We all have some experience or struggle that creates our biggest challenge in life. Whether it’s a significant loss or the need to overcome some form of addiction, it takes effort and stamina to keep working on it. Allowing yourself to be honest and vulnerable about your struggle can be a brave and worthwhile journey, one that my friend, Lisa Lampanelli shares courageously in her most recent off-broadway show, Stuffed, which documents her life-long battle with her body.
I’m excited to share this special interview with Lisa, who as many of you know, is a comedian best known for being a guest on Comedy Central Roasts and for her many standup acts. Last year Lisa was nominated for a Grammy for a standup special, Back to the Drawing Board.
In our conversation we break down what happens emotionally when you take away this substance that you’ve been using to numb your feelings, and all the many life experiences that inspired her to write this show.
I think you’re really going to enjoy my funny but deep conversation with Lisa Lampanelli.
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“It’s really interesting that you just follow your gut and you keep going the right direction and it just works out.” – Lisa Lampanelli
- What inspired Lisa’s show Stuffed
- How Lisa decided to have weight loss surgery
- Why you have to deal with your feelings
- How surgery impacted Lisa’s relationships
- Lisa’s new approach to romantic relationships
- Why you have to learn to love the journey
“I had to learn to feel my feelings instead of stuff them.” – Lisa Lampanelli
- How small steps create transformation
- The importance of self worth
- Why you have to accept yourself
- The importance of releasing shame
- Why it’s nice to be acknowledged
“I have nothing to be ashamed of. I don’t think anyone does if they just tell the truth.” – Lisa Lampanelli
“Work hard, put it out there, and then forget about the results.” – Lisa Lampanelli
*Featured image courtesy of Mitya Ku