Who am I and why this blog?
The perennially stressed out mother of four with an appetite for learning new things, I would describe myself as social, driven sporadically sporty and – well, busy!
Truth is, a full life may be satisfying in many ways but it gets dangerous for well-being: relationship to family, friends, body, mind, spirit – and, ultimately longevity and health.
For years I have studied ways to harmonize and align body, mind and spirit in the context of a busy, contemporary life.
I mostly love sharing the knowledge and information, tools and strategies I have gathered over years of inquiry. A long-time student of yoga practices and its literature including Sanskrit, I have worked through a host of certifications trying to gain mastery, not to mention some street cred.
Here is the basketful of Degrees & Certifications and stay tuned for more – so much to learn!
- Certified Holistic Health Practitioner
- Professional member – National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)
- Ayurvedic Health Educator, Advanced Clinical Studies – New World Ayurveda
- Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Specialist– Kripalu School of Ayurveda
- Holistic Health Coach – the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- Yoga Alliance professional
- Master’s Degree candidate in Social Work from New York University.
- Attorney with special interest in medical Ethics (Juris Doctorate) – the New York University School of Law.
I give workshops all over and see clients privately in South Florida, Connecticut, New York and via Skype.
The most meaningful work was helping patients at a clinic for traumatic brain injury and neurogenic conditions in New York City. Amazing to see how the practices help people pull it all together even after their lives came to a halt, full-stop crash.
Because I love to talk and share, I host a weekly regional NPR Radio show (WHDD 91.9FM), Strategies for Dealing with Stress, where I chit & chat with producer Jill goodman about everything from anxiety to supplements, breathing practices to myth-busting realities about detox cleansing. All the insights, tools and strategies you may ever want for balancing the need for harmony with busy modern lives.
In 2005, I helped give birth to the Five Star Mayflower Spa in Washington Connecticut, and I have taken gigs as creative consultant for wellness ventures nationally including Pure Yoga in New York City.
In 2003 I was nominated for an Emmy award (that was a fun and very raja sic side-show) for an HBO documentary film labor-of-love and inspiration called “Dwarfs: Not a Fairy Tale”.
The best things I know come from mothering 4 incredibly diverse, love-kin children, and being married for so many years I do not identify with the number.
I divide my domestic time between Manhattan, Florida and Washington, Connecticut.
“Lisa has strong intuitive skills and genuinely cares about her clients.”
~ Dr. Mona Greenfield, PhD, LCSW
“The health strategies I developed with Lisa have changed the way I view health and well-being and proved that ‘I am my own best healer’.”
~ Rachel S.