spirit + soul

good friday & earth day rolled into one.

22 Apr 2011 spirit + soul

it’s a little weird having both on the same day. or, is it? i must admit that i have been longing for the liturgy of good friday. i feel the need to feel the anguish, shame, and pain of this day. i want to experience good friday fully. i don’t want to celebrate. i don’t want to skip ahead to the joy of easter without reflecting on the sadness of today. or maybe, it’s just that i feel guilty forRead More

shhh… dymmelonsdag.

20 Apr 2011 spirit + soul

it’s wednesday and it’s quiet in sweden. well, the bells on the churches are not ringing. there are still people moving about, doing things. but it feels a little different. it’s dymmelonsdag (“dumb wednesday”, sort of). the day before maundy thursday. today is a day  for silence. thought. and preparation for the next few dark days. we’re afraid of silence in this world. it makes us come face to face with ourselves. and usually we don’t like what we see.Read More

the week begins.

18 Apr 2011 spirit + soul

it was another glorious day in sweden! this morning the windows were open, the birds were singing, i was sipping coffee and reading with a cutie cat beside me. i must say that it was a great monday morning. as i was reading and enjoying myself, i began thinking about how easy it is to just go from sunday to sunday during this special week – ignoring all the bad emotions and feelings that come with the events between palmRead More

what gives you strength?

13 Apr 2011 spirit + soul

about a week ago, someone asked me where i got my strength from. how did i take care of myself? implying that in some way i am suffering and that i must out my needs first. it was a hard question to answer. and i actually haven’t answered it yet. so, i’m going to process it here. lucky you. of course there is a balance between loving yourself and loving others. but, ultimately, isn’t life about loving others? putting othersRead More

i ♥ april weekends. specifically this one.

10 Apr 2011 spirit + soul

i went to bed alone friday night, but when i woke on saturday morning, my love was on one side of me and zola was on the other. the birds were singing and the sun was bursting in through the windows. ahhh.. the weekend had begun. and it felt perfect. one thing i love about our apartment is that i love every room! and yesterday the kitchen was filled with the warm, golden sunshine. so, we sat together at theRead More

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slow living. photography. craft beer. spirituality. moon + stars. bare feet. road trips. mexican food. blankets. the ocean. journals. coffee. airplanes. forests. meditation. eating out. cacti. playlists. family time. zola the cat. lina, my love.

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