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About Lisa Ellison Cooper
Lisa Ellison is an editor, writing coach, and speaker with an Ed.S in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a background in mindfulness. She has spent the last two decades helping clients and students turn difficult experiences into art and currently teaches courses in memoir, creative nonfiction, and mindful writing practices. Her life story and essays have appeared on NPR’s With Good Reason and in Hippocampus Literary Magazine, Kenyon Review Online, Huffington Post, and The Guardian, among others.
Slow Pieces Blog
Over the weekend I dreamt I was caulking my bathtub with toothpaste while delivering a speech to the UN. After the speech, I ended up at a resort that flooded every afternoon. Fearing a mold infestation, I suggested hotel staff build a gate to prevent the high tide...
Over the weekend, I celebrated my forty-seventh birthday with a cake, a silly Facebook post, and a dinner party with actual humans. I planned everything myself. This might not seem like a big deal to you, but I grew up in a home where having opinions, wants, or...
On Saturday, April 3, 2021, I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Over the past twelve months, I’ve rarely ventured outside my neighborhood. As vaccination day approached, I realized I would spend at least an hour inside a mass vaccination site that...