Yearly Archives:

2012

  • asheville life

    reynolds shenanigans: loose in asheville.

    12 bones: popular hometown diner in asheville. obama eats here every time he’s in asheville. my sis-in-laws studio in the river arts district. she’s a potter. typical asheville. the grove park inn. an amazing…

    30 Dec 2012
  • create + inspire

    a mid-holiday hello.

    hey people! well, i’ve been in the states, in my home state, for almost two weeks now (gaaahhh!!), and the time is flying by. i have soooo many pictures to share. soooo many thoughts…

    28 Dec 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+ life

    three years at home.

    It’s December 26. Rain is falling outside my window. The christmas lights over the bed are lit. I’m sipping coffee & catching up on the morning happenings on GMA (Good Morning America). My love…

    26 Dec 2012
  • life

    a christmas eve thought.

    “for all that has been, thanks. for all that will be, yes!” ~dag hammarskjöld happy holidays! peace.…

    25 Dec 2012
  • winter solstice

    the darkest night.

    The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they…

    22 Dec 2012
  • in the wild

    the tale of the perfect tree.

    it’s late on wednesday night. everyone in the house is asleep except me. i’m tired, but i now i will most likely wake up at 3:30am once again. damn jet lag. so, if i…

    20 Dec 2012
  • life north carolina stockholm

    24ish hours.

    hey, folks! we made it! it’s a beautiful north carolina morning, we’re all rested (at least i feel that way right now. hehe.), and the adventures have already begun. well, we left a beautiful,…

    18 Dec 2012
  • asheville north carolina stockholm

    carolina in my mind.

    it’s time!! today we begin our journey home to north carolina to celebrate the holidays with my family! i can’t believe that the day is here! though the time has passed quite quickly, i…

    16 Dec 2012
  • photography

    week 2: belovelive photo a day!

    ok. i know it’s a crazy time of year. all of us are super busy & overwhelmed with things that must be done. but don’t let that pressure of the season sneak into your…

    15 Dec 2012
  • culture

    lay down your weapons.

    non-violence is not for the weak. non-violence is for the strong. ~ gandhi “Peace cannot be built on exclusivism, absolutism, and intolerance. But neither can it be built on vague liberal slogans and pious…

    14 Dec 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    edith & her fight.

    42 years. that’s how long edith windsor (in the pic above) & her soulmate, thea, were together. sadly, they are separated now by death. but, edith reflects and says that it was a wonderful…

    11 Dec 2012
  • in the wild north carolina

    just for you, mom & dad.

    my parents(especially my dad) are weather junkies. they are addicted to watching the weather on the 24 hour weather channel, checking updates, and keeping up with severe threats. when it’s summer time, the focus…

    11 Dec 2012
  • be in the wild

    happening now.

    snowstorm + coffee +christmas music + reading + writing +candles sending out a cozy, wintry, monday morning greeting from snowy sweden to all of you, all over the world. peace.…

    10 Dec 2012
  • in the wild life

    love is in the air.

      it’s the second sunday of advent. the sunday of love. the first week of advent has flown by & i have been pretty faithful to finding some quiet time by myself every day.…

    9 Dec 2012
  • create + inspire

    a little belovelive thank you.

    it’s saturday night. i’ve got blankets piled up on me because it’s about 1 degree (fahrenheit) outside tonight. there’s a christmas movie starting on tv right now. and i’m settling down after a day…

    8 Dec 2012
  • in the wild

    winter sunrise.

    “I do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about things in the past and the future – the timelessness of the rocks and the hills – all the people who have existed there.…

    8 Dec 2012
  • gatherings

    it was just an ordinary meal.

    last night lina & i sat at our dinner table at home. it was a regular dinner on a regular thursday. but, something fabulous happened. we had some candles lit on the table with…

    7 Dec 2012
  • be in the wild meditation

    are there rocks on your road?

    rocks. stones. pebbles. boulders. today, for me, they symbolize the things that stand in our way. for me, advent & christmas is the time  of year when i remember that it doesn’t have to…

    6 Dec 2012
  • in the wild life

    enjoying every minute.

    just a few pictures from the past few days… our snomageddon experience. since i live in the middle of the city, i haven’t had to brave the roads, trains, or buses like others (lucky…

    6 Dec 2012
  • be in the wild

    do you hear what i hear?

    about 6 years ago i was in anchorage, alaska. i stood in line at a starbucks in a barnes & noble, waiting to order my latte, killing time before heading to the airport to…

    5 Dec 2012
  • in the wild the seasons

    in the bleak midwinter

    the snow has been falling all day & night. the air is extremely cold. and here i am, clicking away on my computer, sipping wine, & munching on cheese doodles (cause that’s how i…

    4 Dec 2012
  • be meditation

    figuring out advent.

    i’m a sucker for those seasons right before a big holiday. like advent – the days/weeks before christmas. and lent – the days/weeks before easter. these are seasons that we contemplative-types love. a reason…

    3 Dec 2012
  • gatherings

    one intensively awesome weekend.

    friday. saturday. sunday. first weekend in december… check. cooking. baking. snow. the theater. family visitors. friends. open house. thanksgiving. more snow. christmas market. church. work. advent. christmas market. thanksgiving again. candles. sunday night collapse on…

    3 Dec 2012
  • photography

    it’s not too late.

    it may be december 2, but you can still join in! I must say… i am freaking excited & touched that some of you have decided to join me in the challenge! i am…

    2 Dec 2012
  • be

    mornin’ all. december is here!

    “As I sat on the porch on that December day . . . I leaned my head against the rail and sighed deeply. The way I figured it just then, my summer may have…

    1 Dec 2012
  • photography

    flying solo in december.

    well, there are only 2 days until december begins. who’s jumping for joy with me? yes, i am super duper excited, even though it is an usually stressful time of the year for most…

    29 Nov 2012
  • in the wild

    november rain.

    “Now and then sprays of rain flew over and misted our faces. Every time I refused to wipe away the wetness. It made the world seem so alive to me. I couldn’t help but…

    27 Nov 2012
  • lists

    top ten tuesday.

    introducing… liz’s top ten things she should be doing: 1. writing my next blog post (or 2 or 3) for from death to peace (my memoir) 2. writing a proposal for work 3. creating…

    27 Nov 2012
  • the sacred everyday

    winding down.

    it’s late sunday night. well, not so late. but late enough. or perhaps i’m just tired. i’m feeling mellow. chill. good. it’s been a fairly busy weekend, what with being at work every day.…

    25 Nov 2012
  • photography

    gratitude 30: week 3. (the holiday edition)

    happy thanksgiving!!! it just so happened that my weekly gratitude 30 photo challenge post fell on thursdays. and you know what that means… it means that this thursday is an extra special post. a…

    22 Nov 2012
  • be

    you already know.

    at the center of your being, you have the answer. you know who you are and you know what you want. ~ lao tzu somewhere deep inside we all know. we all feel it.…

    20 Nov 2012