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Honestly Lisa

♥Honestly Lisa is a Pu Pu Platter of my life. Once a week I will conduct(formal I know) interviews with everyone from family,, guru's, exboyfriends, childhood friends, thought leaders and maybe even Oprah in search of who I am and what I'm supposed to be. when I grow up. There is salty language, talk of sex , feelings, and spiritual stuff. So you may not want to listen in front of the kids or your coworkers. Love Bites are audio clips based on real conversations from my love life, featuring my friend Robbie Rist, who plays every man who has graced my path. Men Are People Too, where I interview a variety of men; comedians, actors, musicians, artists, writers, computer programmers, yoga guru's, to gain a sometimes hilarious and sometimes serious perspective on how men see love, sex and relationships from their side of the ship. Ladies, you will learn so much about men! Listen in and hear the truth. And sometimes I will just share random musings on life, love, fashion and food or anything else that strike my fancy. And that’s the magpie.
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Aug 11, 2017

Valinda Cochella

https://www.facebook.com/SouthBayYoginis/

https://www.yogaalliance.org/TeacherPublicProfile/tid/42143

Teaching Kundalini yoga for 17 years

https://www.udemy.com/user/viriamkaur/

Kundulini yoga is the yoga of awareness

Clearing out all the things that you are not and coming into the truth of who you really are

Joshua Tree Music Festival: http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/ 

EMDR: http://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/

works on glands, organs, and nervous system

mantras

Dance Movement Therapist

Hatha Yoga works on the musculo-skeletal system

Biography of a Yogi: https://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Yogi-P-Yogananda/dp/8120725247

40,000 years old or ???

sat/nam Truth is my name

Kundalini yoga was reserved for the upper class

Starting teaching yoga without a certification

Yogi Bhajan: http://www.yogibhajan.org/main/

Yogi Teas: https://www.yogiproducts.com/teas/herbal-teas/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwtpDMBRC4ARIsADhz5O5Bk5XEIc5VxgKiUeVjfywBxD9xF6juiJ3-SzzqVpY7oPn8dani2wgaAkdbEALw_wcB

Healed her in a very deep level

Anxiety

$30 a class paid to yoga teachers. Teaching 17 classes a week to make ends meet.

Hathalini?

Teaches Hatha Yoga to get people into her Kundalini classes

Be your authentic self

Be You...Be You...

Kundalini helps you figure out and bring you back to your authentic self

There are stages of spiritual development...the first is the stage of the novice

Your resistance to the gong is the resistance to you

God is inside you

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

Jun 13, 2017

Tuesday will now be story day on Honestly Lisa or at leat the Tuesday.

I cover naked dad and girlfriend to magic mushrooms to chili cheeseburgers.

 

Jun 9, 2017

Jill Allen Radiant Vibes-

Embracing my belly!

We have spent our whole lives thinking things need to be different or need to change.

Loving ourselves is not getting a massage.It's deeper. (cliche I know but true.)

My bravado make me laughs because it's my insecure neediness,

Crazy ass sugar phase.

I am not doing a dance to the Bay City Rollers.

My soul is really calling!

I am not doing a dance to the Bay City Rollers!

Stop breath and feel your body... I know.

Get the full show notes at www.honestlylisa.com

Find Jill at Radiantvibes@gmail.com

 

May 12, 2017

https://www.instagram.com/lisapaskel1

Mama's Yoga House

lisa@mamasyogahouse.com

Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Leader

Life After Break ups

Letting go of ego and seeing what life holds for you

Weekend at Joshua Tree and the Wandering Yogini

One night stands, mushroom sex, and sex in a vw bus

She channels and interprets vibrations

Accepting body changes as we age

https://www.theelephantpants.com/

http://minimalismfilm.com/watch/

https://www.amazon.com/My-Way-White-Clouds/dp/8172612184

Rebel Guru, Spiritual as Fuck

Menopause Fog

Lisa Teaches us to become our own teachers

Journey inside self and turn inward toward freedom

Taking clothes to a consignment store embarassment

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

 

Apr 14, 2017

Shannon Whaley Traveling Wildwoman!

Women's business and marketing coach - works with passionate and driven service based entrepreneurs, taking side gigs and turning them into sustainable businesses.

Lisa gets sidetracked to begin with, forgets to eat and then buys a really expensive salad.

Has been doing this for a while, but has kind of changed and morphed all along.

Just broke up with 3 year boyfriend, and is moving to Italy. Longest relationship except cats, who are living with her mom.

She thinks a lot of people start coaching to live wherever they want.

Hannah Dixon (listen to the episode with Hanna here) Location independent.

Danielle LaPorte - amazing author on figuring out what you want to feel, to be the person you want to be.

Shannon's core desired feelings: ease, passion, freedom, adventure. (I use these when I'm making decisions, will they get me closer or father away from my mission?)

Intuitive feelings with excitement or trepidation "don't do this!"

"Now that I'm sober, I have more access to those feelings." - Shannon

"I have a feeling, I don't know how often I listen to my intuition" - Lisa

Met boyfriend long before they got together, she was a cocktail waitress in Seattle, he was a DD for his friends.

2013 - Left Seattle and moving to San Diego to be a hairstylist, but also had to be a waitress to support her growing hair business. But really didn't want to do the same thing she was doing in Seattle.

Was invited to Cayman Islands by boyfriend to visit, and moved there because she wanted to do something different. Her boyfriend was already sober, she knew she was done and needed a clean start.

"of course I was that girl and came home wasted" - Shannon

When did you discover that you could make money online?

The Pathfinder, Nicholas Lore

Started looking at what was possible for her, yoga teacher, coach... Coach!

Had gone to Tony Robbins events, and used to be a counselor and has a degree in psychology, and thought "That would be a perfect way to use my degree and help people" And I could help anyone anywhere in the world.

"Everything I wanted when I graduated from college, but didn't know how to access" - Shannon

Working with women in crisis, vs. making themselves better.

She's taken two coach trainings, Institute for life coach training, inner glow circle.

Becoming an assistant trainer so she can be a coach trainer.

Has a one-on-one clientele and a group class starting in April. Has a retreat coming up in Italy in June.

Who is coming to you? Coaches.

I've helped a man start a fishing charter business, "It transcends industries, but I prefer working with women and coaches."

Where do you start?

