I’m Thankful for…

Family and friends who keep me sane and motivated, sassy Moneen, anew city and the possibilities it brings, a church that inspires and understands me,my health, access to healthy food and clean air, time to do things that fulfill me, meaningful work that helps me give back, and a cozy new home.

Transitions.

There is a lot going on in the world of ZenLizzie these days. Last month, I moved to Charlotte, N.C., and for those keeping track, that brings my Move Count up to .. 8 in the last five years. This move is a lot closer than the last few. I grew up about 30 minutes … Continue reading

Tomato Time: Light Tomato Frittata

Tomato Time: Light Tomato Frittata

Each year, it seems like the garden produces one thing in abundance. Last year, it was yellow squash, and the year before cucumbers. Don’t get me wrong, those are great vegetables, I just can’t eat them 3 (or 4) times a day for weeks on end, and they aren’t quite as versatile as say.. tomatoes. … Continue reading

My Plan Is Working: The Exercise Part

My Plan Is Working: The Exercise Part

I’m happy to report that it didn’t take very long to see big changes in my energy level after making those changes to my daily routines. I don’t feel like I have to crash into a nap after work every day now, which I mark as a success. I think one of the most important … Continue reading

My energy crisis

My energy crisis

While on blogging hiatus, I spent a lot of time thinking about what I wanted my blog to look like in the future. I realized that focusing exclusively on changing my body was a slippery slope into unhappy obsession. And there are already some great fitness/weight loss blogs out there, so it isn’t like that … Continue reading

Zenlizzie, MPH

Zenlizzie, MPH

So, it has been a while. Several months, in fact. When I decided to take a blogging break, it was more of a “feeling,” but as the semester went on, I was really glad that I had taken an official hiatus because things got real. Real hard. Not brain surgery-hard, but like “How the heck … Continue reading

Not Goodbye, but See You Later

After a lot of thinking and a dozen half-written, missed deadline blog entries, I’ve decided to formally go on hiatus. In the last few months I’ve really began to consider what it means to live more intentionally, and part of that is figuring out how to spend my time in the way that is going … Continue reading