Annelie Pompe blogg

There is something about the warm air against the skin. One of the yoga-students got laughed at when she said ‘I can feel my body!’ A guy replied ‘Did you have...

This blog post is the result of a question I got after a presentation at IKEA. I’m in the end of a half-crazy motivational speaking race. For several weeks I have...

It’s part of the Swedish heritage to do your duty and ‘work hard’.  Maybe it’s also part of our western culture. We should be busy and stressed. And happy. And good looking....

Life had a heavy theme the last days. Getting back to Sweden was getting back to sorrow and sadness for the passing of my grandmother. She was 95 years strong, but...

He was on the summit of Everest one day after me. 21’st of may he paraglided from the summit down to earth, landing by a really rough river which he river...

I have been living with the classical goal-setting mind. I love dreamy high goals. They motivate me and give me energy to go beyond my limits. I have always believed that if...

I almost fell out of the taxi at the airport. Somehow the heel of the shoe wedged itself into the cobblestones. You probably wouldn’t even think those heels were high. But...

I have pushed limits for so long it’s become a second nature, a habit. It’s fun, developing, thrilling – yes, but sometimes it’s also exhausting. My mind is in one hundred...

My passion for the ocean is deep. Deeper than any dive I will ever make. It’s like a slow burning fire that is always inside me. Seeing a photo of the...

Yesterday I took a new Swedish record in freediving! Freediving is a strange sport. Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s very hard. My depth wasn’t ”deep” by my normal standards. It wasn’t...

First of all I want to thank you for the support and sharing from my last blog-post about how to live and freedive with passion, and how to do without it? Thanks...

I live with passion, but I have a passion-problem. I am one of the world’s deepest freediving women soon to be in a freediving competition, and I can’t freedive deep anymore....

On my last flight home I sat next to a Canadian. (Damn nice nationality, those Canadians! :) At first he looked like a reserved Swede so I thought I’d sleep through...

If you ask me how I am I will usually answer that I’m ok, even if I’m not. Why? I don’t believe in complaining. I think complaining is a negative waste...

It’s what most people would call a culture shock. 24 hours ago I was a hippie, walking underneath a hot sun on a dirty road following some goats, avoiding to step...

One thought is sometimes all it takes. One thought can change everything. I heard one of those thoughts a few days ago again during training. I was freediving down towards the...

One of my best teachers in life is this sport. It’s harsh, putting the truth right in my face.  Every dive is a small adventure. There’s nowhere to hide. If you...

It’s something about the look in their eyes. I think you might know what it looks like. It’s deep, full of energy and drive. But it’s also confident, secure and brave....

Jag är envis. Det räcker inte. Svar på hur djupt man kan fridyka med ett skadat knä: Till 60m. Flera gånger. Det är nämligen bra träning. Men det räcker inte på...