A few weeks back while in Sweden, I saw an interview with Per Gessle, one half of the mega success, world renown band Roxette (and in Sweden, perhaps better known as the man behind the song “Sommartider hej-hej!” (“Summertimes hey-hey”)! What would our upbringing and childhood discos and parities been without that song?!). He was … More You gotta do your 10.000 hours..!
Those of you who follow my blog might recall that in the start of the year – just as I was arriving to Bali, I had a rather magical moment. A small exclamation in a changing room turned out to have been an affirmation, as I found the following statement to become true on my … More History repeats itself – or a gentle reminder from The Universe that our thoughts are powerful beyond imagination?
One day years ago, one of my best friends looked at me and said; “I think people who don’t travel believe that people who travel are not afraid. That’s so not true. We just do it anyway, even if we are scared.” She had just come back after six months in Buenos Aires, where she … More There are things you have to do, even if it scares you! – or once again, packing my bags for departure..!
“Do you remember Fia, or Energia?” “Yeah, she went to Bali right? Is she still there?” “No, I think she came back! But I am not sure, I haven’t seen her!” “I heard she went to Edinburgh for a visit and since then I haven’t heard from her!” “Maybe she is still there? Or went back to … More Book Making in process! Don’t disturb!
Hello there! Long time, no see! So it seems to me at least, since my blog-updates seem to have become more sporadically ever since I left Ubud in the end of July. As a part of my writing practice, I have decided to publish on my blog regularly, with a frequency of something like once … More Done is better than perfect – how perfection can become a prison and creative killer!
How do you write a love poem? Which ideally is not pretentious nor cheesy, just nice, and it should be about someone you known your whole life – a family member, to be performed in public! In four weeks! Those were the criteria when my brother and his (now) wife asked me to write a text … More How do you write a Love Poem, on Demand?
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..!?