Lisa’s Toolkit

Here are some fun things, some interesting things, and some helpful things that I love.  Maybe you will also love them.  If you do, great!  If you don’t, that’s OK too.

Like me, like you, like life, this page is always changing so check back on it once in a while and see what’s new.

illustration of young person doing downward dog pose on a tandem bike with a basket full of tools spilling out the back


Here are some Podcasts I like- from Nerdy Brain Science to How To’s to Spiritually Uplifting……

Hidden BrainShankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.
Unlocking Us: unpacks and explores the ideas, stories, experiences, books, films, and music that reflect the universal experiences of being human, from the bravest moments to the most brokenhearted.
Ten Percent Happier: In this podcast, Dan explores happiness (whatever that means) from all angles. Guests include legendary meditation teachers — from the Dalai Lama to Western masters — as well as scientists, and even the odd celebrity. But the show also ventures beyond meditation, bringing on leading researchers in areas such as social anxiety, bias, creativity, productivity, and relationships. The animating insight of this show is that the mind is trainable.
HappierThe #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before Gretchen Rubin gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast.
On Being: Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives.
Food Psych: has been helping people improve their relationships to food since 2013
She ExploresThe She Explores podcast is for and about women who are inspired by time spent outside.
Dear White Women: The award-winning weekly podcast that helps ease you into uncomfortable conversations about racism, identity, and social justice.

Lisa’s Book Club

Sometimes I get  together with some folks in a Zoom-type situation and we talk about a book.  Sometimes everyone has read the book, sometimes some folks have read it, or parts of it, or listened to it, or listened to parts of it, or heard an interview about it or saw the title somewhere, or have never heard of it and All of Those Things Are OK.  The point of the Book Club is to connect and share ideas around a common theme.

illustration of person doing downward do on a tandem bike withh books in a basket

Here are some of the books we have read so far:

book cover so you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo
cover of the body is not an apology by sonya renee taylor
book cover cassandra speaks by elizabeth lesser
book cover braving the wilderness by brene brown