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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 past two weeks, I’ve watched the starlings practice their annual murmurations. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, murmurations are the intricate swooping sky dances some birds do when they fly in unison. On my early morning walks, I’d hear their squawks...
Once upon a time, I wanted to be the coolest sister-in-law in the world. My first husband was sixteen when his baby brother was born. We took him for overnights, attended baseball and soccer games, and offered homework help. In the beginning, all it took to be the...
On Sunday fall finally arrived. Goodbye sixty-degree mornings and balmy afternoons. Hello dark, cold mornings, colorful leaves, and a return of my ugly sweaters. My favorite ugly sweater is almost fifteen years old. The worn, faded fabric is nubbly with pills. The...