Learning to let go

How meditation can help us accept loss…from the inevitable end of a bountiful garden to the unexpected end of a marriage.  Fall is a double-edged sword. Here in the Midwest we are blessed with crisp days, crystal blue skies and glorious fall leaves. But hand-in-hand with the beauty inevitably comes cold weather, shorter, darker days, […]

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Organic Food – Is it Worth It?

It can be difficult to decide if it’s worth spending the extra cash to buy organic food. Thankfully, each year the Environmental Working Group releases their Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides, that lists which fruits and vegetables are contaminated with the most pesticides and those with the least. I recommend buying organic whenever possible, but when it’s not, […]

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Balancing Act

Confidence, trust and fear This year’s early spring in Middle America might lead us to believe Mother Nature is a bit off-kilter. One day it’s cold and rainy, the next day it’s unseasonably warm. Perhaps we can relate to Mother Nature. I know I can. Sometimes the balancing act of my life looks and feels more like […]

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Spring Cleanse

With the onset of spring comes warmer weather, sunnier skies and a yearning to bring that open airy feeling inside. Not just inside our homes but in our bodies as well. We spring clean our homes, so why not spring clean our bodies? Lisa offers an easy plan… Detoxing is so trendy right now. It seems […]

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Contentment

As spring finally blooms in the American Mid-West, Lisa explores how trusting and believing in the present moment can help us find contentment on and off the mat… Lately, I’m feeling a bit anxious about the future, and this anxiety is interfering with my ability to find balance between contentment and my feelings of indolence. You know […]

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Just Do It!

Lisa shares her insight into what winter across in the snowy Midwest has taught her about her practice…  Spring is just around the corner. I’m sure of it. I saw a robin yesterday, and she told me so. But here in Kansas City, where I’m currently living, we’ve had a tough go of winter with […]

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What Makes Your Heart Soar?

What does true love mean to you? You don’t have to travel to India to discover what’s in your heart… Namaste from Tamil Nadu, India, where I’m wrapping up a mind-blowing trip. I started my journey in Dubai, where I was teacher and student, reconnected with dear friends and made new ones. Here in India […]

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The Sounds of Silence…

I spent the week of Christmas at my mom’s farm in Iowa, with my standard poodle, Oscar. It’s a three and a half hour drive from Kansas City to her place; and once you’re there, it’s 15 minutes to the nearest small town. Des Moines, the closest decent-sized city, is nearly an hour away. I […]

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