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Lisa G. O'Brien
Tag Archives: relationships

Relational Tug of War

by Co-Active Coach

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 08:36 AM

The human experience involves relationships. No matter how one may try to avoid it. I’m certain that there is a universality to relational highs and lows. The mysterious tug of war we feel in our relational worlds. Relationships involve one consistent ingredient that makes chaos inevitable…People. Perfection is sadly not a quality trait humans are […]

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Our posture speaks volumes

by Co-Active Coach

Posted on April 09, 2013 at 13:07 PM

Memories flash in our mind at the most unexpected times. I’m enjoying one right now of my daughter as a tiny girl. She has always held herself with such incredible posture. The word “slump” was not in her physical dictionary. From a very early age, she has held herself with such dignity and grace. The […]

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Right now

by Co-Active Coach

Posted on March 05, 2013 at 21:58 PM

I’ve been thinking a lot about my “right now.” The mysterious gift of the present moment, in all it’s fullness, possibility, and life. The intangible secret of this very moment. I think, especially as an American, the phenomenon of the present moment always seems so intangible and just out of reach. Culturally, we do not […]

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The Mountain’s invitation

by Co-Active Coach

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 15:20 PM

A tall lonely mountain stands as if it has a story of its own to tell. It’s majestic and mysterious nature seems to speak without saying a word. It’s very presence somehow expresses a universal invitation. It’s as if the mountain extends a hand of hospitality. “Come, any who are willing, and explore.” The invitation […]

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Life is fragile

by Co-Active Coach

Posted on February 06, 2013 at 14:05 PM

Life is short. Life is fragile. Life is sacred. A reality we all face at one point or another as those we love slip away from this life. A reality that is a difficult one at best and seemingly unbearable at worst. A reality we will all face at some point in our own journey. A very […]

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Relentless Pursuit

by Co-Active Coach

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 15:06 PM

I’m learning in deeper ways that we view God through the relational lens we have experienced. If we have experienced the world relationally, through our parents, teachers, family, or friends, as rejecting and cruel, we often view God through that same lens. We assign Him relational attributes in direct proportion and connection to our experiences. Considering […]

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Coming Clean

by Co-Active Coach

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Authenticity and honesty are big values in my life, so I will start there today by coming clean! I have not written in a few weeks for a host of reasons, some of which I hope to explore in today’s post, but mainly because I just can’t find the words. I know, its shocking, but […]

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Structure vs Rhythm

by Co-Active Coach

Posted on October 01, 2012 at 19:35 PM

Transition always brings new challenges, new opportunities, and new lessons. As I have transitioned over the last few months, I have encountered each of these in different ways. I’m learning new things about who God created me to be and having opportunities to live that out fully. Life has a way of robbing us of […]

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Beautiful grace

by Co-Active Coach

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM

I’ve been thinking about the word grace.  The word is used in many different ways and different contexts. It has many shades, hues, and textures and attempting to define it seems futile. Some people move with grace as they dance. Some people say grace before meals. Others have exercised a grace period for a debt. We sometimes […]

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Love : Is it Getting or Giving?

by Co-Active Coach

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 07:48 AM

I was recently in a conversation with a person who was experiencing significant relational tensions. I entered the conversation with a curious ear in order to explore the deeper parts of their soul. The conversation eventually highlighted an interesting discovery. This person defined relationships, and therefore love, by what they received and didn’t receive. I heard phrases […]

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