Sun
22
Mar '15

Why I’m Back

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? 🙂

While I have most definitely thought of you during my absence (and missed you terribly), the thought of returning to the blog often seemed pointless. Haven’t I said it all already? And really, what’s the point?

I know I’m not the only who struggles with such thoughts. I know I’m not alone wondering sometimes if my work really matters, given all the pain and suffering in the world.

Yet no matter how loud those voices screamed at me, the desire to be here never went away. The joy I experienced in connecting with you was always in my heart.

This week, I was challenged by my two closest friends and confidantes to stop “talking” about returning and just WRITE. I even had a deadline to finish at least one post.

Yet even with the loving support (and not-so-gentle kicks in the ass), I wasn’t sure I could.

I wasn’t sure I had anything in me.

I was simply too afraid to show up again.
(and yes, that is very hard to admit publicly.)

As I got up this morning, I asked for help in meeting my “deadline.” I was guided to the 21-day Meditation Experience that Oprah and Deepak Chopra are hosting again. As I opened Day 2 of this series, I burst into tears as I read the day’s centering thought:

I am here to bring more love into the world.

Suddenly, there was no pressure. No need to get it “right.” No need to do anything other than remember that “I am here to bring more love into the world.”

(And by the way, so are you! 🙂 )

I do this by writing what’s in my heart. By giving myself permission to be a messy human, doing the best I can, and sharing what I’ve learned (even if I’m still going thru it).

I cried through the entire meditation and as I opened my eyes, I caught sight of this line from a writing manifesto I downloaded earlier in the week, compliments of Cynthia Morris at Original Impulse:

Writing is an act of love.

Yes.It.Is.

So, I’m back.

Letting LOVE lead.

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In service AND in LOVE,

Lisa

Thu
5
May '11

Unusual Friendship

Photo credit: PetFoto.com

Judgment is a slippery slope and it starts with fear every time. S.D.J.

I had the most delicious conversation today with a dear friend. Someone I’ve known since 2004. Someone I have spent up to 4 hours with on the phone in one sitting.. Someone who has provided emotional and even financial support at some of my darkest times. (more…)

Thu
9
Dec '10

To Sprout…Reach Out

UPDATE as 12/11/2010: Tex is going to Vegas! Woohoo! Thank you for your love, support, prayers, retweets and purchases. Dreams DO come true!

I’m pretty excited about the launch of my Inspired Maven compilation e-book:  Inspired Maven: Empowering Advice From Businesswomen

This collaboration was more than 8 weeks in the making.  At least for me.

Its launch signifies a major step in my dream of becoming a published author and is a defiant testament to tenacity in the face of almost certain defeat and the belief that sometimes all you really need is faith the size of a mustard seed to move mountains. (more…)

Mon
6
Dec '10

Made with Love

December 6 – Make.

What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?

(Author: Gretchen Rubin)

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This prompt almost stumped me.

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Sun
21
Nov '10

When it doesn’t feel enough

I just found out that a dear friend’s mother died.

Dave is one of 2 friends I still have from my “old” life. He believed in me when I decided to resign and has never been more than a text message away. We have laughed and cried, kept each others secrets, talked about everything and anything, and never once felt the need to judge or fix the other person.

I love Dave. But I don’t think I knew just how much until tonight, when I realized (more…)