Everyday Rockstar, Giant Asian Hornet, Chiropractic, Family Dinner Hacks, Helping the Homeless, Being a Good Listener, When to Give In
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 464
- May 20, 2020 12:00 pm
- 1:41:13 mins
Everyday Rockstar (0:00:00) Lisa and Richie talk with this week’s featured Everyday Rockstar. You or someone you love can be featured on the show too! Send your Everyday Rockstar nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Everyday Rockstar” in the subject line. Giant Asian Hornets (0:06:21) Does everyone have a beekeeping suit handy? If a global pandemic wasn’t enough for us, a species of giant hornets has made its way to the United States. These insects are called “Murder Hornets” or the “Asian Giant Hornets” and were spotted in Washington State. Before recently, these hornets typically only resided in certain parts of Asia. With stingers strong enough to incapacitate a human, people have taken to social media to express their terror. But with all the panic surrounding the hornets, do we really need to be as worried about them as we are? To find out we invited Sven-Erik Spichiger, managing entomologist for the Washington State Department of Agriculture, on the show today to help us dispel some rumors about the Asian giant hornets. Going to the Chiropractor (0:21:39) The chiropractor can seem really scary. They just go in and crack your whole body. You’re scared they might paralyze you. You might be scared of having to go back for the rest of your life. But, the myths just aren’t true. Whether you suffer from simple back aches or you broke your leg a few years back, visiting the chiropractor may be necessary. Doctor Thomas Bithell is a licensed chiropractor in Castle Rock, CO. He owns his own clinic and has been practicing for over 20 years. He’s here with us today to tell us all we need to know about going to the chiropractor. Family Dinner Hacks (0:33:14) We all love the idea of sitting down at the dinner table as a family, having a beautiful, healthy meal and a great conversation about everyone’s day. But somehow it never goes as smoothly as planned. Either the dinner takes twice as long to make or everyone’s in a bad mood and doesn’t want to talk. So how can we make sure our family dinner goes according to plan? Kip Deem and Chantele Gray from FreshFillare joining us today to share their top hacks to help our dinners go more smoothly. FreshFill was started to help families connect over dinner in the easiest way possible. Helping the Homeless (0:50:36) With COVID restrictions starting to loosen up in our home state, we’re feeling pretty relived. But for those less fortunate—relief from the pandemic will require more than just getting to leave the house. Across the nation, we’re seeing that poor and homeless populations have been the hardest hit by COVID. So, our question is—how can we help? Here to share some ideas with us is Michelle Flynn, Executive Director of the Road Home Shelter. Being a Good Listener (1:07:05) We’ve all been listening to other people a lot lately –over the phone and at home. While many of us would prefer to go back to the normality of in-person conversations with those outside of our homes, we really can’t change what’s happening. So what if we took this time we’re spending listening to others and figured out how to be better listeners? Dr. John Grohol is a psychologist and expert in human behavior. We thought he would be the perfect person to talk to about how we can become better listeners, so we invited him on the show. When to Give In (1:25:15) Remember the days when your toddler would fight you for two hours over getting in the bath? And now, further down the road, you’re reminiscing on the bathtub days as your 16-year-oldbegsyou for the car after you’ve already told them “no” three times. Good times. I don’t know why, but as parents, we feel the need to be 100% consistent with our kids and our rules. Now consistency is a good thing, but we can also be really hard on ourselves when we quote unquote “give in” to our kids’ demands. Today, we have Dr. Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, founder of Little House Calls Psychological Services, to explain why we feel this way as parents, and how it is okay to sometimes give in.