The Gnomist, Low Rates in the Housing Market, School Refusal, Absorbent Learning, The Evolution of the State Fair, Listful Living

The Gnomist, Low Rates in the Housing Market, School Refusal, Absorbent Learning, The Evolution of the State Fair, Listful Living

The Lisa Show

  • Sep 16, 2019 2:00 pm
  • 1:40:38 mins

The Gnomist (0:00:00) Do you believe in fairies? Maybe you would if you saw them in your own neighborhood. With all the heartache of the world beating us down, it’s amazing to see how people still believe in a little magic and will flock to the smallest sign of hope. One woman, who was going through her own tragedies, wanted bring some hope to the strangers in her community who might be struggling with difficulties of their own... and she did it in a very unsuspecting way. Robyn Frampton, now known as the Gnomist, secretly brought fairytale magic to her neighborhood forest... and it changed the community for good. We were lucky enough to track her down, and we have the secret Gnomist, herself, joining us to share her story. Low Rates in the Housing Market (0:20:41) If you are looking for a new house, mortgage rates fell sharply in August, with the benchmark 30-year loan reaching its lowest level since November 2016 –3.60 percent, reports the AP. But what does that mean it will be easier for potential buyers? What about sellers? Myra Nourmand, an expert realtor based in LA, joins us to advise potential home buyers and sellers. School Refusal (0:38:27) Friend of the show Carrie Ann Rhodes gives tips for getting your kids excited for school, even when they refuse to go. Absorbent Learning (0:50:36) When’s the last time you sat down to learn something? Yesterday? Today? What about the last time you decided to learn something just for fun—just because you were interested in it? Too often, we view learning as a chore, something to do to pass a test or to create a report, but what about just learning for learning’s sake? Here to give us tips on how to develop our own love for learning is Eric Travis, author of "Wander Purposefully: A Reflection on How to Love Learning," an immersive audiobook experience. The Evolution of the State Fair (1:07:42) Have you ever been at your state fair, or even looked at a billboard for it, and wondered what state fairs used to be like? Just like so many other things, this yearly tradition used to be much different. But how? What’s changed? Denny Daniel is the founder of The Museum of Interesting Things, a traveling museum full of things from the past. His museum and knowledge of history caught our attention. Listful Living (1:25:51) Do you ever feel so bogged down with stress that you can’t seem to move forward? Finding ways to destress can seem difficult especially when it feels like we already have so much on our plate that we can’t even take the time to get organized. However, doing so will help us be more productive. Paula Rizzo is an Emmy award winning television producer and the author of "Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed." She’s with us to share the organization secrets that will help us all destress.