Inspiring the world through loving acts of compassion.
Lisa Rachel Cohen
Lisa Rachel Cohen is the author of Grace is Born, an illustrated gift book and spiritual guide for “sages of all ages, wearing the face of every race, talking the tongue of everyone”. Grace is Born is a poetic parable inspiring readers to co-create compassion and become instruments of change.
In June of 2013, Sparkle Press was established to parent Grace is Born and derivative work.
Grace is Born was conceived from Lisa’s spiritual, emotional, and physical healing journey and invaluable experiences over the course of her 30 year career as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Brain Injury Rehabilitation Specialist in schools, hospitals and outpatient medical settings.
Lisa wrote Grace is Born as a tool to promote personal healing through helping others. She, as well as her patients, continue to experience accelerated healing, as a result of sharing their sacred stories and being of service to others.
Additionally, Lisa is preparing to launch an InSparkle Compassion Facebook Community along with InSparkle Compassion Circles. The InSparkle Compassion Community will be a hub for “Guardians of Light” to gather and channel universal love. Guardians of Light, featured in Grace is Born are also known as teachers, artists, humanitarians, friends, angels and more.
As the InSparkle Compassion hostess, Lisa plans to post topic specific threads to direct focus on exchanging life lessons, sharing resources and orchestrating change. The InSparkle Compassion Community will explore and identify community needs, provide and accept support and celebrate stories of compassion.
Lisa resides in New Jersey with her husband, daughter and their VIP (Very Important Pooch) where she works as a Private Practitioner. Lisa holds a Masters of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology and a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Hearing and Language Association.
I am an inspired Author, Publisher, Coach, Character Educator, Communication Specialist and the founder and CEO of Sparkle Press, LLC and InSparkle™ Media.
I was blessed to present and exhibit at the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions and be an Ambassador for the 2014 Forum on Character Education in Washington DC.
Presently, I serve as an honorary board member for Arts 4 Peace Awards; a Shero for Sheroes United, an advisor for Clerc's Children and a Regional Coordinator for Gather the Women.
InSparkle™ Media is co-creating compassionate communities via InSparkle™ Compassion Circles, Celebrations, Retreats, and publications including Grace is Born and My Grace is Born Companion.
InSparkle™ Media's divinely inspired teaching tools are manifesting universal peace and bringing Grace to Life!
This is my story . . .
In the not so distant past, my husband repeatedly advised me to shred all personal documents for fear that I might fall prey to identity theft.
Truth be told, I relinquished my identity years before. In a futile attempt to mute anxiety and fear, I turned to food, excessive activity and the drama of trauma. I was a die-hard rescuer in desperate need of being rescued.
My prayers for relief were answered by caring friends who took me with them to a self-help group for food addiction.
In addition to being an author, I am a Speech-Language and Cognitive Therapist, aka “groupie”, with 30 years experience facilitating brain injury support, treatment, advocacy, and prevention groups.
My spiritual, emotional and physical healing journey began once I relinquished being “the one in charge”.
Like those who came before me and those that will follow, I flourish when provided with ongoing opportunities to share my story and be of service to others.
Several of my group members suggested that guided writing might help me to recover. After much resistance, I conceded. My spiritual wings expanded once I began attending meetings. My spiritual life took flight once I began writing.
My passion for life was restored and my creativity re-ignited . . .
Grace was born!
From conception to birth, Grace is Born was miraculously written in 9 months and arrived just in time for Thanksgiving, 2010.
Over the next several snowy months, my daughter and I searched the internet, libraries, bookstores, galleries and gift shops, for an artist to co-create Grace’s visionary presence.
Then one sunny afternoon, I clicked my ruby reds and arrived at the threshold of “the one”, Judith Joseph, an internationally celebrated fine artist whose paintings dance with divinity.
Judith and I worked collaboratively with Lisa Kaczer, an extraordinary graphic designer, to convert the original painting into the book cover and interior images.
After further research and reflection, I developed additional InSparkle™ Compassion Resources including My Grace is Born Companion and and now host InSparkle™ Compassion Circles, Celebrations, and Retreats.
Together, we are Gracing the Globe!