Broadcasting pro, Lori Neff is back, as promised, and this time we have a great conversation spanning a few interesting topics and we have plenty of fun and laughter along the way too.
Visit Lori’s website HERE and make sure to listen to her new podcast that offers a variety of prayer exercises that can breathe fresh life into your devotional practice!
What was the biggest fiasco at Midday connection?
Why is just a 5 year window the ideal beauty apex for women we’ve agreed to anyway?
Will powdered wigs make a comeback?
Lori’s tale of the cringe-worthy “friend-date” gone wrong…
What makes a great friend and what might an improv class have to do with it?
And much more. ENJOY!
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The worst fiasco at Midday Connection
What does a radio producer do?
Do people often try to trick the call in shows?
The stickiness of the one mean person in a sea of good folks.
Ellen DeGeneres is okay with herself and it’s served as an inspiration for being okay with people who don’t like us.
Being okay in your own skin. The 40 year old happy milestone.
Anne Lamott thinking about her looks.
Going through the body-consciousness and anxiety in one’s 20s.
I’m supposed to be upset about how I look so they can sell products.
Michelle Van Loon
The five years of life that is cherished as valuable.
Powdered wigs and white faces to reflect the value of aged beauty of the time. The construct of cultural beauty changes radically.
Dress hem lines changed because of health concerns.
Fashion, modesty and mindlessness.
Friendship was solace and rescue for me (Lisa).
Lori’s experience with friendships early on.
How personality played a part and how her wonderful college roommate taught her how to be a good friend and have a healthy fight / disagreement.
People would commonly ask “How do I find friends?”
“I feel disconnected and I don’t feel I have a best friend” was a common report from listeners who contacted Midday Connection.
Being intentional about finding and keeping friends.
Friends for a season.
The tale of a bad “friend date”.
Friendship is a vulnerable risk. The emotional risk is there.
The challenge of couple friendships.
How men and women do friendship differently and how personality plays a part.
Having a club or a project to build the friendship around.
How Lori got into Improv and starting having a blast.
The tools that improv brings.
Amy Pohler “Yes, Please”
NPR show improv.
Learning to be with others. Life-giving. learning love and empathy
I see you and here’s something else. I’m not invalidating you. and I’m going to add to it and then you can add to it. A socially healthy mode of being.
Being authentic and flexible.
Teamwork and sometimes it goes a direction you didn’t think it would go. You have to let the spark go and help the other person and the team.
Do things ever get messy?
Trust in the team and trust that the good idea with come back around.
The hilarious Office episode with Michael Scott being bad at improv. (Season 2 / Episode 9)
Going with the process and not be tense about life and improv of regular life.
the fear block our creativity and the ability to be present in the ordinary moment
The improv mindset will help in friendship.
Thinking of things as play and roll with things.
My new book is here. I’ll be reading some excerpts from it on the podcast soon, so watch for a bonus episode very in a day or so.
It’s called FORKED: A Discernment Pocket Guide (for Choosing Between Two Good Things).
If you’re in the middle of a tough decision or at a crossroads season of your life, this is the resource for you. To read a sample click HERE.
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