Oct '10

All I have

I wrote this post during my “blogcation”.  I have read it dozens of times.  Even shared it with my bff’s , Lori and Susan, for feedback.  Yet I couldn’t bring myself to hit “publish”.  As I read it (again) I figured out why.  One: I am heart-broken that I will probably never get the chance to say, “I’m sorry” face-to-face to the person who inspired this post.  Two: I am ashamed that I dismissed and hurt someone so deeply because I couldn’t accept what they were offering with a grateful heart.  And three: It’s embarrassing to admit that trusting myself is still hard when I’m in pain.  (Yet it’s when I need to do it the most.)

But I post it now because I want you to see the perfection in EVERYTHING in your life.   Greet it all with an open heart. xoxoxo, Lisa

Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. Sarah Ban Breathnach

Several weeks ago just after I wrote “I Wish You Were Dead,” I had an epiphany.

I knew it was coming. Writing that post was very painful and the Universe was desperately trying to get me to take on a new perspective about an old situation. I just wasn’t going there willingly.

I was (still) angry.

I was (still) hurting.

And I wanted the resolution I wanted. (more…)

Sep '10

Why it Matters

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ~- Bishop Desmond Tutu

Last night, after I hit “publish” on yesterday’s post and said my “thank you’s” on Twitter, I began to cry.

I was completely overcome with joy.

The heaviness that I couldn’t explain, but somehow knew was tied to my lack of writing, was gone.


Just like that. (more…)

Sep '10

What’s Your Story?

It’s been awhile and this unplanned blogcation (as my bff, Peggie, calls it) has produced LOTS of stories about… Suffice it to say that I am grateful that the Universe sent me not one, not two, but three blog posts to remind me to just effin’ write already!  And a fourth one, just to call me on my shit.  Special thanks to Laura at, Danielle at, ElizabethPW at and Megan at for your part in changing my story.)

Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!~ Sir Walter Scott

I went to bed last night pondering a post by my tweetie, Megan @


The stories we tell ourselves.

The stories I tell myself about me.

And the stories I tell about you. (more…)

Aug '10

In the beginning…

Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great. ~ Mark Twain

One of my tweeties, the Divine LaVonne Ellis, is running a 28 day challenge on her blog called Make Customers Love You .  Today is Day 2 and the challenge issued by guest blogger, David Crandall – Make Your People Heroes.

I got a couple of shout-outs today from some amazing people and even though I have another post brewing that my poor spawn had to listen to me rant and rave about all the way home, I decided to take on today’s challenge since my whole focus these days  is about returning to the love. (more…)

Aug '10

Are YOU Open?

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

It’s been a crazy week. One that saw my daughter starting college full-time, me getting a “job” and included my 1st “hater” on the blog.

But the craziest thing this week occurred on Twitter tonight.

I got in the middle of a religious/political “conversation” and found my worst fear may be true. (more…)