How To Live With An Abusive Husband

First off, if you live with an abuser it is not your fault. Abusers can be quite charming and masters at deception.  They may have deceived your family and friends with their charm, making it hard for you to find anyone to console in. “He couldn’t have done that!” “He’s such a nice guy!” However, … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow! We can’t believe Thanksgiving is here! This year is flying by. And with all the negativity happening in our world, we thought it would be the perfect time to express our gratitude for all the good things in our lives.  We feel blessed to have met some amazing women on this journey, and we … Read more

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