Along with coaching, Lisa is the author of Ashes to Ink: A Memoir and co-author of an epistolary memoir, You Are Loved, with her partner, Mark Mathias. She was a #Blogher17 Voice of the Year Honoree, and her essays have been published in anthologies and across the internet.
Acceptance struggles to emerge from a cocoon of family secrets ... After her parents' divorce in 1974, Lisa Lucca's idyllic Midwestern childhood is shattered when she learns her father is gay. Sworn to secrecy, she begins carrying the emotions of her family like a cracked bucket, making a mess as she embarks on a life of rebellious choices. Decades later, faced with the aftermath of her father’s death, Lisa revisits the complicated relationship she had with him, delving deeper into the stories she’s held about love, sexuality, and the family she comes from with a shimmering clarity that arises from her grief. A story of heartache and the power of forgiveness, Ashes to Ink shines a light on the challenges of living true to who we are.
If the choice to live an authentic life came with a steep price, would you pay it? When lifelong friends Mark and Lisa reconnect after many years, they are both seeking something more in their ordinary lives. Cynical about marriage, yet devoted to his young daughter, Mark is seeking life purpose and direction, while single mom Lisa is embarking on a new career and looking for love. So begins a ten-year email conversation that delves into life’s biggest questions about true love, meaningful work, and connecting with God. Capturing the essence of what it means to risk everything and redefine your life, Mark and Lisa’s story takes you on a journey that explores the nature of love, truth and the choices that shape our lives.
Join fourteen women as they discuss influential moments from their lives. Spanning the latter half of the 20th century and into the 21st century, each story is a complex and emotional journey. These personal stories are testaments to the strength and character of the incredible women whose words remind us that life is both beautiful and challenging.
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