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the week that i sought beauty in the pain // 23

My heart is still heavy, and I am almost tempted to think that things will never change. The violence in Orlando is almost too much to bear and I find myself feeling helpless and small. I woke early this morning, before my alarm, and a wave of sadness and fear washed over me. I don’t know why, but my reaction to this latest mass shooting, which combines both terrorism + hate against the LGBTQ community, has left me feeling vulnerableRead More

how håkan hellström inspires us to keep going

12 Jun 2016 culture + art, sweden

i’ve been excited about sharing this post with you for a week. a post about a truly inspiring + magical concert that lina and i attended last weekend. however, right now, as i watch live news from the united states, my heart is heavy and my excitement has been replaced by sadness, frustration, and anger. last night, in orlando, florida, 50 people were killed and 53 were injured in a gay nightclub by a gunman who has now caused the worst massRead More

04.16 grounded // a playlist for finding inner peace

6 Apr 2016 culture + art, mixtapes

How do you stay connected to your self? How do you find balance and listen to your soul? Where do you go + what helps you to ground yourself, and helps you keep yourself stable and strong and inspired? This month’s Spotify playlist  (and theme of the month) is all about finding that place where we each can feel the ground of our being, whether it be through spirituality, nature, art, religion, yoga, literature, mediation, cooking… and so on. I trulyRead More

a few thoughts on life + death + being back on the grid

guess what i am doing, you guys?! blogging from bed! that’s right, we have finally gotten our internet and tv connections all fixed and hooked up, and we are back on the grid. feels wonderful. and a tiny bit weird too. i woke up this morning fairly late for me – about 7:30. i stretched + came to my senses + remembered that, starting today, i have six days off. six days of total, wonderful, lazy freedom. i also remembered thatRead More

a song for our journey on the long dark road

17 Feb 2016 culture + art

some days our journeys feel exciting + adventurous – like a road trip on a summer’s day. windows rolled down. music blaring. a feeling of compete freedom. other days, though, our journey, still adventurous + exciting, feels long and dark. the uncertainty doesn’ feel quite as freeing and liberating.  right now I am feeling the second journey. love the season of lent and all that it symbolizes to me. as i mentioned the other day, these 40 days before easterRead More

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