Monday, June 14, 2010

Liz Lamoureux

Oregon Coast, Be Present Retreat

I first met Liz at Squam Arts Workshops back in 2008. The fates would have us sharing space together in the same cabin, sitting around the fireplace at night, listening to stories, and seeing each other. I was very shy then and sat back taking everything in.

In 2009 I had the opportunity to fly across the United States to Be Present. Liz created a the most stunning Retreat that brought like minded souls together, each on our own path of our creative journey's. Over the course of the weekend she soothed my soul with her voice as she read us poetry out loud. I was able to fully be present and shed they shy skin that I used in the past to protect me.

Liz is one of those people that instantly calms your nerves when you see her. She has a way of making you feel completely at ease. She stops to listen, and she really hears you. She has a warm heart and a loving smile. She inspires you to create. She is an incredible photographer and sews the most wonderful creations from her little room. If I were you I would sign up to know when she is going to be back there.

Liz is hosting another Retreat in the Fall this year. Reveal Everything Liz has her hands in always ends up spectacular. I left the retreat last year feeling so full and happy. That feeling has stayed with me. I know once you reveal yourself you too will feel this elation, this calm, this heartwarming tingle inside of you.

Liz just had a beautiful new baby. And while she is soaking up the goodness of being a new momma I am guest posting on her blog. Hop on over there to check it out.


Mindy Lacefield said...

wow!! such a wonderful and vulnerable post on liz's blog. i loved seeing you there. and what you said about liz's are sooo right. i could sit and listend to her all day. sometimes, when i am stressed i imagine her sitting next to me saying "breathe deeply"
she is an amazing teacher and wise beyond her years. love you girl!

patty said...

Congratulations, Ms. guest-blogger! Just left a little comment for you over there. It's so fun to see you out and about!! Beautifully said about Liz - I couldn't agree more.
We'll have to talk one day about teaching. You're probably right about the public schools (sadly), but as you've said, it can take many forms. Parts about it I absolutely loved and I haven't totally given up on the idea yet either. Still searching... just like you. Keep it going!!!

chrissy said...

i am on my way over there right now!

Kolleen said...

what a lovely post.....
your heart is so beautiful Jenn
i feel so blessed to have you in my life

and i couldn't agree more about all the wonderful things you said about dear liz


liz elayne lamoreux said...

am catching up here and there and reading all your posts from the last few weeks and suddenly saw my name...why hello. thank you for kind words dear girl. yes. i am so blessed to have crossed paths with you at squam and then to have you join us last fall so i could get to know you even more and how the list goes on. thank you for you and for all that you share in this world. we are all so blessed to know you.

much love and light to you...