How do we describe our experiences, of a trip, of a life? Do we send a postcard, recall the weather, the temperature and the beauty of the beaches? Or do we go back home and show the pictures!? Endless slide shows of mountains climbed and exotic butterflies and birds? Being in transit, leaving experiences of … More Is it the end, or, a new beginning? – In transit.. Thoughts from above, in between..
An old friend from the UK came around to my house here in Ubud the other week. He saw my garden, he saw the Balinese temples at the back of the garden, the Tibetan flags at the entrance to the kitchen – which reminds us about peace, love and serenity every day. The sun was … More Crying in coconuts, sunshine and what you see is not always what you get. Or – How Real and Vulnerable do we dare to be..?
Have you heard that a short capoeira video, uploaded the other week,  have started a wave of discussions within the capoeira world about violence in the roda, and about violence towards- and lack of respect for women? Many of you have probably already seen it, the capoeira video which has circulated widely the last week, … More What does it take to be a good female capoeirista? Strength, flexibility – and a tough skin against sexism..?
One of the best things for me living in Ubud, is that I have found a private yoga instructor who practice yoga with me in my own garden! She shows up nearly everyday and it is amazing, cause her classes are always so spot on what I need that day! They are usually a mixture between … More Sure, I know what I WANT but what do I NEED..!?
“Buddhism declares that in this world there is nothing that is fixed and permanent. Everything is subject to change and alteration. According to teachings of Buddha, life is comparable to a river. It is a progressive moment, a successive series of different moments, joining together to give the impression of one continuous flow. The river … More Life is an ever changing river – from capoeira and beer, to a writing bubble!
“Until further notice – celebrate everything!” this note is sitting on my sisters fridge in her kitchen. A wee reminder that life is full of small and big achievements and events that in deed is a cause for celebration! Last Sunday here in Ubud, something happened which might seem as a small event, but in … More To eat or not to eat – chocolate cake..
“And finally, to girls everywhere, I am with you. On nights when you feel alone, I am with you. When people doubt you or dismiss you, I am with you. I fought everyday for you. So never stop fighting, I believe you. As the author Anne Lamott once wrote, “Lighthouses don’t go running all … More Remember one thing, unconscious people do not want tea. Nor sex. NEVER.
Below is the unedited letter that I wrote to my former Uni-friend a year ago, when suddenly memories had surfaced in me, and I had come to realize the sensational insight – that I didn’t rape myself that night, six years ago while studying for my Master’s. Someone else raped me. Having sex without consent, … More “Remember one thing – unconscious people do not want tea. Nor sex. NEVER.” Letter to a friend.
Once when I was a child, my grandfather asked me if I would rather have a watch that had stopped, or one which was twelve minutes too late? “Oh, stop being silly grandpa! Of course I would rather have one which was twelve minutes late than one which had stopped!” “I would chose the one that … More Time, time.. all we got is time..
I love to travel, subsequently, I have done many trips! I started to travel young when my parents would pack us three kids into our Volvo (but of course!), the boot full of bags and buggies and the passenger-seat fully packed by us three children, toys, lego, bags, candy for the road, books and audio books … More You never know where the journey will take you..