Lisa is one of the most powerful storytellers I have ever encountered. Lisa’s beautiful messages regarding self-compassion are incredibly healing, hopeful, and forgiving. When I read Lisa’s words, I feel like I am sitting face-to-face with a dear friend who knows the struggles of my heart. Lisa offers loving, non-judgmental, and highly achievable ways to bring mindful moments into daily life. Lisa’s loving offerings never fail to lift my spirits and improve my day. Our frantic, media-saturated, multi-tasking world needs Lisa’s calming voice of wisdom and hope. This is exactly why I included Lisa’s insights in my book about letting go of daily distraction to grasp the moments that matter.
Rachel Macy Stafford
The writings from the heart that Lisa shares reach out and touch my own. Her compassionate observations of everyday life offer insights on how we can love ourselves more deeply and carefully cherish others. Too many of us struggle with guilt over not being ‘good enough’ and this hurtful thinking erodes away our inner peace and the quality of our lives. Lisa gently and lovingly teaches us how to release guilt and embrace every little thing we are doing right. She does this with her own examples, illuminating the path before us as she shows us the way. Every visit and each reading lifts my heart and brightens my world. I fully believe her loving work helps bless lives, improve relationships, strengthen families, and is thereby helping to bring very real peace to our world. My deepest gratitude blossoms out to my friend Lisa for all she shares.
I reached out to Lisa during an overwhelming and multifaceted transition in my life. I was seeking guidance and support as I began a new path in my professional life, at the same time that I started a new chapter in my personal life. I was feeling under-resourced, lacking energy, ultimately lacking the energy and confidence I needed to start my journey. After several sessions of mindfulness and compassion coaching, I was able to access a clearer and more confident self, which allowed me to make mindful decisions and take action in a self-compassionate and intentional way. Lisa encouraged me to follow my heart and do the next best thing for me. Through her support and authenticity, I found the courage to make necessary decisions by inspiring and accompanying me to connect more deeply with myself.
Erin U. McKinney
Lisa McCrohan, LCSW-C, is an accomplished psychotherapist, yoga teacher, workshop leader, and compassion coach who brings a deep understanding of integrative healing practices to promote well being in body, mind, and spirit. Lisa has created a growing mindful parenting community on-line with her personal insights on her Barefoot Barn blog. Her “Gems of Delight” postings touch audiences far beyond parenting and bring wisdom, humility, and tenderness to the everyday challenges of becoming a more open-hearted and connected partner, parent, neighbor, and friend. Lisa is the real deal! It is evident in your first meeting with Lisa that she lives her passion—to help others find their unique path to follow what delights their hearts.
I am deeply grateful not only to work with Lisa McCrohan regularly — as editor of several print and online publications — but also to call myself her friend. Lisa shares practical advice on living a fuller, happier life through insightful, yet approachable, written pieces on a wide range of topics. Lisa has a vibrant writing voice that assures readers that small steps can make a big difference in their lives. The best part of Lisa’s writings is her inherent honesty. She often talks of her own imperfections and failings as a way to reinforce that while striving toward betterment is the goal, ultimately no one is perfect. I look forward to reading her pieces every time one lands in my inbox!
Molly Fellin Spence
Lisa is a spiritual leader with a talent for transporting me to a calm and healing environment, with only a few soothing words. I initially sought out Lisa to help me cope with chronic pain and the struggles of graduate school. What I found was a confident, intelligent, and compassionate person with a real desire to ease my suffering. She introduced me to a new view at life, focused around mediation, and over the past few years, has drastically helped to improve my spiritual well being. I am eternally grateful that Lisa is my spiritual mentor and merely her presence in this world helps to restore my faith in humanity.
“Lisa gently guides and holds me through the ebbs and flows in life. She is compassionate, inspiring and REAL! She leads me to explore whatever it is I’m contemplating by creating space for dialogue, offering the right questions and reflecting back my innate goodness. She is so conscious and in tune with me as an individual. After spending time with her, I feel right within myself.” – Heidi