ISSUE 21      OCTOBER 2012

 The Z Factor = The zany, zig-zagging, zesty path
 to clarity, prosperity and fulfillment.




·         Face it, trace it and erase it with Erase Your Past Tea; Brain Research on Neurotheology (with video); Longevity News, Bessie Cooper, Supercentenarian turned 116 in August.


·         EVENTS:  Radio interview; Declutter Your Mind, Home & Office; Let Go & Lighten UP with LaughAnanda.



Quote du jour


Anything that you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions. We are not free.


~Mildred Norman Ryder

The Peace Pilgrim

(1908 - 1981)





PHONE:  978-710-8039
MAIL:      PO Box 421, North Chelmsford, MA 01863




A wonderful metaphor





















Face it, trace it and erase it!

That’s a big part of your inner journey.



Forgiving is NOT condoning…





The LISA Method…
Living In Simple Abundance!SM

black wave spiral


Imagine my surprise as I was meandering through a little gift shop in Gloucester, MA when I came across this unusual tea collection.  I immediately started giggling, and shared with my friend the hilarity of this box of tea.  


The notion that we could drink a cup of tea and declutter our mind – and be rid of all our past traumas, losses, betrayals and negative memories -- is clearly absurd.  Or is it?  Let’s think beyond the proverbial box for a moment…


I began to wonder, could it be possible? Could someone just make a CHOICE to let go, forgive and move on and in a heartbeat – the time it takes to sip tea, as it were – and be free from the past? Could it be a spiritual or philosophical DECISION? Would that the tea could be just the costume for a vision, a prayer, and a hope for transformation...


Anticipating your transformative turnarounds and supporting you in decluttering your whole life keeps me hopeful and grateful – because the entire process is mostly a joyful endeavor – including the griefwork.  I often say your inner journey can be condensed into six little words: Face it, trace it and erase it!


To that end, this fall there are more opportunities to join our fun interactive groups for decluttering on every level.


Decluttering is ultimately a sacred event, and I always feel privileged to assist you as you release and let go of unwanted relationships, or things.  Yes, I always look forward to helping you create a space for grace in your life.


I invite you to scroll down to see the event details, and join me as we trudge the road to freedom and learn to live in simple abundance!


With warm blessings,





Declutter Your Mind, Home & Office:
A Holistic Approach


WHEN: Tuesdays, October 16 & 23, 2012, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

WHERE:  200 Richardson Road, North Chelmsford, MA  01863

FEE:   $36 (for BOTH evenings!)


PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Please call Chelmsford Community Education to register, 978-251-5151, 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday-Friday. (Request COURSE # 605).


Are you living with chaos (Can't Have Anybody Over Syndrome)? Have you tried to "clean up" or "get organized" repeatedly, with no lasting results? Do you feel overwhelmed by your clutter? If you answered "yes" to one of these questions, you will benefit from this seminar. Successful strategies will be explored, including inner and outer techniques for the release of clutter, stress reduction, guided imagery and how to find free sources of emotional support. All participants will receive tip sheets and an annotated bibliography to help create a more balanced life.



Here are some recent articles on this work:

Lisa Wessan “The Shamebuster” Speaks on Clutter in Chelmsford.


Got Clutter? Cleaning out your closet can lead to a happier life.




TUESDAY, October 2, 2012
10:00 - 10:30 AM


OCTOBER Topic:  Good, Better, Best Time Management; 2 hour oscillation sessions for maximum productivity…Are you really a good multi-tasker? What do the “experts” say?


The first Tuesday morning of every month, 10:00-10:30 AM ET, I am a guest on Thinking Out Loud, a provocative radio talk show that covers health, recovery, longevity and lifestyle choices hosted by David Tierney, aka 'The Mouth of the Merrimack.' 

Thinking Out Loud is webcast and locally broadcast out of Lowell, MA, on 91.5 FM. Listen online at THINKING OUT LOUD.




What is LaughAnanda? Laughter Yoga? Laughter Meditation? Ananda is the Sanskrit word for pure bliss, enlightenment and higher consciousness...through laughter you can experience Ananda!


YOGA FOR PEACE is an all day FREE event in Nashua, NH, October 13, 2012…wonderful healing workshops, dances, kirtan, raffles and more from 8 AM – 4 PM.  Pre-registration is required, register today!


(Lisa will be presenting LaughAnanda at 2 PM.)



Let Go & Lighten UP with LaughAnanda

New Hampshire World Peace Through Yoga

(October 2011)


Exciting brain research…




What is neurotheology and how will this emerging field change our lives?


Over the summer I dabbled and bumped into some wonderful new ideas.   Side by side with the trilogy Shades of Grey (oh my), I was also excited by the new research on neurotheology.


According to Wikipedia, “Neurotheology, also known as spiritual neuroscience, attempts to explain religious experience and behavior in neuroscientific terms.”

Dr. Andrew Newberg is a pioneer in this fascinating field of neurotheology.  He currently holds the position of Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is frequently interviewed and has published numerous articles and books on human consciousness, spiritual experiences, and how practices such as meditation and prayer change the brain.
Andrew Newberg, MD

Here is a six minute segment from the television series “Through the Wormhole,” which gives an impressive summary of Newberg’s exciting work. What he is demonstrating in the lab is how communicating with a living G-d essence changes the way our brains work, all for the good. According to this research, a certain kind of stimulation occurs when one prays to a G-d vs. just pausing, or meditating on nothingness.

Newberg on Neurotheology (6 minute video)


I love when scientists give us evidence that there is power in prayer, and that prayer changes our brains in a positive way. 


As a spiritually based counselor, it’s important to me to access all sources of transformation and power to change, including prayer.  Whatever works, let’s use it!




Longevity news…

Centenarians who rock!

Bessie Cooper, oldest living person in the world, turned 116 this August!

Bessie Cooper is only the eighth person in the world, and only the fourth American, to reach 116, according to Guinness World Records.

Longevity tips from Cooper?

"I mind my own business, and I don't eat junk food," says the Sullivan, Tennessee native, born in 1896.

That’s a good reminder, not to meddle and to avoid all those inflammatory foods that wear us down.

May all beings who want to live long become like Bessie, supercentenarians (aged over 110), in excellent health, alert and oriented, using all your senses and enjoying your years! This will be the new normal soon…and so it is.




Z Lighter Side of Transformation will resume production schedule in October…look for your invitation coming soon.


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