Author: Skylar Liberty Rose

Think of the Brand! (And Other Ridiculous Rules That Make Me Want to Drink a Vat of Wine)

It's been a while.  And recently I've been wondering if it would be longer still before I sent another newsletter. Or if I would even send another one at all.…

12 Mantras for Creating Courage

Courage comes in many forms. Some days we feel like the world is our arena and our courage seems to come so easily. Other times, it’s harder to come by.…

15 Things I Have Learned (or Remembered) in the Last 48 Hours

1.  Grief reveals us. It strips the skin from us and shows us who we are without the day to day adornments that we layer up with. It also shows…

The Highlight Reel: Why We Believe in the Dream Lives of Others

A few years ago, my then-partner came home one day to tell me that two of our friends, a couple who seemingly had everything together, had split up. I remember…

Is it Useful, Beautiful or Joyful?

Some years ago I read a quote from Regina Brett: “Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful”. The words formed part of a list of life lessons…

There Are 206 Bones in My Body

There are 206 bones in my body. There are 206 names for those bones. Names I don't know, or barely know. The bare bones of me are my words and…

You Are Everything You Need to Remember

I was six years old when I learned that I could escape into stories and immerse myself in a make-believe world which existed within bound pages of print. I was…

The Light of This Morning

Winter feels like a lover that cannot leave. Claiming a stake on the last days of its seasonal affair. The light of this morning has found me with a head…

The Skin I Used to Live In

The skin I used to live in was stretched so tightly over me.  Stifling.  Suffocating.  Silencing.  But they liked me in that skin They supported me in that skin I…

What I Discovered About Myself in the Eyes of Strangers

When was the last time that you felt truly held? When did you last feel like you could unfurl and unravel amongst the safety of strangers? I'm not sure that…

A Shout out to All Those Struggling with Body Image

I recently shared the photo above on my social media feeds. They are before and after pics with a slightly different slant. Before: Weight low. Self-esteem lower. Obsessed with how…

Lessons Learned from an Ancient Spirit in a Modern World

My mind cannot recall the memories. But my skin does. My body holds each experience like collected treasures from so many lifetimes ago. The lines and crevices in my hands…

A Story of Self Acceptance (Notes from a Woman Who Made Her Own Rules)

  “It is not the critic who counts”. How many times have I read those words from Theodore Roosevelt? How many times have I repeated them? And yet, recently I’d…

Look for the Lighthouses in Your Life

There is something about lighthouses that soothes me. They offer guidance and safety. They signal hope and home. And so often recently, I keep thinking that's all we are trying…

Permission to Stop, Drop and Fall Apart

There is something surprisingly undramatic about the moments in which we realize we are going to let go. The moments in which we say, No to the places, people or pastimes that…