September 18th Could Be Your Re-birthday (again)

September 18th Could Be Your Re-birthday (again)

It happens every September 18th – I think about 1974 and Father (Rev. Moon) speaking at Madison Square Garden. I think of New York City plastered with posters claiming “September 18th Could Be Your Re-birthday!” It’s going to happen even more this year, because this...
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...
Life is too short to not have it be good

Life is too short to not have it be good

I do firmly believe this. Life is too short to not have it be good, and it’s up to me to make it as good as I can. I’ve had my tough moments. I’ve been through “stuff.” I’ve been through enough stuff that I could stay with that stuff forever. We all could. But that...
Does the fear ever go away?

Does the fear ever go away?

That’s the question I was asked. “Does the fear ever go away?” It was an inquiry on my website from an ex-Moonie. I get them periodically. I love getting them. I devour them as soon as I notice they’re there, and then I reread them a few more times. My next step is...