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Lisa Levart
Lisa Levart is an award winning photographer and multi-media installation artist. Goddess on Earth, her first book of portraits won the Gold Nautilus Book Award. Her photography captures the vitality, archetypal beauty, and inner life of her individual subjects.

Levart’s photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including: Fast Company, New York magazine, The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Time magazine, and The Washington Post. Lisa’s work includes an ongoing project photographing the Maloto organization in Malawi, Africa that helps feed, educate and empower the women and children of their region.

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Entries by Lisa Levart

I Just Want to Have Fun!

(16) Comments | Posted January 8, 2016 | 10:46 AM

In his 1991 pre-TED Talk "talk", John Cleese, of Monty Python fame, delivers countless "light bulb" jokes, all while detailing ways to foster creativity. The main take-away for me is that creativity is not a talent or ability. Creativity flows, Cleese believes, when you are in an open,...

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Millennials; Celebrate Yourselves, Even When Others Don't

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2015 | 10:49 PM


Millennials have a bad reputation. The media tells us they are entitled, spoiled and in constant need of approval. But I agree with James Wolcott who wrote in this month's Vanity Fair; "We may need millennials to remind us what we...

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Lessons from a Goddess of Compassion: Live With Joy, Even While Grieving

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 1:10 PM


Dianne Gray, the President of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation and founder of Hospice and Healthcare Communications has known grief. When Dianne was only nine years old, her father died of a sudden heart attack at age 39. Years later,...

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My Mother's Journey With Alzheimer's: A Family Portrait

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 5:48 PM


I haven't seen the movie Still Alice because my mother has Alzheimer's disease.

While she slips away into the advanced stages of this ferocious illness, I can't watch anything that illustrates the journey my family is on. Nonetheless, I applaud one outcome...

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Women, Power and the Rule of Three

(6) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 8:38 AM


My personal relationship with power is fraught with anxiety, self-doubt and fear of conflict. As a woman, I doubt I am alone in this, yet as I struggle with this confounding reality, I wonder what my ideal relationship to power should be?

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The Irony of ISIS

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 12:50 PM

What would the Goddess Isis call on us to do as ISIS -- the militant terrorist group -- threatens to bulldoze our global cultural heritage?


Goddess. Enchantress. Instructress. Protectress. Considered the divine Mother Goddess of Ancient Egypt, Isis was the throne upon which...

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The Real Goddesses of Essex County

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 5:53 PM

Luna Stage, a professional theater in West Orange, New Jersey planned to honor three extraordinary women in their Essex County community during Women's History Month. Galas, legacy lunches and award presentations are standard affairs for most non-profits, but Luna Stage was thinking outside the box. They chose instead...

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Embracing the Darkness of Winter Solstice

(6) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 5:13 PM

Darkness comes early as Solstice draws near. Lights are lit in windows, on trees, inside houses and along streets. We seek their comfort and warmth during these short days and long nights. The last month of the calendar is here and we eagerly anticipate the rebirth of a new annual...

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Serving Food With a Healthy Portion of Love

(2) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 5:04 PM

In this season of short days and long nights, we turn inwards -- seeking sustenance in the holiday rituals of our families and communities. For many of us, it's a time that brings us into deeper engagement with the traditions of food and cooking that have been passed down through...

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A Season for Gender Equality

(4) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 1:22 PM

For everything there is a season. In some parts of the world, Fall means bringing in the crops and returning to the abundance of the harvest. In urban cities across America, though, it's time to attend conferences, workshops and symposiums! Last month, I even participated in two different NYC events...

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Kathy Eldon: From Chaos to Creativity

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 3:10 PM


Anarchy. Pandemonium. Disarray. These are just a few of the synonyms for the word, "chaos." But buried even deeper in chaos's etymology is a sacred myth -- that of the Goddess Khaos. Khaos (or Chaos) was one the Greek primeval goddesses and gods...

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Women in Film: A Prevailing Imbalance Continues

(7) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 6:50 PM

The disparity of women in film is so ingrained in our moviegoing experience that we hardly take notice. According to a study by the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism "out of 4,475 speaking characters on film, only 28.4% are female" of the movies released in 2012.

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How Facebook Censored Our Sheroes

(1) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 1:53 PM

Note: This post contains nudity.

Until June 12, Facebook classified nude photographs of women who had undergone mastectomies as pornographic. This standard protocol was reconsidered after Facebook received an angry petition, with more than 20,000 signatures, concerning their censorship of the SCAR Project page. Under pressure,...

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The Queen of Sheba -- The Original Cross-Cultural Visionary

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 5:32 PM

During my recent trip to Morocco, there were times when it seemed like I had stepped into the movie Blade Runner. I was bombarded by a hectic energy -- an ancient way of life adapting to and colliding with the 21st century. There were women covered head to...

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Aphrodite's Love

(6) Comments | Posted April 16, 2013 | 12:18 PM

Last month, in an attempt to escape the last legs of this dreary New York winter, I went to Los Angeles in search of sunlight. I found light, warmth and stunning flowers in vibrant colors -- but most surprisingly, I found love.

"Love is not something we give or...

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Creativity and the Three Graces

(4) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 3:00 PM

Creativity is like a spark of electricity. In ancient Greece this catalyst was believed to have been a wondrous gift from the Gods and Goddesses, the Muses in particular. The Three Graces were ancient Rome's artistic benefactors. Today, it's generally believed that our creativity lies within ourselves rather than being...

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Rise Up With Terpsichore

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 4:57 PM

Eve Ensler, the award-winning playwright and activist, has issued a call to action. On February 14, women and men around the world will heed the call and dance to end violence against women. One billion people are expected to rise and move with passion, for in the world...

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Women Connecting Worldwide

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 2:56 PM

This past October, in Grass Valley, California, over 400 women attended the Passion Into Action conference. With larger than life images of powerful and vibrant women from the Goddess on Earth series setting the stage, those attending learned tools to help them turn ideas into actions....

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The Final Debate: Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

(5) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 12:26 AM

The fourth and final debate of the 2012 presidential race was held along the East Coast on October 29th with Hurricane Sandy as the moderator. Until then, global warming and its economic, social and political repercussions were conspicuously absent from the debates, with neither candidates nor moderators, broaching...

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Goddess Bless America: My Wild and Crazy Fantasy

(16) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 4:26 PM

According to the New York Times, the word God was used a total of 57 times during the recent Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Just for fun, let's imagine if the word Goddess were used instead. Would the switch of one word in a very public arena change...

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