Work on getting legal first. (terms, disclaimers, permits, licences)

Work on money

"I'm beginning to wonder if I will ever figure it out" - Lisa

"We are all doing it over and over again, and it shows up in a different outfit every time"- Lisa

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

Working with a money strategist coach - Carrie Fry Williams

You want two checking accounts.

All business money goes into business checking.

All personal money goes into personal checking.

two savings

one is profit / one is taxes

All business money goes in to business checking, and pay myself twice a month from there.

 

My first business basically shut down, so I've launched a new one! Now, 50% of what I make goes to me personally. - Shannon

"It's so common with entrepreneurs, they pay themselves last." - Shannon

I help women make their business sustainable. - Shannon

In the Cayman Islands, you need business partners. I didn't' know what I was doing, and they ended up pulling out because of that.

We have a gift, and our strong points aren't business related. This isn't natural for me.

I don't want to be like my dad, and I don''t want my daughter to have to take care of me. - Lisa

Shannon "Needed support because I felt lost"

There are so many horror stories about people handing their money over to someone and getting stolen from.

"I'd rather be in my zone, and hire this out" - Shannon

"I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be doing to make money" -Lisa

"It's my sugar daddy, it pays for me and the cat, and my 30 year old daughter-not really" -Lisa

I want to show women that it's okay to be human. I don't want to do stand up anymore, but I want to go speak, and inspire women through my comedy. I want to journey with them. That's how I want to make my money, plus it's location independent.

I know there are things that I'm supposed to be doing...

Visit Shannon's website, and sign up for the free gift! (opt in guide!) about how to thank clients for signing up, keep them warm, send them gifts, keep them coming back, give them actual valuable things so they look forward to your messages.

How would you work with me?

Read the Pathfinder. Know what it is you want to be doing.

I recently wrote a vision statement:

"I am bringing thousands of women laughter, community, and self acceptance though my comedy and self acceptance through Honestly Lisa."

I want them to know that I'm going on the journey with them. Audio/video, words, blogging, weekly newsletters and speaking.

SPEAKING - how do you make money doing this?

Have packages - Like the Be Silly Now Course (21-day video series) 

"How can I be a coach, I don't have my shit together" -Lisa

"If I'm going to lie to myself, just being fully aware of it" - Lisa

Danielle LaPorte is a good model for me.. 

"I think I'm a really fun girlfriend" - Lisa

Death Coaches  (listen to the episode with Martha Jo Atkins here)

Construction coaches for men who didn't have a knowledge. 

"Have your breakdown, show you're a real person, and come out on the other side with takeaways" - Shannon

"I'd love to do a fake seminar that actually gets people real" - Lisa

"These are the spiritual leaders I'm supposed to be following?" - Shannon

Contenders for getting on track

Marie Forleo's B School

Martha Beck

Being Boss

Verbal Rorschach

love - ugh

eyes - green

tacos - pork

blanket - fuzzy

peaches - fuzzy

computers - it's on

life - amazing

tie dye - ugh

bras - necessary 

avocado - not ripe

If you had a favorite bush, what would it be?

NO BUSH! 

 

"Waxing never gets better. I should youtube it. It's like the first tie, every time" -Shannon

 

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

Feb 28, 2017

Planning for the worst

 

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

 
Feb 24, 2017

Organizing my website, opt-ins, making sure people who've signed up for my mailing list are getting what they sign up for!

We're using a project management collaboration software called Asana. Great place to manage any project, get everyone organized in one space. 

"Kind of like a refrigerator for your business." - Lisa

"When tasks start to fall off, I get the jitters." -Meghan

"It's like looking at an SRA test, or one with all the little dots in it." - Lisa

"It's as simple as a to-do list" - Meghan 

"This not so much helps you, but if you want to hire other people" - Meghan

"Before you hire a team, you have to get your business out of your head." - Meghan

"A client can be so ephemeral, how can you talk about it?" -Meghan

Emotional resistance camps:

  1. afraid to put it out there. It can't fail if it never get's out there in front of people.
  2. perfection mentality. when you're working on your own stuff, you're so close to it.

New team member orientation: elevator pitch, ladders, marketing, etc...

Goal: Everything we build for you, the information will live here.

"If there's order in this part of my life, then I can handle whatever life throws at me." -Meghan

"If I've had a bad day, I'll come home and straighten up. It will put me in a calm." - Meghan

PRO TIPS:

GET SPECIFIC Chunk down to-do list into infinitely small tasks.

There are a lot of repetitive tasks, so to-do lists become an easier task.

Weekly operations task list: What has to happen? break it down smaller, dig deeper into the task and assign it to the day.

When other things come up! 

Some people shift their whole day

Some people take the call that comes in and have a space to put schedule that in. 

make a list of likes and dislikes to figure out what you maybe can take off your plate.

SOP - Standard operating procedure : maybe you can't do every job, so you write something as a guide for someone. After orienting the new hire you create a system to make sure they are set up for success and then maybe some of those training wheels will be removed at some point once trust is established.

WOTL - Weekly operation task list

Asana - Hub, WOTL, goals 

Keep the business running and grow the business

Keep a running list of goals, then refine it down and make formal goals.

Superstitious about planning.

"There are certain things you can't plan! It's really good that we've found each other" - Meghan

Here are the goals, here is a project that will accomplish some of these goals.

For example:

Goals:

monetize Honestly Lisa

more list building

launch the course

strategic marketing plan

Project that will accomplish some or all of those goals:

Launch Course Be Silly Now

KICKING OFF

What is it that we're going to be doing

whats the description

what start date/timeline

what requirements to launch? (in this case, what do we need to clean up?)

Once you've decided to make it a project, you create an area for it.

Technicals, how to do's, detailed specific tasks.

 

Making relationships with clients. Building a tribe.

"I have all of these things done, they're just out of order." - Lisa

NOW WHAT!>!>! Where do I start?

Deciding deadlines - and starting right away - going straight down the list. 

When you notice what things you don't want to do, you figure out who you want to bring on. 

WHAT SHOULD I DO THIS WEEK TO HELP ME MOVE FORWARD

Decide when you want to launch.

Looking at the task list, what would you prefer to hire out.

List building campaign: have facebook ad campaign starting on the 10th to collect email addresses/advertise e book

TWO TASKS FOR LISA FOR THE NEXT WEEK

  1. Think about course launch, who you want to have helping with it
  2. Write out your task list for the week, normal to-do list (so we can break it down)

task ideas: brainstorm ideas, decide on an idea

Videos : cataloging, scheduling when and where they go out. What has to happen to them before they go out? intro tags? what copy has to accompany them?

