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Conversations with the Inspiring Lisa Ormsby

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lisa Ormsby.

Lisa, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
In March of 2014, I tore my hip cartilage while playing golf at a networking event. It left me on a cane for 6 months and in physical therapy for over a year. After a year of recovering, my body suffered from the stress of running my own photography business while I was injured. I then suffered a nervous breakdown in June of 2015 which led me to incessant panic attacks. I could barely walk without blacking out. Before all this even happened, there were red flags to warn me that my health was on the decline but I ignored them thinking I had to hustle my way through life.

Fast forward to 2018, I am now a freelance wellness writer and columnist for Edible San Diego Magazine. I often write about the importance of the mind-body-soul connection. That period of chronic illness made me rethink my whole lifestyle, long-term goals, and even my core beliefs. While it was a very dark time in my life, it was also one of the most enlightening ones to date. Today it has empowered me to share my personal story of recovery so that it might help others who are experiencing burnout.

Has it been a smooth road?
It was anything but smooth. For me, there was a lot of fear of having to change career paths. I didn’t want to start all over but the life that I had created for myself was not a healthy one, so I had no choice but to make some major changes in order to take my life back. Instead of following everyone else’s advice for once, I had to look deep within myself to discover what I really wanted out of life. I had ignored my heart for so long, thinking I had to do things the way that society dictated. As an artist, I struggled with melding my practical and creative side. I always compromised what I wanted because it didn’t make sense to most people. I had wished I followed my heart more! I would have to save myself a lot of heartbreak.

Today, I’m really in touch with my heart, soul, and intuition. Whenever I feel lost, I take the time to meditate and tap into the wisdom of the Universe. My advice is to cultivate that connection within yourself because the world can be noisy and confusing. Ultimately, I believe everyone knows in their hearts what they truly desire. However, it might take some practice to hear that still, small voice again if you’ve been ignoring it. But who better to know what’s best for you than you?!

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into your business story. Tell us more about the business.
I’m a writer. I specialize in conscious living, meditation, and wellness. I am proud to share my personal experiences as a way of connecting with my audience and share what has helped me live a healthier and happier life so you can too.

Do you have a lesson or advice you’d like to share with young women just starting out?
First of all, you deserve your dreams. You are smart. You are capable. And if you dare to believe in your dreams, your dreams will meet you halfway there.

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Rachael Polack

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