Silver And Grace

by Lance Ekum on · 53 comments

“Grace­ful­ness has been defined to be the out­ward expres­sion of the inward har­mony of the soul” ~ William Hazlitt

Today I would like to intro­duce Eliza Fayle.  I “met” Eliza early on when I first stared this site, when we were both out there begin­ning this explo­ration into our own voice.  A jour­ney, it has been.  And today I see Eliza really touch­ing upon what mat­ters deeply to her.  She is cur­rently putting her amaz­ing writ­ing tal­ents into the cre­ation and shar­ing of an online mag­a­zine, Sil­ver & Grace.

Take a few min­utes and get to know Eliza more deeply, and see what has brought her to where she is today on her journey.

1. Tell us a lit­tle bit about who “you” are (fam­ily, career, any spe­cial life expe­ri­ences you’d like to share, etc.)
I’ll start with my age because there are women who are uncom­fort­able dis­clos­ing their age, and I sure ain’t one of them. 47. And look­ing for­ward to 48, 49, 50 … you get the idea.

Mother of three twenty-somethings and step-mom to a 12 year old. Care­giver to two cats, three Koi fish and one rat.

Part­ner to an incred­i­ble man whom I have been with for three of the most glo­ri­ously fun and cre­ative years of my life thus far.

Civil ser­vant project man­ager by day (but let’s not waste any time on that), founder and edi­tor of an online mag­a­zine for women, intu­itive coun­selor, jew­elry designer, writer, and ama­teur pho­tog­ra­pher. And that’s on a slow day.

Spe­cial life expe­ri­ences? Absolutely every­thing I have ever expe­ri­enced, because they all add up to whom I am today.

Lance’s Com­men­tary:  I’m 41 (see…now you’ve got me shar­ing MY age here!!).   This week­end, as I was play­ing foot­ball in the back­yard with my kids (and slip­ping in the snow as they raced past me!!)…well, grace was not a word I was using to describe myself!!!

2. We go way back (in Inter­net terms, any­way!) to when you were the Urban Pan­ther.  Describe how you have evolved from those days, to where you are now.
Ha, we do go way back, eh? I started Urban Pan­ther because I was email­ing fun life anec­dotes to my fam­ily and friends. My brother, Alex Fayle, the Some­day Syn­drome guru, sug­gested I might like blog­ging as a way to share my sto­ries with a broader audience.

Holy crum­pets! Alex neglected to men­tion how addic­tive blog­ging can be, how time con­sum­ing it is, and the HUGE learn­ing curve asso­ci­ated with it. We like to spread the joy in our fam­ily. *chuckle*

After a year of cut­ting my teeth on the Urban Pan­ther, I real­ized I wanted to focus in on the chal­lenges and joys asso­ci­ated with this sec­ond half of women’s lives known as per­i­menopause and menopause … or, as I fondly call it the Crone Stage. So, I said good-bye to the Urban Pan­ther and launched Sil­ver & Grace. … as a blog … which leads us to your next question …

Lance’s Com­men­tary:  Ahh, yes…the addic­tive nature of this blo­gos­phere!!  I’m think­ing I should sign up for a blog­gers sup­port group, except I don’t know when I can fit it in!!  As for menopause (and those other big words you’ve used!)…I’ll *ahem* gladly take a pass on all of that (I know…I’m a slacker…).  And…honestly…I really loved that name “Urban Panther”!! 

3. And that brings me to your lat­est endeavor – the Sil­ver & Grace online mag­a­zine.  What has cre­at­ing this meant to you? 
Sil­ver & Grace Online Mag­a­zine for Women. Sigh. My baby. This is the syn­the­sis of all my skills:

  • Project man­ager
  • Edi­tor
  • Col­lab­o­ra­tor
  • Pro­moter
  • Com­mu­nity Builder

By con­vert­ing Sil­ver & Grace from a blog to an online mag­a­zine I get to show­case other incred­i­ble writ­ers and pro­mote their prod­ucts and ser­vices. I also get to pro­vide the Sil­ver & Grace com­mu­nity with a vari­ety of expe­ri­ences, per­spec­tives, and exper­tise that I can­not pos­si­bly do as a lone blogger.

