Not A Lie But Not The Truth

Hi Liz, I need your opinion. I have been talking to a guy for about 2 months. We live in 2 different states and started talking through a facebook group. I really like this dude and we have plans to meet up soon. I’m a little nervous to see him because I said something that…

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We Can’t Be Friends…Or Can We?

Among the top age-old debates is the controversial question, can men and women be friends? As a woman with male cohorts, I can confidently say that, yes, a platonic relationship can exist between the sexes. We can stand to gain valuable insight from the benevolence of having friendships with the opposite sex. Having male friends,…

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The Balancing Act

Life is a huge circus and you’re the tight rope walker. -Liz McKenzie At any given time, any one of us can be juggling a cluster of life’s necessities in one hand – education, work, family, religious and social obligations, etc – and the residual effects of life’s necessities in the other hand – happiness,…

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An Attitude for Gratitude

G-R-A-T-I-T-U-D-E! Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful and a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Gratitude helps you bring recognition to the value of every aspect of your life and the lives of others. In my observations, it was apparent that while people issued thank you’s, there was a huge gap…

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Hey, hey, hey…It’s Mother’s Day!

IT’S THE FREAKIN’ WEEKEND, MOMMY’S!!!! I know this weekend is supposed to be extra special for the maternal role model but allow me -if you will- a moment to tell you why we are more than just a single recognized calendar day (that some of us try to stretch out over a couple of days…

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The Walking Dead

Hi. I was recently in attendance at the funeral of a close relative. Normally, I try to avoid funerals whenever possible but, because this was my uncle, I had to be there. My problem is not that I attended the funeral but that I had to be around my family. I hate to be in…

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The Grass Looks Greener

Hey there! Okay, here’s my dilemma. I’ve been in a relationship for the past 8 years with my boyfriend. We decided early on in the relationship that neither of us wanted to get married or have children and that has not changed but I think I am getting bored. I’m beginning to feel like this…

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Finding Your Purpose In A Sea Of Purposeless

As you get older you learn to appreciate the minor nuances of your childhood.  If only your most devastating problems, now, were solved with a quick trip to the toy store or a kiss to make it all better. Then adulthood happens. You go from piggyback rides to car notes and from building sand castles…

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Is It Just My Imagination?

Hi Liz, I just want to get your take on this situation. I work in an office where I am 1 of 5 African Americans. My co-workers are pretty cool and they include me in on everything but sometimes I feel like our interactions are inappropriate.  I wear my hair natural and they always want…

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Friends Come And Friends Go

Hi Liz, I have been friends with this girl since junior high school. We have always called each other best friends, sisters or cousins and we hung out all the time. Now we are both in our 20’s and, even though we still get together, things don’t feel the same. Even our conversations feel different.…

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