The Liebster Award



I have to admit, I have not heard of the Liebster award before today. I am honored to be recognized by a fellow blogger at  and nominated for it. Thank you Camy!

Here is what I learned from

The Liebster Award 2017 is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

I love that Liebster is a German word, you may not know this but a part of my heritage is from Bavaria. I do like the idea of spreading kindness to other bloggers through recognition. The choice is yours whether you chose to nominate others or not and nothing bad will happen to you if you do not. 🙂

To participate:

Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you which is me. Lisa Hutchison LMHC at

Answer the questions I ask at the bottom of this blog

Nominate blogs you enjoy

Ask them your own questions

Here are the questions I was asked and my answers:

1.When did you start your Blog?

I published my very first blog on April 13, 2015 called

I have never missed a month since, publishing one blog post every month.

 2. Is there a specific reason why choosing WordPress instead of other providers?

When I decided to start blogging I asked my other writing friends which site they blog on. They all recommended WordPress for its ease of use. I have been very happy on the site.

3. Do you write just to inspire others through your Blog, or is there a bigger goal?

My hope is to inspire and educate others by bringing more awareness to compassion and empathy. I believe now more than ever we need sensitive souls to step up and lead. It can be difficult to manage your sensitivity in today’s world this is why I fill each blog with helpful tips.

4. Did you participate in any blogger training? Or, are you planning to?

Nope! I don’t plan to. Interestingly, I did not go to school for writing or take any classes. I teach many writing classes and am a writing coach. I have been told many times that writing is an innate talent for me, I believe they are correct. I allow spirit to work through me.

5. What type of Blog grabs your attention?

I like blogs that inspire me to think differently about myself and others.

6. How do you think is the best way to overcome a writer’s block?

I don’t believe that there is only one way. First you have to become aware of it and then do something different to change that energy.

7. Do you possess any other passion or talent besides writing?

Yes. I also enjoy spirituality, being a counselor and writing coach, traveling, connecting to like-minded others, photography, painting, animals, nature. I could go on and on.

8. Do you believe these Blog Awards can really help writers being discovered?

Anything is possible.

9. When you monitor comments on your Blog, do you allow criticism to be posted?

Yes, as long as it is constructive and not a part of cyber bulling. No trolls are tolerated on my blog.

10. Do you consider writing the best way for self- expression?

Even though writing is one of my passions, I don’t believe writing is the best self- expression for everyone. I worked as an expressive art therapist in a partial hospitalization program. I saw that some people could not read or write and others could not form phrases the way they wanted to.  For them, I would recommend a different creative art; singing, dancing, drawing etc.

And here are my nominees, I realize some of you may have received this award in the past. I want to give a shout out to you and your awesome work!

If you choose to accept and participate

Here are questions for my nominees:

  1. Where do you see yourself (and your blog) in 5 years?
  2. How did you choose your blog’s niche?
  3. What are three things you cannot blog without?
  4. What’s the favorite post that you’ve published? (Link, please!)
  5. Describe yourself in three words.
  6. What is something you enjoy doing besides blogging?
  7. What is one fun fact about you?
  8. What is on your list of top 3 destinations?
  9. If you could change something in the world what would it be?
  10. What advice do you have for other bloggers?

For more information on this award click here


16 thoughts on “The Liebster Award

  1. Dear Lisa, you do me a great honour in this award.. And I thank you so much.. And a Huge Congratulations that you have been nominated.. Yes this award has been a most wonderful award to receive.. I outlined my reasons, on becoming an award free Zone in 2015,,,

    These awards are wonderful when we start out on our blog journey, it is a wonderful way for us to meet and greet and honour and respect other fellow bloggers.. But as my time was becoming limited.. as you will have discovered, passing on awards properly like you have done is very time consuming and takes a lot of patience and effort..
    Which is why I so dislike refusing them. But instead I now honour them, but have stopped passing them along..
    I do hope you are not offended by this.. For your gracious gesture is wonderful to receive..

    So many thanks and I will place your logo award upon my awards slide show.. Many thanks again Lisa..

    Love and Blessings
    Sue xx

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  2. Hi Lisa! Thanks, again, for extending this award to me!! 🙂
    As I started my blog kicking and screaming only to find I lOVE IT, I plan to still be active in the next 5 years. My “niche” chose me, as my poems are spirit led. I need a poem, an original photo or two, and an opinion for my posts. I am an (1) evolving (2) creative (3) intuitive! I love to play tennis and I volunteer at my local theatre. I would love to go on (1) a castle tour in Europe (2) to Nepal and (3) to Hawaii. I would change people to treat others the way they would like to be treated. And…I would tell other bloggers to follow their hearts and their instincts!
    Thank you again!!
    Oh…and here is a link to a post from three years ago that did not have much traffic, but I can remember the day so clearly that I wrote it…and I love it!!

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    • I loved learning more about you Lorrie, thank you for taking the time to answer. We are similar that I was not too keen on starting a blog either, lol. Here I am still plugging away. I love to travel and would be interested to hear when you visit Europe, Nepal and Hawaii. I agree fully to follow your instincts when blogging and in life. I will go now and check out your post!


      • Haha! Thanks Lisa 😁 I think I didn’t put www in front of the link…sorry!
        Anyway…yes…it is a wonderful surprise that I love to blog. It has opened many doors to incredible relationships. Sending lits of light and love 💜


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