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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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Nov 17, 2017

I kind of feel naked with a bloated belly in this episode.

I was so lost in my own negativity spiral when I recorded this episode.

Then I found Zofie and Relax Me Happy and my perspective has really shifted. Maybe I was not ready or maybe I did not have the right teacher.

I know it sounds simple, but since then I have been so focused on ye old proverbial phrase “glass half full”.

Anyhow, this is a very honest interview with Karly Nimmo, who is so lovable, honest and smart and makes you feel like her instant best friend.

I feel like she and I are spiritual/podcasting soul sister and we both also have voice over careers!

I dream of having a podcast with Karly! And going on retreats with her in Thailand. Or maybe Karly and I meet in Thailand every 6 months and record 20 episodes at a time! Dreamy!

Meet Karly Nimmo! You will love her!

SHOW NOTES:

  • We are often looking for that place when we are free of struggle…that fairy tale place.
  • We’re just where we need to be at any given moment.
  • Leaning in means allowing and trusting instead of resisting.
  • The judgement of others doesn’t matter.
  • People are generally uncomfortable with other’s pain. They want us not to feel that pain, because it makes them feel uncomfortable.
  • We are already the person we are meant to be, we are just not seeing it because we are over complicating it.
  • Thinking about dying makes shit very real.
  • It’s all about choices, and taking responsibility for ourselves. Be okay with it, own it.
  • The world is just the mirror to what is going on inside. Judgement is always about us.
  • When you strip away all the other voices and other people’s stories about you, you get to the real you.
  • The love we crave is there ALL THE TIME.
  • Your version of success can only be defined by YOU
  • You can’t be all things to all people. You can only be you.

LINKS:

Nov 2, 2017

Since my divorce, over 15 years ago I have been on a quest for happiness and enlightenment.

Books, podcasts, audio tapes, audiobooks, mantras, yoga, prayer, meditation, therapy, retreats, seminars, grateful apps, A Course of Miracles (I’ve done the first two weeks a half dozen times), a cord cutter (don’t ask), a shaman, many Super Souls Sundays and list could go on! I was chasing it away! Get rid of those negative thoughts! Do it right now! Do it!

And then I met Zofie, practical, real and so funny, she gives a relaxed easy approach to letting go of those negative thoughts and finding your own happy place. I use her mediations on a daily basis these days. And they are knocking the shit out of my ancient stories about myself and life and I am seeing the forest through the trees. She has one on her website you can get for free!

So, meet Zofie Lloyd-Kucia… this is her first time but won’t be her last on Honestly Lisa. And FYI, in the not too distant future, we are going to do about three sessions ala Katy Perry style for you all to hear.

SHOW NOTES

  • It’s all about using relaxation to find happiness or success.
  • Live without love, laughter, and fun doesn’t make sense.
  • Living with Faith and Trust helps things work out.
  • Our thoughts really matter.
  • You don’t need to make yourself happy. You just need to stop fucking things up.
  • It’s not about what you do, but how you feel.
  • Life is a big mirror. When you shift how you feel, your life will reflect that.
  • You are born on this earth to have fun, so get on with it!
  • The less we judge, the freer we are. Life feels easier when we just state things factually.
  • Goodness is flowing to us all. The questions is how much will you allow?
  • Be mindful of where your focus is.
  • Don’t say I’m afraid, say I’m excited! It’s the same in your body.
  • Take the pressure off. Seeking your happiness should be stressful. Ever.

LINKS:

This episode was also supported by Amazon.
Click on this link  Amazon any time you need to make an Amazon purchase. A small percentage of your purchase will support the show (no extra cost to you).

Oct 13, 2017

I have Michelle Pante & Reena Lazar on this episode from the glorious inspiring Willow EOL. They help us look at the things that may be scary but important to grasp because ultimately, looking at the end of our lives can inspire us to live fully right now.

Honestly, this is a pretty funny interview and not a downer at all… you will laugh ass off and maybe cry a little. Like a good romcom.

I remember calling my mother about a week before she died to ask her what color Crocs(the shoes) she wanted. My sister said to me, Lisa she is dying and does not need shoes. I argued with my sister to not be such a Debbie Downer and then bought my mom a leopard pair Crocs.

