Dr. Lisa’s Ph.D. is in psychology. She was a personal meditation teacher to Dr. Jonas Salk from 1985-1990, and during that time, was also mentored by him in the area of creativity and intuition in almost daily dialogues. She has studied numerous spiritual traditions for the last 40 years including shamanism in the Amazon, Eastern meditation traditions of Advaita Vedanta, and Western mysticism.
A professional artist since 1975, her paintings have traveled the world with her lectures and workshops. Her paintings concepts were originally inspired by her artistic mentor, Francoise Gilot, a 10-year partner of Pablo Picasso. Her doctoral dissertation, “The Creative Process as a Spiritual Path” published in 1998, documents her near-death experience after life-threatening brain surgery, and how creativity is essential in healing and evolving our species. Her upcoming book, Cocoon to Butterfly, Creative Midlife Change for the Busy Person will be published in the Spring of 2017.