Start to notice what happens weekly. Repeatable tasks.

"Breaking the tasks down will enable you to do the work-that's planning!" - Meghan

Biggest takeaway: Breaking things down to a manageable level.

 

Download the Be Silly Now Ebook for free 

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 21, 2017

I'm just trying to understand why they voted for Trump. 

 

 

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

Feb 17, 2017

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

Feb 17, 2017

Lisa Orkin feat. Jennifer Vally

I admit that this episode is ripe with name dropping, and might not be very deep. But it was good to talk to someone who I feel is a contemporary of mine as well as someone who was in the same shoes. 

Ye Olde News starring Robbie Rist as Benjamin Franklin

We've known each other at least 20 years. We met at LA Cabaret.

"We were both young mothers who wanted to be comedians." - Lisa

"I had so much more energy when I had little kids to get me up on stage" - Lisa

"If my butt can stick out farther than my belly, I'm good." - Lisa

Trying to find contemporaries. Young brunette mothers. Not a lot of women in the comedy venues. We felt like we were pretty unusual.

"Will you drive me to my gig? I'll let you be my opening act" - Jennifer on how she got her first paid comedy gig.

"You get up when it's dark, don't you?" - Jennifer 

Thinking about doing Roast Battle at the Comedy Store

Jennifer was in theatre when she was growing up, moved and did some summer theatre, then moved to LA and did sketches and got into comedy.

"You couldn't get on stage unless you wrote something for yourself" - Jennifer on being a woman in sketch theatre.

"I know what's funny now, it's a science" - Lisa

"I'm not sure I know why people laugh, but I know what will make them laugh." - Lisa

"I speak with my ex too. We have kids!" - Jennifer

We got more done when we had little kids. FYI to the millenials, kids do not change your lifestyle. "I had a cleaner house and I got way more done" - Lisa

Babs - Our dear Babs. A woman in her 40s when we were young comediennes. She had children and she was a comic and writer all along.

Contemporaries: Maria Bamford , Zach Galifianakis, Chelsea Handler, Heather (Chelsea's writer)

"I felt like I couldn't compete because I was a mom" - Lisa

Don't sleep with comics. Even if you're the opposite sex, there's still the competitive vibe. 

Going pee outside, trying not to pee on my shoes.

Tree People - bathrooms that are dark because of motion sensor lights.

Being safe in a creepy neighborhood, keep a frying pan in your car.

Can you bury your pets just anywhere?

"Cremate me and sprinkle me at fryman or the shoe department..." - Lisa, after I die.

"I will not shop in stores where I don't believe in their practices." - Jennifer

not macy's too! And bed bath and beyond. "I wanted an instapot, but I guess I'll just get it off amazon" - Lisa

"Amazon prime is like my boyfriend" - Lisa

We went to the women's march! 

Marla Maples - more beautiful in person, still! 

Favorite signs at the women's march

"Keep abortions safe and legal Trump / ABORT TRUMP"

"Without immigrants, Trump would have no wives"

Hollywood is such a small world, but not even within Hollywood. Weirdest connections.

Pregnant by choice, photoshoot pregnant with an american flag. "The reluctant madonna"

I want to do comedy again, but I don't want to jump through the hoops, I've already done that.

Set List

Auditioning for America's got talent, like they wanted her to have a gimmick. Wanted her to be a grandmother, feeling pigeon holed as a woman in a certain between age stage.

VERBAL RORSCHACH! 

Taco - Tuesday

Table - Top

Love - Hate

Beans - Cheese

Sushi - Stinky

Grass - Smoke

Forest - Trees

Horse - Hair

Bucket - Pail

Do you have a bucket list? No.

How long is her bucket list? It makes it sounds like she's dying!

"Well I did that, I'm done now" - Lisa about her grandfather

What's your favorite bush?

Barbara. Of all the bushes, she's better than an Oleander.

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

 

 

Feb 14, 2017

Just in Time for Valentine's Day

 

 

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

Feb 10, 2017

It's so hard for me to get organized. I've always been the messy desk girl.

I've hired Meghan Dicklin from Magnetize Projects to help me get my life in order at 54.

This is part one!

 

"If I can get it together, anyone can get it together" - Lisa

We're going to meet over the course of a few months.

Start with a questionnaire, which Lisa stumbled through - "Forms freak me out!!" - Lisa

Why you're in business? Who you're serving? What you're passionate about? Where do you want to go?

Megan is going to help me with my two businesses. "I'm a bit of a unicorn"-Lisa

"How do we make sure the important things get done" - Meghan

"#squirrelsyndrome - We all fall victim to that" - Meghan

"I'm not going to ignore getting my nut." Lisa

Meghan uses Asana as a business hub. Lisa has used this before but fell off the wagon without proper guidance.

"This all sounds really great and freaks me out a bit" - Lisa

Business growth / standard operational tasks

weekly operations - what needs to happen

what time is left?

how much time do we have left after standard operational tasks to give to growth?

"OMG I have to go do this now!" - Lisa

 

 

 

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

 

 

 

Feb 7, 2017

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

Jan 26, 2017

 

Hannah Dixon - Digital Nomad

(Links coming soon!) 

She's currently in Hanoi, although based out of Bangkok. Sardinia, Sicily, Budapest...

I want to live your life" - Lisa

I think the pros outweigh the cons for sure." - Hannah

The digital nomad community is incredible everywhere. They do meet ups for dinner and drinks and such.

Hannah is a virtual assistant but is now training other virtual assistants.

She's been a VA for three years, and on the road for the last 8 years.

She worked at a husky dog center, a farm in Italy, mostly bars and farms.

"I think we forget how privileged we are when we just want to "get out of here""- Hannah

Why are you moving again? "I don't have a home"- Hannah

Do you get sick? Yes I'm a bit more sensitive to that.

What's the first thing you tell people who want to transition to this lifestyle?

Take your laptop and work on the other side of town all day. If you can do that, then you kind of have an indication already if you can do this thing.

Take smaller trips. Go to a different city in your country for a month.

You have a lot of things you have to change all the time.

You can't be sentimental about stuff anymore.

Hannah is from London, UK, and she'll stop home about once a year in October for her parents and her birthday.

What made you decide to do this?

I guess I was travelling already, I knew this nomadic lifestyle was for me. I never even considered working online, I was a farm girl. Past partner taught her how.

