Tag: Skylar Liberty Rose

Burnout Is Not Beautiful

  "Something I often forget to say, and it’s so important, is the significance of self care and how that has to be incorporated in all of our efforts. And…

Creativity and the #MeToo Movement

  Women have long since poured their suffering and struggle into creativity.   For a large part of our history, we were denied a right be open about our daily…

What is Creating Courage?

  What is Creating Courage?   #CreatingCourage is a way for us to claim our own space and share our self-expression through creativity.   It’s a way to explore how…

Creating Courage: What Creativity Means to Me

  I am passionate about creativity.   I believe that creativity is alchemy. When we create, we pour all of our thoughts, feelings and unprocessed emotions into the inception of…

Someone, Somewhere

  Someone, somewhere, is leaving this World at the very time I am writing these words. Someone is crying. Someone is celebrating. Someone is on a stage receiving rapturous applause.…

The Weight of One Contented Hour

  I was thinking this morning about people who pack arenas with motivational speeches and inspirational summits.   They have names like Tony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuk and Gabby Bernstein. People…

The Boss Babe Label and other Things I Want to Burn

  The spaces seem to be getting more slender. The templates feel ever more rigid. As a woman in the world, I am frequently asked to fit into a mold…

My Wish for You Today

  Today, may you be loved. As you are. Without needing to add or subtract, or increase or lower.   Today, may you be heard the first time. With space…

Be My Revolutionary Valentine?

  Thank you for letting me land in your inbox today. I come with love. The kind of love that looks like change. The kind of love that tastes like revolution.…

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 posted. It's been a beautiful and difficult summer.    Beautiful because…

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…

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…

I Am Dreaming of All the Things

  I am dreaming. Of all the things. The things They said I couldn't have, couldn't be. And yet I can and I do have them. See me here? Having…

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…

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.  …

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…

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 Actually Happened

  "What actually happened was that he was urinating".     These were the words that were said by the male NYPD officer standing in front of me. I stared…

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…

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…

Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend

  A couple of weekends ago I went food shopping and, along with the other groceries, I bought a big bar of chocolate. When I picked it up in the…

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,…

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…

4am and Other Reluctant Friendships

  4am is my newly found acquaintance. One that I was never interested in making.   She's as punctual as they come. Every morning, right on time. And even though…

Let the Moments Seize You

  "You know how everyone's always saying seize the moment? I don't know, I'm kinda thinking it's the other way around. You know, like the moment seizes us."   That's…

It Is Not the Storm That Slays Me

  I saw you today. The dark clouds gave way to thunder and when the lightning chaser sparked up the sky, I saw your silhouette.   I'm not sure how…

Humanity Is Hurting. It Is Time That Love Wins.

  I do not pretend to understand a world in which guns and rapists are acceptable but love between same sex couples is deemed "wrong".   "Wrong" is the fact…

To the Man Who Asked Me If I Swallow

  A few days ago, as I was walking from the subway to my apartment, I was stopped by a man who began speaking to me. I had my headphones…

The Women Who Said Yes to Themselves

Warrior woman, I see you.   I see you every day.   I see you as you walk past me on the street, weaving through crowded avenues, your feet sinking…

An Invitation to Listen to Your Intuition

  We get so caught up on following the "right people".   This is often based on the number of followers that person/company/cause already has.   "Oh, they must be…

Meditations for the Mind That Won’t Shut Up 

  I remember being in India five years ago. I was traveling from place to place and volunteering as I went but I was also exploring my own spiritual journey.…

Do Not Dilute Your Joy

  A while back I read a post written by a woman who was sharing her happiness at her one year anniversary with her husband.    Amongst the congratulatory comments,…

Things I Know Today: I Am Scared and I’m Alive

  Last month was a tough cash flow challenge. Skating on such thin financial ice is not something I enjoy. It's not something I enjoy sharing, either. And yet here…

Our Symphony Has Stopped. A Letter to My Lost Love

  Here I am, on the other side of everything we fought to get through. And here you aren't.   Our love has sat on a dusty shelf for thousands…

Lover, You Cannot Keep Me

  There, in your eyes, I just caught your nakedness. The swiftest second of a truth that can only ever come from our irises and never our lips.   I…

The Burn of the Creative Torch: Notes from a Fired Up Writer

I got all fired up this week. Maybe there was some full moon crazy going on, maybe my inner Leo needed to do some roaring or perhaps my heart just…

Can You Set Yourself Alight With True Life?

