intimacy

Hey, Jealousy

Hey, Jealousy

In my last blog, we talked about the hidden gifts of envy, and I promised to share with you my thoughts on jealousy next time. Next time is here! Jealousy is one of my least favorite feelings. It can bring out the worst in me.  I also […]

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I Hate Vulnerability

I Hate Vulnerability

  It was a crossroads moment. I was feeling hurt. A few friends were planning a special get-together, and I couldn’t make it on the night in discussion, told them so, and hoped another date would thus be chosen. It wasn’t. There they were… those sucky feelings […]

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Getting the Support You Need

As an occasional offering, I invite you to write with your questions or topic suggestions. I will answer all either privately or in this space. It’s my intention that my words will bring hope and new clarity. Here’s one… Dear Lisa, I could use some perspective on […]

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Giver, I dare you to recieve.

Giver, I dare you to recieve.

I’m getting better with this, but it still happens now and then, that cringing, awkward feeling when I’m supposed to receive… a gift, a compliment, support, praise. Instead of basking on the loving receiving end of the give and receive cycle, I feel uncomfortable. Eager to diffuse […]

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Let’s Get Naked.

Let's Get Naked.

“What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful.” – Brene Brown Last night, I began a new session of the Burlesque Experience, with thirteen brand new students. In the opening circle we start every semester with, we go around and the women share why they are there, why […]

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A Valentine’s Day Attitude Adjustment

A Valentine's Day Attitude Adjustment

“I hate Valentine’s Day. It’s just a made-up holiday!” My friend complained to me, exasperated once again by the pressures, expenses and obligations wrapped up in February 14th. “All holidays are made-up holidays, aren’t they?” I replied. We chuckled… and realized it’s true. If you’re not into […]

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Always The Other Woman?

As a new offering, I invite you to write with your questions or topic suggestions. I will answer all either privately or in this space. It’s my intention that my words will bring hope and new clarity. Here’s one… Dear Lisa, I was wondering if you could […]

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My Latest Dare? Shacking Up

My Latest Dare? Shacking Up

I’ll tell you a few truths about me: I am the type of person who is perfectly content to just keep things as they are, for as long as I possibly can. I do not have that thing I hear about, called “wanderlust” that many people have, […]

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The Truth About Truth

The Truth About Truth

It wasn’t so long ago that I felt, in most cases, it was safer to lie than to tell the truth. Lies kept me safe. Secrets were my suit of armor. It was how I knew to live. Secrets and lies were my survival strategy, learned early […]

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