"I know it doesn't just happen-but it does!" - Lisa

Working online, it's so important to have these communities online.

(insert communities)

"It's like another family, and I'm not even on the road" - Lisa

What's the best place you've been to?

Budapest! (she confirms the food is great!)

Low cost of living, and being an introvert, the people aren't going to chat you up a lot. Outdoor baths and autonomy.

Who do you follow? Who do you think is really cool that's doing what you're doing?

Natty and Jodie - the house sitting academy

The had a business in Dubai that went really wrong but they're kind of house sitting extraordinaire so they decided to teach people how! They teach you how to make sure that you're selected for sought after sits. An online community with referrals. They don't pay you and you don't pay them.

"I usually save a bunch of money and plan a two week trip, but I think I want something else now" - Lisa

It's actually very much up to you "You just need your first months rent and a plane ticket" - Hannah

Flight stein - a subscription that finds you the best price flights

Nomad Fly - flight hacking course saving $100s and $100s

Having a boyfriend / dating.

What if you have a partner that's in a stable job? Should you just date nomads?

No real solution, but this lifestyle is becoming more normal, so we're still looking for solutions.

Did it get more addicting as you did it?

Yes, after becoming a digital nomad. You meet people who tell you about amazing places and you "Get a bit of jealousy, I want to go there!" - Hannah

"There's a whole different life out there" - Lisa

You're really chasing WiFi, right?" - Lisa

Nomad list - a resource for checking places out, i.e. is it safe/female friendly/wifi/cost of living

Are there people in their 40's and 50's?

Oh yeah! Way older than that too!

What if I'm seasick the whole time?" Lisa on sailing around the world on a boat.

Co-boat - co working co living sailboat that goes around the world for digital nomads!

One of the big issues with traveling a lot is Visas. Always having to do visa runs. Counting down the days having to rush places.

"I have a year lease on my apartment but I can't be in the country for more than two months at a time. Have to get on a plane and leave." - Hannah

I could have just flown out for a day and back, but it's cheap so I figured I'd visit.

Worst place?

I've been to many places where the other people haven't liked it, but i'm very easy going and I realize " that's the way they do that here"

Sicily- More run down than anywhere and very corrupt system. Getting ripped off all the time. Little Mafia towns. Alcomo?

"Really run down with dead cats on the street, okay I'm good" - Lisa

"I walked up to my hostel, and there's a man shaving a cat on the doorstep. Luckily I gave it a chance" - Hannah

Everything in Vietnam is a mild inconvenience, things just don't work the same.

Airbnb gives refunds if it isn't at all what you expected!

BTBY event in New York, not LA.

"It's the new year, I wanted to put out into the world...this is my plan!" - Lisa

If you're thinking that you can't do it, here's a little sheet that helps pinpoint how you can do this digitally. This is from my course.

"Identify what you're doing in your traditional job and how you can take that online" - Hannah

"There's nothing wrong with keeping a home base." - Hannah

You can rent it out with airbnb while you're not there, and make money, you can also plan around when you need to be home.

How cheap is it? How much are you paying to sleep?

Air bnb is expensive because it's not long term. $180 for the week, which is pricey for the area. $70 is local style, "I opt for the western style toilets and showers"- Hannah

Long term, $350/month in Bangkok, water bill is .40/month. Share it with someone, it has a gym and a pool - and this is the more expensive side. Airbnb is great because it helps you test it out.

Facebook group where people talk about all this stuff.

VA-a personal assistant online, and the scope is even more. (website, answering emails...)

"I don't call anywhere home, which people find really strange." - Hannah

"I don't need a place to call home when I know that the world is mine" - Hannah

What about medical insurance?

"The only issue is in the US. Medical care is cheap or free anywhere else" - Hannah

The only time when she buys insurance is coming to the US. As a dual UK-US citizen she travels with her UK passport and buys travel insurance.

"You're renting a nice place for what I pay in insurance monthly" - Lisa

"Bali is a little bit less gritty, feels more comfortable, and it's still cheap" - Hannah

"I kind of gave you a bad question" - Lisa

 

Verbal Rorschach

rug: chamber

tacos: food

painting: gallery

love: heart

dogs: thailand (lot's of wild dogs)

mascara: beautiful

iphone: technology (she's an android lover!)

earring: jewelry

comfortable: bed

Last question!

What is your favorite bush?

Rose bush?

 

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

Jan 24, 2017
Love Bites are bite-sized romantic comedies based on actual conversations from my love life... to help you feel better about your life. Listen in. #honestlylisa 

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

Jan 13, 2017

Carrie Silver

"health coach and functional nutritionist, working with women and balancing hormones"

It's not just women of women of your age, it's women of all ages.

During all ages of our lives we are going through fluctuations. 

Each woman is going through the same fluctuations as their best friend!

"I'm we're all running together, then why doesn't the whole world get it's period?" 

In the first phase of the month we are feeling happy, and toward the period (end of the month) we have less energy. 

"we just can't throw as many parties!" - carrie on when we have less energy in our cycle.

"I'm putting this in my body and I know my body's not going to be happy" - Lisa on eating traditional glutinous pancakes for her fasting glucose test.

"Hormones are building blocks and we need nutrients to make them work properly." - Carrie

"Change is scary for people, for everyone, for me!" - Carrie 

Carrie was always the healthy type, but always felt like crap. Had a lot of anxiety and depression and no libido. Extremely painful periods. Very active and realized when she was super low blood sugar that she needed to figure it out. 

She had an inkling and went to see a functional medicine doctor that told her about hormones. 

Up until then she thought something was wrong with her. "Let's fix you" This whole weight lifted, and it's not about what was wrong with her, but her body.

"If your body's mechanisms aren't working right you're going to be depressed" -Lisa

"Sometimes it gets hard to figure out what to eat." - Lisa

We definitly have to cut out some things that are causing inflammation, and when we look at the connection between the brain and the body.

"Sometimes its not what you have to cut out, but what you're putting in." - Carrie

We are taught our whole life to go on this deprivation diet. Telling some women to take it out, that's going to cause even more stress. Stress is a huge factor that people don't even take in.  - Carrie

Carrie loves going to the women's health section in the bookstore, and she happened across the orgasmic diet. She had never liked chocolate, and this book encouraged her to incorporate more chocolate.

