Thursday, December 15, 2011

elephants teach us that small is tall

Elephants are here to remind us how small we are, but how big we can be..  When we tremble, they teach us to walk in silence. When we hate one another and scream at each other, they trumpet and rumble and share love.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

And then the elephants came

When is the last time that you woke up by the sound of stomach rumbling, not because you were hungry, but because there was 15 elephants outside your tent chowing on their breakfast. Have you ever had witness baboons or elephants heading for you tent? or had to worry about you're washing being mistaken for elephant food or grabbed by the baboons? Sometimes one should seek out the opportunity to learn about the small things in the circle of life, as a change from all the big things that gives us frowns in the circle of city life.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Party season tip continued

paper form visit from me

 While you are waiting for me to give you some exciting Africa updates, here  is some party inspiration tips from the latest elle Norway issue that can help you prepare for the x-mas season. My tip however is reduce- reuse- recycle.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Inspirerende foredrag!!

Har du et ønske om å bli bedre kjent med deg selv, eller bryte gjennom de barrierer som holder deg tilbake fra å leve et fantastisk liv? Anbefales!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Back to Africa!!!

Today im going back to Namibia where I will embark on an interesting adventure through Namibia. I will keep you posted along the way, on exciting things, interesting discoveries and my experience of reuniting with the animal kingdom. Stay tuned for post and read good!!!!! because on the 29th of october I will go into the deep Bush in Botswana to do a tracking course, and there I will be without power and, unable to blog.. =( we'll see if i find some miraculous way to type a post once in a while. peace

yoga inspiration

Sunday, October 16, 2011

survivor tip for being stranded

Bird meditation

Find a spot high up
somewhere you can feel the wind,
feel as light as a feather,
calm as the sky,
a place where you can Be
Without knowing why
A place for meditation

A place where wings learn to fly.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

MY StyleTV Interview- check it out!

If you want to hear more about the path I travelled from the catwalks in NYC to the savannas of Africa, and also why Africa became my life? then you should follow the link and check out the interview. Warning: i think its in norwegian, so get your dictionaries out.

The Costume magazine shoot is out!

Catch a glimpse of my fall fashion story for Costume Magazine. Photographer Truls M. Quale
Stylist: Pauline Narholm

Friday, October 14, 2011

yeah for sunshine

What do you like unlike not like ?

The Contrast thought

We what we think and live, is sometimes black and sometimes white, sometimes salty sometimes sweet.
We like to mix and match, hunt and catch, we want everything new, but old.
A contrast. With fashion, art and music we get inspired by far away land and cultures. What they fight to have to survive, we fight to have in six different colors. WHen someone with no money gets a pair of shoes, he will wear them and care for them until his toes goes through the soles
When we buy a new pair of shoes we want them to look like the toes are about to go through the soles, and we want them with the name of someone else stitched on the inside. So what is this contrast really?
We from the modern world always look at ourselves as the part of humanity that has figured so many things out, and who are constantly in development. It's actually maybe not completely true?! its a two way around in many ways..When we make new to evolve, we get inspiration from old, when we sell unused, we make it looked used. This part of the world that we always want to help and that we always feel bad for,  is actually helping us everyday, they inspire our culture and makes it less grey.. So it is not a matter of us helping them, it is a matter of exchanging knowledge my friend.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

human big cat diary

Get ready for the big human cat diary
and meet the two legged creature,
who is half woman and half cat depending on urge for safety.

Rescue me!

Aretha Franklin screams
Rescue me
Oh take me in your arms
Rescue me
I want your tender charms
'Coz I'm lonely and I'm blue
I need you and your love too
But if Aretha Franklin would stop and listen,
she would maybe hear and see
that being lonely is just another form of TO BE
being blue is just another color choice
that will give you the solitude to hear your own voice
so don't always look for 
the easy way out
If you can choose the long over the short
there should be no doubt.
it can be hard 
you will be challenged
and yes
you will have water over your head,
but you can still swim and hold you breath
no reason to fear death.
So next time you scream Rescue me!!
And someone tosses 
a life saving buoy
Swim away from it and shout
I choose  life A'HOY

