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Deeper Friendships, What's in a Name?, Career Mentors for Teens, Black Literature, Mini Book Club, Mindsets

The Lisa Show
  • Feb 20, 2020
  • 01:41:17

From Acquaintance to Best Friend (0:00:00) Do you have a lot of surface level friends? I think that sometimes we get so busy that we don’t invest a lot into our friendships. We keep our friends at arm's length and centimeter deep. It’s not that we don’t like them, it’s just hard to find time or energy to connect with them. And if they’re a new acquaintance, finding common ground is always a challenge. That’s why we have Dr. Marisa Franco with us today, a psychologist and friendship expert, to talk with us about how we can form closer friends and deepen the friendships we've already made. What's in a Name? (0:16:17) In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare wrote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” He seemed to be on to something here... this idea that names can’t change who we really are. Yet, we’re still so fascinated with names. They stick with us forever. So, we invited Dr. Cleveland Evans, professor of psychology and former president of the American Name Society, to talk with us about the significance of names and how they affect us. Career Mentors for Teens (0:37:11) For many of us, we probably switched our college major multiple times before settling on one. And even after we graduated college, our career paths have taken many twists and turns. Figuring out your future takes time and trying different jobs to find whatyou like. And helping our kids figure out their career path can be just as stressful, because we’re invested in their future as much as our own. If you’re in this situation where you’re trying to help your kids make big decisions for their lives, you might consider finding a career mentor. Joining us today to help us understand what a career mentor is and how to find one, is Dr. Jennifer Powell-Lunder, a clinical psychologist. Black Literature (0:50:37) Many of us remember reading authors like Charles Dickens, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway in high school, but too often, either intentionally or unintentionally, English classes focus purely on white male authors such as these and end up cutting out important works of literature written by people of color. Because this month is black history month, we want to spend some time discussing how black literature is taught in schools, and how we can do a better job of including authors of all colors in school curriculums. Here to share their perspectives on the subject is Dr. Riche Richardson, professor of African American Literature, and poet Dr. Randall Horton. Mini Book Club: Revived Classics (1:09:20) Rachel Wadham, of BYU Radio's Worlds Awaiting, talks with Lisa and Richie about the classic books that are still worth picking up today. Mindsets (1:25:37) Do you ever wonder why you see things differently than those around you? While one person may see a situation as a challenge meant to be avoided, another might see it as an opportunity for growth. It all depends on our mindsets! Mindsets shape the lives we lead and the actions we take, so knowing how to fine-tune your mindset is important! Here to tell us everything we need to know about developing the right mindset for success is Ryan Gottfredson. Ryan is a mental success coach and leadership consultant. Show More...

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