Annelie Pompe blogg

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...

As I finished my first real book last year it is as if I ran out of words to write. The hours and minutes of writing every day have been spent...

One photo was enough. I had to climb that mountain. It’s as if the mountain was speaking to me.  it’s happened before. Everest called me when I was just 10 years...

text in english below the photos Jag har försökt döda en fisk. Det var i Bahamas när jag fridök med harpunfiskare. Jag hade en kamera, de hade vapen. Under en middag...

Yoga. You don’t go anywhere. You stay on the yoga mat and travel inwards. You breathe, you concentrate. You meet your body and things you maybe forgot about. Things that were...

I believe life is as simple as what you pay attention to becomes your reality. If you read newspapers and follow the news on the internet then it’s easy to get...

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 was surrounded by people behaving as if everything was normal. Actually, I guess it is normal. And most seem to really like it; sales, shoppingbags, glossy magazines, fast food and...

If you are looking for us, look for a house with monofins and bikinis. If it’s raining you should look for us outside. A few days ago the tropical rain was...

På drygt två månader har jag varit i mer än 8 länder och i skrivande stund är jag på väg till Filippinerna. Veckan innan just den här resan var extrem. Jag...

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...

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...

Det finns ett annat sätt att leva. Det är inte lättare på något sätt, men enklare. Tanken slog mig rakt i huvudet när jag bodde på den lilla Italienska ön Lampedusa...

Tänk dig livet som en tjock bok. Den är indelad i en massa kapitel med olika titlar. Efter varje avslutat kapitel finns oskrivna sidor. Jag träffade genom ett sammanträffande den svenska...

Jag tror att det är bra att lyssna på sina tankar. En stor del av det som är “du” är ju dina tankar. Det är där det börjar. Ibland dyker helt...

Jag undrar hur mycket vi vet om hur vi egentligen påverkas av vår omgivning? Vad händer med människan när hon lever mellan 4 väggar? Vad händer när man bor i fyrkantiga...