Noticing Beauty in the Ordinary

Beauty in the Ordinary I had been out with my son going around the neighborhood selling popcorn for Scouting. We had to head back inside to get ready for soccer. It was a full day. But as I walked through our front yard, I stopped when I saw this sunset. My God, may I...

Dear Daughter: my calling as your mother

My Calling as Your Mother Dear Daughter, My calling as your mother is to lead you in the art of seeing yourself as a Beloved, to show you how to regard your body as a Temple, to hold space for you to find your voice, and to be a nourishing light on your path of...

Yes to the Mess – a Holy Invitation

Yes to the Mess Yes to the mess of ribbon and wrapping paper on the floor. Yes to the perfect gift you picked out and no one thanked you. Yes to the laughter and joy. Yes to the quiet ache of loneliness still lingering within you. Yes to the “best china” and the plate...

Letting Your Heart Break Wide Open – little by little

Wide Open Let your heart break. Let it break wide open. You have lost all interest in trying to keep all the pieces together anymore. Your soul wants out. Your soul wants freedom. You have been longing to stop pushing down the lump in your throat. Let your truth be...

Give into the Wildness

There is a holy wildness growing louder within each of us. I hear it in my clients. I hear it pushing against my own ribs. The beginning of September can still be hot here in the D.C. area and, at this point, many of us are tired of it and ready for the cooler...

Completely Free – the sacred invitation of the season

Completely Free I am barefoot now, feeling the grass between my toes, the warm sun against my shoulders. I watch my daughter snap on her helmet with little hands that seem much older than a week ago and get onto her scooter. My son zips by me on his big-boy bike....

Arrived

Arrived By Lisa McCrohan Today, I am here, God. I have arrived. I have walked, panted, ran, crawled and scrounged to reach you - only to now find you here at my own doorstep. In my running and crying, my panicking and searching, bruising my knees and wringing out the...

Rising

Rising By Lisa McCrohan There comes a time in a woman’s life when her body won’t be tamed, she won’t lie down and play good, she won’t be appropriate and nice, she won’t sit and be quiet. There comes a time in a woman’s life when she won’t be dutifully still, when her...

It’s Time Now

It’s Time Now By Lisa McCrohan It’s time now to believe that you are good and whole perfect just as you are. Yes, that’s right - exactly as you are. Not only when you have patience, you are Zen calm, and you have it all together. But also when emotions run high, you...

Go Gently

Go Gently Go gently into your day. Before you jump out of bed and brace yourself to meet the world again, pause and feel your breath. Gently allow your hands to instinctually offer comfort to the places on your body that have already started to fill with tension - a...

The Space to be Seen

The Space to be Seen Those harsh edges - let me soften them. The hurrying and striving - let me show you how to rest. I’m alongside you. My hand is here to gently take yours. Sweetly, I’ll tuck your hair behind your ear so we can see those magnificent, brilliant eyes...

That One Glorious First Step

One Glorious First Step By Lisa McCrohan There comes a time in your life when you have to finally follow that One Desire that has been here, inside your heart, your bones, the very fiber of your being, for possibly decades. Before you do anything else or put energy...