The Crone Stage of a woman’s life is an excit­ing time. We’ve pretty much been there, done that, and now it is our time to shine. We learn to truly take care of our­selves, instead of oth­ers. And then a mag­i­cal thing hap­pens. We are able to then turn back around and take care of oth­ers. But, it’s dif­fer­ent this time. This time we do not lose our­selves in the giv­ing, and our biggest gift is wis­dom.
Sil­ver & Grace is my gift of wisdom.

Lance’s Com­men­tary:  Okay, you’re mak­ing this “Crone Stage” sound pretty sweet!!  Maybe I really should sign up for menopause (for men, do they call it womenopause???).  As you can tell…I’m pretty clue­less (hey, that could be the next movie I star in: “Clue­less in Wis­con­sin”).

4. Tell us some­thing that might seem a bit crazy, that you have done in your life – and what that has meant to who you are today.

Hmmm … might be best to ask my fam­ily and friends what crazy things I have done. I am sure they can come up with more than one exam­ple of “Are you crazy????”
Let’s go with this one …

Mar­ry­ing very young, three chil­dren before age 24, divorced by age 28, imme­di­ately into another rela­tion­ship for four­teen years that was extremely toxic, then finally liv­ing on my own for the very first time in my life at age 42. Casu­ally dated for a year, then decided I had enough of that scene.

All of this crazi­ness caused me to sit down one day and write a detailed wish of list of exactly the val­ues and qual­i­ties I wanted in a man. I told myself that I was no longer going to sim­ply ‘set­tle’. I was happy to be sin­gle for the rest of my life. Any man who wanted to share my life had to have every qual­ity on my list.

Two weeks later, in waltzed Marc. He met every qual­ity plus the bonus items.

Who am I today because of this? Happy, con­tent, loved.

Lance’s Com­men­tary:  “Happy, con­tent, loved”.  Now if that’s a place that crazy leads to, that is all sorts of awe­some!  May your moments with Marc con­tinue to be filled with all of this…from the crazy to the loved…

5. Tell us one unex­pected thing that has hap­pened to you, from going down this path of start­ing Sil­ver and Grace?
Back up in Ques­tion One I men­tion I am a civil ser­vant. A project man­ager with the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment, actu­ally. And I loathe it. That’s right … looooooaaaaathe it. I am not designed for bureau­cracy and a sea of grey Dil­bert Cubes.

By man­ag­ing the Sil­ver & Grace online mag­a­zine, I have come to real­ize many things, and one of them is that I have valu­able skill sets that I can, and should be using, to work for myself. But what?

As our won­der­ful Bar­bara, of Blog­ging With­out a Blog, points out, you need thou­sands of vis­its per day to make adver­tis­ing money through blog­ging. Okay, given enough time, Sil­ver & Grace will get there. I have com­plete con­fi­dence in that, but we are talk­ing years and those Dil­bert Cube walls are clos­ing in on me.

Design­ing jew­elry? Yes, I steadily sell my neck­laces and rings, but that just brings in enough money to rein­vest in sup­plies. That is really a self-sustaining hobby.

But what I have dis­cov­ered through all my inter­ac­tions in my 9-to-5 job and through the online com­mu­nity is that women of all ages come to me for advice. It’s that wis­dom thing com­ing through, plus an intu­itive abil­ity I have had all my life.

I have finally found my call­ing in the form of Intu­itive coun­sel­ing, and I will be launch­ing this busi­ness over the next sev­eral months in the form of email intu­itive read­ings, email courses, and in-person workshops.

I know with every fibre of my being that this is what my life has been lead­ing me to. Every­thing up to this point has been ‘a jour­ney to my true peak’.

Lance’s Com­men­tary:  Ahhhh.…the wis­dom that comes from our life and the expe­ri­ences we have had.  And it’s a jour­ney for all of us…this life we are living. 

