Diwali is a celebration observed by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains and means “series of lights”. It’s a beautiful representation of light over darkness, and how Hindu faith believes that good will always triumph over evil. People decorate everywhere with lights and candles and fireworks light the sky as Diwali coincides with Hindu New Year. The … Continue reading Diwali – Festival of Lights
We all know what this means by now. It’s on all media, my facebook wall is covered, my twitter feed, my instagram, the newspapers and on the news. But this is not news, we all knew it, we’ve just grown a little numb to it. And who wouldn’t? When you’ve felt harassed, assaulted, exploited and/or … Continue reading Me, too
I’ve learned to keep my cool in the event of releases in the states as it rarely arrives in Norway on the same day. But to my surprise, the bookstore down the street and around the corner had copies! I first came to know John Green when the son of a family friend posted on … Continue reading Turtles all the way down
Eat Darling Eat is a wonderful site that displays women from all over the world through a story of family and food. Food is a basic human need, which is the root of all stories, and still we experience this need in different ways through different cultures and experiences. This is my story. I’ve always … Continue reading Eat, Darling, Eat
This year the question being passed around is "What does PRIDE mean to you?" Pride means different things to different people, and that's ok. That's the beauty of pride, its all inclusive and there are no rules. Pride parade is the best day of the year to me. Some people prefer Christmas, or Halloween, their … Continue reading What does PRIDE mean to you?
For easter we set out on a cabin trip hoping to take long hikes in the forests bordering on Sweden and Norway. We arrived thursday afternoon, went across the border to buy supplies and as we came back it started to snow. Nobody had expected this snowfall mid-april and as we were lacking the proper … Continue reading The last snow
I am on a wooden narrow boat in the middle of what I am guessing is the Visayan sea. The boat is moving slow and is noisy so I can barely hear the bamboo hitting the waves on the side. We slow down as two fishermen in two smaller boats (or what I would almost … Continue reading Sushi
I invite you to join my book reading journey in 2017! In 2016 I reached my goal of reading a book a week (though some weeks were longer and some where shorter). I've created another page to update which books I am reading, and I will be posting reviews of those books. I do not … Continue reading A book a week in 2017!
I put my heart in a present for you, it was a story I wanted to give. It was a tale of a different world, with pictures in all the colors of the rainbow. I hoped that by showing it to you, that it would give you the courage to be different in your world. … Continue reading The heartbreak of giving
There's a Zen proverb that goes: “You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” These days we're always running around, multitasking and staying connected through all types of media while having information and stimulus continually thrown at us, whether we like it or … Continue reading Hear nothing, see nothing, feel nothing.