I arrived at my moms’ house with leopard Crocs in hand to find my whole family sitting with her. My mom still able to talk said thank you and looked at me with a mom look and I began to sob, really sob. And I could not stop crying until… well… I am still crying now writing this.

It’s been almost 10 years and I still cry out of nowhere. I still have the crocks. They are my go-to yoga shoes and every time I look down I see my mom. I want to be buried in the leopard Crocs, they will be super comfortable to wear in the afterlife.

SHOW NOTES

Willoweol

It’s about the legacy you leave in the world.

If you take care of things now, it will make a huge difference in the future.

Do it yourself home funerals

Green burials

Community Based Death Caring

Community Based Learning

Inspires people take charge of their lives by taking care of their death

Death as a cool adventure

The Ultimate Transformation

Most people are fascinated by what they do

There is something empowering about planning your death

Departure directions: understanding the scope of your options

Love letters and heart wills: take time to write lasting messages to those they love and legacy letters.

here is the link to WillowEOL to download your free guide and write your heart will. 

Talking about death and dying changes your life and how you show up

What do I want people to remember?

An ass-backward way to find your truth.

Expect that your choices will be respected and treated with compassion and responsibility

Citizens at birth and consumers at death.

You have the right to ask for what you want

The DIY yourself world brings us back in touch and has the potential for growth and healing

Your death is the greatest autobiographical act you will create

A Will for the Woods

Natural burial/Green burial

This episode was also supported by Amazon.
Click on this link --> Amazon any time you need to make an Amazon purchase. A small percentage of your purchase will support the show (no extra cost to you). 

I receive an affiliate commission from some of the links above.

Oct 4, 2017

 

When I first saw JP Sears I fell in love with him, laughed my ass off and then I thought with a giant pause...

WAIT! Woah, Nellie! Spiritual comedy is my bag! Then the more I watched the more I loved the door he opened!

Then the more I watched the more I loved the door he opened!

Then I sent him a note asking him to be on Honestly Lisa and he said yes!

Talking to JP was like talking to a brother from another mother. I felt like we had been playing in the same sandbox for many lifetimes.

I had a bit of the nervous giggles in the beginning... fangirling all over him. 

Listen in and see if you can hear the giggles... also you can head over to my patreon or youtube to watch the video.

JP SEARS SHOW NOTES:

Breathing is not an essential part of deep breaths

How to be Ultra Spiritual

JP is humorous and serious at the same time

There is some truth in all jokes and a joke in all truths.

Current girlfriend Amber thinks he is funny, his last girlfriend didn’t think he was funny

Amber and JP are engaged!

The victim is who we think we are.

Lisa does her chanting in Sanskrit and English…San-Linguish

Kundalini starts where your doo doo comes out

When I’m not in denial I feel blessed…JP

Success is basically that you are nice to people

You have to be nice to yourself and other people to be successful

Being nice to yourself isn’t taking yourself to a spa. It’s the fucking comments in your head

The inner critic has endless material, it’s even in alphabetical order

One of the ingredients of being nice to ourselves is being nice to the parts of us that aren’t nice to us (inner critic)

Bulletproof coffee

JP is going on a comedy tour on the East Coast

JP’s Book How To Be Ultra Spiritual

You can also get JP Book free when you join Audible with Lisa’s special URL! audiblefreetrial.com/honestlylisa

Lisa should be opening for JP on his comedy tour.(Tell JP! Email him!)

Lisa’s recommendation for JP’s comedy tour: playing theaters and not comedy clubs, bill it as the Unfunny Comedy Tour, an opening act

Say your fucking truth in every moment.

Is my truth that I’m not saying my truth right now.

What is my truth and will no one like me if I say my truth?

Comedy is science to Lisa

JP started as a life coach and emotional healing

Keep growing using the same means that got us to grow to a certain point We need to let go of what has served us well to keep growing.

Whether we need to let something go or life seemingly takes it from us it is a form of letting go. The more stubborn we are and are not willing to let us go, life will make us let it go.

The unknown is the greatest mystery.

The three C’s…Creativity, Connection, Curiosity

Austin, Texas a high vibe, high consciousness place

Laying in bed like Willy Wonka’s grandparents

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is about what they didn’t show you

Walmart is close to heaven

JP prefers Target over Walmart

Willy Wonka

When we listen to other people tell us what our truth is, we will go crazy.