6. Deep-down, Eliza, what makes you, “you”? 
I was in an inno­v­a­tive work­shop a num­ber of years back with all my IT col­leagues and our Busi­ness clients. We were about to embark on a five year inten­sive multi-million dol­lar project together, so we were doing an all-day team bond­ing event.

One of the exer­cises was to pick a value from a list of words and asso­ciate that value to some­one in the room. One of co-workers stood up and said “I pick the word ‘grace’ and I asso­ciate it with Eliz­a­beth.”
I actu­ally burst into tears. This is what I believe makes me “me”. Grace.

… and a wicked sense of humour.

Lance’s Com­men­tary:  Grace.  That is a deeply mean­ing­ful word, and one that I believe touches on your soul, Eliza.   Mix that with your won­der­fully wicked sense of humor, and that’s a great com­bi­na­tion of care for our world mixed with a whole lot of fun. 

Clos­ing Thoughts:  Eliza, what you are creating…this space that comes from your heart and reaches out.…that is a gift.  As you con­tinue on this jour­ney, may you also con­tinue to even more fully embrace this beauty, this beauty of YOU that shines out from your soul.   

Peace, love, and all things good…

Lance writes sto­ries from his heart, aim­ing to inspire and moti­vate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he’s not here, you can find him hang­ing out with his fam­ily, rid­ing a bike, or just gen­er­ally act­ing goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Tree­house newslet­ter and get addi­tional inspi­ra­tion in your email inbox!
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rob white December 7, 2010 at 8:25 am

Thanks for introducing me to Eliza, Lance. How refreshing. I love how she broke down the paradigm right off the bat by enthusiastically sharing her age. Clearly, Eliza is a practical thinker with a wonderful philosophy to offer the world. How she sees her spiritual life in conjunction with her professional life is wonderfully honest… we can all benefit from this experience. Best of luck with Silver and Grace, Eliza!
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Eliza December 7, 2010 at 4:20 pm

@Rob – thank you. I have to admit that my response to this –How she sees her spiritual life in conjunction with her professional life is wonderfully honest– was, well ya, it all goes hand in hand. But, then I popped over to your site and read “IF IT AIN’T PRACTICAL, IT AIN’T SPIRITUAL” and realized that maybe that part is not obvious to everyone if you have to state in all All Caps :-)

I now have the theme of Monday’s editorial, with full credit to you. Thank you!

I am all subscribed to your blog now. Very pleased to have met you here.
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Joy Tanksley December 7, 2010 at 9:59 am

Thank you, Lance, for featuring the lovely Eliza! And Eliza – it was really cool to get to know you better through this interview. I was already a big fan, and now I love you even more. :)

(And guess what, Lance! Eliza is dancing with me on my blog. Uh huh. Very soon…)


Eliza December 7, 2010 at 4:22 pm

@Joy – ooooh, your dance announcement gave me butterflies in my tummy. Be kind everyone! LOL
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Henway December 7, 2010 at 12:04 pm

What an interesting lady this Eliza is.. and she is certainly indeed crazy for having 3 children before 24… although u gotta admire that in a woman.. so many woman think they have to find themselves before having children, but I imagine for her having children is what also helped her find herself.
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Eliza December 7, 2010 at 4:26 pm

@Henway – I have a confession to make that will likely make staunch feminists cringe, but growing up the ONLY thing I wanted to be was a mom. Never put thought to a career. For that matter, never even considered what marriage would be like … hence a short lived one :-) It was well into my role as mom that I started to put thought to what else I might like to do.

Did I make mistakes being such a young mother? Absolutely. But, I suppose we make parenting mistakes no matter when in life we start. We just might be different ones.
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Wendi Kelly-Life's Little Inspirations,Blue Sun Media December 7, 2010 at 6:07 pm


How fun to see such a good friend interviewed here on another good friends blog! It’s like getting a two for one Deal! I have to agree, the word that I associate with Eliza is Grace. Followed closely on the heels by adventure, fun and creativity. All put together, it makes her into one of my favorite people and I am honored to watch her grow through her new endeavors. Thanks for the great interview!
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Eliza December 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm

@Wendi – grow with the love and support of good and equally creative friends.
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Lance December 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Two for one!!! –> I LOVE that!! (see…you are making me AND Eliza feel all good!!)

