Join us for a conversation with Lee’s Summit mom and author, Liesl Hays, about what happens when life falls apart. Liesl had a great job, husband, kids, and life — yet the secret she was keeping blew it all up.
Do you have a story that is untold? Liesl walks us through the process she went through unpacking where things went wrong, and the path she took to get back to herself and the life she truly wanted.
Connect with Liesl
Liesl Hays is a word artist, truth-teller, choice-maker, and inspirer. She is also author of Broken, Changed and Rearranged. For over a decade, Liesl has been facilitating training, mentoring others, and creating development experiences that require people to dig deep. She is an entrepreneur, Human Resources Strategist and a contributing writer for the popular self-development website LifeHack. Liesl runs on coffee, “to do lists,” and the belief that life begins after you agree to write your own story. She lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri with her partner, Harlen, her children, Mady and Ethan, and their dogs, Lily and Bear. You can find her on her website, Instagram, and Facebook.
Thank you to our episode sponsor, the Johnson County Library
Thank you again to our episode sponsor, Johnson County Library. They will be diving into the Oceans of Possibilities this summer with both virtual and in-person programs! Oceans of Possibilities, the theme for this year’s Summer Reading, will kick off with a series of virtual events on Saturday, June 4. Youth-centered June programs will be offered virtually or outdoors which include: Storytimes, Youth book clubs, Special Feature Storytime with Deborah Lee Rose, 123 Andres Live!, a penguin encounter with the Kansas City Zoo, and Juneteenth programs and offerings. The fun continues with opportunities to get creative with the youth sticker design and poetry contests.
Summer Reading books will be distributed at each Library location this year during the month of June only. Branches will begin offering one free book per family member beginning June 1st and concluding June 30th. Don’t forget to stop by any Library in June and July to pick up your reading log, or download one from the website. Visit jocolibrary.org/summerreading to check out all of the exciting events this summer.
What We’re Loving In Kansas City
Overland Park Arboretum
The Arboretum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. and is free for kids under age 6. Admissions is $1 for ages 6-12 and $3 ages 13 and up.
Free days for this year include:June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, October 9-10, November 2, December 7.
The Overland Park Arboretum’s education team has put together a monthly kit for your family to enjoy nature, learn about the season and be creative. You can pick up on the first of the month every month at the ticketing kiosk. There is a suggested donation of $5. They have a limited supply so call ahead to check!
Cafe Equinox in Shawnee
Located at 7036 Nieman Road in Shawnee and open seven days a week, at Cafe Equinox you can enjoy Thou Mayest coffee and local KC pastries in a botanical setting. This is such a relaxing place to meet a friend for coffee or treat yourself and stroll through the greenhouse.
Connect with Megan and Sarah
Come hang out with us on Sunday, May 22nd from 2-4 p.m. in the Smokestack room of Boulevard Brewery. Bring a friend or come by yourself — the first drink is on Boulevard! This is such a fun way to meet other moms in our great city. Hope to see you there!