Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Photo by chsh/ii
Thankful Thursday is back! Today I am thankful for my husband Ron. He loves and accepts me for who I am on the inside and out. He is my rock and best friend. Thank you for always encouraging me to grow and see the world in a different light...

xoxo Liss

"Find a partner who encourages you to grow, who won't cling to you, who will let you go out into the world, and trust that you will come back." ~Unknown

Sunday, September 16, 2012

"Thinking About Death Clarifies Our Life"...

Catching up on my unread posts I came across this gem posted on Journey with Technology. Artist and TED fellow, Candy Chang shares her Before I Die project at TEDGlobal 2012. This gives me inspiration for what to do with a blank bulletin board in my room...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

5 Things I Learned This Summer

In an effort to get out of my blogging rut and reflect on some of my summer journeys I thought it would be easiest if I compiled a list of things I learned...

  • Appreciating the simplicity of life in Panama while living with the Embera in the rainforest and Kuna Yala natives in the San Blas Islands

  • Embera Living

    Kuna Yala Living...island style

  • Experiencing the beautiful Mayan culture in the Western Highlands of Guatemala while doing service with HSP /AMA and Parters in Service. I really missed being in South East Asia this year, but living and working with these three indigenous groups fed my soul in a different way.

Participating in a Mayan Ceremony

Our first family we helped build a stove for.

Our second family we helped build a stove for.

  • Understanding that I DO REALLY NEED to allow myself some down time. The tweets, blog posts and emails can all be put on hold. Turning my "tech" self off for 2 weeks was hard, but much needed. 

I feel energized for the new year and am looking forward to what the 2012 - 2013 school year will bring!