"Dogs teach me how to live in the moment and to live with joyful exuberance and eternal optimism," says Lisa Jensen. She says she tries to live in harmony with her surroundings and life energy, and to practice mindfulness in all she does. She has been practicing aikido since 1988, teaching and operating a dojo since 2003. She is also an organic gardener, back-country skiier and hiker. She lives in southern Colorado.