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today’s thoughts.

  • 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

    if i could vote for the oscars.

    i’ve challenged myself to do something fun. i am a big time movie-lover, and i’ve often dreamed of being an actor & living the hollywood life. not the glamorous, party one, but the artsy,…

    3 Feb 2013
  • life

    pinch me. i’m an ex-pat.

    some days i’m just overwhelmed by the life that i lead. i had dreams, and i chased them, and i guess that’s how i ended up here. but, you know, it didn’t happen overnight.…

    29 Jan 2013
  • be

    solitude.

    i read something the other day from paul coelho and was touched, which usually happens when i read anything he’s written. i, who enjoy mixing it up with friends, also crave moments of solitude.…

    24 Jan 2013
  • in the wild

    one word wednesday.

    freedom. “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your…

    23 Jan 2013
  • be

    gray days.

    the sun is shining today. but it most definitely was not yesterday. it was cloudy, cold, dark. on top of that, it was monday. and it just felt heavy. i felt gray, like the…

    22 Jan 2013
  • life

    on today’s agenda.

    celebration is my theme for today. woo hoo!! got my sermon all done last night. based it on jesus turning water into wine at a wedding. wrote about learning to celebrate in every moment,…

    20 Jan 2013
  • life

    a little bit of everyday life.

    happy saturday, my friends. i don’t have that much to say right now… or perhaps i do, but my words are reserved for another purpose. but, i thought i’d just post a little pic…

    19 Jan 2013
  • life

    these two.

    just taking a moment to be thankful for my family.what are you thankful for today? peace, love, & understanding.…

    17 Jan 2013
  • life

    i should be sleeping.

    jetlag has taken over my mind & my body. i can’t think straight. i should be sleeping, but i’m not. i’m exhausted, but still awake. there is so much in my head. everything feels…

    13 Jan 2013
  • be

    when the universe conspires.

    sometimes there’s just this flow in the universe. like things are unfolding & connecting in ways that send out messages, or affirm thoughts. or at least that seems to happen to me at various…

    8 Jan 2013
  • life

    i don’t wanna miss out.

    time is flying by. i won’t say how many days we have left in the states, but it is not many. sure, we’ve been here for a while, but it feels like we got…

    8 Jan 2013
  • culture

    i just can’t stop.

    it’s gonna be a big year. exciting. potentially dream-making. i have no idea how, i just know it. if you don’t understand what i’m saying. it’s ok. neither do i. it’s just a feeling…

    4 Jan 2013
  • life

    wild & carefree.

        my soul is awakened, my spirit is soaring and carried aloft on the wings of the breeze.           ~ anne brontë the new year has got me thinkin’. you…

    3 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • in the wild

    she let go.

    here is a little inspiration i found the other day. i just had to share it… She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear.…

    17 Nov 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
  • culture

    coffee + sunshine = happiness.

    “People always think that happiness is a faraway thing,” thought Francie, “something complicated and hard to get. Yet, what little things can make it up; a place of shelter when it rains – a…

    12 Nov 2012
  • culture

    my local heroes.

    before i’m off to bed, i needed to write down something rolling around in my head… after working tonight and being in the presence of some wonderful people, i just felt compelled to mention…

    10 Nov 2012
  • culture

    v.o.t.e.

    just a reminder for all you americans out there today… get out & vote! make your voice heard! you/we have a right and a privilege that so many others all around the world do…

    6 Nov 2012
  • be norrköping

    30 days of thankfulness.

    so much happens in life. so much bad stuff. or negative stuff. or unfair, or unjust, or violent stuff. natural disasters happen. sickness happens. pain & suffering happen. and lives are changed in an…

    1 Nov 2012
  • in the wild stockholm

    njut av november.

    this month is looking good! CD release party. woo hoo. road trip to skåne (southern sweden) for a traditional family goose dinner. my love & i loooove skåne! a pop over to denmark on the…

    1 Nov 2012
  • be

    the full moon effect.

    yep. it’s monday, huh? how’s yours going? if you live on the east coast of the united states, i hope that you have all you need and are safe as hurricane sandy pushes herself…

    29 Oct 2012
  • in the wild

    restless nights.

    tonight i’m feeling restless. bored. like i don’t know what to do, but don’t really want to do anything either. i think it’s the darkness. as i mentioned yesterday, daylight savings time ended last…

    28 Oct 2012
  • be norrköping

    monday’s message.

    hello, world! it’s a gray, cozy monday here in the northern land of sweden. i’m thinking that we haven’t seen the sun in about 2 weeks here, but i’m not really complaining. it is…

    22 Oct 2012
  • in the wild

    these boots were made for walking.

    my message from the universe today: There are only 3 things that can make your dreams come true, Liz: your thoughts, your words, and your actions.  Be the spark,      The Universe get out there,…

    17 Oct 2012
  • the sacred everyday

    good morning.

    “Rest and be thankful.” ― William Wadsworth peace & love, whatever you do today & wherever you find yourself today.  …

    14 Oct 2012