pain

A Real Pain in the Ass

A Real Pain in the Ass

I woke up this Tuesday morning, stepped out of bed, and within my first couple steps, I was staggering in breath-taking pain. WTF. Sharp, intense, shooting up my back and down my leg, and centralized in my ass, right side, this pain has made a rude and […]

Continue Reading

The Pretending is Killing Us

The Pretending is Killing Us

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths.” – M. Scott Peck There is a certain sadness in us all… We walk around in our day to day lives, pretending it isn’t there, doing what we need to do to move through […]

Continue Reading

The Healing Power of a Crappy Mood

The Healing Power of a Crappy Mood

Why is it we say we are “in pain”, when really the pain is in us? Why is it we say we are “in a mood”, when really the mood is in us? It’s not out there. We contain that world of hurt, in us. We contain […]

Continue Reading

Go on. Have Your Moment.

Go on. Have Your Moment.

Self-pity. Anger. Neediness. Victimhood. Sadness. Jealousy. Abandoned. Hurt. Rage. Heartbreak. Defeated. Depression. Darkness. If you’re like me, this list might be titled “My Least Favorite Feelings.” Truth be told, I’d rather feel nothing at all than feel any of these. If I were allowed to choose my […]

Continue Reading

Own Your Story or It Will Own You

Own Your Story or It Will Own You

We are composites of our stories. All that has happened to us, good and bad, are threads, woven into the fabric of who we are. Our strengths, our weaknesses, our gifts, our struggles all have our stories to thank for their existence, and when we can embrace […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

The Painful Truth About Passion

The Painful Truth About Passion

“I just want to feel passion… I don’t think I’ve ever felt it.” She said, looking at me with pleading eyes. At that moment, I wished I had “passion wand” I could wave over my coaching client to instantly imbibe her with the ability to feel the […]

Continue Reading

To Feel or To Numb: The Always-Question

To Feel or To Numb: The Always-Question

It happens to all of us. There are none of us immune, or above it. So-called “enlightenment” does not protect us from this very human, primal, lizard-brain response. As long as we are walking around in these skin-suits, we must acknowledge our totality– and that totality includes […]

Continue Reading

Can you be with this feeling?

Can you be with this feeling? This is the question I hear, in my mind, in this moment, when I am in a lousy, cranky, hormonal, bitch-on-wheels mood. The sun is shining, it’s a perfect autumn afternoon, there is much to be grateful for, I know. But […]

Continue Reading

Coming out of the dark: dumb mistakes and lovely little miracles

Coming out of the dark: dumb mistakes and lovely little miracles

Sunday evening,  I was driving to my fiance’s place. Like I’d done a thousand times. I know that route like the back of my hand. Which is why I must have thought it was okay to text while driving. Yes. I was texting. While driving. Suddenly, a […]

Continue Reading

Browse Around