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Lisa & Mom on vacation

Unspoken

How much of what we say doesn’t need to be said? I recently returned from a 10-day European trip with my mother through Iceland, Dublin, and the Isle of Anglesey in Wales. This was the fourth year we’ve done some variation of this pilgrimage to the Isle of Anglesey, from where my mom’s great-grandfather emigrated […]

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St. Anthony's Cemetery

Being in the Moment      

And what does that really mean anyway? Labor Day weekend I drove from my home in Kansas City to attend a funeral for an elderly relative in a small Iowa town near where I grew up. I’m embarrassed to admit that as I pulled into the parking lot of the church on a glorious late […]

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A Trip to India

To be alone On my recent trip to Dubai where I was teaching yoga workshops with my good friend Cheryl Parsons of the Peace Lily, I had a few unscheduled days. Days I could have easily whiled away breakfasting with friends, lounging on the beach, or spending money in one of the city’s many air-conditioned […]

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Trust in the Process – How Yoga Helps us Process Life

My shoulders have always been tight, but recently, they’ve gotten worse. Now they are really tight and seem to be crying out for my attention: “We’re carrying the weight of your world and we can’t take it any longer!” I’m going through a divorce, and truthfully, it sucks. While the optimist in me has uncovered […]

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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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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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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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