About Elizabeth Witteveen

Elizabeth Witteveen, a wife & mother, lives in Alabama with deep Michigan roots. She has a scant handful of degrees and a long resume including ESL teacher, technical writer, rocket scientist, and Neuro-visual therapist. She has moved 11 times between seven different states and one country overseas, and enjoys traveling, gardening, horseback riding, swimming, reading, and time with family and friends. Elizabeth is a monthly donor to A Beautiful Me because she knows the importance to empower young people with social and emotional learning.

I think. I can.

A couple years ago a friend gave me a journal and a pen for my birthday with a challenge to write three things every day for a year for which I was thankful, without repeating anything. She said she had done that and was completely amazed at how her outlook on her life changed.  [...]

By |2021-08-08T09:30:43-04:00August 8th, 2021|ABMe Story Updates|Comments Off on I think. I can.

Faith, Grit, and Time

I had a conversation today with a couple of my young friends and their mom. I asked them what grit was. Two 14 year olds and a 10 year old said they had no idea. The youngest picked up her phone and asked it “What’s a grit?” The phone showed her a box of [...]

By |2021-07-04T05:56:24-04:00July 4th, 2021|ABMe Story Updates|Comments Off on Faith, Grit, and Time

Grapple with Filters

I recently had an interesting conversation with a couple of my female friends who are successful professionals that work in male dominated fields within the military/government service. They are civilians, exceedingly intelligent and thoughtful, and have worked very hard to get to the level that they have. I asked each of them what they [...]

By |2021-06-02T00:34:15-04:00June 2nd, 2021|ABMe Story Updates|Comments Off on Grapple with Filters


I received my second Covid vaccine yesterday, and I am a little out of sorts today. I’m not complaining really, my arm is sore and I’m feeling very tired. I fully recognize the gift of science and the ability to help our world return to normal, as well as the protection for my own [...]

By |2021-05-03T00:17:04-04:00May 2nd, 2021|ABMe Story Updates|Comments Off on Influencers

The Lost Year

It’s April... a year has gone by. An unprecedented, weird, scary, cautious year: four full seasons. A year ago international travel was closed to us (whether we travel or not, it feels restricting), we wear masks that hide our smiles, schools are online, we can’t eat out or go shopping without worrying, we don’t [...]

By |2021-04-04T20:54:40-04:00April 4th, 2021|ABMe Story Updates|Comments Off on The Lost Year
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