Emily Harman, the host
and cat lovers call Lisa The Pet Calming Maestro. Music lovers know
her as the heart-centered woman who inspires through music and
story. Colleagues call her The Pianopreneur. From the very first
moment she heard her mother play piano when she was seven, Lisa’s
fingers were a magnet to the keys. A bad fall in June of 2017
shattered Lisa’s right hand and inspired her to find another voice.
After three surgeries for seven complicated fractures, she dove
into music for left hand only. It wasn’t easy, emotionally or
physically. Listen to this episode and learn how Lisa realized it
only appeared music came from her hands. She really makes music
with her heart.
Harman introduces Lisa Spector.
Spector shares how she crushed her right hand in a bizarre
is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?
caused Lisa to fire her first physical therapist?
important to advocate for yourself.
shares what first came to her mind when she fell.
made Lisa feel that injuring her hand was a blessing in
Lisa tell before her accident that the universe was trying to make
her aware of something?
universe whispers at first and then gets louder and louder until we
talks about left-handed pianists.
did it take for Lisa to get into The Juilliard School and to
did she first start playing the piano?
did Lisa do after she graduated from
tells a story about being chosen to play for the Syracuse Symphony
has Lisa addressed her difficult times?
said that her recovery was 80-90% mental.
is required for Lisa Spector to use her right hand for playing
does an agility dog do?
3 Key Points:
Spector developed a rare neurological disorder called Complex
Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) that often affects middle-aged women
who have had trauma to their hand or their foot.
Spector is writing a memoir book calledLeft-Hand Lemonaid: A Musician’s Journey of
Turning Tragedy into Triumph.
never know how the universe is going to deliver you gifts in what
seems like tragedies at the
would say, whether it is a musical instrument, whether its a sport,
whether it is anything else in life you love that brings you joy.
No matter what set-backs you’ve had, there is always a way to do
that thing that you love.” –Lisa Spector
realized that, thank God that it was only my hand. Because if it
hadn’t been my hand, it would have been something that I think
could have killed me.” –Lisa Spector
best things in life happen by accident.” –Lisa Spector
This show currently highlights how to create a life you LOVE living - NOW! The first 3 seasons are focused on facing adversity and moving forward. Many guests still discuss adversities they've faced and how they've turned their pain into passion and created a life they absolutely love living. Let's move #OnwardTogether!