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Mental Health Awareness Month – Reflections in images (Part 2)

Life lessons from catching COVID-19 It's now early June and time for the second story in my "Reflections in images" series. As a volunteer in mental health, the topic is ever present in my life, not just during Mental Health Awareness Month. Last time I invited you to reflect on how you felt about “going back to [...]

By |2022-06-08T12:48:01+01:00June 8th, 2022|stories|Comments Off on Mental Health Awareness Month – Reflections in images (Part 2)

Mental Health Awareness Month – Reflections in images (Part 1)

After a long break, I am sharing some pictures from the end of last year. It’s mid-May, I know. Life got in the way. Or rather I chose to prioritise other areas of my life. My work, my new house, my health (at least I try). And then there were all the things outside of my control [...]

By |2022-05-24T09:57:52+01:00May 21st, 2022|stories|Comments Off on Mental Health Awareness Month – Reflections in images (Part 1)

Life lessons from learning front crawl

Image by Todd Quackenbush on Unsplash I always feel energised this time of year. I reflect on the year that has been, draw pride from what I have achieved, and dream of the year to come. What do I take away from the past year and how has it changed me? Maybe my journey of learning to [...]

By |2022-05-24T09:51:33+01:00February 8th, 2022|stories|Comments Off on Life lessons from learning front crawl

Horse therapy through the lens of a camera – Following your passion and sharing it with others

Image by Eleanor Smith I have a little heart-shaped, green stress ball on my Standsome standing desk. It says in Norwegian «Hva banker ditt hjerte for?» which in English means something along the lines of «What does your heart beat for?» or «What are you passionate about?». Why am I telling you this? Let me [...]

By |2022-05-24T09:51:53+01:00March 16th, 2021|stories|Comments Off on Horse therapy through the lens of a camera – Following your passion and sharing it with others

What nature means to me

Image by Eleanor Smith I have been meaning to write this article for some time now. It is about the healing power of nature in my life especially in this strange year of a continuing global pandemic. We all have mental health – What helps you? Just last week, Bergen, Norway, also went into lockdown, [...]

By |2022-05-24T09:52:11+01:00November 13th, 2020|stories|Comments Off on What nature means to me

Vi har alle en mental helse = We all have mental health

Original image by Finn on Unsplash Today is World Mental Health Awareness Day. As a volunteer with the Bergen Red Cross helping people every week who struggle more than the average person, I am reminded of its importance for our wellbeing on a regular basis. I feel very strongly that we all must take care [...]

By |2022-05-21T13:32:32+01:00November 13th, 2020|stories|Comments Off on Vi har alle en mental helse = We all have mental health

Becoming a volunteer, perhaps the best decision of my life

Image by Clark Tibbs on Unsplash Next week, on 5 September 2020, it will be the UN International Day of Charity. These World Days are in my opinion useful opportunities to be a part of the public discourse in one way or another. We can all do something to raise awareness about causes that we [...]

By |2022-05-21T13:33:36+01:00August 28th, 2020|stories|Comments Off on Becoming a volunteer, perhaps the best decision of my life

Kindness in times of Corona(virus)

Image by Matt Collamer from Unsplash This week is World Mental Health Awareness Week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, and the theme is kindness. What acts of kindness have you been doing for yourself and for others? Do share with me in the comment section. I have been focusing on the arts, which you [...]

By |2022-05-21T13:34:36+01:00May 22nd, 2020|stories|Comments Off on Kindness in times of Corona(virus)

How we are the lucky ones in this coronavirus crisis

Original Image by Dimitri Karastelev on Unsplash If you are reading this, chances are that you too are one of the lucky ones. Whether you are a volunteer in a local charity or whether you are just someone who cares about the less fortunate in our highly unequal societies, times like these are ripe with [...]

By |2022-05-21T13:35:22+01:00April 3rd, 2020|stories|Comments Off on How we are the lucky ones in this coronavirus crisis

How I am turning the #COVID19 crisis & home office into an opportunity

Original Image by Sumanley xulx from Pixabay What was intended as one article quickly turned into two. This first one covers how I feel about the current situation and how it impacts my life. The next one will be about my concern over how it may be impacting the lives of others, who are far [...]

By |2022-05-21T13:36:05+01:00March 30th, 2020|stories|Comments Off on How I am turning the #COVID19 crisis & home office into an opportunity
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