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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 poring down outside, hammering the wooden deck with a soft smell of summer rain. It was a relief from the wet hot air. Without really saying anything, we just smiled and went outdoors. We stood there together, faces lifted upwards towards… Läs mer

This text is about what it feels like to do what I’m doing in the photo. It’s called a “hang” in freediving terms. You slowly pull yourself down, stay a while on a certain shallow depth, then return to the surface. It’s one of my favourite type of freedives. But this one was special. It was what I like to call “a near life experience”, where I felt so fully alive. Do… Läs mer

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 for sharing your own stories, thoughts and advice. It was well received apart from a few who seemed scared of it, as if it was contagious. It’s not contagious. We will all ”fail” at some point or another. We will all… Läs mer

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. I’m in Bahamas in one of the best places to dive deep and compete. But every time I try my body says no. I did a fairly easy dive to 99m late last year. The world record is 101m. I tried… Läs mer

“If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.” ~Ajahn Chah Freediving is like meditation; it’s not so much about acquiring something, but getting rid of something. Freediving is about letting go of most things and holding on to some. If you freedive with a lot of expectations of how it will be, or what you… Läs mer

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 want to dive deeper it’s all up to you to see it and handle it. Freediving is a strange sport. It’s small enough to not have much research done on training methodology. No one really knows what’s the best way to… Läs mer

My heart beats for all it’s worth. My chest is burning with fiery lactic acid. The sound of my breath is loud in the surrounding silence. I’m not thinking, I’m just moving as fast as I can. “Faster”, he yells. I glance at my legs and will them to run faster, but they physically can’t move any more than this. Somewhere in the back of my mind there’s a  small voice who… Läs mer