And – having YOU here…that also puts a big smile on my face!


Betsy Wuebker December 7, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Hi Lance and Eliza – Congrats on a fabulous interview! It’s wonderful to see Eliza articulating her passion and communicating how she is expanding her talents here. I’m a fan of you both, so this was a great read. Thanks!
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Eliza December 7, 2010 at 7:19 pm

@Betsy – you and Pete inspired me to focus those passions.
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Eliza December 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm

@Lance – it’s called andropause, darlin’, and it does not seem to be associated with quite the same spiritual changes that women go through during menopause. But then again, you get off much lighter on the physical symptoms, so you might want to sign up for the andro version if you are deciding which way to go :-)
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Lance December 7, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Dear speaker of big words,
I’m “pause”ing to try and get a grip on all these pauses…

It’s not working…I’m still clueless… Wait!! My wife, Lora, she thinks I live in “clueless”-land all the time, anyway. So…I feel perfectly at home amongst all these big words!!!

Ahhh…familiarity in unfamiliarity (which probably makes NO sense…)

This has been fun, Eliza!! You rock!!


Sagan December 7, 2010 at 7:34 pm

What a lovely idea for a magazine!

And the photo made me smile. It’s so peaceful and happy.
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Eliza December 7, 2010 at 9:10 pm

@Sagan – I was about to go on stage to sing. I think you are mistaking peaceful with petrified *grin*
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Naomi Estment December 8, 2010 at 8:03 am

Thanks for the intro, Lance :-) Delightful post about a clearly delightful person. All the best in blogging to both you and Eliza! BTW, tingles ran along my arms at her description of determining what she wanted in a mate. I corroborate – this worked a treat for me too!
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Eliza December 8, 2010 at 7:02 pm

@Naomi – and tingles ran along my arms. By sharing my story, I am meeting many wonderful women who met their Mr Very Right the same way, by deciding not to settle.
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Lance December 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Hey Naomi!!
Thanks! Eliza is a STAR in my book (…and you are too!)!!

Awesome work for both of you…finding a soulmate with deep meaning to you…


Evita December 8, 2010 at 9:03 am

Hi Lance and Eliza

Beautiful interview! And Eliza I so enjoyed getting to know more about you! I have visited your site before several times, and have greatly enjoyed the energy that emanates from all that is there. You are doing marvellous work for women, and especially approaching so “gracefully” the topic of ageing and all the amazing things that are possible in the second half on one’s life.

Keep up the fantastic work!
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Eliza December 8, 2010 at 7:05 pm

@Evita – thank you. It is very interesting that I get this type of comment from women. There are Baby Boomer mags out there, but I am often disheartened to find articles which encourage us, subtly and not so subtly, to stay young at all costs. I am gratified to learn that Silver & Grace is being welcomed for not taking that stance.
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Kevin Tyler Smith December 8, 2010 at 9:43 am


Excellent legacy content my friend.
Eliza’s story can bring clarity
to countless others on how life
can unfold to a journey filled
with personal adventure.

If only I had known Eliza during
her Urban Panther days. I feel as
though I’ve missed out on so much
of her wisdom.

Thanks for introducing her to us

And Eliza,

Wow, how refreshing and inspiring
you are. It sounds like you are
making very important progress in
your new venture. I wish you all
the best.

Kevin Tyler Smith
Promethean Life
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Eliza December 8, 2010 at 7:09 pm

@Kevin – wow, legacy content… wow! Thank you. I believe strongly that not only is it okay to share our personal journeys, it is important in order to mentor those who not so quite as far along in their own. I am extremely grateful for my own mentors, but that would be a story unto itself. Another time perhaps :-)
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Eduard - People Skills Decoded December 8, 2010 at 11:35 am

Interesting interview Lance. Thanks for sharing it. There are definitely some lessons about writing and living from Eliza in there.


