The Start of Something New

I’m Lisa! I’m a Louisville, Kentucky native.

This blog was created to share my books, writing, and other thoughts. I will state this now: this blog is to educate and entertain. I won’t get political but I do talk about some current issues that are of interest to me. This blog will be a place for discussion, to learn something new, and discover a cool song. The main goal of this blog is to help others heal. Most of the articles in this blog will be related to mental health. Mental health is VERY important to me. It is one of my passions to inform people how to navigate this world with a better understanding of how we think and perceive what is around us.

My background

I originally went to college to study journalism. I did study and almost graduate with a journalism degree before I changed my mind. I transitioned into creative writing. I still use many of my journalism skills in my creative writing.

I have written and self-published four books. I use this blog to talk and promote my books. My first book is nonfiction (Just A Unicorn) and an introduction to me and my writing. The second book (Of Light & Air) was a book of poetry, the third book is a collection of short stories (Open Mind, Ebony Eyes), and my book coming out on November 4, 2022 is a novella called Descent.

I enjoy books, photography, graphic design, music (particularly jazz, soul/R&B, gospel, and alternative rock), movies, puzzles, trivia, video games, art, studying religion and psychology, the Peanuts comic strip, and just to laugh. We can chat anytime about any of the listed topics.

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From the Blog

This novella is about a family. A black middle-class family in Louisville Kentucky. It’s about multiple generations in a family with secrets. The novella explores how people in the same family may not always know each other as well as they thought. Do secrets impact different generations? This work of fiction travels down that road full of twists and turns.

The novella was released on Amazon on November 4, 2022. Please check out the playlist because you may discover a new gem. I take a lot of time curating my playlists that feature different genres. The playlist can be found on my Musicality Playlist page.

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Latest Posts

April is National Poetry Month!!!

April is National Poetry Month. It is one of my favorite times of the year. I love poetry for so many reasons and I am always trying to encourage more people to check it out. I read that many people don’t like poetry because they don’t understand it. I try to inform people that there…

How Shame Follows Us Part 2

The Origin of Shame in My Life I was taught from a very early age to consider other people’s feelings over my own. I didn’t understand the significance of this until I was well into adulthood. I didn’t understand how traumatic this would become for me. I loved my family and friends and wanted them…


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Musicality Playlist

Starting in May 2023 – there will be a new playlist every other month. That means May, July, September, and November (and we always have a Christmas playlist). Check out this page for updates.

We are moving in a new direction. Let’s see where this year takes us. 

  • Are you excited or stressed about the new year?
  • What would you like to accomplish by the end of January 2023?
  • What does your self-care plan look like for January 2023?
  • What fun plans do you have in February?
  • Inhale/Exhale…because you are doing the best you can. Take it one day at a time. Be blessed and know…YOU ARE A BLESSING!

Check out the New Year’s Playlist (Jan/Feb) below! There are some Valentine’s songs mixed in too. Enjoy!

Books & Merchandise

Updated News: Everyone in the Louisville, KY area…you can now purchase my first book, Just A Unicorn, at Work the Metal. It is a wonderful store that sells amazing products. It is a very cool place to shop and I wouldn’t have wanted my book to be anywhere else. Check out Work the Metal.

I’m excited to promote my books and future merchandise on this page. All books are sold on

My first published book was my inspirational/nonfiction book called Just A Unicorn under my name Lisa R. Cox.


More details coming soon.