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How many years apart?

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What a historical experience I had today! Some of you know how I'm working hard right now to become strong and reduce my pain in my back, hip and knee.

A couple of weeks ago, I told you in my blog about how I've started to train in a gym with a personal trainer. And already now after two weeks I feel a change. Very positive.

All summer I have used our pool at home and 4-5 times a week I've been "bycycling" around, around, sitting on a "floating sausage" as I call them. As the yellow one in the…

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Now it's Paralympics!

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As I write, I watch the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympics Games in Japan. And as I watch, many memories comes to my mind.

As one of all the athletes sitting there in the front row at the huge arena in Seoul in 1988 at the Opening Ceremony, full of expectations and truly excited about the competition days ahead of me, was an enormous experience. As for all elite athletes, the Olympic Games are the absolute biggest competition you can compete in. And as an athlete, it requires an enormous amoun…

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I never get used to death

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Last week, one of my musician friends fell asleep to eternal rest, Magnus Hördegård, and left family, friends and colleagues. We are many who mourn this incredible musician who has made so much great music and been such a fantastic musician and accompanist.

Life is so rich in many ways and sitting down in my comfortable chair and listening to these sweet tones is like a balm for the sorrow that aches in my heart. I am also reminded of other loved ones who have left us and I let the tears fa…

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Today we celebrate the woman

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To FEEL GOOD is probably something most of us want. I often get the question – How can you be so happy all the time? Firstly, I’m not happy all the time, but I’m happy most of time. For me, life is a great gift and I enjoy experiencing every day of it.

Being a woman and born with a disability may not be the best prerequisites for a happy life in today’s society. There are so many ideals that we believe bring us joy and success.

When I’m out and doing my lectures, I talk a lot about how I think, wh…

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The Children of the world

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If you want to be happy for an hour – take a nap!
If you want to be happy for a day – go fishing!
If you want to be happy for a month – get married!
If you want to be happy for a year – inherit a fortune!
But if you want to be happy for a lifetime – help someone else!

-Chinese proverb-

 

“I Can” I said often when I was a kid and my mom took it serious. My parents gave me the time I needed to find my own solutions and discover my own limitations. Many children in the world, born …

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