Eliza December 8, 2010 at 7:10 pm

@Eduard – and there are those amongst us who claim that writing is living :-)
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Jody - Fit at 53 December 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm

First, Lance, you do not want anything to do with perimenopause into menopause. I am not at menopause yet BUT I can say from experience that what I have been going thru for at least 5 years is NO FUN!!!! Nope!

I am not sure I am as much like you Eliza in looking forward to getting older.. I fight it! :-) I have not grasped the aging gracefully part BUT I love your attitude & what you are doing with your life.

I have other obstacles due to the economy & such that at this point in my life do not allow me to do certain things but I love what you are bringing to the table! I will be checking out that site!!!
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Eliza December 8, 2010 at 7:13 pm

@Jody – well, talk to me again when I really start to experience symptoms. Right now, pretty much nothing. But doing your math, I could be in for a rocky road starting next year. I encourage you to check back then to see how graceful I am being *chuckle*
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Lance December 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Ha!!! Okay…I’ll steer clear of that men-o-thing!!! (thanks for *ahem* clearing that up for me…)


Amy MacLeod December 8, 2010 at 4:12 pm

There is so much in this post, Lance and Eliza, but I’ll highlight my enthusiasm for your Magazine, Eliza. It is so hard for women to overcome the denial about being peri or meno pausal. After many years in careers where I worked primarily with men, I then began managing a Senior’s residence. Suddenly I was working with all women. If they weren’t in acute stages of PMS, they were trying to remain human through symptoms of Peri or Meno pause. Most of them wanted to be “organic” and were not on any replacement therapy. It was hard to watch and live through their struggles.

So, your online magazine would have been a source of some sage advice. I prayed for Grace many, many times – only to find that mountainous issues would become “no problem” in a matter of time. Being “post”, it made me consider what I put others through…

Also, thanks for sharing the evolutionary process of your blogging experience.

Lance, you are such a great supporter.
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Eliza December 8, 2010 at 7:16 pm

@Amy – I am so glad it is far more acceptable to talk about menopause and to openly share. I cannot imagine being from my mother’s generation where it was considered something you just ‘went through’ … as in put up and shut up … and if you did go to a doctor they simply prescribed pills with heavy emphasis on anti-depressants.
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Lance December 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm

You are sweet, Amy…thank you!!


Tim December 9, 2010 at 7:35 am

Hi Lance:

Thanks for sharing Eliza’s story in this interview. It’s also good to learn how her first blog evolved to her current mission and how she continues to move toward what’s important to her. I know I’m not the target demographic, but I think its a very important topic and issue for a lot of women. Thanks again, Lance, for introducing us to Eliza….Eliza, it’s great to meet you and learn more about you.
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Eliza December 9, 2010 at 6:24 pm

OMG, Tim, I totally got sucked into checking out your post and now that darn song is stuck in my head …. because it’s loud with the shop-vac on :-)
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Lance December 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Yep, I’m not the target demographic either….Eliza’s humor, though, still pulls me in!!


Lynn December 9, 2010 at 11:23 am

I think having the word “Grace” associated with you is one of the best compliments you could ever receive.

You cracked me up with that “crone” thing. :)
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Eliza December 9, 2010 at 6:25 pm

@Lynn – it is my goal to make Crone sexy ;-)
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Jannie Funster December 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Well, I’m almost 47, in another 4 months or so.

And Lance, when did you get a year older?? Seems like just last year you were only 40. :)

Ahhh, numbers so arbitrary and not at all who we are inside with our nature of grace and loving lights expanding.

And speaking of SILVER, that is one word I added into my lyrics yesterday. Silver draws me to it and vice verse. Like Lance and Eliza draw god things and good people to them.

Sweet interview. I just LOVE coming to this blog to feed my happiness addiction!!

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Lance December 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Hmmm….I’m not sure how that happened, that “year older” thing??? I’ve been told it happened!!! In fact, my kids claim that number is MUCH higher than 41 (yikes!!)!!

Happy 46.668795444th Birthday to YOU!!!!


