(Letters)

I have received so many letters from readers of Beautiful Affliction, and I am just so very grateful for every reader who writes to me to share their story and experience of reading my book.

I have been deeply touched and shed many tears as I’ve […]

February 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |12 Comments

(From the Heart)

When I was a teenager in Sweden, I read a book by a Swedish Creative Writing guru. His tone was factual and dominant, he knew his business and he made sure we knew he knew. One of his memorable pronouncements went something like this: Never […]

January 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

(7th Anniversary)

I was woken up this morning by my husband and the girls singing Happy Birthday and carrying a tray with fruit salad and apple juice. The anniversary of my heart surgeries have become my “second birthday” and there is nothing better than to celebrate with […]

October 8th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , , , , |16 Comments

Countdowns

I have done this before. Counted the days and weeks to an important event. One spring many years ago I counted the moments until my wedding, filled with thoughts of pearl-embroidered silk and waltzing with my dear groom to be. While stroking my heavy belly, […]

Amor Fati – Love your fate

Yesterday my personal essay was featured in She Writes “Behind the Book” series and I wanted to share this with you. She Writes is the world’s largest community of women writers with 25 000 members.
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Amor Fati — Love your fate
I never dreamed of writing a […]

March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |17 Comments

Own Yourself

I was sitting in the couch close to my youngest daughter.

We were browsing the internet for a school project and we ended up in WikiHow. Wow — once you’re trapped in there, it’s almost impossible to get out. 🙂 Or how about interesting articles such […]

September 3rd, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

One little spark

“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”
Robin Williams, July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014.
 

Yesterday the sad news of actor Robin Williams’ passing reached us. Immediately my mind filled with the many moments of joy he brought to me and […]

August 13th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Quotes|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments