I met Lisa Groves a few weeks ago and was immediately drawn to her. Her gentle spirit and compassionate energy is contagious. I’m so happy to feature her this week in our “Meet a Hippie Mom” Series! Lisa resides in Scottsdale. She is a yoga teacher, book writer, and former trial lawyer! Boom!
Q) What do you love about your city? A) The weather. I shiver at 72 degrees so at 109 I’m feelin’ fine.
Q) What is a tip you think every Hippie mom needs to know? A) Look your children directly in the eye when they speak to you.
Q) What is your go-to recipe or current favorite recipe? A) Quinoa, fresh mint, scallions, corn, honey, olive oil.
Q) What is your favorite or most used holistic or natural remedy? A) Sleep. I know that sounds hokey. But sleep was the human being’s first natural remedy.
Q) What is one thing you can’t live without? A) My husband. I adore the ground he walks on. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a non-practicing lawyer, a feminist in my bones, but after 23 years of marriage my husband still gives me goose bumps.
Q) What is your yours or your kids’ favorite healthy food? A) Fresh herbs. Basil, mint, we eat them like salad.
Q) What do you incorporate into your daily life for optimal health? A) Yoga
Q) What was the best advice you received from another Hippie Mom/Woman? A) The way your husband treats you is the way your daughter will want to be treated by her husband – good or bad. Demand respect in your marriage and your daughter will, too.
Q) What healthy habit or healthful food have you always wanted to try or incorporate into your life but haven’t? Why? A) Vegan eating. I try, but all that chopping makes me want to punch my own throat. I just don’t have the patience.
Q) What is your least favorite house chore and why? A) Folding laundry. Ugh.
Q) What do you do for yourself on a daily or weekly basis? A) Yoga. BOOM. You knew that was coming.
Q) What is the biggest challenge eating healthy (for you or kids)? A) I live in the Optima, right across the street from Sprinkles Cupcakes.
Q) What is one healthy goal you want to incorporate or accomplish in your or your kids’ life over the next several months? A) A thought-cleanse. We spend so much time obsessing over the food we put into our bodies but sometimes the most toxic thing you can allow into yourself is a thought. This is recurring theme in my new book, Off the Beaten Path: a Guide to Abuse Recovery.
Q) What is something you can share with us that is funny, embarrassing, or vulnerable? A) I have been a misfit since the 4th grade. My whole life is moderately embarrassing.
Q) What hobbies or passions do you have? I am former trial lawyer, a yoga teacher, and am publishing my first book, Off the Beaten Path: a Guide to Abuse Recovery. Click here to find more information. (www.lisagroves.com)
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