"incorporating new foods is where to start"- Carrie"

"We are not talking about a Hershey bar here" - Lisa

"there are a lot of nutritious foods that are frickin' yummy"

"I get aroused from sweet potatoes" - Carrie

Sweet potato is good before your period, and its great for building seratonin, which helps with anxiety and mood.

"We're living in such an awesome age" - Carrie

"I use hemp milk, I just want the world to know" - Lisa

I haven't had a period in four months, menopause is signaled by a year of no period. I feel like I'm in a constant state of PMS.

Greens at every meal, what kinds of fats are you having?

Can we talk about the gut? I love talking about the gut.

"There are so many tests out there now to find out what's going on in the gut" - Carrie

Healing food, restoring the intestinal lining. Leaky gut- when particles making it beyond the intestinal wall.

Functional medicine doctors - they look at the root cause of the problem. Little bit of testing and natural medicine, blend of eastern and western medicine. 

Once you solve the root cause, then you're solving symptoms.

Not feeling well happens over time and you don't realize you're not your best self.

"One day you're like, This is my life and I don't feel very vibrant" - Lisa

"I 100% believe everyone should the life they fricken want to live." - Carrie

Women say, oh this is just the way it is. About sex, about food, other passions.

When we are looking at anything, there are always multiple cause possibilities" - Carrie

Glennon Doyle Melton's Love Warrior

"How are you supposed to have a good experience in the bedroom if you're stressed out?" - Carrie

"Orgasms have a lot of potential health benefits" - Carrie

Produces oxytocin, which is anti cortisol (stress hormone, one of the women's health epidemics)

"Getting pleasure is such a huge part of the healing process for women." - Carrie

Book rec: Dr. Christiane Northrup Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

"There are a lot of things in my life that I never really dealt with like I thought I had." -Lisa

I wonder if that's contributing. Did I spend too much time covering up that I don't know how not to be that person. 

People think PMS is normal. Severe painful, periods, every month.

"Do you think that's normal? I learned to deal with it" - Carrie

"1/4 of YOUR LIFE that you feel pretty shitty" - Carrie

"25 years of feeling shitty- not okay!" - Lisa

"My mother used to say, 'People do their best work when they're not feeling well'" - Lisa

"It's not just effecting us health wise, how is it causing us in our relationships, in work, being a mother when we are feeling like fucking crap?" - Carrie

You don't have to live like that. Think of how much better life could be when you don't have to live like that.

Are you putting nutritious foods in your body? are you taking probiotics? What is your stress level like? 

"Overhauling your life might not be a good situation"- Carrie

"What is MY normal?" - Lisa

Instead of taking things away, what's one good thing you can add?

Foods that help women during PMS:

Bone broth: good for the gut. 

There's a bone broth bar in Portland! 

Sweet Potatoes and eggs and greens for breakfast - Carrie

Avocado is great for healing the gut too!

What are you incorporating into your diet? 

People underestimate the power of short walks. 

Do you meditate? Yes. It's my own me time. Having to do it, vs. choosing to do it. Visualization time. It becomes fun. 

Be Silly Now - for helping people be in the now, for laughing at themselves.

Finding things to add to your life that make you happier. Not about piling it on. 

Finding ways to be present. 

Give yourself permission to feel good. I deserve to feel good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 22, 2016

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Welcome to Love Bites!

 

Love Bites are based on real conversations from my Love Life.

 

http://www.honestlylisa.com

 

What do you want in a relationship?? Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to check out honestlylisa.com, there is much more.

 

========================================­­===

Love Bite's are from Honestly Lisa the comedy blog for women only.

 

Starring Robbie Rist and Lisa Orkin

Recorded at Double RR Studios: http://doublerrstudios.com/


Go download my free eBook, BE SILLY NOW! http://honestlylisa.com/free-ebook/

 

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Nov 18, 2016

Evan Z

"I have the weirdest job in the world, I am a professional organizer." - Evan

"Who we love, what we do, and how and why we life, everything else is just stuff." Evan

How did you get here?

"I got laid off from being an interim director." - Evan

"If I can get them organized, I can do anything, and got my first job less than a week after I was laid off" - Evan

He works with people in life transition, marriage, divorce, baby, retiring, freaking out because Trump just got elected.

"I'm the girl in grade school that had the perpetually messy desk." - Lisa

"I put my silverware where there is space." - Lisa

"If it doesn't feel like it's a problem, then I don't mind. Until it doesn't work for you." - Evan

"I don't want to try to impose what I think is a good system on someone else" Evan

"Or they've stopped putting mail in my box because it's too full" - I hate dealing with mail

Where do you start? What are some little things?

"People listening, there is no such thing as clutter free, life is messy, it's supposed to be, so just let yourself off the hook of unrealistic expectation" - Evan

"Use your things to prioritize what's important to your life" - Evan

Things tend to lose their importance over time.

"How do I stay inspired and engaged by this process?"-Evan

"I love moving because I get rid of half of my stuff" - Lisa

"When I go through my closet, but friends come out of the woodworks to get my clothes" - Lisa

If you're trying to get inspired to do something, and do it well. You need two things

"The inspiration triangle: Ownership and accountability"

Ownership: Intrinsic desire, inherent need, chosen with intention, clarity, and purpose, and I feel resolved to succeed in this goal. - Evan

Hunger - we go to great lengths to satisfy that need. 

"Sometimes I get so overwhelmed, I lose the fight" - Lisa

"Overwhelm is the result of excess" - Evan

From his book, "Intentional absence of excess, creates the tangible space for abundance." 

"Creates the literal environment for us to feel productive, abundant, gratitude. Get rid of those things that no onger serve. We've got this environment where we can thrive." -Evan

Weeds in a garden choke other plants we want to grow.

"Clutter is absolutely a metaphor: Yeah you can help me with my space, but can you help me with my mind" - Evan

Create a physical zen-like environment, profound impact on spiritual life.

"Meditation as a brain dump, be out of the minutiae of things rolling around." 

"Not having to carry details around in your brain makes you more present" - Evan

Why do you think we get tripped up? 

We don't have a system

Time (3 types)

  1. Appointment: Start time and end time with a specific person and location
  2. Task: Unique, do this thing one time, check it off and it's done
  3. Project: Lots of moving parts and pieces, coordinating people. (Evan uses Trello.com)

He uses a Blue Sky calendar, the only one he recommends, least expensive. Likes it because it has everything he needs 

Monthly: Appointments, tasks on the side with check boxes

Weekly: Re write appointments and tasks each day

"I bought a really beautiful calendar last year, and about a week in I forgot about it" - Lisa

"That calendar is my bible" - Evan

He has it open in front of him almost all the time.

