Productivity and Self-Worth, Betrayal Trauma, Digital Bullet Journaling, Helping Food Banks, Kids Cooking, Benefits of Daydreaming
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 454
- May 6, 2020 12:00 pm
- 1:41:15 mins
Productivity and Self-Worth (0:00:00) During this pandemic, it has been a fantastic time watching our friends and family take up hobbies and accomplish goals they have never been able to start on before. But not everyone has had time to learn a new hobby, start a side business, or take classes online. With all of the pressure from social media to “maximize your quarantine time”, it’s easy to feel like you haven’t been doing enough. We’re here to tell you that wherever you are or whatever you do, you’re doing a great job. Today, we’ve invited Louisa Liska, founder and editor of The Actually blog, here with us to discuss how we can separate our self-worth from our productivity. Betrayal Trauma (0:27:40) Approximately forty percent of married couples struggle with infidelity or a sexual betrayal of some kind. Over half of these marriages survive, but not without work and immense struggle. Many spouses fall victim to something called betrayal trauma, which can be hard to overcome. With us today we have host of the podcast, Betrayal Trauma SOS, Jeni Brockbank. After almost 18 years of marriage, she discovered her husband’s addiction to pornography, putting a strain on their marriage. She has dealt with this issue first hand and is ready to tell us how to navigate its turbulent waters. Digital Bullet Journaling (0:39:35) I like having a system. And without something to keep track of my day, whether it’s a detailed list, planner, or schedule written down, it’s easy to forget things. However, sometimes these paper organizers get lost. Or maybe you find that they take up too much space and wastepaper. Well, we came across a novel idea for staying organized that might be more convenient than those piles of paper lists. It’s called digital bullet journaling. To explain what this type of journaling is and how we can get started is Sarah Kimmel. She’s a family tech expert and digital parenting coach. Helping Food Banks (0:50:38) When quarantine first started, many of us flooded the grocery stores to stock up on dried and canned goods. But while we were filling our shelves, the shelves at food banks were steadily emptying. Food banks are critical for many low-income individuals and families, or those in need, who are reliant on their services for food. So, we reached out to one such food bank to find out what banks across the country need as we continue to live through a pandemic. Here to share with us how we can help those in need right now is Ginette Bott, the President and CEO of the Utah Food Bank. You can find your local foodbank here. Cooking Kids (1:15:42) It’s exhausting to make dinner 3 days in a row let alone 7, which is what many people have had to do throughout the pandemic. But if you’re making a new meal every day for your family, I’m sorry, but you’re doing it wrong. In fact, I’m here to tell you that you can take a break. And one way to do that is by getting your kids involved with the cooking. But how? Isn’t it hard enough trying to get them to do their homework and their chores? Bonnie Taub-Dix is a Health & Wellness Contributor for TODAY.com, US News & World Report, and Livestrong.com whose favorite pastime is cooking in the kitchen with family. She’s with us today to help us come up with some ideas for using our kids more in the kitchen. Benefits of Daydreaming (1:29:14) Daydreaming--an often pleasant and unintentional part of our everyday. It's a nice little escape and we've all done it since childhood, but it tends to have a negative stigma attached to it. We’re told to “snap out of it”, to “stop daydreaming and start living in reality”, so it’s no surprise we feel guilty when we do it. But, it might not be such a bad thing after all. In fact, there are some lesser known benefits associated with daydreaming. So, we invited Dr. Susan Krauss Whitbourne from the University of Massachusetts Amherst on the show today to tell us about these various benefits and how we can view daydreaming in a more positive light.