Lisa Truesdale

Lisa Truesdale
Lisa Truesdale is a Colorado-based freelance writer and editor who is passionate about the possibility of world peace, the importance of recycling, the value of gourmet cheesecake and the power of proper punctuation. She says that although her husband and two daughters sometimes forget where commas go, they always remember where to put their cans and bottles.

Celebrate Vegetarians

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | October 20th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness

When Andrine Nichols decided to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle nearly 20 years ago, she admits that it was quite a challenge at first.

“Whenever I went out to eat, I’d have to order a pasta entrée or salad and tell them to hold the meat, and it really bothered me to have to pay for meat that I wasn’t even eating,” says Nichols, who lives in Maryland. “These days, it’s a lot easier; most restaurants, even steakhouses, have at least a few vegetarian dishes on the menu.”

Day of Peace

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | September 29th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Giving Back, Inspirational Media

A few weeks before the International Day of Peace, I posed a question to my Facebook friends: “How, where, or when do you find peace?” Since the official purpose of the worldwide observance is “global ceasefire,” I expected—and received—several thoughtful responses about striving for peace in the world, and they were appreciated.

9 Ways to Get Kids Off the Couch and Onto the Mat

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | September 10th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Yoga

The other day, when I was entering the rec center for a class, I passed a woman who was just heading out. She had a long blond ponytail, and over her shoulder was a purple yoga bag with her mat strapped underneath. Following close behind her was her adorable “mini me”—a little girl, about 5 or 6, with a long blond ponytail, toting a rolled-up pink yoga mat almost as big as she was.

Harness The Power Of A Summer Superfruit

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | August 5th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating

Quick—which one fruit most reminds you of summer?

Did you say watermelon? If you didn’t say watermelon, I suspect the beautiful photo gave it away. Anyway, if you did say watermelon, you’re not alone; I conducted an informal poll at a recent get-together, and every single person I asked (all 8 of them) said watermelon too.

Hope Comes in Many Sizes

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | April 30th, 2012 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships

Hoping for the Right ThingsThe day my mother died, I was hoping for something, anything, to help alleviate my incredible pain and overwhelming sense of loss. I was also hoping that Mom was finally at peace. A Facebook post around the same time revealed that a friend of mine was hoping fervently for something as well: that she would find just the right shoes to match her new dress.

At first, it seemed so cruel and unfair to me that I was hoping for something so crucial while she was free to hope for something that seemed so insignificant to me.