Today is the recap show, and we have a full house. Chryssy and Heather host Brian, as usual, but ALSO Chryssy’s sister Lisa makes a special guest appearance today.
Chryssy is punchy with all this love in the room. She razzes Producer Jon and gets really drunk on the power of managing her own Morning Zoo show for a day.
In the recap, we start with Brian telling us about his intense recurring childhood dream. We hope his family isn’t as bad as this dream makes them seem. Definitely listen in for this. We also talk about a childhood trauma Lisa went through, and how that showed up in her dreams for quite awhile after.
The team weighs the differences between back to school and back to online, and we make some decisions on which group is decidedly happier.
Brian comes up with some actual quality potential holidays. He’s really on point with this one. Then he very thoughtfully weighs in on polygamy. Listen closely for his disdain on some feedback Chryssy gave him recently concerning his show presence. It’s a shame there’s no video because it’s really great fun to watch him squirm when he’s on the spot.
Lisa gives the team some excellent advice on child-rearing through the teen years. There are just two words you need to know.
Everyone weighs in on whether it’s worth it to fight the good fight on social media. Reviews are mixed.
As if we haven’t done enough by this point, Heather gives us a fantastic rundown on some of adventures being had over on our other program “Heather Solves Everything.” Be sure to check out that show and all the other “How To Do” shows.
Until next time.
Heather is feeling relieved since now that the new Bill and Ted movie is out, world peace is soon to come. This reminds her of the time when Keanu Reeves was awesome to fans when the movie was being filmed in her hometown. You can read about it here: https://www.nola.com/news/northshore/article_d6ed77d0-aa44-11e9-8dd6-832e18046b45.html
Speaking of home, Heather's got her eye on Hurricane Sally, which is inching its way across the Gulf of Mexico. As a lifelong gulf dweller, hurricanes ain't no big thang, but she is nervous nonetheless that she may soon have evacuees at her house.
The girls discuss storm stories, and Heather shares some of her own and those of her friends. The moral of the story is that we've survived all of them, and we will survive whatever storms life brings us. Awwww. Until next time.....
Congrats to us and THANKS to you! Chryssy and Heather have 500 listeners per week now, and while that’s not the 10000 we aim for, it’s worth celebrating! We’ve been at this less than 10 months, and we love that you listen.
Today, Chryssy talks about setting a budget. Chryssy is not an expert on this topic, but it’s about learning as we go and learning new things together. We uncover overspending, lack of discipline in spending, double charges, the need to reconcile credits cards and accounts . . . it’s all just a good reminder of How To Do Life a little better.
In that spirit, the grab bag today tackles FEAR. Chryssy has a big 40th birthday hike upcoming, and there are some really scary things that run parallel to the excitement of the experience.
We talk about the scary things, but more importantly, we talk about strategies for overcoming fears so that we can live our best lives. Sure, you could ignore it. You could Pollyanna it. Or you could proactively plan for those fears and take steps to eradicate the frightening parts.
Stay tuned in the weeks ahead for reports from Portugal, special guest hosts, and more – all right here with Chryssy and Heather.
Until next time.
Heather shows up today and pulls out the soapbox right off the bat with encouragement to speak up when you need to about politics, even when your opinion differs from your friends, as long as your thoughts are expressed with care and compassion. Heather was brave and you can be, too.
Then she thanks Chryssy after begrudgingly admits that "Glow Up" on Netflix is a really fun show. The gals discuss how great it is to see people working in their element.
Heather recommends supporting live theatre online after seeing her college chum's cabaret show live from Denver.
And in the grab bag, we discuss conspiracy theories and why we believe them.
Today’s show opens with a somber moment as Chryssy tells us how to help protect children and their families in the state of Florida.
If you suspect child abuse or neglect, please err on the side of the child and call 1-800-96-ABUSE. You can remain anonymous if you so chose, and you can make a difference.
In the current pandemic state, many children are not coming into contact with the mandatory reporters in their lives. If you see something, say something.
We pivot to happier things, with a rundown of Chryssy’s new gym-going activities and the extreme physical pain she is in from them. Heather hypothesizes Chryssy may become a body-builder, which is the most clear indicator that these two ladies are still really just getting to know each other, as this activity would be on the list of things Chryssy is sure to never do.
