Launched!

Book Updates April 17, 2018

WE DID IT! The book and I are officially launched! With the support of my loving family, my message of hope became a reality.  The anthem? “Grief is our ally in the Land of Loss” has been met with positive and supportive response from fellow chaplains and writers, friends and neighbors, those I’ve ministered to and the beloved Mercy community.

I am thrilled to be on this new path, a combination of interests and experience, guided by the Divine Light that shines within us all! More Glimmers to follow as life unfolds…blessings to all!

Let Love Heal

Glimmers

“Grief, our ally and companion, reminds us of a central truth that is hidden in our tears and fears: The one whom we grieve loved us – we are lovable.” Lisa Irish, Grieving – the Sacred Art: Hope in the Land of Loss   …

April 10, 2018

Guest Blog on Grief and Memoir

Book Updates

Emergence From The Land of Loss: The Sacred Art of Grieving by Author Lisa Irish Posted by Kathleen Pooler/@kathypooler with Lisa Irish/@lisairishlight “You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but…

March 19, 2018

The sweet pain of remembering…

Glimmers

Dear Friends, Yesterday, March 1, was my father’s birthday. If he were alive today he would be 93, instead he died at age 36. I lived a full and connected day yesterday, in honor of him. And, I’m coming to realize, because of him.…

March 2, 2018

Two Months and Counting….

Book Updates

April 8, 2018, two months from today! Family and friends will gather to welcome the “birth” of my new book, “Grieving – the Sacred Art: Hope in the Land of Loss.” This will be a celebration and homecoming, as we share the good news…hope…

February 8, 2018

Own the Light Within You

Glimmers

  “We must remember that to own the light is not to deny the darkness, but to allow it to be transformed.” Doris Klein, CSA Dear Friends, It’s so easy to sit in the darkness of our own making….          …

February 6, 2018

I’ve had an epiphany!

Glimmers

Dear Friends, Today is a special day in my world, its the 4th anniversary of  these Glimmers. I took a chance, four years ago, and said “yes” to the idea of sharing my little light with you. I didn’t expect it in the beginning,…

January 6, 2018

the Advent of something new…

Glimmers

The elegant elephant joined the scene today, her wooden flanks reflected the morning sun. Yesterday saw the arrival of The Three Graces, their beauty enhanced by the ease in their bodies. Each day a new guest: Buddha, a blue heart, a candle… and so…

December 4, 2017

Let Your Light Shine!

Glimmers

O when the saints, go marching in, O when the saints go marching in, Lord I want to be in that number, when the saints go marching in! Dear Friends, I’m a “small s saint.” There, I’ve said it. Out loud. I’m a “small…

November 1, 2017

Let us grieve together…

Glimmers

Dear Friends, I was all set to write a Glimmer about “change” this month… and then I read the news I was preparing to pray about the changes around me..noisy construction down the street, the insistence of fall’s arrival, the rhythm of family life……

October 3, 2017