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Caitlin Moran

This woman is a badass. She is the woman. I’ve had the privilege of being able to take my time to go through pretty much every interview with her, or taken by her, that can be found on Youtube. And discovered just how amazing Caitlin is – in the first few minutes. A good thing too …

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Reaching goals and letting go

These notes are inspired by the book The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Evald Flisar. Just to be clear, all my posts, categorised as “thoughts” and “books” are a mixture of the book review and my own opinions and experience. Same goes for both parts of this post. “The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.” – William …

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How to find our wild nature (part 3)

Procrastination. Something we all do. Laziness is a part of human nature; once we’re in a safe place, why move away from it? We may only have partially achieved our goals but we’re comfortable now, we’re safe and we just don’t feel like moving forward. The thing to say about this – there’s never a …

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How to find our wild nature (part 2)

Restraining creativity can express in dreams; I have heard (and read of) several people, mostly women, talk about a terrifying dream of a, so called, dark man. These dreams are not bad, as creepy as they may be. They are very informative and mainly encourage creativity. They tell or remind us we aren’t using our creative …

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How to find our wild nature

This post was inspired by the book Women who run with the wolves (more about it at the end of part 3), where the author writes mostly about the power of women, but since I believe we are equally powerful (just in different ways mostly), I’m writing this in general. It goes for each and …

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The Forest of the Hanged Foxes, Hirtettyjen kettujen metsä

By Arto Paasilinna, first published in 1983. The reader only learns where the title comes from towards the end of the story. Which is intriguing. Do I ever say anything bad about Paasilinna’s books? Impossible, they are all, without exception, good, intelligent, humorous, amazing. The story is about a criminal, a thief, Oiva Juntunen, who …

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[psi] The Book

As in the Greek letter Ψ. A book by an unknown Slovenian author, who called himself Eros (he passed away in 2015), translated to English, German and Croatian (for now). I read somewhere that they are also making a Russian translation. It’s unlike any other. It even says that itself. People say, and I agree, that …

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Looking for Grandfather and Life Short, Rytkönen Long

By Arto Paasilinna, original titles: Isoisää etsimässä (Looking for Grandfather) and Elämä lyhyt, Rytkönen pitkä (Life Short, Rytkönen Long). The first book written in 1977 and the second one in 1991. Basically stories about a bunch of old men and some younger ones who go for unexpected adventures. Unexpected as much for the characters as …

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How to find our gratitude

Life only makes sense when we’re grateful. Every day. I’m grateful for everything beautiful and good, life, health, happiness, family, friends, clean water, fresh air, home, comfortable clean bed, luck, honesty, safety, warmth, appreciation, respect, simpathy, admiration, good ideas, art, fashion, money, lauhter, fun, dance, humor, intelligence, good music, inspiration, safety, cleanliness, power, strength, energy. …

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