Writing and reading are among my first loves. I have worked as a journalist and have also had my poetry, articles, and short stories published in various journals and newspapers. I have listed blog posts I’ve written on this site as well as via flyturtlefly and lissabliss that seemed to resonant most with folks below. I hope you enjoy your journey into my writing world.

[Image Description: Trees blending into each other with sky in background] Photo  by mikejmbyrne.


Favorite Posts

Reflections, Practices, Resources

How to Care for Unworthiness & Invisibility 

Inner Child Care

Embodied Radical Care for Black Folx

Care as a form of loving rebellion against anti-Blackness

You are precious: practices and reflections

Alone together & not knowing: resources and practices

Intergenerational Trauma & Triumphs – part of the Pleasure Activism series

Intergenerational Rest & Care

Tending to Personal, Intergenerational, and Collective Anger

Acts of Radical Kindness in Times of Collective Trauma

A Safer Space for the Body (Vagus Nerve Practices)

Here for you: coping with COVID-19

Being with Grief

Watch me bloom on self-expression and speech

Manifest Your Life

Love until all we are is love

Letting go is love

mountain scenery
[Image Description: Body of water with stones and mountains in background.) Photo by Marlon Martinez on Pexels.com


A Love Language Decolonization poem

A Freedom Jar  poem

How Healing Feels poem

A heart embrace poem

May there only be a letting go poem

Blender  flash/short fiction

Jasmine  prose poem series

Our only sunshine  poem

Imagine freedom  poem

Dark chocolate candy land  poem

Come back to me  poem

Cheery rainbow piece  poem

Dream boy poem

—Lissa E.

eric-ward-wejhq4J-UNo-unsplash [Image Description: Trees with rays of sun light in background] Photo by @ericjamesward


19 thoughts on “Writing

  1. just wanted to say that i really enjoyed reading your writing on indie bloggers today. you write beautifully. i’m glad i found your blog 🙂


  2. Lissa – Really like your style. Am intrigued that you do creative and medical writing.

    The turtle/butterfly metaphor for intro/extroversion is brilliant.

    Also digging the images … are those yours as well?


  3. I’m so sorry that I haven’t had time to read lately (my most recent post explains). I’ve honestly missed reading, and I can’t wait to really get back so I can catch up!


  4. lissa,
    your writing is quite amazing.
    anytime I read and then have my mind wander back over the words for hours, I know I’ve hit pay dirt.
    good luk with the nursing exam – i too went into a medical field wanting to do nothing but write and photograph the world.
    it was a good idea and paid the bills for 20 years
    but now I’m free to write and shoot and just be.

    if you ever get that literary mag gig, will you publish one of my poems? they are good ones. (if you don’t like your own writing, who else will???) 🙂

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  5. I know you’ll fall in love with Asheville. It has such a relaxed atmosphere. We ate outside everyday, and there was music all around us and people painting. It’s honestly one of my favorite places now, and I think we’ll be going back often.

    I hope to catch up on reading this week!

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  6. Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. I got a new job at a hotel working third shift, so I mostly sleep all day–well, I try to. 🙂 I’m working six days in a row, Saturday being the last of the days, so hopefully I’ll be around sometime after that.

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