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MIA

I’m probably as baffled as you are, my dear reader, at the lack of activity on my blog. It’s not that nothing’s happening in my life. I got a lovely raise at work (broke through a personal glass ceiling doing so), am back to full time (no more one-Wednesday-a-month off), health is good (after a […]

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Planning to be green

Normally, I have a plan, a desire for what I want in the new year. Not this time. This past new year’s eve, I watched TV, surfed the ‘net, enjoyed the fireworks my neighbors set off. I did not light candles to meditate to, write myself a letter, sum up the last year and think […]

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Validation

One of the things I really like about Christmas is all the Christmas movies. You know, those movies that are about that special Christmas magic, which – with or without Santa, angels or a pregnant, unwed woman – manages to create miracles big and small in ordinary people’s lives. My list of favorite Christmas movies […]

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A note from Mom

Sometimes the sweetest things show up unexpectedly, like a note from Mom. That was the title of the e-mail my mom sent me today. Actually, it was notes from Mom. One of them was a healing prayer for me. It is now laminated and resting by my keyboard as a reminder that both life, body […]

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Learning to FLY

These past few days I have been busy doing other things besides sitting in front of the computer. I got some energy back (in spite of darker mornings), and a good reason to clean house (electrical inspection coming up), and have actually enjoyed taking before-pictures, clipping my iPod Shuffle to my clothing and chasing the […]

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Meet Martin Luther

I do have more to tell – or show, really – from Dresden and the rest of my trip. I just sort of have to figure out how to pare down all the photos. And figure out what to say. The truth is that I have some gorgeous photos from Dresden – and nothing to […]

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That morning routine thingy

Do you ever catch yourself thinking somebody else’s habit sounds at best uninteresting, only to find yourself with the exact same habit somewhere down the road? As the Norwegians say, that’s meeting yourself at the door. And I have done just that. Several years ago, another single co-worker told me about his morning routine, of […]

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Must. Exercise. Self-discipline.

OK, it was back to work today. Not a bad experience. (Heh.) But I do see that I need routines, and work – that is getting up and going to it – is one of them. I could spend all day in bed with a book if there was no reason to leave the house. […]

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Eclipse

I have returned home from my roundtrip to Trondheim in connection with the celebration of St. Olav and just a general look around some of Norway’s most beautiful parts. It was five days of heat, sunshine, miles and miles of roads through miles and miles of mountains, trees and farms to a couple of charming […]

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Religionsdebatt: Trenger språk

Vel, jeg rotet meg inn på en religionsdebatt på news. Jeg hadde mye på hjertet, men valgte i stedet å poste noe av det her, i stedet for der. Utgangspunktet er altså Richard Dawkins. Tilhengerne hans sier bl.a. at Dawkins forholder seg til rasjonelle vitenskapelige metoder. Jeg påstår at Dawkins ikke forholder seg til vitenskapelige […]

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Who am I and what have I done with the old me?

Today at work was a repeat of yesterday (sans masseur). My head is woozy, too filled with so many details, and deadlines and things to do and fix and follow up on. And yet… And yet, I am having a blast. A couple of weeks ago (or maybe a month ago – time keeps breaking […]

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Books you both read and write in

It’s been a long time since I last had a book I wrote in. Oprah and my hairdresser talking about notes and Post-its littering their Eckhart Tolle books made me think about the last time I had a book that so delighted me or inspired me that I underlined whole passages. I do have several […]

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Gratitude, abundance and elephants

Another haircut, another Saturday in town. I am short-haired and loaded with money because of the generosity of the Norwegian government and so I buy that jewelry box they first displayed last year. It’s back and it’s available. Wait, let me back up. First, let me thank the people who are made my cash flow […]

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How to uncover your wholeness

Lately, all my reading and listening to the webcasts from Oprah’s shows on “A New Earth” with Eckhart Tolle, keeps pointing out that we are essentially whole. The body is essentially healthy; disease is layered on top of the health. Our souls are also well, seeming not to be only because of a clutter of […]

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Health talk: Me, myself and the tummy

(Edited) I know I said I wasn’t going to talk about my digestion any more, but since other bloggers have given me information by telling their stories, I’ve decided to give an update. It is clear that alcohol and coffee do not agree with my stomach. I can drink coffee if I make it weak. […]

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What do I desire?

“What do I desire?” was the prompt on the prompt generator – and a good prompt it is. Last night’s seminar has (happily) given me a lot of inspiration and – desire. Desire to look seriously at what I really want out of life and the faith that I can make my desires realities. But […]

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Thinking big thoughts

Tonight I attended a course that uses this. It was advertised as teaching The Secret, and I had no clue what to expect since I hadn’t even heard of the course instructor. However, the Norwegian woman who held the four-hour seminar was both lively and brilliant and real. I am very happy I went to […]

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AFK

It’s almost 8 pm. It is the first time today I sit down at the computer. And it felt good, in more ways than one. I have been struggling with some achy hip joints, which – I discovered – have to do with too much sitting, especially on a bad chair. I now try to […]

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Current state not necessarily future state

Talking about digestion is something old people do. So let me talk about my digestion now and get it over and done with because I really don’t want to be having this conversation when I’m old. I am currently reading a book, “Hidden power for human problems” by Frederick Bailes. I hadn’t heard of Bailes […]

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I am safe as long as…

I have a good friend, Ken, who has often functioned as my personal guru. He has a simple but effective suggestion for when life seems to get difficult or worrisome: Go find the party. Or, if that’s a little out of reach, affirm to yourself, “I am safe as long as I’m breathing, no matter […]