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Growing up in Morton, Illinois, called the “City of beautiful homes”, Lisa Fierer had an almost perfect life. She was the youngest of four children born to Joshua, her well-respected pathologist father and her opera singer mother, Mary. But one day in December 1984, her life was changed forever. Called out of class to the principal’s office, Lisa was told that her mother had been killed and her father was arrested for the crime.

 

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Open Letter to Oprah Winfrey and HARPO Productions, October 2015

Dear Oprah, When I was 8 years old, I would come home after school each day, make myself a vanilla milkshake and like every other kid in that era, plop in front of the television. What I was really drawn in by were talk shows. I was captivated by the…

My Damn Dharma

I never thought my life’s purpose would be largely influenced by a childhood arcade game. The first time I ever heard the word, “Dharma” was in a vinyasa yoga class in Boulder Colorado, fifteen years ago. My teacher, Brandon began the class seated criss-cross-apple -sauce style, explaining to us that…

In the Flow, in Elevation Outdoors, September 2015

http://www.elevationoutdoors.com/in-the-flow/ Yoga on a stand-up paddleboard may sound intimidating, but get out on the water and you will find it easier than imagined. Here are seven reasons why you should give it a try. One of the first things I learned about yoga was how vital it is to feel…

Planes vs. Peacocks

   I never thought I’d be bullied by a 65 yr old man with a toy airplane. Over a month ago, I was teaching an all-levels Standup Paddleboard Yoga class at a community lake. The class began like all the others I’d been teaching for the last three years: I…

Divorcing Harley Davidson

In midst of hoards of bikers honeymooning with their motorcycles, I decided to call it quits. As it is with the ending of any relationship, this one had been rocky for quite some time. Of course in the beginning I was in love and it was blissful, from the moment…

Published on Yoganonymous – 7 Reasons to Find Your SUP Yoga Groove

– by Lisa Fierer One of the first things I learned about yoga was how vital it is to feel the ground beneath your feet. So the first time I attempted a downward facing dog pose while teetering precariously on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP), I was pretty sure I’d lost…