We talk about goals, cooking, and clothing, and we haven’t even made it to the grab bag yet.
In the grab bag today, Professor Chryssy takes us back to her days as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She gives us a crash course in some of the basic principles of ABA and how they apply to each of our lives, each and every day. We get in a quick chat about curbing stalkers, teaching husbands to put laundry where it goes, and why we shake the crap out of a Coke machine when it eats our money.
There’s a bit of homework, so tune in for that.
Until next time!
Heather is curious.
In her continued pursuit of being a late adopter of pop culture, she just discovered the show "Three Wives, One Husband," awakening her fascination with polygamy. So, she's curious to know: is polygamy really just cheaters legitimizing their cheating? Is monogamy overrated? How do polygamists pay for all of those families? Where are the mothers in law? What if the women decided they wanted more husbands? The gals discuss polygamy in other religions, and dispels myths about polygamy. Then, Heather is curious to know.... has Chryssy ever been recruited for a cult? Heather has. Listen and learn, friends.
And books/resources referenced during the show are...
Heather has decided that 2020 needs a pick-me-up, so she's gone in search of good news. What she found instead is one of the most 2020 stories possible, which she reads for Chryssy, who is astounded and also intrigued. You can read it here: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/wild-boar-swim-beach-video-germany-baltic-sea-a9668761.html
Meanwhile at Heather's house, her son has begun inflating balloons and hanging streamers for a party. What's the occasion? You decide! Heather has a very long list of national observances suitable for celebration, including a way that the gals can create their own holiday to be celebrated in the future!
Here's where you can find a reason to party every day:
And where you can declare your OWN special day! https://nationaldaycalendar.com/
In the famous words of Mel Brooks in Robin Hood: Men in Tights (also referenced in this episode), "Let's get ferschnickered!"
Today is just one big homework assignment. Chryssy brings us good tidings of great joy from the future, when your children return to school. The whole show boils down to a couple pieces of sage advice:
Chryssy is pleased to live up to the show title today and actually tell you “How To Do” something.
We also discuss the concept of gaining through less. The ladies talk about cutting things out of our lives that don’t spark joy or that spark only short-term joy. Keep the things that are building toward the life you want. Everything else has no place.
There is no shame in controlling the things that you can healthily and safely control. This doesn’t make you a control freak. Times are uncertain, and taking steps to make yourself – and your children, as they head back to class – more grounded is good for you. If there’s ever been a time to relish predictability, it’s now.
Take on the homework assignment today. Purge what’s not working, reset and reorganize, and actually GIVE UP some of your reign on your household by allowing your kids to step into greater roles. We’ve got this. Let’s get into it.
Dream Week continues with more discoveries into common dreams and their meanings, including dreams that you are falling, dreams that you are pregnant, and dreaming that you've discovered a brand new hidden room in your house.
Of course, none of Heather's recurring dreams were found in any list on the interwebs, so Dr. Chryssy put on her white coat and diagnosed Heather with Advanced Over-Achievers Syndrome after Heather shared her anxiety-ridden dreams. Heather diagnosed Chryssy back, so now they're even.
Then Heather turned the tables on us and shared some secret things we can do to influence our dreams, one of which is eating cheese. And there is nothing wrong with that!
Until next time...
Today Chryssy and Heather discuss dreams. You’ll hear this fun topic all week, and FUN it is.
We talk about some of the most common dreams and what popular psychology (and Chryssy and Heather) think they might mean.
Chryssy caught up with an old friend this week. Her college pal, Brandi, gave us some insight into what her highly imaginative dreams look like. This is extra interesting because Brandi is blind. We have some neat conversation about what’s in our minds’ eye versus what our physiology can do.
Here are some links to a few of the dream articles discussed on this show. There are plenty more down the rabbit hole.
There’s a little Homework, a Might I Recommend, a True Confession and even some Chryssy’s Ponderings on today’s show. You’ll have to tune in to find out what they are.
Today is certainly not founded in the land of hard science, but it’s rooted in a pretty good time. We hope you join us.
Until next time!