Every Sunday, he and his wife sit down for 7 minutes "Sunday Sync"

re writes all appointments for the week to come, and fills the tasks in in between. 

"Just make sure you're being cognizant and aware of which category it falls into" - Evan

"OMG I really want to do all that, and I want to make it happen" - Lisa

What if I got a giant notebook?

"Why did you say wah-wah to my legal pads"- Lisa

"I need a pen in my hand in order to think" - Evan

"I organize by what I want to do" - Evan

"All of the details of my life exists in my day planner or my trillo" - Evan

Consolidate all the details. 

"All I have to do is flip a couple pages and there they are" - Evan

"I'm learning on my podcast that I'm stubborn in my ways that aren't working" - Lisa

-----Technical Break-----

"Tests with the dots were impossible for me" - Lisa

"I can look out the window for hours, but I have tracking issues" - Lisa

"They put me in theater classes and I did great"  - Lisa

"Thank god check balancing is online now" - Lisa

The executive functions are a set of processes that all have to do with managing oneself and one's resources in order to achieve a goal. It is an umbrella term for the neurologically-based skills involving mental control and self-regulation. http://www.ldonline.org/article/29122/

Integrate old and new information, regulate emotions, understand and put complex information in context. Attention deficit goes hand in hand. 

Animal Piles Exercise: tiny plastic animals, sorting them into piles, and then new piles, over and over again.

"Forcing the brain to see through a different lens"  - Evan

Developing muscle memory, connecting the synapses, 

"Looking at this pile of shit on the floor and saying, OH! I can make sense of this!" - Evan

"Begin with the end in mind" 

Three Step Method: What is your ideal vision? Magic wand it into existence how you want it. What would it sound/smell like? Simpli

If it's not part of my vision, it needs to go. It's just a liability, it's going to be clutter in my space." 

"Get rid of the things you don't need creates more space" - Lisa

 

  1. Simplify
  2. Clarify/Organize: Clarity about the essentials.
  3. Inspire/Desgin: Bringing it to life with style and vibrancy. You are inspired to do the maintenance to keep it going. That's the long term piece"

Quick Start Guide for all of the details above and more. 

"We don't live in Dwell Magazine" - Evan

"I grew up in a beautiful home that was perfect in every aspect." - Lisa

"You need to be inspired by your space, so when you go in there you feel good" - Evan

"I want you to be able to open your cabinets to see what's available to you" - Evan

"It sounds very doable to break it down, it inspires me to tell a friend I will help you if you help me" - Lisa

"Helping people connect the dots with their contribution to clutter on a global scale" - Evan

What am I supporting ethically, environmentally with my purchases?

"Be very mindful about what am I buying."

Slave wage conditions so I could get a discount? Carcinogenic groundwater leaking? Deforestation that I'm supporting?

The Good Trade

Clutter Free Revolution Academy (Coming Jan. 2017)

Simplify your stuff, in every area of your home and life in 90 days. 

 

"We have to experiment with ourselves, we have to stretch" - Lisa

"Someone says, 'I can't sing', I say, go join a choir!" - Lisa

"Living under the weight of accumulation. They want to shed it" - Evan

Aphrodisiac - Free audiobook

"Inviting you to ask what you want from yourself" - Evan

"As soon as you clear your mind, your space and set your intention, it appears out of thin air" - Evan

"Contrast is a very effective way to help people understand" - Evan

 

 

 

How to leave a love note on iTunes for my Podcast.

From your computer:

1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. 4. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

Nov 15, 2016

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Welcome to Love Bites!

 

Love Bites are based on real conversations from my Love Life.

 

http://www.honestlylisa.com

 

What do you want in a relationship?? Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to check out honestlylisa.com, there is much more.

 

========================================­­===

Love Bite's are from Honestly Lisa the comedy blog for women only.

 

Starring Robbie Rist and Lisa Orkin

Recorded at Double RR Studios: http://doublerrstudios.com/


Go download my free eBook, BE SILLY NOW! http://honestlylisa.com/free-ebook/

 

Website: http://www.honestlylisa.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lisaorkin

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Nov 10, 2016

Previously a pastor. I met Ted at a Rob Bell lecture/seminar.

Ted is painting houses now. 

Grew up in a legalist Christian background. Was a pastor for about 17 years, expresses it was both the best and worst of times. 

He didn't know how to navigate depression that he'd experienced his whole life. 

Lisa describes pea soup.

Ted needed an escape from his life, became secretive about his sex addiction and finally confessed his actions. "A boulder on my chest that was going to kill me dead."

His wife saw two choices before her, and decided to stay with him, the road that led to life, not to darkness and resentment.

He was on skype with his counselor and said he wanted to leave his family. She responded, "are you a man who leaves?" - This question saved his life. "why am I?"

There are moments in life where we don't know what's going to happen.

Even in our darkness, there's little bits of light that shine through- Lisa

"Life is a canvas that you just get to keep painting on" - Ted 

Sometimes we need a huge moment to wake us up, to break us open, to peel back the layers.

"God I'm not done with you yet." The issue wasn't staying or going from the marriage. 

"Christianity has writer's block, they aren't good at embracing mystery." - Ted

"I don't believe it's a man, it's all a big giant force that's in the room with me." - Lisa

"I am a recovering know it all" - Ted

"Embracing the mystery, God has become more big and beautiful" - Ted

It's tough to put together the fragments of a 2,000 year old book.

"Electricity, love, marriage, keeping the faith is mystery." - Ted

"We are all in the mystery, we are all in the same boat" - Ted

When God came in, and experience.

"Sometimes I don't know if i should tell these stories, because I don't know what they will do to people" - Ted

Escape became a very powerful thing, "Wow this is real dumb, I gotta give this up." 

We think it's love, but it's not love. 

"Hold on, I'm just a guy, there's no way I could make that feeling happen." Being overcome with feeling while driving.

Was shown a vision of Aces, in a poker hand. "Something else was going on here. This was not coming from me, but from out there."

Began rubbing his belly.

"Hey do you have a stomach ache?" "No, I feel like I have a baby in my belly" And then we all began to pray. 

They thought I was going to be ill, they began yelling prayers at me, and then I was sick. At the end, I felt as though all of the evil had left me. 

