My intention is joy

My intention is joy

I am remembering that more and more. My intention is joy. My intention is joy. It can be so easy to get caught up in all I have to do and everything that needs to happen. It can be so easy to be swept away by the (sometimes) powerful fears and “yuckies” that surge...
Don’t force it

Don’t force it

That was the reminder from my yoga instructor the other day. It was my first class in a while. It was the longest class with notoriously the toughest instructor. And her reminder to us was not to force it. As always, it’s a reminder for my yoga practice, and it’s a...
Hi I’m Lisa, and I’m a cult survivor

Hi I’m Lisa, and I’m a cult survivor

Those were the words I said. It felt good – and weird – to say them. I followed it with, “I’ve sat in many chairs in many rooms to introduce myself in the past, but I’ve never used those words before. ‘Hi, I’m Lisa, and I a cult survivor.’” I attended an ICSA...
It’s all about connection

It’s all about connection

A dear friend emailed me the other day, asking for help. She, like many people, finds these times troubling. “How does one manage one’s outrage and feelings of helplessness when we watch what’s going on in this country?” she asked. Her father is a Holocaust...