Funny thing about people is that we are not all the same. If someone is trying to treat us all the same, they are full of shit.

Lisa doesn’t do well on a vegan diet, but feels guilty about eating meat.

JP eats a strict vegan diet, and a meat-eating diet simultaneously.

Everyone is very different in the same way.

Being yourself is being just like everyone else trying to be themselves.

There is strength in words that sound like numbers.

Many people can only find purpose when they are broken and have a problem to solve.

Let me not show up so something can go wrong.

The path that serves us will eventually disserve you if you stay on that path.

Vegan

La La Land

Cucumber cat videos bridging to fainting goat videos…A good idea?

Funny isn’t something you have to apologize for. It doesn’t hurt anybody.

JP dreams of the day when there is no more people on the internet, only funny animal videos

If fainting goats were people

Bunny Channel

Awaken with JP

Women don’t need to get paid in comedy unless they are talking about sexuality and how slutty they are

You shouldn’t prepare for life, it’s just silly.

Nature grows a lot of powders

JP’s Answers

Levis-weird red-headed kid I went to high school with…

Love-Amber

Peanut Butter-Peter Pan

Carnation Instant Breakfast-What I should buy right now

Tires-Zephyr

What is your favorite bush- Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is everything that a bush symbolizes

Timberland shoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 22, 2017

I have the thoughtful, smart, talented Kelly Carlin in the studio today!

We have a ton in common, both tendered & raised by professionally funny men.

Chickenman & The Hippy Dippy Weatherman

I am not sure I have discussed the fact my dad was Chickeman. He was local radio personality in Chicago and dressed up in feathers and tights and went to malls on weekends to meet people. After the feathers, he became a national radio guy and advertising guru as well.

I always thought kelly's dad was much cooler, truly the comic's comic that spans generations with his humor and brilliance. I was lucky enough in my Comedy Store days to watch him put together shows.

All that being said, they are still just our dad's, that we love, and try are best to be the good girl for... or the good daughter.

Kelly and I unpacked our lives as daughter's, showbiz struggles and finally how to be your own women. Kelly is doing full force... me I am a bit behind.

I think we both dove deep in this conversation and held nothing back, talked about everything from Carl Jung to money, to Carol Burnett.

Show Notes!

Here is a link to Kelly’s website. Kelly Carlin

And if you want to Unplug With Kelly go check her course. She will teach you how to use meditation and MINDFULNESS and easily fit it into your life.

Kelly got her degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Jungian Psychology in 2001 at Santa Barbara’s  Pacifica Graduate Institute

She lost her mom a few years before the entered Pacifica Graduate Institute

Kelly’s dad was a bit uncomfortable with the autobiographical work and that created pause.

Carl Jung

You may be visiting the same part of the circle in your life but you are a little higher up so you have a little more consciousness

Life Coaching

Lisa is up for anything, but her follow through in life is sucky

Kelly needed to get on stage

These negotiation we make inside of ourselves with our parents is interesting.

Kelly is writing her second book about daughter-hood.

None of the stories we tell ourselves are true. You get to rewrite your story. This is where follow through comes in.

What if there is no safety net? The safety net does you a disservice.

Kelly’s father’s legacy is really important to her. She wanted to participate in the world as his daughter. She needed to walk the fire of being her father’s daughter in public.

Lisa hears’ all the time, you’re just like your Dad, but not quite…

We’ve all felt like we’re drowning, we’ve all been lost and confused, overwhelmed by tragedy. We need to tell our stories.

Kelly needed to get over her stage fright.

Carol Burnett

Lucille Ball

Lily Tomlin

Spalding Gray

Kelly needed to prove to herself she could do it

A Carlin Home Companion

Entertainers Who Died on Stage

Rain Pryor

Marianne Williamson

Rick Shapiro

Eddie Pepitone

We live in a world that has no set path anymore unless you are in technology.

How do you monetize this??? It’s not so much about what you want to do. It’s more about the needs of the people out there that you align with.

Ruzuku

B School

Jen Louden

How many pots are on your stove and what are the pots. You only have so much fuel for so many burners in your life.

Honestly Lisa

The only way we get things done is by incremental baby steps each week.

Unplugged Class

audiblefreetrial.com/honestlylisa

Danielle LaPorte 

Louis C K

There is no competition. It is abundance.

