Curiosity and Conversations

Liz Sumner Communication, Fear Leave a Comment

I’ve been working on the next series of episodes for I Always Wanted To. They’re reminding me what it’s like to be curious and interested in someone’s story.  Lots of wise people talk about the importance of curiosity, and approaching life with beginner’s mind. But I find myself often avoiding that and instead being defensive, wanting to be cool, not wanting …

The End of 2020

Liz Sumner Designing Your Life, Goals Leave a Comment

I usually start my year-end review around my birthday in November. I take a look at what I’ve accomplished and what I’m looking forward to in the coming year. This year I am particularly grateful that the pandemic has not caused me much difficulty. My work routine is basically undisturbed. Our finances have not suffered. My loved ones are safe. …

What’s possible when you let go?

Liz Sumner Letting Go 5 Comments

Recently I’ve been having a fascinating series of lessons in non-attachment. It began when Michael had a birthday with a zero, found some unexpected money, and started to dream. What if we could afford a little place in the country– a summer getaway? First he found a real estate listing that looked exactly right. We spoke to the agent and …