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Behind the Brilliance

Jun 28, 2018


Dhonielle Clayton is the New York Times bestselling author of The Belles in addition to being the co-founder of Cake Literary and the COO of the non-profit, We Need Diverse Books. She's a brilliant creative force who is constantly expanding her sense of what's possible. In this episode, we discuss her career...

Jun 21, 2018


Paula Pant is the founder of, an award-winning personal finance website. In this conversation, we talk about how we went from struggling as a journalist to traveling the world to building a portfolio of 8 properties to reach financial independence. 

Behind Her Brilliance: Restlessness


Jun 14, 2018


Dr. David Burns is the author of Feeling Good, a seminal work on cognitive behavioral therapy that has sold more than 5 million copies. We talk about the difficulties he faced getting the book published, his advice to listeners interested in therapy, and how he approaches perfectionism, depression, and anxiety...

Jun 7, 2018


This episode is one of my favorites. Eli is the first social psychologist who's been on the show, and I thoroughly enjoyed our chat. 

Eli Finkel is a social psychology professor who studies interpersonal attraction, marriage, conflict resolution, and how our social relationships influence our goal achievement....

Jun 6, 2018


This is a bonus solo episode with the (sometimes) annual birthday  recap of what I learned from the past year and what lit me up.


-books and TV Lisa loved

-a random unprompted rave about cauliflower rice

-6 lessons from the past year on saying no, killing ego, productive patience, sexy pajamas,...