A bout of bronchitis kept Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb from running in the 2016 Boston Marathon. Instead, she served as Grand Marshal of the famous race. But, 50 years ago, when women were not allowed to enter the Boston Marathon, Gibb ran the race anyway -making history and forever changing women's sports.
In this episode of Lisa.FM Thrive! Gibb explains how, dressed in her brother's Bermuda shorts, she jumped out of bushes near the starting line to run the race. She talks about what the other runners did when they figured out there was a woman in the race and what happened afterward.
"We had a sense at that moment that things were never going to be the same again," said Gibb.
Learn the reason Race officials gave her for not allowing her to race in 1966, and how she turned the rejection into an opportunity to speak up for social justice. Gibb also shares the experience that moved her to tears at this year's Boston Marathon.
Today, Bobbi speaks up for social change. And, her interests span a wide spectrum - from art to neuroscience. She's an artist, and a fundraising effort is underway to have Bobbi create a sculpture of herself - or a generic female runner - to go on display in Boston. Click this link to learn more or donate. And, be sure to connect with Bobbi Gibb via her Faceook page, click here.
It seems like allergy season gets longer every year. Whether it’s foods or the environment, a lot of people are suffering from allergies.
In this episode of Lisa.FM Thrive!, Dr. Jacob Offenberger, allergist and specialist with Dignity Health Northridge Hospital talks about the latest trends in caring for allergy sufferers.
Find out why kids living on farms are less likely to suffer with allergies than kids who live in the city; and why Dr. Offengberger recommends that parents introduce their children to a variety of foods at a very young age.
Find out if air purifiers or humidifiers can provide relief, and whether there are any alternative treatments (I use a blend of essential oils to keep my sinuses dry).
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A smile is a sign of friendliness that’s understood in any language. What can you do if you were not born with a beautiful smile but would like to improve yours?
In this episode, Dr. Christopher Marchack with Pasadena Prosthodontics offers options for what you could do to improve your smile, as well as tips for how to find a dentist that’s right for you.
Listening to the soothing sound of mellow music can promote relaxation. Now, sound technologies are being developed to help people go into a deeper state of meditation.
In this Lisa.FM Thrive! podcast Karen Newell, co-founder of Sacred Acoustics, explains how what she calls 'brain entrainment technology' can help a person get into a deeper state of relaxation during meditation.
To try this for yourself, download the free 20 minute sample on the Sacred Acoustics website.
This podcast was recorded at the 14th Annual Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles