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It’s About Time!

May 12, 2022

One of my greatest joys as a coach is helping people redefine their relationship to time, which is a wonderful way to improve your relationship with yourself. In this episode you’ll learn: Commonly held assumptions about tim…

Objection! Sustained or Overruled Thoughts

May 5, 2022

My inner life has evolved from having a mean inner critic to having a calm, fair judge. This technique has stopped ruminating and otherwise “wasteful” thinking in its tracks, and today I bring it to you! In this episode you’…

Comfy Pants & Other Thoughts on Clothing

April 28, 2022

Part of the “Less Stress, More Fun” lifestyle is to connect to your physical self. In this episode, we’ll talk about our default thoughts about clothing. Is learning to play with how you dress yourself a path to more fun in …

Quest for Certainty!

April 21, 2022

Uncertainty is at the base of a lot of peoples’ stress. The human brain tries to solve the puzzle of uncertainty, and it can sometimes generate a lot of creative thinking to enroll us to find certainty. Let’s have a playful …

Fun Work Performance Reviews (Really!)

April 14, 2022

Perhaps you have a corporate job or run a business with employees. How does the “performance review” factor into your year? The annual work performance review process can be considered the source of stress for both employees…

Bye-Bye, Busy Thinking!

April 7, 2022

Is “busy” a status symbol in your social circles? Today, Coach Lisa talks about how “busy” is not actually a real thing. In fact, “busy” is in the eye of the beholder. In this episode you’ll learn: What modern writers have t…

In a feelings "groove"?

March 31, 2022

There is a wide range of feeling labels to describe the human experience, but most of us dabble with a limited emotional palette. In this episode you’ll learn: How to observe your top feelings, the ones you “go to” regularly…

Change Your Body, Change Your Mind

March 24, 2022

Fake it ‘til you make it? There might be something to this. A key aspect of having more fun while managing stress is to connect with your body. Also, remember to join the “Less Stress, More Fun” Facebook community group for …

The Company You Keep

March 17, 2022

You know that saying about how you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with? Regardless of whether you agree with that thought, it is helpful to pay attention to the people you list as your friends and fa…

Befriend Your Inner Critic

March 10, 2022

As a coach, I have worked with over 1,000 unique human minds. And most of us humans seem to have something in common: an inner critic. Rather than fight this mental process, I suggest we work with it. In this episode you’ll …

"This or That" Thinking

March 3, 2022

Good or bad. Positive or negative. Happy or sad. Safe or risky. Our brains are on a quest for certainty. However, “his or that” thinking can block creativity and increase stress. Let’s talk about what to do about it! In this…

The journey is the destination

Feb. 24, 2022

We make decisions constantly. Sometimes these are large decisions, perhaps goals, projects or commitments. But the goal is not, well, to reach the goal. The “Less Stress, More Fun” approach to goal is to make the journey the…

Radical yet playful self-honesty

Feb. 17, 2022

In her book “The Way of Integrity,” Martha Beck writes, “Integrity is the cure for unhappiness. Period.” When it comes to decision making and follow through, part of this means coming face to face with the truth of yourself.…

Other people's decisions

Feb. 10, 2022

This podcast series focuses on decision making and follow through. Our social ecosystem has an impact on our ability to be successful with our goals. And, yet, we are still ultimately accountable for the results we create...…

Just quit already!

Feb. 3, 2022

Sometimes quitting is the right answer for you. This podcast series of episodes is about decision making and follow through, and sometimes the best choice is to terminate the experiment. In this episode you’ll learn: How to …

Don't quit, okay?

Jan. 27, 2022

Believe it or not, most New Year’s resolution makers have already quit. This is entirely understandable when you know about how human brains operate. As we’re learning in this decision making and follow through series of epi…

Big dreams? Meet baby steps!

Jan. 20, 2022

Do you have big dreams? Most of us have big dreams but wonder how they are possible in the midst of a busy life. Let’s talk about playing the game of chasing your dream with all your heart by setting yourself up for success.…

How to make stress-free decisions

Jan. 13, 2022

We can learn how to make stress-free decisions even when it seems impossible. But learning how to improve decision making is one of the very best ways to make room in your life for more fun. In this episode you’ll learn: How…

Do you get high on new beginnings?

Jan. 6, 2022

First podcast of 2022 and most people are totally HIGH on the promise of new beginnings. But why do those new beginnings tend to fade? Why do we both want to indulge and avoid behaviors that aren’t good for us, sometimes eve…

Loving your body, YIPPIE!

Dec. 30, 2021

A lot of people find their bodies a source of tremendous stress. Wrong shape, wrong size, wrong...wrong...wrong. Coach Lisa encourages you to explore how you feel about your body as a way to manage your mental energy, reduce…

Winter Solstice: Preparing for the Dark Times!

Dec. 23, 2021

Some people love winter. But some people dread it because their energy goes into hibernation. This podcast is for those who need extra support handling the dark season of shorter, cooler days. In this episode you’ll learn su…

A playful "year in review"

Dec. 16, 2021

In December, do you look back on the year? I like a ritual of reflection, but like to look at different types of measurements than just “did I meet my goal” questions. Research shows that we have a bias toward negative infor…

Can you prevent regret?

Dec. 9, 2021

Regret is like having a flat tire - you go nowhere. Of all the ways that people impede their progress and joy in life, regret is a bad, repeat offender! In this episode, Lisa talks about: The definition of regret and how it …

How to create sexy, romantic holidays

Dec. 2, 2021

Would you like to create a sexy, romantic holiday season this year? In this episode, Lisa talks about: What factors might influence your thinking about winter sex (compared to your sexual identity in other seasons) The sourc…