How to Stop Enabling, Self-Talk, The Paper Therapist, Women's Suffrage, Balancing Life Kids and Work, Financial Benefits to Decluttering, Mt. Everest

The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 385

  • Feb 10, 2020 3:00 pm
  • 1:41:12 mins

How to Stop Enabling (0:00:00) Service brings joy to not only the recipient but also the server. It feels good when we go out of our way to do something for another person, especially for our own kids. However, there can come a point when our service harms more than it helps. Rather than giving someone the boost they need to be successful, we become enablers of self-destructive behaviors which negatively affects both ourselves and the person we want to help. Joining us on the show is Sharon Martin, a psychotherapist and author, here to discuss enabling and what we can do to stop it. Self-Talk (0:19:58) If you’re the kind of person who processes your thoughts best out loud, you could wind up having long conversations with yourself. Some bystanders might look at you funny during these conversations. But what these people don’t know, is that talking with yourself might have some real benefits. Joining us on the show is Judy van Raalte, professor of psychology, to discuss how talking to yourself can actually be a useful psychological tool. The Paper Therapist (0:34:44) You open up your journal and you read the last three entries: one from 2017, the next written in 2018, and the last one from about a year ago. Each one includes some phrase about how this is the year you’re finally going to write in your journal every day. We all know journaling is a good idea, but often we lack the motivation to do it. Maybe we just don’t know why it is such a good idea and how it can help us. Bryan Collins, author of “Yes, You Can Write” and avid journal writer, joins us to talk about the benefits he’s seen from journaling and how it has shaped his writing abilities. Women’s Suffrage (0:50:35) Have you ever heard of Seraph Young? This Friday isn’t just Valentine’s day—it’s also the 150th anniversary of the first vote ever placed by a woman, Seraph Young. Beyond people like Susan B Anthony, there were women working towards female suffrage across the nation—women that were strong and diverse--and their stories are rarely told. Joining us to help us not just tell history but tell HER-story as well as talk about the importance of women leadership and women’s suffrage is Neylan McBaine, author and women’s suffragist expert. Balancing Life, Kids and Work (1:05:38) Organizing and balancing daily life between work, school and extracurricular activities for families can be a struggle. Add to that wanting to make sure that your family is eating healthy with fresh ingredients, and without wasting, can add an even more complex layer to an already busy life. Husband to actress Lindsay Price, father to sons Hudson and Emerson; owner of two top LA restaurants, a 2019 recipient of a Michelin star; star of the forthcoming Field Trip with Curtis Stone, cookbook author and philanthropist through his #Commit2One campaign, award-winning chef Curtis Stone believes that meals made with fresh ingredients, and enjoyed together, are key to bringing balance to busy schedules.  Financial Benefits to Decluttering (1:13:28) We’ve all heard the benefits of clearing out junk and making room for things that truly make us happy, but did you know that decluttering our homes and lives can help us financially? Jen Smith from Modern Frugality joins us to share how our wallets can benefit from a little tidying up. Mt. Everest (1:27:12) Can you imagine climbing 29,000 feet to the top of Mt. Everest? Few people can do this because it takes such intense mental and physical preparation, skill, and the right gear. That’s what makes Greg Paul’s story so amazing. On May 13, 2016, at the age of 61, Greg became the first person in history to summit Mt Everest with two artificial knees. But this wasn’t the first time he tried to climb the tallest mountain in the world. He faced many setbacks and disappointments in the years leading up to his accomplishment. So, we invited him on the show to talk about his experience conquering Mt. Everest and how he was able to persevere despite adversity.