Jim Carrey Fashion Week

The Wonder Of Life is Kelly’s Spiritual Path

Kelly Carlin.com

Contact for Kelly

Sep 18, 2017

I was the kid with the perpetually messy desk in school, it seemed to get messy within moment minutes of cleaning it. As an adult closets, car trunks, garages, silverware drawers. Organizing time feels the same… I suck at organizing time.

 

“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”

Bruce Lee

I feel like I waste so much time and I get distracted so much! I can’t my life on track! Only if? I can “Only if’ myself to death!”

I had that perfect pair of shoes.

Only if I took that other job!

Only if I had… blah!

Only if I looked like Angelina Jolie!

Life is now! And if I walk to the kitchen and forget why I am in the kitchen. I need to enjoy I am in the kitchen. I need to be kind to myself. 

 
People lose their collective shit during the full moon.
 
It’s a crazy Monday and then there’s the moon.
 
I help people get their shit done so they could be the action hero of their own lives.
 
Ellen helps people be more productive.
 
It’s about making lists. No list!
 
Being productive is neuroscience-based.
 
Your amygdala is all emotion.
 
The lizard part of us.
 
Ellen gives us a little exercise to help us deal with the moment of that fried or flight or overwhelming anxiety. And your back and your back .
 
You can’t breathe slowly when you’re in a fight or flight situation.
 
I’ve always been very disorganized, my car is a mess my purse is a mess. Right now there’s laundry behind the camera.
 
There are really great ways to move out of that will overwhelm every day.
 
Timing things is helpful. A kitchen timer is your friend.
 
Because the amygdala is like a three-year-old kid.
 
You play games with your amygdala.
 
Negotiate with your brain.
 
I was that little kid always staring out the window.
 
Focus in on one thing, otherwise, you’re exhausting your brain.
 
 
Check out Ellen’s Facebook Group
 
Ellen almost lost her business from looking out the window Facebook lost focus.
 
You know what it feels like to be me and that makes me trust you.
 
Menopause thyroid of things that don’t help with focus.
 
There’s a funky little thing called, the superior colliculus or as I call it the funky medina cola!
 
I really dig the Facebook News Feed Killler
 
 
When you take a break you should do something mental if you’re doing something physical and vice versa.
 
A dance party for one.
 
Here is a link to my favorite hula hoop!
 
 
 
This the shit! Decision Fatigue
 
Hyperbolic Discounting
 
Wimpy from Popeye
 
Habit Stacking
 
Buddha had a plan the whole freak’n time!?
 
 
And here the link to Patreon page… it’s place to show your support and a place show some love, Lisa’s Patreon Page
Sep 1, 2017

What is numerology? Is there a rhyme to its science.

Shelly Winter's told me I should change my name to Ollie Orkin. Would my life be different? Would I have 4 kid,s a great career and George as my husband? Or would I be an accountant living in Pheonix? And honestly either is fine as long as I was happy? Would that have changed my happiness factor?

What comes first the numbers or the life? If I changed the name to Ollie would it have given me a different sense of control and therefore a different outcome? I don't know! I do do Nooell was awesome to talk to and she knows her numbers!

I have Nova Noell as my guest today and you will love her and learn so much!

Nova Noell

Nova Noell Website

Nova Noell Facebook

Nova Noell Instagram

Nova Noell Contact

Numerology

When Americans believe in something they believe strongly.

Cladean Numerology

She changed her name and her life changed after coming to the States from Denmark.

Every letter has a value.

When you take your husband's name everything changes.

Early on in Lisa's career people suggested she change her first name. One movie star suggested she change her name to Ollie Orkin???

Everyone has a story about their name.

Not liking her name drew Nova to numerology

She had been single for 8 years. The love of her life showed up months after she changed her name.

Changing her name changed her life and her patterns of behavior.

Numerology can look at how people perceive you and your physical self.

LISA'S SESSION:

Lisa 1,9

1's are leaders and ruled by the sun

9's are fighters and are very powerful

Lisa's number scope revealed creative power that needs to be shared for the greater good

It's horrible to be told you cannot be angry.

The High Priestess lesson is to become the master and stepping into the light. You need to lead!

Emotion is hard to express for Lisa.

You have gathered enough knowledge.

Power and Money. Lisa is in a power sequence.