Jannie Funster December 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm

well, I meant to write you both draw “good” things, but god is a good good thing too — the best!! :)

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Eliza December 9, 2010 at 6:26 pm

@Jannie – I had decided it was a delightful Freudian slip and was totally good with it :-)
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Adrenalynn December 9, 2010 at 12:48 pm

This… made me cry just a little. I am so inspired to hear your story, Eliza, and grace truly is what shines through in this piece! What a gift, indeed. Thank you for sharing!
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Eliza December 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm

@Adrenalynn – was a tad worried until I realized they were good tears. My goal in sharing is always to inspire at least one person. Lance provided me with an awesome and fun chance to meet everyone over hear, and now based on your comment I am totally complete.
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Lance December 10, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Hey Snow Bunny!!


Zeenat{Positive Provocations} December 9, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Hi Lance,
Eliza shares her amazingly positive energy here in her words. Thank you for introducing me to her :)
One word to describe this interview would be : ENLIGHTENING!
Loved it!
Much Love to you both,
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Eliza December 9, 2010 at 6:32 pm

@Zeenat – what an incredibly warm and loving crowd here at Jungle of Life. Thank you.
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Jasmine December 9, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Wow..Grace. That’s powerful stuff. You gave me goosebumps! That would probably make me burst into tears, too, but that doesn’t take much for me : ) You sound like a down to Earth, free spirit of a woman, knowing who she is and where she’s going. I love it!
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Eliza December 9, 2010 at 6:34 pm

@Jasmine – I certainly did not always know who I was. I will fully admit to that. But yes, I think it is extremely safe to say that now I do.

… and fortunately I like me … a lot … because it would totally suck if I didn’t *grin*
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Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord December 9, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Eliza and Lance – what a joy to read this interview today! Eliza, I’ve seen you around, and was so happy to learn more about you here. Yahoo! (Lance, well done!)

I love how you sum yourself up: grace … with a wicked sense of humor. Fantastic! I’d like to have tea with you for those two reasons. And your answer reminds me of Elaine from Seinfeld (the later years) when she was interviewing for a job and said she had “…a little bit of grace.” That’s how I feel about myself! And of course the interviewer then told Elaine that one cannot have a little bit of grace. You either have grace, or you don’t, at which point Elaine confessed that she didn’t have any.

Intuitive counseling – my eyes perked right up (well, at that and the mention of jewelry, because heck, I might not wear a lot of it, but I sure do admire it, especially if it sparkles or shines!). I think that’s such a noble calling because so many are “lost” right now. It’s a very dark time for some, and yet the light has also never been brighter. Those in the shadows need help finding the light. Your gift will guide them there. I look forward to hearing more about this venture. I support you, Eliza!

What a joy this has been. Thank you, again, Eliza and Lance!
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Eliza December 9, 2010 at 6:38 pm

@Megan – re: It’s a very dark time for some, and yet the light has also never been brighter. And is for that very reason I am called to intuitive counseling. The answers are there, inside all of us. Sometimes we just need a little help and advice to draw the answers out. Thank you for your support!
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Lance December 10, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Why, thank you!!! I had the easy part though….Eliza…she had to answer these very difficult questions. And…she did that marvelously!!!

I tried a headstand the other day. It was NOT graceful… (just saying…)


Sandra Lee December 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm


I love the name of your magazine and wish you all the best for it. The Crone stage is the best ever yet! I’m so happy to hear how you are following your heart and moving into intuitive counseling as well. Good luck to you.
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Eliza December 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm

@Sandra – thank you. What a wonderful place the world would be if we could all follow our hearts, eh? The creative energy would be incredible!

Ha! Just realized the ‘eh?’ gave me away as Canadian … lol
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J.D. Meier December 10, 2010 at 11:00 pm

> a wicked sense of humour
Can’t beat that.

Project Manager skills are a great thing to have under your belt. So much of today’s work is really project work, even labors of love. I’ve seen people with project manager abilities make their dreams happen with skill and help others make their dreams happen too.

Lance, as always, you know how to bring out the best in people and your commentary makes your interviews really stand out.
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