MelRo's Foundation, Pittsburgh Good Deeds, Recognizing Risky Behavior, Humor That Works, Workplace Stress, Balancing Life
The Lisa Show
- Sep 24, 2019 2:00 pm
- 1:40:58 mins
MelRo's Foundation (0:00:00) Imagine growing up without a father, jumping from foster home to foster home and then one day you go from living in a homeless shelter with your newborn to living the celebrity life as a super model. This is what happened to Melissa Roshan who went from homeless shelter to runway to building schools in Africa. We found her from her inspiring Ted Talk, “An Unlikely Beauty,” and she joins us to share with us her incredible transformation story of finding inner beauty and using it to uplift the world. Pittsburgh Good Deeds (0:16:05) Has a stranger ever asked you for help, and feeling uncomfortable, you said no? The same thing happened to Jon Potter, but after he said no to a woman needing a ride, he felt so guilty that he decided to start saying yes every time someone requested his help. Can you imagine what would happen if you said yes to every request for your entire life? Well it’s been four years and Jon continues his acts of service. He joins us to tell us the unique experience and journeys saying yes has led him to. Recognizing Risky Behaviors (0:30:14) Can we avoid threatening situations by simply learning body language? With as much as 80% of our interactions with others being nonverbal, learning to recognize potentially dangerous behavior through body language is a skill we all should develop. Whether it’s a suspicious person at the park, someone we’re dating, or even a child trying to be sneaky, body language can tell us exactly what we need to know about others’ motives. Today, former FBI agent and body language specialist Joe Navarro joins us to share how we can recognize potentially dangerous behavior in both strangers and people we know. Humor that Works (0:50:22) Were you the class clown in high school or do none of your jokes ever land? Humor just seems to be one of those things—either you’ve got it or you don’t. But is that true? Can funny be learned? And if it can—how can we use a sense of humor to improve our lives, even at our boring office jobs? Well, joining us is Andrew “Drew” Tarvin, who just might have the answer. Drew is the world’s first humor engineer, combining his experience as project-manager and stand up to comedian to reverse engineer funny. Workplace Stress (1:06:18) Stress, burnout, exhaustion. These are things we’ve all faced, and workplace stress and burnout levels have reached epidemic levels. But why has workplace stress gotten so out of control? Joe Laranjeiro says that, “We have created a society where the vast majority of people would rather be doing something else than the work they do every single day.” Joe is a Partner at The Conscious Business Institute, where he helps companies awaken their full potential. With his experience helping multiple businesses and individuals, we thought he’d be the perfect person to talk to about this prevalent topic. Balancing Life (1:24:15) What more do we want than to eat healthy, delicious food together with our family? Unfortunately, sometimes life gets too busy--so how can we bring better family meals into our busy schedules? Well we have Chef Curtis Stone with us—Curtis is the owner of two top LA restaurants, a 2019 recipient of a Michelin star, and the star of the show Field Trip with Curtis Stone, coming out this fall. He joins us to share some cooking tips, and how he balances life, family, work, and kitchen time.