Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Saturnalia, Resolving Conflict in Private and Public, Betrayal to Resilience, Toys for Tots, Italian Christmas
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 324
- Dec 17, 2019 3:00 pm
- 1:41:15 mins
Sleep in Heavenly Peace (0:00:00) We have a question for you: How many of you listening are wishing you were in bed right now? Some days, we might feel like our beds are our best friends, and all we want to do is curl up in a warm ball of pillows and sheets and never leave ever. Our beds are our little squares of refuge from stress and responsibility we don’t want to think about. But how would you feel if you never had a bed? There is an unfortunately large population of people living in the US that don’t have a proper bed to sleep in at night. This can cause major damage to sleep, which leads to major physical and emotional issues. This is where Sleep in Heavenly Peace comes in – a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering bunk beds to children and families in need. Joining us on the show is Amy Andrew, a president for one of the organization’s chapters. Saturnalia (0:13:10) When I think of Christmas, I think of hanging lights, wreaths of greenery, feasting with friends and family, and giving gifts. Do you want to hear something I was shocked to learn? All of these traditions were originally part of a different December holiday, one that celebrated the pagan god Saturn. With us on the show is Dr. Tyler Creer, a professor of ancient Roman history at Brigham Young University, to tell us a little bit about the history of Saturnalia. Resolving Conflict in Private and Public (0:31:22) You are standing in line at the sandwich shop and the couple in front of you starts to bicker. As their conversation gets increasingly heated, your levels of discomfort rise. We’ve all been bystanders to uncomfortable conversations in public, but have you ever found yourself caught in one? What do you do? Conflict resolution expert Emily Taylor joins us today to share how we can know when to resolve issues in public and when to do it in private. She is also here to share how we can avoid and prepare for those unexpected conflicts with strangers. Betrayal to Resilience (0:50:38) It’s been proven that in life, a breakup of a long-term relationship is the number two top stressor, coming in behind being widowed. So, what happens if your long-term relationship ends because of betrayal? How do you deal with a broken heart? Dr. Cade North is a self-made expert in turning personal calamities into hilarious tales and the author of Until Death Do Us Apart. She and joins us to discuss how we can go from betrayal to resilience. Toys for Tots (1:06:31) There’s so much excitement in the air with Christmas coming in just a few days. But for some, these next few days will be ones of stress and despair. There are parents around us worried about how they can possibly afford Christmas for their children this year. So how can we spread some Christmas cheer and help them? Toys for Tots is celebrating its 72nd year of existence. They deliver 18 million toys to an average of 7 million children each year. But they need our help to achieve this fantastic feat. President and Chief Executive Officer for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General Pete Osman, joins us to tell us a little bit about how we can help this year. Italian Christmas (1:22:49) The holidays are a season for food and no one loves to feast more than Italians. But even if you aren’t Italian, you can still eat like one. Cooking festive Italian dishes is easier than you think and it’s sure to make this holiday merry and delicious. Maria Liberati is an award-winning chef and culinary blogger, known as the “Italian Martha Stewart” by Celebrity Society Magazine. She is here to share her favorite Italian recipes that we can make this holiday season.