Lisa grew up in Salem, Massachusetts, daughter to an alcoholic father and a mother who struggled with chronic mental illness. A very quiet child, Lisa was a spiritual seeker from a young age. She began reading books on eastern philosophy, mostly Buddhist in nature, in high school and after one year of college left on a search for truth with India as her destination.
Lisa, a writer since her youth, has also struggled with her own demons, including mental imbalance, addiction, and becoming pregnant at 31. She was a single parent for 3 years, and at the same time entered into counseling intensive counseling alone and with her mother to heal from her difficult childhood.
Lisa earned her masters and CAGS degrees in traditional western counseling before becoming and Ayurvedic Health Counseler at age 39. She then earned her 200-hr training in Yoga, and went on to open a Holistic Center in Willimantic, CT (Bhakti Center CT).