A Fresh Perspective on the Pandemic

A Fresh Perspective on the Pandemic

When I first heard that the coronavirus affects the lungs, I tuned in. I was concerned for my mom because she is almost 70 and she has only one lung. When she was in her early twenties, she lost her mom, her dad, and her grandma within the span of a short time. Within...

Today is a New Day

Today is a New Day

Today is a New Day Today is a new day. I begin this day with my hand on my heart – breathing in kindness, breathing out kindness. I choose to softly smile. Relaxing my shoulders, I know that God accompanies me wherever I go. I am loved – deeply, tenderly, completely....

With You

With You

With You Maybe the Universe is asking you to trust even more deeply to surrender even more fully to not know and still take a leap into the darkness and find that not only do you have wings but a thousand angels and ancestors are with you. Lisa McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C,...

Self-Love

Self-Love

  Self-Love Maybe you don’t have to do so much, try so hard, expend so much energy trying to keep everything together. Maybe you are carrying too much - much more than is humanly possible. Maybe it’s time to go easy on yourself - to be gentle, to soften the...

I am here with you.  You are not alone.

I am here with you. You are not alone.

Having the courage to pause and care communicates a message that humanity needs to hear. “I am here with you. You are not alone” can be enough to bring calm in a crisis, hope in despair, and light in the darkness.

No Longer Waiting

No Longer Waiting

No Longer Waiting When you are so done with waiting for change just to happen, you finally realize that YOU are the change. Instead of waiting for anyone else to do something differently, instead of playing victim, instead of waiting to be rescued, you decide it’s so...

Hope

Hope

Hope When there seems no other way but through the darkness when the light of hope flickers out when you wonder how you will make it through or if you will ever be happy again Please, take my hand. I will lend you my hope. I will bring you flowers and I will empty the...

Dropping the Armor

Dropping the Armor

Dropping the Armor One day – maybe because it’s time or because the weight has become too crushing – you drop the armor around your heart so you can breathe and love in this world undefended. Lisa McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, SEP There comes a time in our lives when we just...

Start Now

Start Now

Start Now Start Now. Whatever it is that has been on your heart to try, create, or embrace - just take one soulful action today toward that desire. Life is so short and precious. Let’s live it with a full, imperfect, messy, will-risk-love heart. We really do have the...

The Grief That Won’t Go Away

The Grief That Won’t Go Away

The Grief that Won’t Go Away Beneath the hurry and worry, beneath the frazzled scurrying for control, beneath the frustration turned resentment, beneath the fear that comes out as anger and rage pointing out the tiny mishaps of your child or partner, and momentary...

Your Heart Will Be Satisfied

Your Heart Will Be Satisfied

Your Heart Will Be Satisfied I see your suffering. I will not let that ache within you remain forever tender and raw. I will not let your cry go unheard. I will satisfy your deepest longings. I will soothe your anxiety. I will not let you go cold and hungry. I will...

The Gospel Within You

The Gospel Within You

Each of us has stories of failure, hurt, loneliness, and regret. We also have stories still to be written of triumph, grace, belonging, and letting go. There is a gospel within us that wants to be preached and embodied – one where we remember our innate goodness and we claim our light in this world hungry for such hope.