two weeks later + i do not accept the “new normal”

23 Nov 2016 culture + art

two weeks ago, i was ready to pull an all-nighter. i had my wine, my popcorn, my twitter feed up on my phone, my tv tuned into the all-night swedish news, and my computer screen streaming nbc. i was ready for an epic night and the first woman president of the united states of america. and, oh was it an epic night. but, i remember the gnawing feeling in the pit of my stomach when i started to wonder if thingsRead More

wednesday wisdom: rules of living # 4

5 Mar 2014 spirit + soul

happy ash wednesday, my friends. you may or may not celebrate the beginning of lent, but i wish you a happy ash wednesday anyway. for me, this day marks the beginning of a very reflective journey of 40 days. a time each year when i reflect on who i am. on my mortality. my ability to love. my dreams. and question if i am living life to the fullest. but, enough about that today. i’ll tell you more about myRead More

sometimes you gotta be defrocked in order to live with integrity.

20 Dec 2013 culture + art, lbgtq

do you remember this post of mine from about a month ago? i shared with y’all my views, thoughts, and experiences over some of the injustices happening in the united methodist church (UMC), my home denomination. i was not a happy camper – and i’m still not. at that time, there was a church trial for a UMC minister, frank schaefer, who had performed a same-sex marriage, which goes against one of the rules in the book of discipline, theRead More

i’m ok… even though i got an email.

16 Aug 2013 culture + art, lbgtq

you know what? i don’t want a job that might not be a place where i can be 100% me. i don’t want a job where i have to perhaps pretend that part of my life doesn’t exist. i don’t want a job where i am not seen as a whole and complete and perfectly ok person just as i am. i will not settle. i will not bow down. i will not give in. instead, i will keep onRead More

pins and needles.

26 Jun 2013 culture + art, lbgtq

waiting on pins and needles today as the supreme court is slated to determine the fate of the love and marriages of many families, including mine. yes, they say that today the highest court in the states will make their ruling on two cases regarding marriage equality. this is a big deal, both as a civil right for all people to have the right to live and love as they are, but also as a deeply personal decision that affectsRead More



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