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Lisa Coonan
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Short Thoughts on Hair Colors
This time last year my dad had been dead for a month, it never stopped raining and all I did was cry. I physically ached from sun up to sun down and had so much rage that I can't believe I didn't telekinetically smash buildings together. I took the red line...
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The Year of My Life
In my second-to-last therapy session with the woman who saw me through all my stages of grief, I found myself brimming with a fierce optimism and hope as I recapped where I had been that week. My dad's one year teeters two weeks away, but I couldn't stop te...
The Year of My Life
The Year of My Life
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Serial Recap: 4 Years Later
Almost four years ago I read about a This American Life spin-off called Serial that was boldly going where no podcast had ever gone before: talking about a murder in-depth. I was deep in my last winter in Moscow and had been relying on audio books to keep m...
Serial Recap: 4 Years Later
Serial Recap: 4 Years Later
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Morning Light
My favorite old books- Wuthering Heights, The White Album, Z for Zachariah, The Metamorphosis, Redwall I have never lived a year without winter. It is my time of rebalance and stabilization, where I grow closer to the center. I read an astrological belief s...
Morning Light
Morning Light
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27 Things Learned in my 27th Year
It's all genetics. Don't read too much into makeup blogs or seek other people's advice. Nothing realistically helps that much. Everything on your face chills out in your late 20's so just enjoy it. Stop sitting on your sink every night and picking at your p...
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Past Life Hypnosis pt. 2
Everything in my mind is darkness. "I don't see anything," I tell the hypnotist. My words crumple the room, falling deep into the depths of my throat. "Wait until you do," he assures me. I concentrate on not moving. My mind seems profoundly empty. I am wand...
Past Life Hypnosis pt. 2
Past Life Hypnosis pt. 2
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Past Life Hypnosis pt. 1
I want so badly for hypnosis to be the thing that saves me. It has been months and I have been putting in the work: I see a grief therapist. I do some yoga. I cry when I need to. I hold it in when it's not an appropriate place. I've only taken one sick day....
Past Life Hypnosis pt. 1
Past Life Hypnosis pt. 1
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lately
The days are slower now, my body alternating between different stages of molasses. My hours seem to be filled with mostly morning, or maybe it's just the time I am most connected, the most aware. I awake stuck to sheets, suddenly swimming upward from the de...
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lately
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Feel Good Lost: Things That Helped
After my dad passed away, everything made me sick. The morning afternoon (or afternoon, since no one fell asleep until well after the sun, was up) my mom sent Ben out to our family's favorite bagel shop to get something for us to eat. She hadn't expected gu...
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Feel Good Lost: Oscillation
The week after the funeral, I return to my creaky apartment in the city.  And I go crazy.  I do everything people say you will do, but it happens fast and moves like a flip book. I move through the stages of grief moment to moment: anger, denial, bargaining...
Feel Good Lost: Oscillation
Feel Good Lost: Oscillation
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