There’s no better way to celebrate the weekend. Period. Just saying…



This morning I was still tired after 10+ hours of work yesterday and the prospect of another 10 or more today. I am extremely focused on not letting stress rear it’s ugly head, but these days it seems that it is lurking just below the surface. To get through the day I instantly knew that I needed some self-love and something which would calm of down just a bit – enter: dry-brushing.

Dry-brushing is a way to get the circulation going, and to me it grants a sense of ‘being in the moment’ which I desperately need. Grab a body brush or – as in my case – a massage pad and simply stroke yourself from toe to head. Long, relaxing strokes leading towards the heart at all times. I start with the legs, then arms, stomach, back and chest. Lighting a candle can also help on the stress-situation…

To calm me even more, I recited to myself: you’ve been doing a great job, you gave everything you could and everything’s going to be all right. I can only do as much, and I know that I am my own worst critic. It is ok to say “this is what the timeline allowed me to do”…

Now I’m off for a long day, where I want to remember taking breaks and deep breaths!

All of a sudden I can feel my triceps again… The reason? Flow yoga-ing ’till I dropped (or 60 minutes which is the equivalent when you haven’t been to flow yoga for months). A-m-a-z-i-n-g! Sweaty face, trembling arms, hair flowing in all directions and and feet that tell the tale of a recent half-marathon – I loved it.
When I came home today all that was on my mind was “Why haven’t I been able to drag my butt to a yoga class for the past months? This is great!” Yoga really is the perfect thing to compliment my running, and my knee (which is injured) didn’t hurt one bit during class – yay!

Now I’m sitting on the sofa with no energy in my arms whatsoever and a pleasant feeling of self-loving 🙂

If only I looked that cool when doing side planks. Something tells me I don’t…. [Source]

Evening ritual of tea and a book awaits (re-reading this little gem).

On December 24th I went to church with my family in my hometown as we do every Christmas. The priest is the same every year, the one who also held my confirmation and our wedding. This year he talked about how the catastrophes all over the world can make one reflect on, and appreciate, ones life more. Appreciate that we are able to pull our cold feet up on the sofa and under a blanket, while watching millions of people freezing and starving on the news. That we are able to run, walk and play while the person next to you in the bus is sitting in a wheelchair. And his speech touched me. This isn’t to say that we need other people to be miserable in order to feel good, but it was his way of saying that: You never know when your own world is going to change. You don’t know if you’ll be here tomorrow and you most certainly have no clue of what your life will look like in five years. We make all these plans all the time – hell, I’m one of those people who spend insane amounts of time planning my life – but who knows if they’re ever going to become possible or come true?

One sentence he said that just got to me, even though I’ve heard it a thousand times before, is “Every second is precious”. He repeated it a couple of times and somehow his integrity and honesty (he’s the most kind and giving person I’ve ever met) just made it sink in a bit deeper. Try to stop what you’re doing right now  and ask yourself: If I had only 1 year to live, would I be doing what I’m doing right now? Or would I rather spend time talking to my husband/playing with the kids/baking a pie for the family next door/reading a book? I know that this is an exercise you’ve probably been presented to hundreds of times before, but do you ever really use it? I don’t. Most of my days fly by in a haze while running from home to work, from one meeting to another, from work to the supermarket… If you see a pattern in things you want to do, why not just do it? I seriously believe that we would all live better lives if we remembered that we are going to die someday, on a regular basis.

So here’s to living by the rule that each second is precious and unique! I’ll do my best to stick to it…

December was hectic to say the least. Filled with work, family and over-crowded weekends which made me want to sit at home under a blanket and just be myself. It was good fun, but not the relaxing month I had anticipated and needed (don’t know why I always do this though, December is hardly ever truly relaxing). And then came January where we are looking forward to another 4 weekends in a row with arrangements, birthdays and family.

But I try to look at things differently now. Dwell on the little things, the moments of zen and relaxation that makes me remember who I am and what I love. This weekend’s greatest moment of zen has so far been waking up this morning to an apartment which was completely quiet. All I could hear were the birds chirping away outside – rare scenario when you live in Copenhagen! I looked around our bedroom and could suddenly feel the stillness creep under my skin and my muscles relax. No thoughts, just happiness. We’ve had guests Friday night and all afternoon yesterday, so waking up to an empty calendar and a quiet home was all I needed. Do you recognize this feeling of being pleasantly surprised and engulfed by silence and a feeling of contentment?

My morning has been filled with more quietness and beautiful things

The rest of the day will be filled with glorious nothingness accompanied by tea, the husband and reading. Running would have been great, but acquired a knee injury when I ran a half marathon on the 31st – you win some, you loose some…

A great Sunday to all of you 🙂




… I went running at 7.15 – and loved it!



… Christmas candle and a nice hot cup of tea. Increases the cozy-factor and how you feel inside, thus making you more efficient 🙂
I always believed that I’m more efficient when sitting in a nice place surrounded by things that make me feel safe and creative.

What did you do to improve your workday today?