Posts in Umbrella (catchall)

Be who you are

I read this quote today and it said it better than I could have said it: Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: They try to have more things, or more money in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way... Read More

February 25, 2011 2 Comments

Some people forget that the sun can be warm

Two days ago I experienced something very special. Peculiar may be a better word for it. I went for a walk. It was minus whatever outside, snow covered the fields, the sky was blue, there was a breeze playing in my hair that wasn’t hidden under a wool hat. The... Read More

February 14, 2011 3 Comments

Like going to the dentist twice in one day

I listened to a speech by this lady named Brene Brown last night. You can hear what I heard here If I were you, and I had the time, I would listen to it. It may be worth it. I made some notes as I listened, and in my imperfect... Read More

February 6, 2011 1 Comment

Connected and vulnerable

I heard something interesting today: Connection is the reason we are here. We all want to feel connected, and when we don’t, well, it’s then that it goes downhill in a very fast way. This resonated with me. First and foremost because I want to be connected myself. But also... Read More

February 6, 2011 3 Comments

Shoogamunga has a lot in common with yoga

When Kristin goes to bed I need to hug her in a special way. I can’t just give her a hug-on-the-fly hug. I can’t stand up from my sitting position after saying the evening prayers and hug her sweetly, saying goodnight. That is unacceptable according to Kristin, who is the... Read More

February 5, 2011 2 Comments

Change what can be changed

Today I have been struggling. I have struggled to come up with something weighty to write about. My last post was so intense that I hardly dared to read it myself the next morning and I thought maybe some of my friend would disown me. But that hasn’t happened. At... Read More

January 23, 2011 Leave your thoughts

Norse Yule traditions are still alive

You see, we are still celebrating Christmas here on top of the world. Today is the 5th day of Christmas. “Fæmtdan,” we call it. We still shake people’s hands when we meet them and say: “God Jul.” Some people even say: “Løkk me jula,” which literally means: Good luck with... Read More

December 29, 2010 3 Comments

Creatively messy, or messily creative

The house is as quiet as only a house full of sounds and noises can be. What I mean is that because there is always so much commotion here, it feels even more quiet when everybody is in bed and the world around me is sleeping. I only hear my... Read More

December 29, 2010 2 Comments