Shut Out the Noise

Lisbeth Barbell, Essays, Mindset

They wouldn’t stop talking. Two young women chatting on the weightlifting platform next to me. Someone was sad. Someone had broken up. Someone had issues with her co-workers. It wasn’t …

What Is Your Obligation?

Lisbeth Life, Mindset

Obligation. This word itches at my ears lately. What is my obligation to society in all these shared public media spaces we now inhabit? And what is my obligation to …

Nothing Prepares You

Lisbeth Essays, Life

Nothing prepares you for death, not really. No book no words no people no tests no support group. You aren’t fully prepared by the living or the dying, and certainly …

Box. Smash.

Lisbeth Essays, Life, Mindset

Oh sweet Jesus, I’m tired of the boxes they try to put me in. And the boxes I try to put me in. Athlete Intellectual Mother Veteran Woman Writer Boxboxboxboxboxfuckingbox. …

To All the Good Guys

Lisbeth Life

Because someone should say it, I will. To all the good guys out there, feeling slammed lately in our society, I just want to say this: I love you. ❤️ I …