their current situation. Weekend Review (1:24:38) Lisa and Richie talk about what there is to do this weekend, from new streaming shows to the New York Times Bestseller List.