Physical manifestation of feelings or lessons. 

"It's not I, but it's sin living in me" Paul, saying, I'm not a sinner, but it's in me.

Sin: Being off the path

It will manifest within us if we are not being our best selves. It leads to disease. If we are hiding, or lying to ourselves.

"when you use a certain language over people it d

Sometimes the truth is so scary. We are so scared we're going to die from that truth.

"it becomes easier and easier to stick our head in the sand, but you can't breathe anymore" - Lisa

Lisa "Prayer is just a pep talk to ourselves" and wrote it off.

Then I dated a christian. He was super kind to the world, showed me how to be in service. I was drawn into this by the sex. I knew all of my friends would think I was weird. 

I've learned that when I do prayer, or meditation, or mantra, it helps my brain stay straight. 

"Having faith that the world is better than I imagine it to be."

"My life is not about me." The line I read in a book that I never read the rest of - Ted

"Prayer and worship for me is being grateful and thankful for a force outside myself" - Ted

What worship is like, am I in the moment, or is the moment in me. "He's standing there and knows - The world is way bigger than me

"I hate to admit that I didn't realize it wasn't about me" - Lisa

It doesn't matter why you're helping others. 

"When we are helping another, we are loving god"

Back to his friends house, He went to bed and he was full of love. The room was full of love, "Soft lightening striking my heart".

Almost felt like it was too much love, he thought he might die. 

We all want that religious experience! Instead of chasing the experience, I would way "whatever you want you got"

Try to figure out the wind.

"I've got friend who have experiences like this every day, and I want to punch them in the face!" - Ted

Not getting needs met, through sex adrenaline. 18 month shelf life. 

Ted has been married 15 years, halfway through marriage realized he was over doing it, and learned to re-frame it, and see it differently.

Intimacy without sex. 

"Far too many relationships fall short of the sweet place humans can experience" - Ted

"Father, Son, Holy Spirit, My Wife" She decides she's going to love the leper." now there is the message of god. His grace swooping me up in my most leperous moment. My wife, playing out the story of Christ in my living room" - Ted

"What is love: I'm going to stick with you through the changes."

"Marriages are going to have storms" 

"I authentically want him to thrive,"- Lisa  "You are on that grace-giving side of the equation" - Ted

His wife says she was filled with something that she couldn't explain.

A Biblical story, the election.

[Tweet theme="tweet-box-normal-blue"]"America has stomach ache" - Lisa[/Tweet]

Have we been consuming too much junk food? Record gluten intolderance levels?

The emotions are so high and we aren't doing anything about it. We want someone else to do it.

"I just sit here and want." - Lisa

[Tweet theme="tweet-box-normal-blue"]"I think we are all looking at ourselves today, we want to be a part of the movement" - Ted[/Tweet]

It's not the traditional sense of giving back, we all have a gift maybe.

"My wife is a wonderful women. She levitates in this realm of wisdom" - Ted

 

The experience of being alive. Not doing something, not being aware of doing something. That is the gift of life. 

"I thought I knew what humility was: playing a smaller role" - Lisa

[Tweet theme="basic-white"]"When someone gives you language for what you're going through." - Ted[/Tweet]

When you find language for your own life, and others look in and learn something.

"I had a counselor named Mary that made me do visual art." - Lisa

Ted was teaching seminars on marriage and porn, but didn't see it. 

He didn't know how to love himself, wanted to be a savior, had the ego.

"We learn to be needy sometimes" - Ted

"I am living with pain, and i'm okay with that. But just saying that its' starting to get better, I'm starting to understand it more." - Ted

Buddha

The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism (from School of Champions)

  1. Suffering exists
  2. Suffering arises from attachment to desires
  3. Suffering ceases when attachment to desire ceases
  4. Freedom from suffering is possible by practicing the Eightfold Path

 

"I know that god is for us, and loves us" - Ted 

"I wish I could lean on my faith more" - Lisa

"It's because I'm hungry, that I believe, it's my appetite that tells me there's a meal" - Ted

"I'm pulled, there's something pulling me in this human gravity" - Ted

Theme in Christian blogging: How do you leave the God of your childhood?

[Tweet theme="tweet-box-normal-blue"]"Scary for a little kind to think that praying the wrong way will get them killed" - Lisa[/Tweet]

Christians picking up Jewish traditions for the rhythm. 

Ted teaches Lisa to pray to god in the closet. 

"I never let myself be still" - Lisa

"for me to be quiet and think, what is it that I want, what do I feel. As a girl, I felt I wasn't important" - Lisa

[Tweet theme="tweet-box-normal-blue"]"It sounds like you're at the ocean and you're afraid to swim, but I think you're at the ocean" - Ted[/Tweet]

"You don't need permission, just swim." - Ted

Surrender is so hard for people who grew up with little control. 

"if you're in atheist, you choosing not to believe in god" - Lisa

Why would you do that if something doesn't exist? 

 

 

 

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1. Open the iTunes software on your desktop. (Not the web version.)

2. In the search bar (upper right-hand corner), type in “Honestly Lisa”.

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5. Right under the show description, you’ll see three tabs. “Ratings & Reviews” is the second one listed, and this is the one you want to click on.

6. On that page, there should be a button called “Write A Review” and if you click there, it will hopefully let you create a post with your thoughts!

From your iPhone:

1. Open the “podcast” app that comes pre-installed on all current apple smartphone devices.

2. In the lower right-hand corner, you’ll click on the magnifying glass “search” button and type in “marriage is funny”.

3. Click on our album cover that pops up towards the bottom of the screen. This will take you to the homepage for our show, but make sure you don’t accidentally select one of our individual episodes instead.

4. Select the “reviews” tab toward the top of the screen, and you’ll see a purple “Write a Review” button on the next page.

5. It might ask you to log in to your iTunes account, but otherwise, this will open a form where you can enter your thoughts!

 

 

 

 

Nov 8, 2016

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Love Bites are based on real conversations from my Love Life.

 

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Nov 1, 2016

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Oct 28, 2016

Amanda Maynard is the "Get UnStuck Coach," for people transitioning in business. I'm really good at clearing a path for people. 

I feel like I've been in the woods since I was 2. - Lisa

 

Earliest memories of learning and sharing information. "The universe kept putting people in front of me, after I'd learned something" - Amanda

 

Is crying on the floor at night normal? Always during menopause.

