About Terese


my name is Terese Luikens

and the name of my blog is Why Bother. I’m a wife, mom, mom-in-law, grandma, sister, aunt, friend, author, yoga teacher and public school teacher. 

Frankly, when it comes to some things in my life, especially relationships, I ask myself, why bother? People are messy with emotions, confusing with their communication, and consume my time. And yet, without them, I’d be less of a person, living a smaller life. 

People stretch me to think differently and act nicer. They make me think twice and consider my actions more. I believe we are wired to relate not isolate and that is why I bother to relate. 

It is through my stories that I hope to inspire you to ask the same question, why bother? Is it worth it? I hope so.  

Terese Luikens