“Once upon a time there was a magical book. This book was magical because…” Finishing sentences like that was how I spent most of this past weekend. I have probably mentioned that I’m working on a book – it’s about sanctuary (are you shocked?), what it…
Tag: Lisa’s Sanctuary
I wanted to write a blog post about the New Year. About intentions. About that one special word that is the inspiration I choose to focus on for 2017. But that’s not what happened when I sat down to write. What happened was a bit more unexpected, a bit more raw. And I think it’s…
A Sanctuary Holiday. Is that even possible? If you are anything like me, you have experienced (and yes, created for yourself) holidays that are over-scheduled, over-stuffed and over-blown. It happens. It’s horrifying, but it happens.
This happened just the other day: I’m sitting with a good friend I haven’t seen in forever, and I was talking about sanctuary and the utter revolution it has been in my life. She asked, “So you have this place of peace – that’s really wonderful. But what do you do when…
When we open the doors of our home, the gift that we give ourselves becomes a gift to others as well.
Sometimes it takes only a few minutes in the right environment to get back to what is truly beautiful and deeply important.
Before I can think about creating a personal sanctuary, I need to create stillness. I need what I call The Clearing. The uncluttered floor, the empty desk, the tabletop of nothingness. I need to make room.
Finding sanctuary in my own life has been an an extraordinary journey – one that continues today. But it all started with my baby girl.
“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” ~ Anne Frank Candles are one of my favorite ways to create a sense of sanctuary. Here are a few of my favorite finds.