Notes From the Journey
Blogs: Notes From the Journey
Forgiveness can be challenging topic, especially in context of sexual violation. I was recently reminded of how hard forgiving can be… My ex-husband emailed me, and I was immediately hooked: My emotions ramped up, and my fight/flight/freeze responses kicked in. This is what it means to get hooked: You’re living your life and suddenly someone […]
The Two Sides of the Halo How can we overcome the Halo Effect and shift from fear and anger to empowered love in a #MeToo world? Well, first you have to know what the Halo Effect is! To explain it, I’ll tell you a story… On my 21st birthday, I told my favorite cousin that […]
Imagine if we viewed the holidays – and our heroic journeys – through a Lens of Joy instead of Judgment.
He leaned in for a hug, but what he got was a handshake.
It wasn’t his fault. He was just doing what he was told. The whole room was. Moments before, a public speaking expert had stood from the stage and, playing off a riff about cats, requested: “Go ahead and lick the face of the person next to you. Or give them a hug.”
It took 44 years and 50 seconds to lift my father off of me.
He was the nice parent. The one who made French toast for breakfast and did the laundry and helped with my homework. He was the one that wasn’t jealous of me. He didn’t watch TV incessantly or make fun of people or get in fights with the neighbors. And yet….
“One day I looked at something in myself that I had been avoiding because it was too painful. Yet once I did, I had an unexpected surprise. Rather than self-hatred, I was flooded with compassion for myself because I realized the pain that was necessary to develop that coping mechanism to begin with.” –Marianne Williamson […]
Free to Shine!℠ Facilitation program is empowering and helps survivors of sexual violation find themselves again. In the midst of all the symptoms and side effects of abuse, her thoughtfully structured program guides you safely into the depths of what you fear most and brings you out the other side, shining in your story. I recommend this program to anyone still living with the shame of sexual violation, to anyone needing guidance toward their own empowerment from the symptoms of abuse and to anyone who has yet to discover their own true voice.” CT
“Lisa helped me find joy, freedom, and a renewed sense of happiness in the work I’ve been doing for 13 years and was feeling pretty burnt out. I feel a sense of power, internal strength, and confidence that wasn’t quite as available to me before this work. One of the most exciting things to me is to have a greater ability to fully express my inner shine without apology or shame. My being is fantastic, and enough. My sense of worth is independent of anything I do or way I behave – I am just lovely as I am, because I am. I am enough. Thank you, Lisa, for giving me a huge boost on my journey of discovering all of this!” RO
“This program took me deeper and farther than any other personal transformation I have experienced thus far. It has given me more: confidence in my path, helped me remove shame around the sexual abuse I endured in college, and gave me the ability to deliver my gifts in confidence without the self-doubt and worry I had before. There isn’t a dollar value I can attach to the amount of freedom and connection I have received from this program. All I can say is, if you are considering this program, DO IT. The only thing you are costing yourself is the time that you wait to begin this beautiful journey.” MC
“Absolutely amazing! I am proud of myself for transforming and thankful that Lisa was there to guide me! She gave me a voice and a safe place to seek forgiveness. I gave up a very important piece of my puzzle so many years ago. However, I found it, and my puzzle is complete! I am having a blast and playing BIG and staying true to myself. Thanks, Lisa!” JF
“Lisa’s intuitive nature and endless empathy helped so much in my weekly sessions. Lisa lasered right in on my story in my weekly sessions and homework and helped me shake free of it and create a new vision for my life. She is a true conduit for what I call source or God and helped me increase my awareness and consciousness. The personality tests were also an eye opener and something that helped me get very clear on who I am and what I really want. I would highly recommend her services for anyone who wants to take their lives to the next level.” LP
“Lisa Foster is an incredible leader who is making ‘parilluming’ the new adventure to be had. You’ve heard of parasailing and paragliding? Parilluming is basically cultivating that freedom of flight with your feet on the ground, by empowering a very important internal shift from surviving to thriving. Every individual who is working to transcend a history of child sexual abuse and has done the necessary trauma and healing work of ‘surviving’ should consider what a path of true thriving could look like, and explore working with Lisa to bring that vision into reality. I gain something from every conversation I have with Lisa, and I highly recommend her
Free to Shine!℠ program.” JS
“I had been on a journey of spiritual and personal growth and development for quite a few years when I met Lisa and heard about her program. It was at a time when I had faced most of my demons but still had this lingering fear of actually putting myself out there for the world to see. I was not living in my true power nor was I shining as much as I could. I knew immediately that Lisa’s program was just what I needed to face my past and stop limiting myself because of it. Through her program and the amazing space she creates in her sessions, I was able to face these darkest parts of myself and find the parts of me that I didn’t think existed anymore.” NE
“Lisa moved me from a place where I hid myself and never let out the real me in fear of judgment and little self-worth to a place where I can stand in front of a room of people and share my story to have a profound impact on the lives of others. In my daily life I speak up, give my opinion, and share my experiences because I know I have value. People around me want to spend more time to get to know who I am, even those who have been acquaintances for years, now want to be my friend on a deeper level, because I am now open and authentic.” DA
“Lisa is a powerful, loving and supportive force of nature. She has an uncanny ability to gently uncover things I buried and forgot. By completing the program I was able to become a more complete version of myself again. I uncovered the things I loved about myself again. My ability to be playful, silly, free and sensuous within the container of a relationship AND other areas of my life. I feel now that anything is possible and I can approach it from that playful nature I missed so much.” KD
“Working with Lisa through her
Free to Shine!℠ program was life-changing. Through the simple exercises that Lisa created I was able to move forward in loving and accepting myself. My whole life has gone to a new level. I would recommend Lisa’s program to anyone who has experienced any kind of trauma or abuse. If you’ve done your healing and are ready to move forward in your life to SHINE this program is ‘the real deal’.” SB
“Lisa is without hesitation a caring, open minded coach. Her ability to ‘see’ your strengths and roadblocks, and to gently guide you through to self-awareness, is borderline uncanny!
