Move Your Pen and Open Your Mind

Small, seriously fun memoir classes in Boulder, Denver & afield

About Lisa

In 2003, I wrote a story for Smithsonian magazine that changed my life. It was a profile of the most astonishing person I’ve ever met — Stanford Addison, a quadriplegic Northern Arapaho horse gentler and traditional healer who lived on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. His place became my second home for nearly [more…]

December classes

LAST CHANCE TO TAKE A CLASS WITH ME BEFORE LATE JANUARY: Meditation and creative writing, 9:30-5:30, Sat. Dec. 10. Location: North Boulder. Cost: $93. Co-taught with my husband, meditation teacher Peter Williams. YOU DON’T NEED A LICK OF MEDITATION OR WRITING EXPERIENCE TO TAKE THIS CLASS! You may confirm your place by sending the fee via PayPal [more…]


Forget about being clever or educated or persuasive or having a great vocabulary. Quit trying to look so cheerful, so victorious, so worthy. Become a humble servant of your own truth, and your writing will become a vital force for healing, because once our truths are known and witnessed and no one in the room [more…]