Author Archives: lissa e.

About lissa e.

Lissa's offerings include integrative mental health care, meditation and mindful movement (yoga, qigong, improvisation) instruction, and writings offered in an inclusive, compassionate, culturally responsive, and social justice-oriented framework as part of a lifelong mission to reduce suffering for all beings.

Transitioning to New Site

Hi new and old readers:

Thank you! Thank you for your visits and support. I have happily written on for almost a decade and before that on a site called flyturtlefly. I have such immense love for both of these sites and the creativity that they held space for. I will no longer be updating this site and have moved my catalog of online work onto my business site at where I write a new piece every Friday. I hope you will consider joining me there. I’ve outlined a list of favorite/recommended posts should you want to read or reread any of them.

Deep thanks again to and for you,



Favorite Posts

A Love Language Decolonization poem

A Freedom Jar  poem

How to Care for Unworthiness & Invisibility 

Embodied Radical Care for Black Folx

Care as a form of loving rebellion against anti-Blackness

a heart embrace poem

may there only be a letting go poem

alone together & not knowing

Intergenerational Trauma & Triumphs

here for you: coping with COVID-19

Being with Grief

watch me bloom


above image by @taylorvetam