This has been a challenging year for Lisa.

Lisa says, "Sharing my life is my way to help. I think it helps when people see that we are all similar and we all struggle and we all fall down."

"Please when I wake up let me see my path clearly." says Lisa.

"Super-size what you are already doing.", Lisa, says Nova

It is possible to scale with ease.

"I don't think harder longer hours measure abundance in life. It shouldn't be that hard. It should be relatively easy.", says Lisa.

Comedy has really been your savior.

"I just really want to spread my joy and silliness and let people know they are okay.", says Lisa.

People know they can really depend on you, Lisa.", says Nova. "There is absolutely nothing flaky about your heart or your gut. People can really trust you. There is something very dependable and trustworthy about you."

You have an inner voice that says it wants results.

Step into a leadership role. Step in the spotlight.

"People remember you because you touched them. You left them with something, Lisa.", says Nova.

"Here's a barn...let's build it into a theater."

"Being a comedian and sharing my travails in life is really how I help.", says Lisa.

"I love stepping into people's energy and saying Look at you!", says Nova.

Don't forget to check out my PATRON page! It's a place you can lend support to Honestly Lisa! I will start posting stuff there you will nowhere else!

And if you are a member of Honestly Lisa on Patron you can see the podcast Video interview uncut!

Plus you get a free copy of Be Silly Now the Eboook!

Aug 25, 2017

I have Robin Greenspan & Lacie Harmon this week and I feel so honored to have them on my show.

I’ ve known Lacie for maybe 25 years! We met doing stand up comedy and low and behold 25 years later we have not lost our sense of humor! And we are still a making comedy, albeit mostly online but we are still here!

Lacie and I have floated through each others lives but never really sat down and talked. I met Robin and honestly if I could pick my parents I would pick them! Or my neighbors.

I fell in love with them and you will too!

Show Notes!

Robin and Lacie have been together for 21 years.

Life throws us major curve balls in our relationships

Robin & Lacie Youtube

Amy Schumer made 38.5 million dollars net

Girl Play with Dom DeLuise and Mink Stole

Lisa says "I love seeing everybody naked, are you kidding?"

"We have over sharing in common"

"You have to be an idiot not to be terrified right now about what's happening in this country."

"I've heard even Eckhart Tolle reads hims comments and feels bad." says Lisa

Guru Singh says that we need ego, it keeps us alive

Three Jews talking about Christmas trees

Keeping indoor plants seems wrong in some way...

Shifting from what can I get to what can I give.

At the Vancouver Peace Summit last September, the Dalai Lama said something that ricocheted around the globe. He said that he is a feminist. And he said Western women will save the world.

Sex Symbol with a Dry Vagina

Embrace the gassy

There is always that one comic...

The Two Lady Neighbors...a good name for a sitcom

We make each other laugh

If you are with a person without a sense of humor...that sounds horrible...

It gets harder as you get older to maintain a sense of humor.

Be Silly Now http://honestlylisa.com/besillynow/

"Goofiness is the highest honor that can be bestowed on comedy." says Lacie

Will Ferrell crying scene from Anchorman. 

"I'm a tech geek who dresses well" says Lisa

You need a boyfriend with old Levis

Lacie and Robin Facebook

Ovaries and Uterus are not communicating

2 menopausal women in the same house

Prolonged hot flashes

Hillary didn't get elected...we all need to step up

Saving the world through humor

We're needed and have a lot to offer

Please leave a review if you like what you hear or share with your friends. Spread around some love. I need the validation or my dad does. 

 

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

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Aug 4, 2017

 

This week I have Jessica Gottlieb & Stefanie Pollard. I met them on Instagram. I followed them for a while and then realized he had all the same haunts. They shop with what appears to be no guilt and I wanted some of that Koolaid. I have talked about my shopping problem before. I feel shame for buying clothes and I love it. Like the dude who you knew did want anything but sex and you liked him more and new you would get hurt and slept with anyhow. I don't why I have this need, I have talked about it with therapist, blah! If I have the perfect outfit I will have a perfect life? Or other people with think I have a perfect life? Or is it because we shopped a lot growing up and it brings me comfort like moms oatmeal cookies for other.

I met them on Instagram. I followed them for a while and then realized we had all the same haunts. They shop with what appears to be no guilt and I wanted some of that Koolaid.

