Identify, understand, and reframe your life story with this essential guide for self-acceptance from Lisa Olivera, a therapist, writer, and creator of a wildly popular Instagram account.
When Lisa Olivera was just a few hours old, her birth mother abandoned her behind a rock near Muir Woods in Northern California. She was found and later adopted.
Growing up, Lisa knew she was adopted and later learned she was abandoned. Like with many adopted children, this led to questions. Including this big one: why did her mother leave her behind? Without answers, Lisa came up with her own: something must be wrong with her. Lisa came to believe she was not enough. This story wasn’t true, but it made sense of a confusing experience. It allowed her to move forward. It felt like the only way. Until, with the help of a therapist, Lisa began to tell herself a better story. And now, a therapist herself, she shows you how you can too.
In Already Enough, Lisa gets honest about our stories and how they affect us—often more than we realize. She guides us through the brave work of reframing our stories so we can remember that we are already enough, just as we are. This book is about finally freeing ourselves from the constraints of the past by integrating all parts of who we were, who we are, and who we want to be—the messy and the beautiful—to live a more whole and more meaningful life.
Lisa Olivera is a writer, therapist, creative, and human who shares work centered around radical acceptance, cultivating compassion, and integrating our stories and full humanity. Her mission is to guide people in remembering their goodness, honoring who they are, and reclaiming their inner stories in order to show up more fully in the world. Lisa currently has a small private practice and creates courses, offerings, and writings. Outside of work, Lisa loves photography, spending time in nature, and learning. She lives with her husband in Northern California.