love>hate

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” ― Neil Gaiman Love can be hard. I mean, difficult. Love itself is warm, squishy, delicious, but choosing …

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Getting back to good

“Be you, love you. All ways, always.” ― Alexandra Elle I have fallen off the wagon. I know. I know what you are thinking, we all fall off sometimes Liz, you just gotta get back to it. Here's the thing about self-care, it's hard. Until we can really make it a part of our day …

Neutral Space…

Now I only have three rules: don't take advice from someone you wouldn't trade places with, try not to do something you can't take back, and something is what it is and it's not something else. ~ The Answer Man (movie) Lately I have been combating this weird roller coaster: feeling like I am failing …

Coming Home…

“The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.” ― Ayn Rand I have been itching to get back here for awhile now. Why I haven't until now, I can't really say. Perhaps I just didn't have the words or the message wasn't clear to …

Growing Pains

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin this is what my growth looks like... small, waiting to burst open.    I have been thinking about this post for a long time. It's not new or unusual, …

How to receive

“Until we can receive with an open heart, we're never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgment to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgment to giving help.” ~Brené Brown All too often we are quick to pass on complements, gifts, or find constructive criticism a personal attack. Somewhere, we have …

Disconnect to reconnect

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.~Anne LamottI’m excited to get back to blogging. back when I first started, it felt like a good place to connect with others. Now it seems like social media has become our one minute share. Our quick preview, but not really …

Coming Home

in a society that profits from your self doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act.  ~Caroline Caldwell Ahh, i'm so happy to be writing here today.  I have missed sharing and writing here. On this New Moon, I thought I would come home and begin at the beginning. I haven't shared since my restore yourself book came …