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Lisa Portolan

Author, blogger, green-juice sipper, yoga and meditation instructor

Lisa Portolan is a writer from Sydney, Australia. She has three books published (two under the pseudonym E. Ashby), and often blogs for a number of websites including Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous, Rebelle Society and Mamamia.

She is currently completing her PhD at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) on ‘happiness-washing and the advertising industry’. She has a MA International Studies, and BA Communications and International Studies from UTS, and has worked in the advertising industry for over a decade.

Lisa is also a yoga and meditation instructor, closet green-juice-sipper and incorrigible dreamer. Check out her website, or follow her on Instagram @porti82 or Twitter @lisaportolan.

She now lives in Canberra with her daughter, husband (craft beer guru and co-owner of the Pot Belly) and two pooches, Apollo and Juno.
Please note she does not like cardigans.
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I'll Tell You The Secret: Manifesting Is A Con

If we were manifesting health, or authenticity, a real sense of identity, then I would be all for it. It makes sense, after all, those are the core blocks of life. But instead we're trapped manifesting products and events consumer culture told us we wanted.
25/05/2016 1:23 PM AEST

Are We Living in 1984, Even Though It's 2016?

What is most interesting about our compromised personal data, and the key point that Orwell missed, is that we give it up so freely. We fling our data out there like caution to the wind because, who cares right? It's out there anyway.
07/03/2016 1:06 PM AEDT