 

"I don't believe in coincidences" - Amanda

 

"I was an avid student, I was like a puppy." - Amanda on e mail coaching.

 

"He told me I had 99% crap in my head and I was like, WAHOO! I have 1% still good!" - Amanda

He must see something in me, that I don't see at the moment. So I'm going to believe in his belief until I believe in myself." - Amanda

ALL THE FREAKING TIME: Being called out, to an opportunity, and not taking it, because it doesn't show up how we've imagined it.

It is a muscle, "To be clear enough to see what's in front of you" - Lisa

--"and know that you're already worthy of the thing you've asked for" - Amanda

I get 20% done and then I get distracted.

Amanda relates, and has trained herself. She needed a team to take her ideas and keep them focused through launch.

"I need people that are much more structured and detailed than I am- and I tell them to hassle me because I know that's what I need." -Amanda

My daughter is my only assistant that can get me to focus.

"I always feel very stuck, and I have no idea what I'm really supposed to be doing" - Lisa

"There's a part of me that thinks my endeavors are unrealistic notions" - Lisa

"Maybe I'm not funny enough" - Lisa, for the first time ever

"Your brain is trying to devalue what you actually have accomplished. What I would tell it is to go Fuck Off and sit in the corner" - Amanda

"I tell my mantras to go fuck off like they're bullshitting me" - Lisa

Running theme: It's silly to be silly. (WHO MAKES A LIVING BEING SILLY?!)

THOUSANDS of funny people, making THOUSANDS OF MILLIONS of dollars because people are dying to laugh.

The only thing holding you back, is the story of "Who am I?"

Who are you not to be that person, why not you?

"Who am I, not to have that, why aren't I allowing myself to have that?" - Lisa

If you fully stepped out on the stage to be silly, what would that mean for you?

Lisa: People wouldn't take me seriously...... EXACTLY

Jim Carey and Robin Williams do both! 

I'm afraid I won't be taken seriously, but I'm already not empowering myself to do it. 

I renounced my self help books. My friends were so disappointed. 

The self help was the next crutch to keep you from being your best self. The tool or the crutch.

Let the products come from going out on stage and doing your thing. 

Teaching through comedy and humor.

"Most people need to learn to laugh at themselves" -Amanda

"I am missing something" - I am in the same money place I always am - Lisa

"WHY ARE YOU NOT GETTING THIS?"

That is your brain trying to get you into judgement mode to get you into the downward spiral

The more you step into your power, the brain starts screaming these obscenities at you. As soon as you acknowledge that thought pattern is happening then you can say, really Lisa, how has all this personal development enhanced my life" - Amanda

The self help lets me see more beauty, be more compassionate - Lisa

"Can you see a connection to opportunities because you were in a better mindset? More attractive opportunities?" - Amanda

"The jobs come in and then they dry up and I'm in a bad mood and bad space. I get to be funny, I get to have my own show basically, but it's my dad's. I don't feel like it's mine. - Lisa

Not allowing yourself to have the full fulfillment because of the judgement. 

"I want to attract clients that love OUR work, as it stands now" - Lisa

What I focus on I attract, I can focus on the idea that the new clients are attracted because of us. 

Let's change the language from "that's what I Would want," to "People are coming to us all the time for what we create and unique energy and sense of advertising."

Visualizing the clients happily coming to you, telling everyone how amazing you are. Coming because they've heard of you. 

"I see like 100 people" - Lisa

They are ready for you to accept that you are ready and there for them.

(777 word count - Doreen Virtue Angel Numbers) 

The platter is there waiting for us.

"here is the beautiful meal, but I will stick with what I've been doing, cause I have had it forever. "

I do a show that goes really well and want to go home. 

"Have to switch hats, and go meet the next connection." - Amanda

"Lisa's not here, you don't want her you want her father, her brother, Amy Sedaris, SJP"- Fuck that!

"From now on, I want you to open the freaking door. If you're in doubt, I want you to visualize the people out there waiting for you" - Amanda

Get to the audience through keynote speaking. THINK BIGGER.

Close your eyes. Now, imagine you've walked into a conference. You are one of the speakers, you've walked up on stage, the music, the lights are going, how many people are in the audience? What are they doing? 

Thousands. Its where I'm supposed to be. 

You felt human because you were in your element and what you're supposed to be doing.

How you've been trained as a comedian to do all that grunt work. Which you've already done.

"How do I go, book me? Because I know I can pull it out of my ass in front of 1000 people."

COMIC CREDIBILITY! Proven funny thousands of times all over the country. 

(999 word count - Doreen Virtue Angel Numbers)

"You already have the expertise" - Amanda

Keep sticking your head back in the hole, until you decide to see different options and possibilities.

"You keep going to the past, you've made it all up so it can be as real as you want it to be" - Amanda

I'm the only one that doesn't see it -

"Their blind spot is their own gift- Our innate gifts are so easy for us, we automatically assume everyone can do it" - Amanda

"I'm not the girl who fucked up cheer leading try outs anymore" - Lisa

"Most of us spend our lives beating ourselves up for the things we can't do." - Amanda

"How funny are accountants?" - Amanda

 

Just decide. Everything comes from a decision. The next step will appear when you make that decision. 

Playing small is a reoccurring theme on my podcast. 

"Stop that. I have no time for this nonsense. Just freaking do it!"

Act as if it's already true.

It is already true, you just have to act as if it's already true. 

Therefore I'm going to take the step and open the door. I open the door by believing it's already true. 

"Take action as if you're already that famous speaker on stage." - Amanda

Feel yourself there. Not just imagining. Feel. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 25, 2016

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Welcome to Love Bites!

 

Love Bites are based on real conversations from my Love Life.

 

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What do you want in a relationship?? Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to check out honestlylisa.com, there is much more.

 

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Love Bite's are from Honestly Lisa the comedy blog for women only.

 

Starring Robbie Rist and Lisa Orkin

Recorded at Double RR Studios: http://doublerrstudios.com/


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Oct 18, 2016

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Welcome to Love Bites!

 

Love Bites are based on real conversations from my Love Life.

 

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What do you want in a relationship?? Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to check out honestlylisa.com, there is much more.

 

========================================­­===

Love Bite's are from Honestly Lisa the comedy blog for women only.

 

Starring Robbie Rist and Lisa Orkin

Recorded at Double RR Studios: http://doublerrstudios.com/


Go download my free eBook, BE SILLY NOW! http://honestlylisa.com/free-ebook/

 

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