29th November 2018

I love to cook and experiment with new recipes and cuisines. Cooking relaxes me and makes me think clearly. Frequently, I come up with new story ideas while busy preparing a three course meal for friends and family. Recently, between writing and conferences, I attended an Italian cookery class. It felt great to learn how…

15th November 2018

Sadly, my parents passed away some time ago, but not a day goes by when I don’t think of them and wish they were here with me or at least a phone call away. It’s hard losing the people we love. But instead of welling in self pity and wishing for something I can’t have, I…

5th November 2018

I used to think everything that begins well ends well. I like happy endings because I’m a romantic at heart. My personal life belongs to me but just like everyone else I’ve dealt with setbacks and managed to move on. Years ago I was very happy and contented and thought my life was the best…

18th October 2018

Is it just me or am I right thinking respect and manners aren’t considered to be important anymore? Call me old fashioned but I genuinely think manners matter. Respect and kindness combine to make life more enjoyable and give a deeper meaning to relationships. Are people really that busy nowadays, they can’t find the time…

4th October 2018

I frequently meet and counsel people with addictions. Alcohol, and other drugs such as sleeping tablets and tranquillisers which are very addictive. Yet nowadays, technology has become a favourite pastime and just as addictive and hard to restrict and get under control. I’ve met many people whose lives centre around the latest gadgets, digital trends…

19th September 2018

Just like my late beloved Mother, I love Autumn. A new trench coat, the prospect of new exciting challenges and plenty of opportunity to have a Fika (coffee break). Summer’s lovely but after the recent ongoing heatwave I can’t wait to see how Autumn will turn out. To me Autumn much more than January symbolises…

6th September 2018

I frequently meet girlfriends and clients who feel out of place in today’s world. How come so many feel alone and invisible? In 2018 women ought to be proud of everything we’ve accomplished, instead of disrespected and overlooked. Physical appearance, income and multifaceted obligations are part of daily life in an increasingly stressful society. I’m…

23rd August 2018

Don’t you just love watching an old movie, featuring your favourite actors or music that remind of happy times? Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again is awesome and my guilty pleasure. Being a native Swede, growing up with ABBAs songs it’s only natural  I couldn’t resist taking the time to watch the sequel to…