A life in motion is constantly moving in interaction with other people, body and soul.
Mountains, personal development, travel and being together with people is how I keep my life moving.
A life in Motion

Feeling the fear……YES definitely!

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It has been a week with a lot of thoughts and emotions in motion within. I am sitting in my kitchen in my flat in Oslo where I try to sort out for myself what’s going on in my life. I love these moments where I feel I have an active volcano inside. It is a sign that I am developing on the personal level. I LOVE to develop inside it means that I am alive. I have just finished one important phase of my life journey in Asia, and I am on my way into a new phase with all the challenges that leads to. Or am I? Where does one phase stop and a new phase start? What is the starting point of a new phase in life? I don’t know!

What I do know is that the phase I am about to start on now, started some time last spring/summer. I met many interesting people on my journey that have inspired me along my journey. It all started when I was on my way to Nepal. I met C.J. in the departure hall at the airport in Bangkok. We where both waiting to go on board on the airplane to Kathmandu in Nepal. We exchanged contact information and agreed upon that we should try to meet again in Kathmandu. Nepal is a busy place to be, so it took some weeks in-between treks, home stays and weddings before we met again for lunch in a tourist restaurant in Kathmandu. The next days had we many long and interesting conversations. C.J opened my mind for new ideas and made me see behind the reality I knew at the time. He was the first person who said to me that I would try and climb Everest one day, something that I did not imagined in my wildest dreams at that time. He has also been an important inspiration for me that has led me to where I am today. He advised me to follow my passion. That is what I am trying to do….

Some weeks later was I having breakfast in another restaurant in the tourist area in Kathmandu. At the table next to mine sat a blond energetic woman I guessed was scandinavian. Correct! Pernille was on a similar journey to mine and she is from Denmark. Pernille and I hang out and had many interesting conversations the next days, about our dreams and the future. Pernille used to work as a corporate lawyer in Denmark before she started on her journey that led her to Nepal. Pernilles dream was to build up a charity foundation that could support projects in poor countries. Today is Pernille building up her own foundation “The Human Practice Foundation”  based in Copenhagen.

I continued my journey to India and Mysore to practice yoga. I met Michelle and Anders in Mysore. We where all living in yoga teacher R. Alexander Medins house. They where both working on establishing their career as artists. We had many long and interesting conversations about what it meant to work for ourselves. It was in Mysore one day when I was sitting outside the house together with Michelle, that I got the idea of making happy clothes under the brand name Happy Heart Universe for the first time. Michelle an I met again in Kathmandu some months later and our thoughts about what we would do in the future continued to develop. Both Michelle and myself has gathered lots of inspiration from our stays in Nepal.

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I met Ellen in Kathmandu at Pranamaya yoga studio where Ellen works as a yoga teacher. Ellen lives in Kathmandu and just LOVES the place. Ellen and myself will organise two inspirational treks in Nepal together next year. Together with a friend of mine in Norway Erling Pande Braathen have I worked on Nepaltur.no, the web page where we promote our treks in Norwegian. Erling has done a GREAT job with the page.

Taiwan with Chien

 

 

NepalturI visited my good friend Chien who lives in Taiwan this summer. I met her for the first time in april last year in North Thailand. I went to Taiwan to visit my good friend who works as a independent illustrator for magazines, newspapers and children’s books. We had a GREAT time together. One of the reasons that visited her was that I wanted work together with her. Chien is helping and have designed the new logos for my concepts. If you have had a look at Nepaltur.no, have you perhaps seen the logo with a running girl. I feel so proud and fortunate who has her as my friend. I will tell you more about our cooperation in future blogs.

Happy Heart Universe

 

Happy Heart red t-shirt

I met Alpaza and Anusa in their shop in the tourist area in Kathmandu. Alpaza and Anuza are sisters. Alpaza is a designer and Anuza has a Bacheleor in Business and Administration. A perfect combination to run a business together.  I have been working with these two women this summer designing t-shirts for a concept I am working on called Happy Heart Universe. I will tell you more about this concept soon to.

Happy Heart OrangeHappy Heart grey

So I have travelled around Asia and collected inspiration for the next path on my life journey. One thing I have realised is that I develop in interaction with people. When I look back at all the good times I have had with these people and the inspiration I have got from them. No doubt, I have lived a life in motion that has lead me to where I am today.

