About Me

by Lisa H.

lisaHeadshotWelcome Passionate Seeker! My name is Lisa and I am mother, runner and overall health fanatic, happiness junkie and the heart and soul behind Getting to Zen.

Getting to Zen is a community of passionate seekers who want to transform their lives from ordinary to extraordinary! I’m talking living it BIG! Finding inner peace! Living with passion and being FREE! I understand you may be:

        • Longing for deeper meaning or purpose
        • Dissatisfied or burned out with your job
        • Feeling grief over “lost possibilities” for your life
        • Acting on compulsions: alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, etc.
        • Restless or bored with old responsibilities & routines
        • Questioning relationship, career, and other major decisions
        • Coming to grips with your own mortality

If any of these are you, you’re in the right place!

Does this sound familiar? “I’m attached to the past and the lingering resentment I feel towards others who have hurt me is crippling me emotionally and spiritually. I feel stuck and frustrated all the time and don’t know how to turn things around.” “I just can’t seem to get motivated to take action. I wasn’t always this way. I feel like my problems have beaten the passion out of me. I know I’m competent, I just need some support.”

“I want to live the life of my dreams. I realize I need to stop making excuses for myself and start taking action. I’ve attempted to change my life before, but it seems whenever I try, something happens to set me back. I feel lost and in dire need of transformation. I believe if I had someone guiding me, I can move my life in the direction I want.”

“On the outside, it looks like I have the perfect life. I have nice house, a fantastic partner and wonderful kids, but I’m just not happy. I constantly feel like something is missing and there are so many other things I’m meant to be doing. I just don’t know what they are and if I did, I need encouragement and tools to go after them.” I’ve got good news.You are not the only one with thoughts like these, but you can do something about them.

Who I am

As a 40+ passionate seeker, I love helping other seekers gain clarity about their goals and dreams through a process of self-discovery and go after them.

When you sign up to be part of the community, you can expect to receive super juicy articles on everything from making courageous changes in relationships or work, discovering–or rekindling–a sense of purpose, developing healthy habits of self-care, finding a new sense of inner peace and cultivating the confidence that you’re on the path that’s meant for you!.

If there is something you are looking for and are not sure whether or GTZ has it, feel free to send me an email. Seriously, there’s a lot of info on the site and it may be hiding in the vault.

My Story
I wasn’t always the person I am today. Life, running and the desire to nourish myself to get the best out of my mind and my body, have pushed me to grow physically and psychologically in ways I never would have imagined. overcame Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), survived a devastating hurricane, left a small island and moved to the United States mainland carrying nothing but the clothes on my back and two suitcases.

I created a career that was an extension of who I was and I ran a marathon, missing the Olympic Qualifying time by 1 minute 59 seconds.

What I have learned, is life is whatever you make it and I’ve chosen to make mine the best I can. Oh, and since turning 40, my quest to live my best life has intensified. Let’s just say my mortality stood up and smacked me a good one. I’m ready to be more present than I’ve ever been.

I want to feel love like I’ve never experienced before. I want to give the gifts I was meant to give. This is the time to make it happen and I want you to join me.


While I love to write about health, food, fitness, and personal growth, I am in no way a trained doctor, dietitian, or mental health expert. I simply write what I know from my own perspective and personal experience, which may or may not be right for you.

I am not a licensed professional, master or knower of the meaning of our existence or anything of that sort. I am student in the classroom of life sharing strategies, tips and perspectives on my journey of getting to zen.

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