Knitting Touching Stories: A 9/11 Widow Found Solace In Knitting

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She Is Now Helping Others In Need

Lisa Luckett lost her husband in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the shock was so great that she did not know what to do. Left behind with a daughter of 7, she could not see how she could overcome her despair.

Her therapist suggested her to find a creative occupation to keep her mind off negative thoughts.

And so she found knitting. In 2007, 6 years after her husband’s tragic death, she started Cozmeena Enlightened Living, a brand with a focus on comfort and care. Seeing how many other people were also in need of help, she decided she could do something about it.

Her lifestyle brand began with something she called the Cozmeena Shawl. She started teaching other women how to create their own shawls at her own home, located in Fair Haven.

Cozmeena is a term coined by Lisa, and, as she says with a laugh, it means a combination of coziness and glamour. This is, after all, what truly wearable fashion should be all about.

Lisa considers knitting to be much more than just a means to pass the time. She believes that knitting allows the person practicing it to become involved in what they do with all their senses.

“[Knitting] taps into the right side of your brain, it opens your intuitive, creative side, and quiets our very loud, left-brain, analytical side,” she explains.

The loss of her husband threw Lisa’s life in chaos, but she managed to go on and find something meaningful to do. Right now, her brand is intended to be a means for people to get in touch with their inner selves, so they can live meaningful lives, as well.

Knitting is capable of offering you the best opportunity to live in the now and experience the beauty this world beholds, through simple means. This credo is what makes Lisa’s brand stand out.

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