I am sitting in my kitchen with a lot of thoughts and ideas for my future. My long term plan is to be able to live of the projects I have brought with me back from Asia. My values has changed while I have been away. It is getting more and more important for me to not only think about myself, but also be there for others that need help and support.

I realise that the chances that I do not succeed is a scenario I have to cope with. This scares me to think about but not enough to stop me from trying to follow my heart and develop my own projects together with my friends. I am definitely feeling the fear that follows with doing something new and different. My experience from doing things that scares me in the past is only positive. I have been sitting in my kitchen being scared to death about the idea of taking a year of work and travel in Asia to.

Back to where it started

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I have spent the weekend at Gjendesheim a cabin owned and run by the Norwegian Trekking Association, in Jotunheimen which is one of the popular mountain areas close to Oslo. It is exactly seven years since I was in the same area of Jotunheimen on my first weekend trip in the Norwegian Mountains. I was in a period in my life where I was trying to create a new phase, after a break up with my ex boyfriend through 17 years. It was a demanding time where I used a lot of mental energy, trying to figure out what I should occupy myself with in my spare time. This weekend did I participate on a guided weekend trek with the Norwegian Trekking Association and ascended my first 2.000 meter Surtningsui and walked over Besseggen. Besseggen is one of the most visited tourist sites in Norway and people come from all over the world to walk this ridge. The ridge has a reputation for having some exposed parts that makes this really demanding for people that are afraid of heights. This was when my own fear for heights was totally out of control so I had a interesting moment on the most exposed part. Even though I was scared to death on some parts of the trek, did I experience to fall in Love with the mountain life at first sight. I was totally hooked on spending my spare time in the mountains after that weekend.

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Homemade Food + Good Friends = Happiness:-)

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I have my mother visiting me in Oslo this weekend. Although we are in September is the weather nice and warm, and we can enjoy a good meal out on my balcony. I have many passions! This weekend has I practiced my passion for making good food and enjoying many good meals together with my […]

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Norwegian mountains YEAHHH!!!

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  I have spent one weekend in my flat in Oslo after I arrived back from the journey and bought a car. This weekend was it time to drive up to the Norwegian mountains, and get a feel of how it was to be back in the mountains where I have had so many special […]

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The journey continues

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  It is a little bit over a week since I arrived back in Norway. It feels so good to be home again. Back to my old routines practicing yoga at Puro yoga and climbing in the climbing gym. It is so good to be back in my flat, meet my old friends again and […]

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Back in my flat

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I came back to Norway and my flat some days ago. It feels good and right to be home again after one and a half year in Asia. My good friend Anne Sofie came and met me when I arrived at my flat. I was so happy for being back in my flat and expressed […]

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Counting hours…..

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It is soon time to leave Nepal for this time. It is under 100 hours until I will be on the airplane back to Norway. I am ready to go home now after almost 5 months here in Nepal. I do like to be here a lot, but I feel that life goes on and […]

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Feel the fear and do it anyway……

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Feel the fear and do it anyway, is the title of a book by the author Susan Jeffers. I read it many years ago. What I learned from this book about how to handle fear, has helped me many times. This picture is taken when I climbed Ama Dablam last year. It is on our […]

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Life’s ups and downs…..

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The last one and a half year has been like a fairytale for me. I have spent 10 months in the country that has a big place in my heart Nepal, traveled up in the Himalayas in Nepal, India and Bhutan for more than 5 months. What more can a girl like me that LOVE […]

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Life treat me good:-)

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I have learned so much from my stay here in Taiwan about the important thing in life. Good interaction with people I meet on my way. As I wrote in my blog yesterday “I just want to be together with my friend”, am I visiting my friend Chien and her family in a not touristic […]

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Just want to be together with my friend:-)

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I am so fortunate and have made friends all over the world during my journey the last one and a half year. Right now am I visiting my dear friend Chien in Taiwan. Chien and I became friends in Thailand last year. It is soo good to see her again and the right chemistry is […]

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Trekking in Upper Mustang (Part two)

