I'm Lisa Dimino White, a wife and mom living in a suburb of Denver, CO. I have over 20 years' experience in marketing, communications and event management in the nonprofit, association, and corporate sectors.
I'm all about empowering others to find more joy in their lives. How? Through my best-selling book, Bursting with Happiness, hosting Bursting with Happiness: The Podcast, speaking engagements nationwide, my blog, and by being a professional joy seeker for hire. (What the heck is a "professional joy seeker?!")
- I'm a mom to two amazing kids - ages 9 and 12
- A real life soccer mom
- Was elected president of my kids' school's PTA ("elected" is a strong word; nobody else wanted the job)
-Part of a book club (although I hardly ever actually read the book, they still let me come)
-A dice-roller in my neighborhood's monthly Bunco games
-Member of the official Barry Manilow fan club (a Fanilow)
So you see, I'm quite ordinary. But what's not ordinary about me is my optimism, positivity, and desire to make the world a better place. I'm also passionate about reminding people that we all have challenges, and we can be joyful despite them.
I've always believed that we owe it to ourselves to be the happiest versions of us we can be. We deserve that, and everyone (family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances and even strangers) benefits when we're happier versions of ourselves. And feeling more joyful is a lot easier than you think.
I invite you to join me in the conversation. I'll post as often as I can or when something inspires me. This blog will contain my honest thoughts about life, parenting, relationships, and whatever else comes to mind. While I'll be focusing on seeking the joy in life, I won't ignore the challenges and difficulties that we're all faced with. We can't ignore them, but we can choose to not dwell on them any more than we have to.
Here are the top things that bring me joy.
My cool husband Jonathan and great kids David and Catherine. We've been spending a LOT of time together during the quarantine. Most days there's no one else I'd rather experience a lockdown with.
I love him. Seen him in concert over a dozen times. During a performance in Vegas I "rushed" the stage after his encore and he touched my hand. Best.day.ever.
Make fun of me if you want. I don't care.
Still crying over Super Bowl XLVIII, though.
It's like Disneyland. It combines two of the things I love most - new clothes and bargains. Boom!
When I witness or hear about someone doing something kind for someone else, it fires me up and reminds me of all that is good in the world. Remember the story a few years ago about the Target employee who helped a teenager who was going for a job interview tie his tie? (He was looking for a clip-on but Target only sells the ones you have to tie.) Such a beautiful story of human connection.
Always have. When I can make someone's day a bit brighter or lend a hand to ease someone's burden even a little I'm on cloud nine.