I am on my way to be the person I was meant to be!” PW
“Lisa is amazing! Her program is designed from her heart and delivered from her passion to assist others in overcoming whatever is holding them back from shining their brightest. She has helped me so much and I will never be the same again.” KG
“Lisa facilitated more self-actualization in me during our eight weeks together than I have had in my entire life. Her thoughtful and attentive facilitation helped me to identify, and ultimately conquer, my deepest emotional fears. She helped me find who I am at my core, and how to identify and use my inherent talents and skills to accomplish my goals. Each session with her left me energized and focused on finding what I wanted most out of life. After my final session with her, I knew, at my deepest self, who I was and what I was meant to do. I can’t thank her enough for helping me take that last step towards a joyful and fulfilling life.” OU
Free To Shine℠ program revealed to me the patterns I was repeating throughout my life based on events in my childhood. I learned how to recognize when those patterns were working against me, keeping me from living big and shining bright. I learned about other areas that I need to work through so I can continue to live a life full of joy. I am now able to embrace my true self – from my original design – work from my strengths, recognize when I’m operating from a place of past hurts and insecurities, and move from unhealthy to healthy thinking and actions. I now have conscious thinking, tools, and the desire to live my life shining, making a difference, and being and playing BIG!!” JN
“I really appreciate Lisa’s enthusiasm and intuition. She has designed a very thorough and effective program, and at the same time is very fluid in following her intuition based on what was needed. I loved this program and will highly recommend it to everyone on the journey to shining without shame!” DM
Free to Shine!℠ program is life-changing! I think back on the last 12 weeks, and I barely recognize the person I see today. I’d worked with so many people, I had resistance to the belief that things could be different. But this amazing woman has shown me how to be vulnerable, to let go, and to accept the perfectly imperfect, flawsome me. There are not enough words to express my gratitude for her coaching, the space that she provides from shame to shine, and her ability to honor and celebrate people for their unique selves.” LS
“Few people have impacted my life the way that you have. If my life were to end today, it would end with something I never thought I’d find: peace, authentic happiness and the knowledge that I am more than an abused little girl. You’ve helped me truly live with and love the little girl inside. It takes tremendous courage to dare to be more than just a survivor, to step out of our abused kid mindset and make something good for ourselves. You have done so much to help make something good out of my own life. So many people need to hear your message.” TP
“After being in ‘recovery’ for nearly 30 years with all kinds of therapists and treatment modalities, Lisa provided the lit path I was looking for. Lisa has done the work herself: she’s a survivor, intimately acquainted with shame, and she knows what it’s like to shine bright again without it. She is one of the most genuine, compassionate, and committed people I’ve ever met. She understands the real issues underneath all the confusion and turmoil that survivors sometimes get lost in. She invites you to see things differently and meets you right where you are. She challenges you but never forces anything on you. She practices what she preaches and isn’t afraid to be vulnerable to help her clients. If you’re looking to reclaim your true self then look no further than Parillume and Lisa Foster. I recommend her wholeheartedly! Thank you, Lisa! I am forever grateful.” – DC
“It shocks me to think that, just this past Valentineʼs Day, I believed my family would be better off without me. Three months later, I have hope and a brand new life. I grew up believing a story that almost killed me. Now I can live a story that thrills me. I have power. I feel hope. I am changed. Iʼll never stop saying
thank you, thank you, thank you to dear Lisa who fought for freedom and for my heart. She saw something in me I could not see. She never gave up.” ES