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In my last blog wrote I about our trek up to Lo-mantang our end destination on the Upper Mustang trek, and our stay in Lo-Mantang. In this blog is it the way down the mountain to Jomsom i will write about. I feel soo lucky that I got the opportunity to walk in this beautiful […]

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Trekking in Upper Mustang (Part one)

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By the end of may 2014 went Ellen Johannesen and I trekking in Upper Mustang. An area in Nepal that had been on my wish list since the first time I heard about this area. I was so happy when Ellen asked me earlier this year, if I wanted to go with her trekking in […]

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Life after a death accident (Everest 2014)

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This picture of me are from Lobuche Peak with Mount Everest in the background. It is taken the same morning as the avalanche took 16 lives at camp 1 in Mount Everest. It is so strange to think about that here are we on Lobuche Peak, happy because the whole team has succeeded with summiting […]

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Saturday morning solitude…….

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“Solitude is not the absence of company, but the moment when the soul is free to speak to us”.    Paulo Coelho my favourite author. I am sitting at the kitchen table in a really nice flat I have rented from Ellen’s friend Cynthia here in Kathmandu, and am writing this blog. I am drinking […]

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What happens next?

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What happens next? That is a good question:-) Today is it 25 days since I arrived back in Kathmandu from the Everest expedition 2014. I felt that I was quite finished with the high mountains for a while, and ready to start up new projects here in Nepal. One of the projects I am working […]

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A life in motion

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In todays blog will I share a blog I wrote on when I was up in Mount Everest Basecamp. It is a very personal blog where I share some of my thoughts and feelings about the life journey I am on. Even though I did not get the opportunity to climb Mount Everest this year, […]

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Beautiful mountains of Himalaya

In the plain on out way to Lukla.

Even though the Mount Everest Expedition is over for this year, have I no plans of going home to Norway for a while. I am actually planning to stay in Nepal until the end of july. I have been so lucky and got the opportunity to rent a beautiful flat in the Tibetan area Boudha […]

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Everest Expedtion 2014 – Life goes on:-)

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I have come back to Kathmandu and spent some days here after the Expedition. The last month has really been moving. So has the life of many others who had the ambition of climbing Mount Everest this season. But most important is the consequences the avalanche 18th april had on the families who lost a […]

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Everest Expedition 2014 – Everest Basecamp

We have been in Everest Basecamp 5.315 meters for five days now. Everest Basecamp is a beautiful place surrounded with mountains on all sides. We have not had any wifi or telephone connection after we left Labuche Tuesday little over a week ago. Today have we arrived in Labuche village 4.910 meters again. That was […]

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Closer and closer to Mount Everest

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Today is our 6th day on the expedition. We have walking slowly and arrived in Dingbuche on approx. 4.400 yesterday. Today have we stayed in Dingbuche and had an acclimatisation day. We started our day with our first acclimatisation mountain climb. A top I do not now the name on that is 5.045 meters. Our […]

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The Mount Everest Expedition has finally started:-)

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Finally am I on my way up to Mount Everest BaseCamp. So far, So good. We have moved slowly up from Lukla and am now in Namche Bazar 3.440 meters. We had a rest day yesterday, but we will continue to Debuche on 3.800 meters today.

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Back in my favourite city Kathmandu

Big Belly my regular breakfast place. I almost left without paying for my coffee today. A sign that I feel very much at home here....

It has been some busy days after my arrival in Kathmandu. I have spent time together with good friends and finished the last preparations for my Everest Expedition that starts tomorrow. We will fly to Lukla in the Mount Everest Region tomorrow. Finally will we be on our way up to Everest BaseCamp and the […]

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Time to go back…..

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It is time to get on the plane and fly back to Kathmandu. I am flying to Bangkok tomorrow and will continue to Kathmandu on friday. Two months in Norway has passed quickly. The next four months will I spend in Nepal. The first two months will I be up in the beautiful mountains in […]

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A new blog for my Everest expedition 2014

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I was writing my blog on fjellsnuppa, while I was travelling in Asia for one year.   I have got my own web page LiveALifeInMotion, where I can write my blogs and share my experiences, thoughts and dreams with you. I feel so humble that you find it interesting to read my blogs. Thank you […]

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