winter

Being present. Day 11: The light of Lucia

13 Dec 2017 the seasons

I’m not quite ready to celebrate the coming of light in the dark, for right now, today, we are beginning the darkest days/week of the entire year. Up here in Sweden, in my city of Uppsala, we have 4-5 hours of daylight right now. Which don’t actually feel like daylight when it’s cloudy, cold, rainy, and snowy. It may seem extreme, and it feels extreme, but I have settled into the dark, inner pull of the earth right now. AndRead More

the week that was the last week of 2016 // 52

I’m still slowly easing into 2017 even if on the outside it may seem that I have been busy. I began the year in Maine at my brother’s. Drove to Connecticut to my aunt’s on the second day of 2017, and then drove to NYC and flew home to Sweden over the 3rd + 4th. So, I’ve covered some miles for sure. But, I don’t feel worn down. Sure, it’s only 9 pm and I am snuggled in my ownRead More

the week when the festivities began: portland, maine // 51

As soon as I drove into my brother’s neighborhood Friday night, I had the feeling that I was gonna be celebrating “Christmas in Maine”… like a small town, coastal Maine Christmas movie. It just felt magical and cozy and wintery. There was ice/snow on the ground, it was bitterly cold. But, it was toasty warm in the house. And there was pizza waiting for us! And beer! Oh, glorious Asheville craft beer! My parents had stocked up on multiple casesRead More

the longest night of the year: sinking into the winter solstice

  i woke this morning before 6. just before my alarm went off. as i pried open my eyes + snuggled down under the covers to stay warm, i slowly  prepared myself for one of my favorite mornings all year long. the dark, mysterious, silent morning of the winter solstice. i crawled out of bed and headed to the living room. in the total darkness, i prepared a place for meditation + contemplation on the floor. i put down someRead More

my mindful december: kindle the fire within

hello, my friends. well, december is here. and, oh how i love this month. not only for the holiday feelings, but for the darkness + coziness that it brings to us up here in the northern hemisphere. i mean, i just want to have blankets and coffee and candles constantly. and i pretty much do whenever i am home. basically, this season of the year is perfect for my contemplative soul. but, what i love about it most is theRead More

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