Author Archives: Lisa Sorensen

About Lisa Sorensen

I'm an architectural designer with a passion for exploring the stretch beyond, the lean toward what we yearn for.

Into the Heart of the Matter

6 April 2016 Beauty is not in the face;  beauty is a light in the heart.  ~Kahlil Gibran One of the first stretches in my morning yoga is not really a yoga pose.  It is a simple extension into the … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Spring Fling

1 April 2016 Laughter, song and dance create emotional and spiritual connection;  they remind us of the one thing that truly matters when we are searching for comfort, celebration, inspiration or healing:  We are not alone.  ~Brené Brown   I’m … Continue reading

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Spring Fling

29 March 2016 Dance like no one is watching.  Sing like no one is listening.  Love like you’ve never been hurt, and live like it’s heaven on earth. Spring is busting out in every possible way here in Northern California’s central valley.  … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Owning My Life – Attention and Intention

25 March 2016 Most people believe that their actions have consequences but don’t think through the implications of that belief.  But Steve did.  He believed, as I do, that it is precisely by acting on our intentions and staying true … Continue reading

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Owning My Life — Attention and Intention

23 March 2016 Accept — then act.  Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it… This will miraculously transform your whole life.  ~Eckhart Tolle Amazed that only six weeks remain of this year-long blog, I’ve … Continue reading

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Touchstone – To Boldly Go

18 March 2016 You know the greatest danger facing us is ourselves, an irrational fear of the unknown.  But there’s no such thing as the unknown — only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood.  ~ Captain James Tiberius Kirk  There’s … Continue reading

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To Boldly Go

15 March 2016 If it’s authentically within reach, you can deliberately, even willfully settle yourself in love as a central quality in your mind. This is not phony: the love that’s there in you is genuinely there. In fact, choosing … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Romancing Life

11 March 2016 I no longer want to be someone who imagines a better future, someone yearning for things to be different, someone who hopes her way into missing what perfection is, right here, in her face.  ~Sonya Lea, Wondering … Continue reading

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Romancing Life

8 March 2016 One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, or of the marvelous structure of reality.  It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Filling the Sieve

4 March 2016 Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.  ~Malcolm S. Forbes Often I turn outside to satisfy my hunger.  To bolster my sense of being enough, I stuff myself with other people’s … Continue reading

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