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global issues

  • culture

    meditation mondays: girl power

    happy monday, meditators! last week we went on a vision quest – pondering how we, and all of society, will benefit from learning to be true to our selves… that when we live authentically + do…

    10 Nov 2014
  • culture lbgtqai+

    my response to your response.

    whoa. i am overwhelmed by the response i have had after telling my story about my experience with the UMC and LGBT issues. you people are truly amazing. thank you! more than anything, though, i thank…

    24 Nov 2013
  • culture ireland

    because.

      today lina and i got a snail mail package from dublin, ireland. that, in and of itself, is awesome, because dublin is one of our favorite cities in the world. in the envelope…

    18 Sep 2013
  • culture

    keeping the dream alive.

    originally, i was going to just post a photo and a quote and let those speak for themselves. but, now, as the day as progressed, i have too many thoughts rolling around in my…

    28 Aug 2013
  • culture

    only one day left to vote, people.

    have you voted yet?! have you entered yourself in belovelive’s first ever contest?! if you haven’t, you still have one day left to do it!  just click here to go to the blog post…

    29 Jun 2013
  • photography

    #bllphotoaday.

    you know how i have been doing photo a day challenges for over a year now? well, i have and i love it. i love it so much that i began to make my…

    29 May 2013
  • be in the wild

    get in touch with your soul.

    i saw part of an old episode of oprah the other day. she had a woman, a brain scientist, on talking about strokes. the woman had written a book, my stroke of insight, about her…

    23 May 2013
  • be

    may’s photo journey: who am i?

    it’s the last day of april and spring has sprung in the northern hemisphere. fall is on the way for those of you south of the equator. and it’s time to embark on what…

    30 Apr 2013
  • be

    own your moments.

    i spent some cozy time with my love this afternoon. during our time together, she played some music on her phone, and pulled out an oldie. well, an oldie for us. a song and…

    24 Apr 2013
  • culture

    speaking of peace…

    so, i had a little to say this morning about peace and how we try to create a world of peace in the midst of the violence that we find everywhere. and, for me,…

    19 Apr 2013
  • culture

    there has to be something we can do.

    i’m under my covers, sipping on coffee, safe in sweden, while chaos is unfolding across the atlantic in boston, massachusettes. i’ve got a local boston tv station streaming live and i’m checking twitter every…

    19 Apr 2013
  • create + inspire

    i miss y’all.

    hi! just sharing a quick & short hello late on a sunday night. i miss y’all. i haven’t blogged since last week, and it feels weird. but, there has been much more important stuff…

    14 Apr 2013
  • photography

    gettin’ our party on in april.

    march’s journey is complete. we have traveled from darkness to light. literally, here in sweden. the time changed last night, so we are now  livin’ it up with much longer days. tonight, it’s almost…

    31 Mar 2013
  • be

    skulls and flowers for friday.

    oh, my dear readers, this just might be the week from hell. on top of the whole “holy week” focus on death thing, so many other things have been happening as well. my love’s…

    29 Mar 2013
  • photography

    april is for living!

    hey lovelies! well, it’s only a week and some days before we rip down another page on our calendars and begin a new month. crazy, huh? i was thinking… since it was so much…

    21 Mar 2013
  • culture

    guest blog post: so touched & thankful.

    Hey! It’s Lina, Liz’s wife. The other day, Liz wrote a blog post titled “her words.”, where she wrote some about me, but also copied the text I wrote on my blog. It was…

    9 Mar 2013
  • culture

    happy international women’s day!

    here’s to all you amazing, inspiring, courageous, independent, kick ass women out there! be true to yourself & rock on! peace & love to all my sisters.…

    8 Mar 2013
  • europe germany travel

    standing by the wall.

    listen, folks. you wanna know what’s something amazing to do? something bucket list worthy? well, i’ll tell ya. it’s getting to stand beside and touch the Berlin Wall. the wall came down 24 years…

    24 Feb 2013
  • in the wild

    just one thing before i say goodnight.

    i started reading a book this morning. i just picked it up, randomly, from the bottom of the book pile beside my bed, and began devouring the words. i was immediately touched and inspired.…

    12 Feb 2013
  • be

    long time sun: the yoga in me.

    i planned on writing this morning, but instead i followed my love to an appointment she had. nothing like plans changing, huh? except it was a good thing. a really good thing. you see,…

    4 Feb 2013
  • culture lbgtqai+

    having an expat moment.

    forgive me, but i must share a little bit of my american pride. even though i’m way over here in sweden, i made sure to sit myself down in front of this computer screen…

    21 Jan 2013
  • culture

    do you ever wonder who you are?

      thanks to my blogging/twitter friend, alarna, i got a little distracted the other day. she tweeted this link, and i, of course, clicked on it and got immersed in all the silly craziness.…

    20 Jan 2013
  • be

    moments, people, & words that make me feel alive.

    “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt “You were given life; it is…

    9 Jan 2013
  • be in the wild life year summaries

    lucky number 13.

    a clean slate. a fresh start. new adventures waiting in the wings. opportunities for travel. and a chance once again to renew my commitment to live life to the fullest and follow my bliss.…

    1 Jan 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • culture meditation

    what gets me through.

    there is some bad stuff out there. stuff that hurts. that’s confusing. that’s scary. stuff that’s painful. and heartbreaking. and it’s hard to get through it all sometimes. there are questions and thoughts rolling around…

    14 Nov 2012
  • photography

    gratitude 30: week 1

    as i wrote last week, i decided to begin a new photo challenge this month. a thankfulness/gratitude challenge. there is still a prompt, but the focus is on being thankful for whatever that prompt…

    8 Nov 2012