61 episodes

Less Stress, More Fun is the podcast for people who wonder “Is this all there is?” Join your host, Lisa Schwaller, to playfully explore how you can rise above the stresses of modern life and focus your energy on what matters most. Get a free “3 Ways to Reduce Stress TODAY!” mini-class plus other fun stuff when you visit https://linktr.ee/lisaschwaller

Less Stress, More Fun Lisa Schwaller

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Less Stress, More Fun is the podcast for people who wonder “Is this all there is?” Join your host, Lisa Schwaller, to playfully explore how you can rise above the stresses of modern life and focus your energy on what matters most. Get a free “3 Ways to Reduce Stress TODAY!” mini-class plus other fun stuff when you visit https://linktr.ee/lisaschwaller

    60. Embrace Ambivalence (How to Change, 1 of 5)

    60. Embrace Ambivalence (How to Change, 1 of 5)

    Do you want to make big changes in the coming new year? I mean…maybe? Today we talk about ambivalence, which is actually a very important - even necessary - part of making change. This episode is amazing! You’ll find information that will help you lead change for yourself, in your families, and in your career.


    In this episode you’ll learn:
    How ambivalence is part of changeAn introduction to motivational interviewingHow you can embrace ambivalence to create lasting change in your life and the lives of others

    Resources mentioned:
    “Embracing the Power of Ambivalence” (Harvard Business Review, Sept 2021)“What Is Motivational Interviewing? A Theory of Change” (PositivePsychology.com, Oct 2020)“Applying Motivational Interviewing Strategies to Enhance Organizational Readiness and Facilitate Implementation Efforts” (excerpt on National Library of Medicine, originally published Jan 2020)

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    © 2022 Lisa Schwaller

    • 17 min
    59. No venting, please.

    59. No venting, please.

    Do you “vent” to colleagues, your partner, friends? Today I talk about my “no venting” policy and what’s changed as a result.


    In this episode you’ll learn:
    Why venting can perpetuate negativity more than allow people to “blow off steam”How to handle your desire to vent internallyConstructive ways to engage others in problems or complaints

    Resources:
    “The Dos And Don'ts Of Venting In The Workplace” (Trello, Feb 2021)“3 Alternatives to Venting at Work That Have Better Results for Everyone” (The Muse)

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    © 2022 Lisa Schwaller

    • 15 min
    58. Feels like falling in love...

    58. Feels like falling in love...

    What does it mean to “fall” “in” ‘love”? Today we’re talking about thoughts, feelings, and hormones, what a recipe!


    In this episode you’ll learn:
    The science of falling in love“Falling in love” thinkingHow “in love” can help you manage stress

    Resources mentioned:
    “36 Questions for Increasing Closeness” (Greater Good in Action, UC Berkeley)“Love, Actually: The science behind lust, attraction, and companionship” (Harvard, 2017)“A Psychologist on Why You Keep Falling for the Same Person” (The Latch, March 2022)“Fooled Around and Fell in Love” (Elvin Bishop, YouTube)“You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” (Righteous Brothers, YouTube)

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    © 2022 Lisa Schwaller

    • 17 min
    57. What is "Personality"?

    57. What is "Personality"?

    It seems that a lot of us build a personality out of a random comment here or a situation in childhood or our place in the family unit. Let’s talk about personality today! 


    In this episode you’ll be invited to:
    Explore how your personality developedNotice how you tell the story of your personalityDecide what parts of your personality best serve your future

    Resources mentioned:
    Big Five personality traits (Wikipedia) “Introduction to Personality Psychology” (Society for Personality and Social Psychology on YouTube)“The Science of Personality” (YouTube interview between Brian Little & Adam Grant)

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    © 2022 Lisa Schwaller

    • 17 min
    56. The Power of Your Strengths (CliftonStrengths)

    56. The Power of Your Strengths (CliftonStrengths)

    Oh, I love personality frameworks! They’re such a great way to have conversations around why people do what they do. And the better we understand ourselves and others, we can evaporate stress and have so much more fun with our lives.


    In this episode you’ll learn:
    How the CliftonStrengths assessment is different from other frameworksHow knowing your strengths themes can reduce stress and have more fun being uniquely you

    Resources:
    CliftonStrengths assessment (Gallup, formerly StrengthsFinder)CliftonStrengths new podcast and the original “Theme Thursday” (SO GOOD!)“The CliftonStrengths Report Says You’re Awesome! Now What?” (Lead Through Strengths podcast, 7 minutes)“How to Interpret Your StrengthsFinder Results” (Coaching for Leaders podcast, 37 minutes)“What To Do With Your StrengthsFinder Results” (Leadership Vision podcast, 19 minutes)

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    © 2022 Lisa Schwaller

    • 20 min
    55. Permission

    55. Permission

    Henry Ford is quoted as saying, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right.” Consider the times in your life where you waited for permission that never came. Maybe permission wasn’t even needed. 


    We’re socialized to believe that we need permission - an invitation, a certification, some outside nod of approval - to pursue our dreams. This can be a sneaky way of generating stress in your life. Let’s dive into this topic today!


    In this episode you’ll learn:
    Ways to define the concept of “permission”How waiting for permission can cause stressClarifying whether you need permission

    Resources mentioned:
    “I’m Free” by the Soup Dragons (YouTube) 

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    © 2022 Lisa Schwaller

    • 15 min

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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Professional & FUN

Lisa brings fun into her professional playground. Her concepts are uniquely her own and explained in a way that can put immediately into practice. Thank you helping me see past myself so I can step into my future!

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Well done

It's a pleasure to listen to these podcasts. Lisa is very down to earth and personable, and she does make it feel like she's sitting at the table having coffee and chatting. She has offered lots of food for thought. I'm looking forward to the next episode.

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Less Stress, More Fun

She brings real life experiences and professional training to deliver less stress and more fun in life to all her listeners. Definitely a worthy listen each Thursday!

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