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wednesday wisdom. rule of living # 10.

17 Apr 2014 spirit + soul

Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older & think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time. what’s the meaning of life? what’s the purpose of life? how should we live? all of these questions started rambling around in my head as soon as i read the dalai lama’s 11th rule for living. and i don’t have the one, correct answer to them. i don’t believe that there is one, correct answer. perhaps, it looks a bit differentRead More

the next chapter from my memoir: 33 changed everything.

19 Mar 2013 spirit + soul

my husband closed the door behind him and i was standing in our, in my, home… alone. it was the beginning of august in 2007, and it was as if the slate had been wiped completely clean. i was almost 33 years old and i felt brand new. perhaps i felt a little bit of fear, but mostly, i felt free. not free because my marriage was now over, but free because of what that symbolized. i was me. onlyRead More

someone special in sweden.

8 Nov 2012 spirit + soul

our boat docked at the harbor, we disembarked, and were greeted by new, smiling, swedish faces and a cold, chilly swedish summer rain. everything happened more quickly than i could process it. we crammed ourselves & our luggage into the backseats of a couple of cars and were whisked off to someone’s home for a bbq. our hosts here in gothenburg were all girls, or young women. some of them had been on the caravan the summer before. what thatRead More

get out of the boat.

2 Nov 2012 spirit + soul

summer 2007 denmark: the plane touched down. five excited, never-been-to-europe-before university students, a fellow minister, and i found our way through customs, got our passports stamped, saw a smiling & familiar (to me) face holding a “scandinavian caravan” sign at the arrival gate , and were whisked out of the airport and onto a train headed for odense, denmark. just like that. we were there. after an overnight flight, all of us, with butterflies in our stomachs, sleepy eyes, &Read More

fly away, little bird. fly away.

may 2007 i knew change was coming. i knew that getting on a plane and heading to scandinavia would, once again, change my life. of course, i had no idea how much everything would change. it had been twelve years since i’d been to scandinavia, since i’d seen or heard from ian. my marriage with jake was crumbling, though it was really difficult to admit that to myself. the therapist i was seeing on a weekly basis, after nathan (myRead More

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