Growing up with people constantly mispronouncing my last name, I have learned to say, "Lisa Tunney - sounds like honey, money and funny - my three favorite things!" It usually gets a bit of a laugh and the person tends to remember how to say it from then on - as I hope do you. So, now that that's settled, I can take you on a brief tour on the road I have travelled to get to this moment.
My journey has taken me on various roads, but one thing that has stayed a constant in my life is my passion for education. Even now that I am not in school, I am continuously studying books, documentaries and observing my surroundings to learn more about my reality. For my formal education, I graduated with a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley with a focus in art history and I have an M.S. degree in Metaphysics from The American Institute of Holistic Theology.
I am a Reiki Master, Shamanic Practitioner, Intuition Development Teacher, Philosopher, Organic Food/Green Living Advocate and a Writer at large, penning the upcoming inspirational books, Blossoming Butterfly and The Seed Planter. As a philosopher whose accessible style can be described as "Sex and the City meets the Dalai Lama," I am passionate about sharing with others everything I have learned through my studies as well as from my personal observations. I personally like to integrate laughter as much as I can in my teaching, my writing and my life in general, because without laughter, life wouldn't be much fun. And while I consider my work to be a pleasure, I also enjoy meditation, art, history, taking long walks, dance, yoga, kickboxing, traveling and a vast array of metaphysical studies.
To back up a bit, I have to admit that I wasn't always interested in Spirituality, but it seems that my path was drawn out for me to be of service to the community long before I remembered my True Nature.
I have been intuitive and highly empathic my entire life, having memories of this since infancy. My first mystical experience was at the age of six, but even before that event, I could see things "inter-dimensionally" that other people could not. However, six seemed to be an important year for me on many levels. For one thing, after spending two months at home for various ailments, I began dabbling in the kitchen, mixing concoctions to find alternative ways to heal. The roots for my interest in holistic healing were beginning to form even at this early age.
At the age of twelve when my intuitive skills were becoming more obvious, it was advised by my family to not tell anyone, so that I would not be labeled as different. I tested the waters by talking about my gifts to some children I babysat, only to find that my once regular source of income would end on that day. After this experience, I went deeply into the proverbial closet, never sharing my abilities with anyone.
As a teenager, however, I secretly utilized thoughts and energy for healing as well as for manifesting things I desired. I had a keen understanding of the law of attraction decades before the term "Law of Attraction" had been coined. Around the same time I began to self-diagnose. Allopathic doctors initially would argue with my prognoses, but in the end, they would find that I was always right.
Professionally, I spent eleven years in retail including five years in management. I trained new employees in my own store, as well as for other stores in the district. As a personal shopper, I took the time to listen to get to know my clients, finding exactly the right items to meet each of their needs. My understanding of my customer's desires, product knowledge and strong management skills enabled me to consistently exceed revenue goals and earn the respect of my peers.
Party planning was the next step on my career path. I began as a corporate events coordinator and was promoted three times in the first year, ending my tenure as the corporate sales manager for the largest sales territory. Once again, I knew the importance of being of service to my clients; this time in the corporate arena. It never ceased to delight me to see my client's smiling faces after creating the perfect event that would live in each of their memories for a lifetime.
In 2002, I decided it was time to leave the corporate world to fulfill a lifelong dream to live in Paris for two months. It was a rewarding experience that I will never forget. Alas, it was time to come home and upon my return to San Francisco, I created my first business as a professional organizer, stager and decorator; helping clients throughout the Bay Area.
Five years later, the Universe decided it was time for me to move through my spiritual awakening, which put me on the path to openly use my innate gifts and fulfill my life's destiny. Slowly, the doors opened as I began to reveal my True Nature with others. As time progressed, I discovered I not only wanted to "heal" homes, but heal the spirit of my clients, as well. In doing so, I introduced reiki to my successful business. As I continued to transform, the former company name, The Personal Concierge, would eventually no longer be a good fit. To reflect the direction I was moving toward, I changed the name to Serenity Lifestyle.
Shortly after this name change, my inner wisdom told me that my two month excursion to Paris in 2002 had not been long enough. So, I took Serenity Lifestyle on the road and brought it to France. The first year was painful as I moved through illness, financial hardship and exploring my shadow-self. However, through the agony that I experienced, I continued to have revelation after revelation enabling me to shed many layers of outdated beliefs which helped bring more clarity and helped continue to fortify my intuitive abilities.
In Paris, the process of my spiritual evolution became the primary focus in my life and it was during this time that I decided I had outgrown professional organizing and staging and wanted to focus solely on the metaphysical world. I would eventually add to my repertoire of services various teachings to promote my clients' own innate intuitive skills enabling them to look within to search for the answers that they seek.
I had the intention to stay in Paris for one year to write a book and to begin a reiki community. I ended up staying for two years, wrote two books and in my second year, I began a beautiful reiki community for both locals and expats that still exists today with someone else at the helm. I cherished my time abroad, meeting so many wonderful people and though it was not an easy decision, I knew that when my dreams had been accomplished it was time to return home.
It was home that brought forth the information that I now had to step into my Light by not hiding behind a company name. With that insight, I let go of Serenity Lifestyle and Lisa Tunney, the company, was born. While I currently reside in Arizona, I consider myself a traveler and I allow the Universe to guide me on my path.
Thank you for taking the time to read my biography and I look forward to being of service to you.