Is it the end, or, a new beginning? – In transit.. Thoughts from above, in between..

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..

Crying in coconuts, sunshine and what you see is not always what you get. Or – How Real and Vulnerable do we dare to be..?

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..?

What does it take to be a good female capoeirista? Strength, flexibility – and a tough skin against sexism..?

  Have you heard that a short capoeira video, uploaded the other week, [1] 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..?

Life is an ever changing river – from capoeira and beer, to a writing bubble!

“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!

Remember one thing, unconscious people do not want tea. Nor sex. NEVER.

  “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.

“Remember one thing – unconscious people do not want tea. Nor sex. NEVER.” Letter to a friend.

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.