  Can you climb out of your mind and seep into the pit of your soul, catching the echoes that come back at you. Can you let the need fall…

Dear Stomach Hanging Over My Jeans: You Are Awesome

  In 2009 my body was a bit of a mess. I’d had an acute attack of pancreatitis which had left me hospitalised and drained and hot on the heels…

Finding My People and Coming Home to Myself

  Birth to 38.   I was on the outside. Looking in. My face pressed up against the glass. My fingers leaving telltale smudges that spoke of longing. Of wanting…

For All The Women Who Came Before Me

  Long before my beating heart emerged into this lifetime, the earth felt the footfall of countless other warrior women who came before me. Too few of their stories made…

10 Things I Want to Know About You (And 10 Things I Don’t)

  Turning forty is something that is remarked upon often in our society. It's an age that is associated as a pivotal point. A definitive year. Yet most of the…

The Creative Call and What It Means to Honor It

  Come, let me take you on a journey.   It’s a journey into the depths of who you are. It’s a new path, yet it is hauntingly familiar.  …

Who Cares What They Think? (Why You Don’t Need to Fit In)

  When was the last time you felt as though you didn’t fit in? As though you were on the outside looking in at everyone else? Maybe it was when…

The Words I Wish I’d Known Then (a Letter to the Child I Once Was)

  These are the words I wish I’d had whispered to me, many moons ago. When I saw a stray dog on the street that I went home and cried…

Who Have You Judged Today?

  Who do you think the person standing next to you in the coffee line is? Who do you think the teenager that just raced past you in the street…

The Way of the Female Warrior

  The female warrior roams the lands of each earth. She knows the hue of every sky and she’s felt the tears of countless raging storms.   She knows the…

Let’s Wear Wild {Poem}

  Let’s run away And taste the clouds We’ll dream the moon And dance the waves   Let’s lose our minds And forget our fears We’ll live the nights The…

Depression or Suppression? Where Do The Silent Screams Go?

  I often feel like there should be a room, a safe place, where the broken people can go when it's all too much. Where we can just fall apart.…

The Splinters Within: When Depression Divides A Family

  Depression is the creeping ivy of the mind. It scales walls and winds around windows. Its grip is clinging and clutching and its dark leaves cast shadows on even the…

15 Mantras for Fierce Females

  In honor of fierce females everywhere. These are for you:   1) Know your worth. Know every drop of the wonder that you are. Don't discard the parts that are…

The Taboo That Still Surrounds The Aging Woman

  Vintage wine is savored. Vintage cars exclaimed over. Vintage clothes coveted. Yet the vintage woman remains uncelebrated.    From the moment we are born society sets expectations of us.…

What I Know at 40 That I’d Tell Myself at 20

  Picture yourself in your mind's eye twenty years ago. Who do you see? What shaped your world at that time? If you could go back to that instant, what…

The Dream That Life Forgot {Poem}

  She had kept the best china In the cupboard  Safely stored For the perfect moment  That never came  Dust covered dreams Long forgotten by life  The bitter pill Of…

Tell Me {Poem}

    Tell me, do you know sorrow like me Are there shadows in your heart Where pain hides Where shame takes shelter   Do your footsteps leave an imprint…

Where The Wild Things Go {Poem}

  I want to forget What I am compelled to remember The lies born from imaginations That are not mine   I want to take my faded hopes My jaded heart…

The Words

  Ever since I can remember the words have been there.   Right from the start.   They were there on laminate strips in an old cigar tin that I brought…

The Way She Was

In 1921 Winston Churchill was appointed Colonial Secretary, Ivy Williams became the first woman to become a member of the English Bar and King George V opened Southwark Bridge in…