Author: astrid


Conversations, heart to heart, can make wonders Shared thoughts; an insight sought and found You don’t have to act upon your dreams, thoughts and desires But you must reflect upon your musings If you stop thinking, talking, You’ll start sinking, balking Till existing  becomes an excuse  For living! 

Election Time

Are you an abstainer? Er du en sofavelger?   Get off the coach! Sorry, English speaking friends. The video below may be difficult to understand for non-Scandinavians…, but the message is this: Whenever there is an election, in your country, your state, your municipality: VOTE! Or forever hold your tongue… Be sure to watch the


Fortunately, I not only have generous people in my life (see yesterday’s blog), but also people who keep me in check when I, occasionally:-), go a little overboard… …may be what I was talking about yesterday was angels. And not many people feel they can live up to that standard. (If they do, they should


Generosity One of the traits of character I appreciate most in others is generosity. Some people have an amazing ability to support and lift you. They meet your thoughts and ideas with an open mind, and when criticise do it constructively, affectionately and with respect. They spur you on, challenge you to step out of

Dalai Lama

…and if reading No Impact Man wasn’t enough, I just had to go ahead and read The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama. What am I, a masochist of sorts or what? Ladening myself with a bunch of ideals that I either am not able to or, even worse, not willing to live up to?

No Impact Man

Oops, I did it again… Read an excellent book, but one that leaves me challenged, in many ways. Colin Beaven, a New York resident, takes on the amazing task of living a life in the city without leaving any “footprints”. Something most of his friends, acquaintances and probably most of his readers initially think is