Why Chores Are So Hard

Liz Sumner Procrastination, Productivity 3 Comments

This week I had the distinct pleasure of being interviewed by Amanda Mull, staff writer for The Atlantic, a publication I greatly admire. She was writing a piece on procrastination, a subject on which I have lifelong expertise. Not all of my nuggets of wisdom made it into the finished article so I thought I’d share them here. Amanda posed the …

Turning timidity into confidence

Emotional Alchemy: Turning Timidity into Confidence

Liz Sumner Courage, Ease, Fear, Self Worth, Trust Leave a Comment

I recently fulfilled a dream of singing a solo with a big jazz band. We did four performances. They all went well and I loved it. I received lots of praise afterwards. This morning while I was having coffee with a friend a woman I’d never met came up to me and told me she’d heard me and had to …

Serendipity Does It

Liz Sumner Ease, Gratitude, Kindness, Letting Go, Service, Trust Leave a Comment

We did it. We emptied our house. Got it rented in record time. Returned to Italy with only minor mishaps (forgotten computer and temporarily lost suitcase). I’m still stunned that everything worked so well. I owe it all to good luck, good friends, and good instincts. When last we spoke I was drowning in garbage bags. I told you that …