My New Morning Routine

I have heard and read stories about successful people who wake up early, workout, meditate, etc. All this before they start their workday, and some before they pick up their phone. I don’t know if I have that kind of discipline but I’m ready to try. I’m ready for a change. I feel a change … Read more

Showing Up Mindfully

How you “show up” matters. A testament for daily meditation practice. I am a meditator.  It has changed my life in ways no words can describe. My generalized anxiety – GONE.  Sleep is easy. Worries about the future – rare. When I am asked the question, “What are you most grateful for in your life?”, … Read more

Gratitude

Whenever I feel down or stressed, I find that focusing on being thankful for all I have rather than focusing on what I don’t have always lifts my spirit. Having an attitude of gratitude can sometimes be challenging but it does help. I know that feeling and being grateful helps to change my perspective on … Read more

Are You Ever Really Too Busy?

How many times have you heard yourself say, “I don’t have time” or “when the kids are out of school” or “if I didn’t have this to do” or “there aren’t enough hours in the day”? It seems many of us have a million and one excuses why we are too busy. The real question … Read more

I Don’t Diet

My name is Liz, and I am 24. I am an artist and a maker; a sister and a daughter; the joker and comedic relief; a feminist and an ally; a body positive example and a fat activist; but maybe one of the most important parts of my identity, is I don’t diet. Yep, that’s … Read more

Losing My Virginity

I’ve been waiting so many years for this. Growing up, all my cousins did it, and apparently my parents. I always envied them. Once they did it, it was like they were changed people. Even though not everyone agrees with their decisions, they were still so proud and never second-guessed themselves. I wanted to join … Read more

My First Snorkeling Trip

I am so honored that Linda asked me to be a contributor for the “Walking Through Life As Women” blog. During the time that she asked me I was decompressing from my full teaching load and transitioning into my summer life as a mom while still performing as a pianist. My husband, who is also … Read more

I Am A Healer

I am a strong-minded person. I am the one people lean on, the one that people rely on when things get tough. I am the eldest of my family with a brother 2 ½ years younger. I have a sister 13 years my junior. I grew up with my brother but not my sister. Though … Read more

From Puberty to Menopause….What Happened?

(update 9/18/20 — additional link from verywellhealth.com) When you’re a young teen and female life seems unbearable. Your hormones are raging, your body is changing, you start menstruating, and pimples seem to be popping out everywhere. And with all that and more going on you also try to make yourself presentable to someone that you … Read more

The You, Before

Change is a given, people change, and people change you. Circumstance changes you. Through all this change, you stay who you are,  just a different version. But none of those versions of you, are the real, the original. The before… So this is to you before. You, before childhood, turned into responsibility, before you had … Read more