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About Lisa Brisse

Lisa Brisse is an Exercise Physiologist, Heart-Centered Wellness Coach, Spinning Instructor, Motivational Speaker, Writer & Author of Michael Jackson: The Man in Our Mirror, A Reflection of Our Collective Soul. She has worked in the health & fitness field for over 24 years coaching people of all ages, health concerns and fitness levels in making healthy lifestyle changes, but also coaching them through old, defeating patterns that keep them stuck while helping them to live their lives to the fullest with heart, joy and passion. She teaches movement, meditation and mindful awareness. Early in her career, she worked as a physiologist at Centinela Hospital in Los Angeles, as well as 7 years at the world-renowned Pritikin Longevity Center. She also served as an adjunct faculty instructor at Pepperdine University (her alma mater) in 2002-2003, teaching a required course for incoming freshmen called, Health & Lifestyles. In 2001, she founded State of the Heart Fitness to continue her passion in educating, empowering and inspiring people to live their best life. Lisa has traveled extensively throughout the world. She loves music, reading, teaching her spinning classes, being out in nature, hanging with friends and family, and currently is finishing her first book - The Ride of Our Life - in a series about the lessons of love and life learned from her greatest teacher and companion of 35 years, her magical horse, Little Miss (May 11,1981 - May 29, 2017)!

The 11th Hour… Are We Listening? A Reflection of the Divided States of America

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“One Nation… under God… with Liberty and Justice for all.”

FOR ALL.

It is the 11th Hour… Are we listening? 

With all the “back n’ forth” being thrown around lately, in regard to kneeling for the National Anthem or not, I find myself curious… genuinely curious…

In our relationship with one’s partner/spouse, do you get to say whatever you want, whenever you want, even when it hurts your partner? Do you brush them off? Berate or invalidate their feelings? […]

A Life Well Lived: The Heartbreak & Beauty of Saying Goodbye to Little Miss

In her corral that morning having a heart to heart. “I know your tired, Horse. I know it’s time. You’ve lived it well. Thank you for all you have given me. I am forever grateful. Let’s do this with grace and dignity.” Sigh…               Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th, 2017.

The two most sacred moments of our life in this world is the moment we are born and the moment we leave. And if we are lucky enough, we are cradled […]

A Life of Togetherness & the Profound Love of Letting Go

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Saying goodbye to my sweetest girl ever. Ah, what a life! I will love you forever, Little Miss. Forever. May 29th, 2017

Life is not for the faint of heart. And neither is love. Especially when a love is so great, it calls you to let your loved one go.

As many of you know, this is exactly what I had to do on Monday, May 29th, 2017… Memorial Day. I had to give, Little Miss, my most precious, life-long […]

Re-Write Your Story: A Shot of Inspiration for Starting the New Year!

inspiration-wordsIt’s that time of year when many people contemplate making changes for themselves… this is an inspiring story. Whether it’s weight or anything in your life that you want to change, know that it is possible and if you’ve tried before but didn’t “succeed,” it’s easy to understand that you may have doubt or question if it’s even possible or if you will ever be able to follow through with what you truly desire. But I’m here to tell you that you can!

Maybe you didn’t follow through because you weren’t […]

President of Myself… Being the Change to a More Peaceful World

Regardless of where are you stand on the political spectrum, I believe there is one thing that has become quite clear in the last month or so. To rely on the President of the United States – or any world leader – to bring the illusion of peace and safety to your life and heart is simply impossible. Never has this been more true than right now.

But the reality is, this has always been the case and chances are, we just didn’t realize it until now. The truth has always been that so much of life is out of […]

What is Revealed Will Be Healed: Paving the Way for LOVE

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Needless to say, it’s been a tumultuous two weeks. Never have I experienced — at least in my 47 years — a time when our country has encountered such a drastic and surreal shift that has essentially provoked the sleeping lion. It is an uprising, if you will – a calling of urgency to each and every one of us to not only pay attention, but rather to wake up and give attention to that which is most needed.

As a person who has always strived for love, kindness and equality […]

Heaven Can Wait: Little Miss’s Decision to Stay

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Little Miss & Lisa, July 31st, 2016. Photo taken by Stacey Whittle & adjusted with a filter.

Heaven can wait…

That is apparently what Little Miss concluded that warm July evening a couple of months ago when her and I laid together on her bed of straw. Her in obvious pain and what appeared to be unbearable suffering, and me sobbing my eyes out in heart-wrenching shock that this — after 34 years of being together in this lifetime – could be the moment… the moment when our illustrious, […]

Being Kindness: Using the Four Agreements to Create Peace in One’s Life

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The world can feel like a mighty harsh place. In fact, it can often feel cruel and unkind, not just on a global scale, but even more so on a personal one. There’s lots of “wars” going on “out there,” but more importantly, they are often going on right in our own backyard.

What I know for sure is that no matter who we are, what we own, what our financial status is — or any other status for that matter — every single human being is fighting some battle within. […]

In Sickness & in Health: A Heartfelt Walk Through Love & Reflection…

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Little Miss under her tree getting lots of needed rest. It’s been her most challenging time of her whole life other than her first year when she was left to die. That is when I found her 34 years ago.

Sitting by my Little Miss while she lays under her big, comforting oak tree, I find myself pondering and reflecting on so much. Mostly, our life together – 34 years and counting – and the true commitment of love… a “marriage” of sorts… and in particular, the phrase, […]

Kids & Summer Camp! Not Just Building Character, But Building Our Future!

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“Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts. Being with them connects us to the deeper wisdom of life. These children are a reminder of the preciousness of all life, especially young lives untouched by hatred, prejudice and greed. Now, when the world is so confused and its problems so complicated, we need our children more than ever. Their natural wisdom points the way to solutions that lie waiting […]