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…

40 before Forty!

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson this is 39 Ahh, another…

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…

Blessings of Duality

Duality: the condition of being dual (perhaps balance or accepting two oppositions can happen at the same time) Back to school has happened and for the last few weeks I have been running frantically trying to “get life back on track.” But I learned and am still learning that life happens regardless of how you…

Back to School

Ahhhhh, space! First off, I’d like to say: I knew what I was getting into this summer. Three full months of parenting, no school, committing to enjoy being a parent to these two littles and giving them as much of myself as I could. But, DAMN! Parenting can be hard AND it can be good….

Summer Daze

So far our summer break has been filled with swimming, playing, lots of coffee breaks, popsicles for breakfast, a tooth drama, weekly library visits, and so much more. I have been coming to terms with spending the summer more as mom than as yoga liz (which to be fair, I’ll always be. Especially since I’ll…

summer time bliss

“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” ― George R.R. Martin “All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful…

when we make time to learn

  “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” ― Albert Einstein “The first person you have to resurrect is yourself” ― The RZA   it all starts with knowing me i wasn’t really planning on share this, but i am enrolled in elena brower’s ELEVATE mentorship program. like so many of us, i…

c’est la vie

“In chaos, there is fertility.” ― Anaïs Nin “I accept chaos, I’m not sure whether it accepts me.” ― Bob Dylan this life is crazy, but it’s good the last two weeks have been wild, there is no other way to say it. solo time with the boys and my dad coming to stay and…

Every day life..

“Things change everyday. With each new dawn, it is not the same world as before. And you’re not the same person you were either.” ― Haruki Murakami just a regular morning walk to school little alters everywhere playing with friends in the “dino ribs” hide n seek on the streets of downtown austin 😉 bear…

bliss in parenthood

“You are the closest I will ever come to magic.” ― Suzanne Finnamore taking a reset by picking peaches off our tree it isn’t always easy. in fact most things aren’t, but it is especially true in parenthood. i struggle (as i am sure many people do) with the “balance” of being a parent and…