Browsing Tag

words + thoughts

  • be

    writing my memoir: researching myself

    i’m doing it. i am making it happen. that book of mine… preparations are underway. i’m all alone this evening, so i am making the most of my time. and i am loving every…

    18 Nov 2014
  • the sacred everyday

    sensory overload: part 7

    this past week was all about one thing: S N O W ! i’m pretty sure that there was snow falling from the sky at some point for six days straight. crazy! at the…

    17 Feb 2014
  • culture nyc

    Christmas to Me.

    Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite book of all time, so, back in September, when I ran across this essay that she had written, I knew that I would use her…

    24 Dec 2013
  • be

    fika dreams do come true.

    you know, 2013 was a year of making dreams come true. but, more of that later when i do a few posts on looking back through the year. one of the dreams, though, is…

    18 Dec 2013
  • be

    wednesday wisdom. everyone has a story.

    let me tell you where you can find some wise little people and a ton of inspiration… in an elementary school. oh man, what an amazing experience i had yesterday. my good friend, jessica,…

    4 Dec 2013
  • create + inspire

    missing you & moving on.

    you know what? i miss blogging here on a regular basis. i miss it a lot. i miss y’all a lot. i suppose that my lack of blogging has been mostly because of my…

    2 Nov 2013
  • be culture

    making dreams come true over a cup of coffee.

    i’d like to introduce you to the new series in asheville’s Mountain Xpress newspaper… “the fika files” that’s right! today is the day that my first story was published in the independent newspaper, the Mountain…

    23 Oct 2013
  • be

    the single most important thing.

    “the most important thing is to find out what the most important thing is” wrote shunryu suzuki in his book zen mind, beginner’s mind. that’s your assignment for the next three weeks. do whatever…

    23 Sep 2013
  • asheville life

    the day i decided to just go for it.

    it’s my brother’s fault. he got all inspiring on me last week and mentioned why didn’t i just look for a space on craigslist? he knew that there were places available for pretty cheap,…

    16 Sep 2013
  • lbgtqai+ travel

    home is wherever i’m with you.

    there’s just something about opening my computer, heading over to my wordpress reader or bloglovin’, and reading the things that you have to say. i love to read what you’ve been thinking about, how…

    8 Jun 2013
  • create + inspire

    all i’m doing these days.

    day-dreaming. feels like that’s all i’m doing these days. good thing i found this to remind me to never quit dreaming. ‘cuz writing just ain’t happening these days. i want to post, but it’s…

    22 May 2013
  • be

    coming out… of hibernation.

    it has taken me 4 or 5 off and on hours to write this. and i’m all over the place. i apologize now for what follows… sorry. the sun is shining outside and it’s…

    2 May 2013
  • be

    trying to balance it all out.

    i’m a libra. not that i’m into astrology. but, i know what sign i am, and i’ve read a few times in life the “characteristics” of a libra. and it sounds exactly like me.…

    11 Mar 2013
  • be

    it’s not what i do. it’s who i am.

    i came across a beautiful little quote… which my funky, amazing, lovely cousin shared on her blog. and i just had to share it with all of you. “Go into yourself. Find out the…

    16 Feb 2013
  • asheville travel

    big big big news. i mean b. i. g.

    i don’t know how to begin this blog. i’ve got news. BIG NEWS. HUGE NEWS. my heart is fluttering in my chest as these words appear on my screen. my breath is shallow. my…

    10 Feb 2013
  • culture

    two chicks and a chat.

    last night my love and i did something new. something we had never even talked about doing before. i’m not sure what sparked the inspiration for this fun, new thing, but somehow my love…

    9 Feb 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

    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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • culture

    don’t let them slip away.

    i love dreamcatchers. i don’t have one, but as soon as i am back in north carolina, i’m headed to the native american indian reservation about 30 minutes from my parents’ home and get…

    4 Nov 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
  • be

    scandinavia is for lovers.

    before i can tell you of how i fell in love with my wife, how i came to be in love with a woman, and how i ended up in inger’s home in denmark…

    19 Oct 2012
  • be

    i’ll pencil you in.

    one down and two to go. days of work, that is. tonight i met with the youth. it went well, though many of them were out of town/busy. still the ones that were there…

    12 Oct 2012
  • in the wild

    leaving the shoreline.

    isn’t yoga supposed to calm you? well, tonight all it has done is revealed to me that i feel a little “off” right now. i couldn’t focus at all during my class. at the…

    26 Sep 2012
  • create + inspire

    500.

    it’s been raining for about 24 hours now. and it’s really, really chilly outside.  i suppose it is the perfect first day of fall (today actually is the first day of fall, you know).…

    22 Sep 2012
  • be

    i hate the process.

    trust the process. yeah right. something i’m actually not good at. though i truly try to be. sometimes i get a dream in my head, one that i really want to chase… one that…

    17 Sep 2012
  • europe ireland travel

    time to fly.

    oh yeah. in the morning we’re hopping a plane to… ireland! i have three favorite things that i love to do. in a perfect world, i get to do all three at the same time.…

    29 Aug 2012
  • be

    are you trying to tell me something?

    i think the universe is speaking to me. something is happening in my little family. it’s crazy. i don’t know if i should call it destiny, providence, serendipity, or things that are just meant…

    18 Aug 2012
  • life

    getting down to business.

    i shared with y’all a few days ago that i had been asked to be the photographer for a band during their upcoming gig on friday night. well, i’m completely over the moon with…

    7 Aug 2012
  • culture

    a world full of art.

    “Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how…

    3 Aug 2012
  • ireland photography

    gettin’ artsy in august.

    i love the beginning of a month. it’s like a chance to start over every 30/31 days. a clean slate. something new. new possibilities. new opportunities. new adventures. there’s truly something about a new…

    1 Aug 2012
  • be north carolina

    the hardest words.

    here is the next part of my memoir, “from death to peace”… Luggage in my hands, butterflies in my stomach, and my heart racing, I slowly walked up the stairs onto our tiny front…

    30 Jul 2012
  • be

    settling in.

    i feel stressed today. no real reason why, i guess. true, i have quite a bit to do, but it’s not bad stuff. it’s not that tough either, just things that need to be…

    2 Jul 2012
  • create + inspire

    this is only the beginning…

    a few days ago i received a comment from someone who works at InterNations, a website dedicated to connecting & providing information for ex-pats (people who live in countries other than their country of…

    29 Jun 2012
  • in the wild

    inspired by the rain.

    like the song by the carpenters says: “rainy days & mondays always get me down.” well, usually. but not today. today, the rain is cozy. the wind is crazy. and i’m safe inside. enjoying…

    25 Jun 2012
  • be

    6 o’clock pm.

     friday. 8th of june. 2012. 6:00 pm. i plopped down on a bench. pulled out my journal. and started to write. what was it i said yesterday about wanting to be like hemingway? all…

    8 Jun 2012