Lifeyum with Lisa O'Brien

Mom of six, wife, experienced public affairs, yoga, health, and Desire Map guide: Inspiration to be happy, even when things around you aren’t. Simple + powerful ways to Feel good, Do good. Because it goes both ways.

Yoga Across American and the American Red Cross Challenge

Yoga Across America and American Red Cross Challenge

Come together for a powerful and fun yoga class to raise awareness and funds for Yoga Across America and the American Red Cross. 100% of donations will be split between Yoga Across America and the Red Cross to fund yoga programs for veterans at local YMCA branches, for cancer survivors, and classes at the Addictions Care Center of Albany, schools, and more.

Sunday, November 9, 1– 3pm, Southern Saratoga YMCA

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Yoga Across America and American Red Cross Challenge








The Perfect Chaturanga

The other day I went for a walk.  A real walk. The kind that my friend and life-altering teacher Jennilee introduced me to: one foot in front of the other; breath in, breath out; other thoughts? Oh, well. Back to the walk.

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Don’t mind me, I’m just getting (green) juiced

Of all the topics to begin this adventure in lifeyumTV, never thought it’d be fun with a juicer, kale, some cukes, celery, apple and turmeric root.  Or learning how to pronounce cen·trif·u·gal. (It took practice: senˈtrif(y)əgəl/.)

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How dreams come true: Do one thing (at a time)

Do one thing.  Hard to do, but that’s the key.  One thing. (At a time.)  I’m still on a high. Revved with the juice of being in the presence of thousands of souls, just like me, who want to feel good and do good in the world.

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I ate bacon and I liked it. And I’m still a good person

And a yogi.* And an animal lover.  I’m wildly imperfect. Full of contradictions. And done, totally done, with justifying and explaining.  Every dalliance. Every nap. Saying no, thank you. Glass of wine on a school night. Not having a regular blogging schedule (or a regular anything business-oriented).

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Great balls of lifeyum (raw, vegan, GF protein balls drizzled in chocolate)

Do you ever feel like the grim reaper at meal time?  A total nag? Find candy wrappers under your kids’ beds?  Maybe it’s just me. But when our then two-year-old was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis five years ago, I went into full-blown nutrition researcher-internet doctor-read every book I could get my hands on-mode.

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Mal-a-tat-too, and other zen parenting tips

How does it all boil down to this?  I have reasons to feel pretty well-footed in the mellow mothering department. Six kids later—boys and girls ranging from four-years to almost 13 years old, more than a decade working in urban elementary charter schools in cities all over our country, yogic trainings, my own studies, meditation, wellness and personal development retreats.

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I’m Lisa O’Brien, founder and champion of Lifeyum. I believe in letting go, laughing (a lot), and feeling good…and that feeling good is directly related to how intentional we are about our health, our play, and our generosity.

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