March 2021

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

By |March 16th, 2021|

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 explain. The stress [...]

November 2020

What nature means to me

By |November 13th, 2020|

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, for the second [...]

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

By |November 13th, 2020|

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 of and pay [...]

August 2020

Becoming a volunteer, perhaps the best decision of my life

By |August 28th, 2020|

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 care about. However [...]

May 2020

Kindness in times of Corona(virus)

By |May 22nd, 2020|

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 will hear more [...]

April 2020

How we are the lucky ones in this coronavirus crisis

By |April 3rd, 2020|

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 strife, injustice and [...]

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