Author Archives: Elizabeth


About Elizabeth

Wife, mother of twins, speaker, and creator of Balm to My Soul. I love to write, speak, sleep, snuggle and, if I really get lucky, inspire and help others. I am clearly imperfect but determined to be a little better every day. Some days are better than others! Thanks for stopping by!


Individual Blackberry Cheesecake Tarts with a Sweet Surprise 7

I came across a great deal on blackberries and was wanting to make something delicious with them. I love cheesecake but didn’t want to bake them, so I made these individual no-bake cheesecake tarts! There is a small surpise inside! So yummy! I must admit that I would have liked my blackberry topping to be […]


The Science of Happiness: 10 Ways to Choose Optimism 18

The other day, I sat listening to five children giggling in my basement. They were “camping” with a pretend fire, roasting pretend marshmallows and having a joyous time. The thought crosses my mind, “How would it be to be a child again? To laugh without reserve, to create make-believe worlds, and spend much of your day […]


Snickerdoodle Sunday Link Party with St. Patrick’s Day Features

Welcome to Snickerdoodle Sunday! Are you ready for St. Patrick’s Day? With that in mind, doesn’t this no-bake pistachio dessert look yummy?  If you are new to the party and would like a cookie, here’s one for you! <div align=”center”><a href=”http://balmtomysoul.com” title=”Balm to My Soul”><img src=”http://balmtomysoul.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/snickerdoodle2.jpg” alt=”Balm to My Soul” style=”border:none;” /></a></div> Last week’s party […]


The 9 Essentials Moms Need to Teach Our Daughters About Body Image 28

I watched my little one dance the other day. She set up the living room, shut out almost all the lights and said: “Mommy, watch me.” For several minutes, I watched. Her hair spun out around her, and she freely and openly danced around the living room. There was no formal dance training or classical […]