They shop with what appears to be no guilt and I wanted some of that Koolaid.

I have talked about my shopping problem before. I feel shame for buying clothes and I love it. Like the dude who you knew did want anything but sex and you liked him more and new you would get hurt and slept with anyhow. I don't why I have this need, I have talked about it with therapist, blah! If I have the perfect outfit I will have a perfect life? Or other people with think I have a perfect life? Or is it because we shopped a lot growing up and it brings me comfort like moms oatmeal cookies for other.

I have talked about it with therapists(plural)

If I have the perfect outfit I will have a perfect life? Or other people with think I have a perfect life? Or is it because we shopped a lot growing up and it brings me comfort like moms oatmeal cookies for other.

Who knows! But I do know the show notes are below and you should check them out cause they have great style and great ideas and then nice, funny people.

SHOW NOTES!

http://wearemidlife.com/

Twitter @WeAreMidlife
Instagram @WeAreMidlife
Pinterest @WeAreMidlife
Facebook @WeAreMidlife

It's not shallow to want your family to look good.

Showing up looking good is a matter of confidence

How do you get to be a billionaire and not know how to wear a suit? Golf pants pantie lines. please.

Of all the things that are happening in America, Trump's ass is the one that gets my goat.

Jessica has been blogging a super long time.

Zara: https://www.zara.com/us/en/woman/new-in-c840002.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwtpDMBRC4ARIsADhz5O713tTGUNRBcADx39fUIr5MT4j_zTycwAUB05GeeKzd9xxyeYzKQloaAh0IEALw_wcB

Channel: http://www.chanel.com/en_US/?WT.srch=1&WT.mc_id=CO_CORPORATE__en_US_sea_20170320&WT.mc_t=sea&gclid=Cj0KCQjwtpDMBRC4ARIsADhz5O5FlNNyElmlkbh0Tt3bTihLpCFqJF-SXOxs96fGYgYGcSFnCszM75EaAvtLEALw_wcB

Fashion Square: https://www.westfield.com/fashionsquare

HA HA Club: http://hahacafecomedyclub.com/

Lisa fell in love with clothing while shopping with her dad as a little kid.

At 15 got a first credit card for Gucci https://www.gucci.com/us/en/

Victoria Secret: https://www.victoriassecret.com/?cm_mmc=SEM-_-GOOGLE-_-VSD_Brand+-+Victoria+Secret+-+Exact-_-Brand+Victoria+Secret+Exact&gclid=CjwKEAjwtpDMBRC4xebfxpzu8mUSJAA4c-Tum-z1Pxjt7kIrbY6dowJXSD9jxAcfbsThzJ1F0qP6VBoCVbXw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Lisa was trained on her dad's credit cards

Lisa is really good at working, but not good at making money. This year she feels she is going to figure it the fuck out.

We don't ask men about balance in their life.

Day Drinking is the only skill I had

It's hard to make a marriage work in Hollywood-land

No one told me about the black poop

Life can be really scary. As you get older you notice more of the scary stuff, but this can also redirect you in wonderful ways

The secret to people who don't really belong in your life is to just say goodbye. It's sad, but sadder to be beaten up by the relationships in your li

Midlife crisis

25,000 people following Jessica and Stefanie on Instagram

How to Insert a Menstrual Cup: https://www.youtube.com/user/JessicaGottlieb

People abandon ship on their blog because it's hard.

Lisa wants to live in Bali - wants to be a digital nomad

Going on vacation is difficult

You need to learn to manage your time so that you will not be doing work at the dinner table. Family first. Unless we're being showered with money...in that case my family can suck it.

I come from a family that is much smarter than me

Jessica and Stefanie balance each other very well.

Stefanie believes in buying classic things

I need space in between everything in my closet

Butler's closet filled with cashmere

Lisa cuts her own bangs

Thyroid problems

Mom would pick up laundry every day

Lisa lost her mom 10 years ago. Has long discussions in the shower with her.

Lisa's mom bought her a dress a Saks http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/Entry.jsp

 

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 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 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.

 

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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/


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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisaannorkin

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisaorkin

Pinterest:http://www.pinterest.com/lisaorkin/

Nov 15, 2016

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

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisaannorkin

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisaorkin

Pinterest:http://www.pinterest.com/lisaorkin/

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