Category: Liz’s Stories

It’s been more than two weeks since a fender bender impacted (pun intended) an otherwise placid day. I gathered the lessons and wrote about them last week, yet the experience continued to gnaw at me. Although my initial reflections stand, …

Spring Equinox and a Return to Balance Read More »

In my dream, I rented a car for the day, got involved in a fender bender on a major highway, rode pillion in a luxury tow-truck, rented another car, the same model as the first, and arrived home six hours …

When a Fender Bender Smashes into your Day Read More »

In spite of the deep snow that still covers the backyard and surrounding woods like a thick, downy, duvet, signs of spring are everywhere. With temperatures climbing, daylight increasing, and snow melting, spring flowers will soon be poking their heads …

Celebrate You! Strength Through Diversity #IWD2020 Read More »

Twenty years ago, I began to stir from a thirty-year sleep. Other than the forty pounds I’d packed on, there was nothing to indicate life was anything other than picture-perfect. But I was miserable and felt like I was living …

If not now, when? 7 Questions to Help Navigate the Unknown Read More »

Mom’s taken to examining her hands lately. I sit and watch, observing how hands, decorated with scars, blemishes, and wrinkles, hold a lifetime of stories.

The whole idea behind carving out time and space for stillness and solitude is to realign internal values with external actions. Cutting back on distractions, evaluating how I spend my time and energy and who I spend it with, and …

The Enduring Medicine of the Glider Swing Read More »

Five years ago I set out on a quest, seeking to answer who I was before I was told by my culture who I was. I was absolutely sure this calling was one I must answer by setting out on …

Lessons from the Road: Trust the Mystery Read More »

Other than the occasional deluge of water from the overhead deck when the dog dumps over his bowl, the greatest hazard in my outdoor office is the distraction from the blue, blue sky. Today’s clouds are cotton balls but whatever …

The Blue Blue Sky — Where Dreams Live Read More »

The irony of last week’s blog title, Caught Speeding, only dawned on me yesterday. It’s not the first time I’ve been caught this year. But it was an unexpected encounter with porcupine wisdom that made the lesson stick. In January, …

Porcupine Wisdom and Speeding Through Life Read More »

Have you ever wished you could drop by your local bookstore and pick up a Book of Answers? Life can be challenging and solid solutions hard to come by. We get into situations we’ve never experienced and don’t know how …

Uncovering a Rare Edition: The Book of Answers Read More »