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What it means to be of benefit in a f*cked up world

17 May 2017 spirit + soul

The world is fucked up. I’ll admit it.   Now, if you know me, you know that I have a sunny disposition. That I find the hope + positivity in every single damn thing. So, admitting or stating that the world is anything but sunny + hopeful is a little unlike me. But, that doesn’t mean that I am not a realist. In fact, I think that I am so positive + hopeful, because I am a realist. Oooo… just realizedRead More

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

A white man walked into a church…

18 Jun 2015 culture + art

but, this is no f*cking joke, people. this is for freaking real. a white man walked into an african methodist episcopal church in charleston, south carolina last night and killed nine people. murdered them. because they were black. photo from cnn.com i’m so pissed. and so exhausted. sick from all of the violence. all of the hate. how many people have to be killed before we wake up? how much more hate can we tolerate? and, honestly, what the hell can we doRead More

Why I don’t care about being happy

7 May 2015 spirit + soul

it just doesn’t matter to me. being happy. i mean, there are happy moments. and i love happy moments. but, that is not what i am really after. that’s too shallow of a goal. what i am after is much deeper. what i want is lifelong. what i am after is peace. and, for me, peace is something that comes from within. of course, we mean peace when we talk about the absence of war or conflict. and, of course, thisRead More

merry christmas eve: bringing sweden to the states

24 Dec 2014 gatherings, life

god jul!! hello, friends! can you believe that it is christmas eve already? how did that happen?! things are pretty exciting in our home right now. since it’s christmas eve, it’s the big swedish celebration day for christmas, and we are planning on putting on the most swedish julafton (christmas eve) we can! what that means is that we get christmas stockings this morning, search for a donald duck cartoon on the internet to watch (a swedish christmas tv cartoon that theRead More

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