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Liz McGuire

Liz is a blogger, writer, and amateur photographer in Asheville, NC. She is a returning expat, re-adjusting to American life after living in Sweden for the past three years. On any given day you can find her planning her next adventure with her wife, blogging away on her blog (www.belovelive.com) about daily life and social issues, and discovering little hidden gems and secret places in the city. She faithfully totes her camera and her coffee mug everywhere she goes. And she’s always up for a conversation about spirituality, politics, or other taboo topics. You can find her on the web at www.belovelive.com.

Blood, Sweat, and Beer at Carolina Cinemas May 23rd, 2015

Blood, Sweat and Beer

Blood, Sweat, and Beer: Quench your thirst with a craft beer documentary for Asheville Beer Week

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day 4: on a mission.

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i was on my way to the grocery store when i got a call from my brother. when he heard that i was going to brave the crowds at the market, he asked if i might take a peek at some fresh, organic, whole chickens or turkeys for him. you see, he is not gonna be at the beach celebrating thanksgiving with my parents, lina, & me this year. he needs to stay home. but, he’s cooking some yummy thanksgiving stuff anyway.

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day 3: random acts of kindness = fun!

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my love asked me to bring her a peppermint mocha from starbucks on my way home today. yes, the fika girl even goes to starbucks every now & then. as i was driving, i started thinking about what i would be "giving" today for my 40 days of giving. pretty soon, i had settled on the idea of possibly paying extra so that the person behind would get a free coffee. but, i had to wait to scope out the starbucks situation when i got there.

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day 2: grab a beer and just listen.

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i got a text the other day from a friend. a fairly new friend, actually. someone that my wife and i have connected with, and all three of us have felt that this newly found friendship has the potential to be a great one. anyway, i received this text from the friend, who is experiencing an amazingly reflective time in her life right now, asking if we all wanted to get together for beers. the main reason? for her to share with someone all of her thoughts and feelings. she needed a sounding board, someone to just listen and be present with her.

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day 1: tis the season for giving.

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the fika girl is back... with an all new 40 days series! read on to find out...

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The top ten things I learned in 40 days.

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Well, folks. I've done it. It has taken me a week to let it all sink in... that the fika tour is over. But, the fika-ing has just begun! I have been having fika regularly for over 3 years now, so that habit won't be going away anytime soon. Still, this project is over and I spent the last week just letting the experience become a part of me. And wow...has it been ever the life-changing journey, to say the least. Aaaaand I have finally made my Top Ten list of the the things that I learned during my 40 day fika journey!

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What do we do now?

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Now, we fika!

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Day 40: Pure indulgence.

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40 cups. 40 cafes. 40 days.  i've done it. and what i can say except... it has been a completely, utterly amazing experience.

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Day 39: i love marshall.

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north of asheville, about 20 minutes or so, lies a small, riverside town. it's a place that seems to be stuck in the past, and yet, not at the same time. the only thing around for miles is this little, two stop light main street and a crossing street, which is actually only a bridge across the river. a big, white courthouse looms over main street. the sheriff's department is just across the street from that. there are a few churches, a few general stores, a dentist's office, a real estate office, a couple of different restaurants, and smack in the middle of it all... a coffeehouse called zuma.

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Day 38: Gettin my mountain mojo on.

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that's the name of the place i went to visit today: mountain mojo. cute, huh?

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