Relationships


Hi, I hope you will enjoy your visit to Healing Through Love, my blog that offers support for those healing, or experiencing life challenges and changes.. It’s also for those who love the islands and for those who are on the other side of a loss and are finding their way to adventure and joy again.

This blog site has been a wonderful learning and growing experience for me. I have now created an official website at http://www.lisaoverman.com Where you can find inspirational and supportive articles on healing, life, relationships, travel, adventure and a host of other topics. I hope you will come for a visit and enjoy it enough to come back often. Blessings to you!

Today a conversation with my friend Myscha sparked a realization in me that there are times when the best thing we can offer another is a part of ourself. Simply to be there in that moment and offer a part of ourself that will support and nurture the other in their challenge and need is the best gift we can offer.

Maybe it’s sharing a cup of tea and having a chat.
Possibly it’s a bike ride through the park together enjoying the unexpected sights of nature.
Maybe a part of yourself is best shared in giving a sensual massage that allows the other to forget the world’s challenges.
Maybe it is the hug you offer after a long day.
Whatever it is, as long as it’s a part of your authentic self it will be treasured.

Photo Credit: Flickr Johnny Pearl

Indian Shores Beach at Sunset

There is nothing like getting to know someone new in your life to make you realize you have a lot to learn. Today seems to be a classic example of that and I have to smile and just take a deep breath and realize it’s all part of the process. No matter who we are or what we are doing that is new in our life there is always a learning curve or challenges to face and moments that seem like a monumental pain in the ass, but eventually those moment that seemed such a pain become a simple blip on the screen of our life and we find a way to meet in the middle, to embrace our new skills or learn how to explain our needs more clearly. It’s all a process and in the spirit of that process tonight I watched an episode of Men In Tree’s online and really had a good laugh as Marin and Jack moved in together and faced their own moments. It was good to see it happens to each of us. May you have a blessed day!

Photo Credit Lisa Overman

11-10-2007-04.jpgA picture of one of my favorite places in Germany. The island of Hiddensee where I was fortunate to spend a couple lovely weekends. Everything happens in divine right order.

Everyone knows that selling a house today is a situation that requires a great deal of time, energy and patience. I feel really blessed that I have had approximately eight showings in the last two and a half weeks, but what I really want is my house to be sold. So like everyone I face that eternal challenge to go with the flow and trust that everything is in DRO; Divine Right Order and that my house will sell just as it should, to the family that is most suited to my house. Waiting is a challenge, but like finding a new job, or moving to a new continent….something I have done several times over it always falls into place at the exact right moment and you experience that light bulb moment of “ah, this is why I needed to wait.”

I remember some years ago when I was searching for an international job and I lost out on one in Dresden, Germany because their email didn’t reach me in Hawaii before I headed to the job fair in Houston. I remember standing by the Dresden line saying to myself, maybe I should request an interview with this school. But, something held me back and I didn’t get in their line, didn’t interview and then flew back to Hawaii finding that they had in fact been interested in me. I was crushed and disappointed.

Fast forward another eight months I now had two job offers, one in Indonesia and one in Berlin, Germany. I opted for the Berlin, Germany post. Taking that job changed my life and deepened my love of travel and expat life. If I had taken the Dresden job I would have never met the special man who shared my life in Berlin. Everything happens for a reason, DIVINE RIGHT ORDER I remind myself today as I wait for my house to sell. Blessing and love to each of you!

Photo Credit: Lisa Overman

473303144_ecc3bf6b4f_m.jpgI haven’t written much lately on my blog and I apologize for those of you who follow it and gleen support and encouragement toward your own healing. A few weeks ago I met the most wonderful man and between moving houses which had begun before I met him and dating, my life has been on fast forward filled with absolute joy and fun. It is truly amazing how life unfolds and the absolute synchronicity of how things fall into place just as they should.

I cannot imagine dreaming up a more incredible man than God has brought into my life. His presence in my life is truly a gift. He makes me laugh, brings so much joy to my days and shares such a depth of himself that it is truly beautiful to know him. I love that he has so much integrity, and is so straightforward in his actions and life. Being with him brings me the greatest joy and experiencing the depth of his honesty and emotion allows me to open further to him and allow him to see me and my life more intimately and fully. After some of my past experiences knowing I can trust him feels beautiful for me; I know there is more of me he would like to understand and I am grateful that in that respect he is patient and allows me to open my life and history to him as I feel ready.

I feel blessed and grateful each day. His kindness and love for his family and kids touch me and make me smile. I feel strongly that you can see so much about a man by the way he treats his children and his mother. In that respect and so many others he exceeds what I could ever imagine in a man. His committment to his children and his family is beautiful and makes me appreciate him that much more. The fact that he is sexy, warm and passionate is a further gift to treasure. Thank you Rob for being part of my life. xoxo

Photo credit: Flickr Starlisa

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By L F Hoffman

Tonight I was looking for a good book, something relaxing after a long day of boating. I found a book on my shelf that I bought nearly ten years ago. It was published in 1997. It’s a romantic and touching story of a man who decides to open his heart to a stray kitten on a cold day and finds the kitten begins to change his life, his perspective and eventually shows him he can fall in love. It’s a book that will delight women who wonder if there is indeed a special man for them. I bought this book at a time when I was in need of my own inspiration but still today find it a sweet read.

A degree of sensitivity is necessary when we make judgements on situations and people in our lives or those we encounter in our day. We never really know the space from which another is coming and despite appearances we need to to take a deep breath and realize life isn’t necessarily the perfect picture it may seem. I think at times people judge situations and circumstances without realizing in any way the depth of the situation or the complexity involved. I’m certain I have done the same thing without realizing it.

So next time someone’s life seems ideal to you or easier than your own, take a step back and think again. Everyone has their challenges, responsibilities and pain to bear. It isn’t always as it seems.

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