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hakunamata for real

Society always tells you that what you see in a movie is not real, and that talking animals and flying objects is not a big deal. They tell you that a warthog and a meerkat cannot be friends, they tell you that animals with sharp teeth should stay behind the fence.
They tell you that everything you believe is make- belief, they tell you that growing up is a proper relief.
society commands, points and shoots
But if you want to know who you are,
you kick them back with a boot.

welcome to the boat town

Have you heard the tale or talk of the people of the boats?
Heard their experiences on that something that floats.
Have you asked them where they have travelled
Or what they have smelled or seen?
Or have you asked them
About their king or their queen.
Boat people are refugees,
Running running knees.

elevator talk

How well can you control your voice machine, not you telephone's voice machine but you body's voice machine. Can it handle the pace of talking fast or slow, laud or low.  We as people want to be remembered for something, either for who we are or what we do or believe in. So if you had 30 seconds to two minutes to say what you want to say and accomplish something, then what would you say and how would you say it.?? The elevator talk technique is the most advisable if you want to express several points to your story.  An elevator talk is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a product, service, or organization and its value proposition. The name "elevator talk" reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span of an elevator ride, or approximately 30 seconds to two minutes. so practice your elevator talk and be remembered. you have maximum 2 minutes to say what means the world to you. What is it?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Take a bow

Take a bow during the park yoga session two: Urdhva Dhanurasana (ऊर्ध्व धनुरासन, Ūrdhva Dhanurāsana)= Upward-directed-bow-Posture

Sunday, October 9, 2011

sunday challenge

blue friday anyone?

most fearless in the world?

We as people are always to proud to admit what we are scared of, even though its usually is a lot of things that makes us piss our pants, and that we fear more then anything. SOme people are scared of heights, of dying, of water etc, but some people are scared of other living things. Some are scared of dogs, mice, spiders or snakes. So if you fear an animal you are most likely to have abilities of an other animals e.g If you fear mice, you are an elephant ( you fear things that you can't see coming, and that sneaks up on you) if you are scared of spiders you carry abilities of a bug ( maybe your are scared of someone that you feel is bigger or better then yourself). So how do we conquer our fear and become as fearless as the Honey badger, well I think you should just try to own the abilities of your "enemies", and when you see that you sometimes can be sneaky as mouse or venomous like a snake, or loud like a dog then you will see that the enemies you feared are also apart of you

get back to your roots

 Some times i think is important that you stop for a second and think about who
you are and were you come from. Get back to you roots and figure out how your tree
of life started growing.
The rare tree of life is the Baobab tree, you find the Baobab trees everywhere in namibia and other places in the southern part of Africa.
Other common names include boabboaboabottle tree,the tree of lifeupside-down tree, and monkey bread tree. The species reach heights of 5 to 30 metres (16 to 98 ft) and trunk diameters of 7 to 11 metres (23 to 36 ft). It's trunk can hold up to 120,000 litres of water. When we were in BUshmanland we were 17 people trying to reach around and it was not possible.
The Baobab Tree is also known as the tree of life, with good reason too. It is capable of providing shelter, food and water for the animal and human inhabitants of the African Savannah regions. The cork-like bark is fire resistant and is used for cloth and rope. The leaves are used for condiments and medicines. The fruit, called "monkey bread", is rich in vitamin C and is eaten. The tree is capable of storing hundreds of litres of water, which is tapped in dry periods. Mature trees are frequently hollow, providing living space for numerous animals and we know a tree in Bushmanland that is more then 6000 years old.


The Bushmen believed that goings-on in the baobab so offended God that in his wrath he uprooted it and cast it back into the earth upside-down.
It is said that if you drink its delectable sap you’ll receive protection from the crafty crocodile; but don’t pluck its flowers, for whosoever does so will be torn apart by lions!
It is also claimed that on the day of creation, each animal was given a tree to plant and that the hyena planted the baobab upside-down and, as a result, it should never have grown. But grow it did, and today baobabs dot the African landscape as the biggest trees.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Where did the all the men go!

Let men be men I say,
but thats not what I saw
 I was walking through the city looking at the store windows,
 And I suddenly saw something. Was is a man doll? or a female doll? or was it just a man doll wearing a bikini. And yes the last answer was the correct answer. A man in a bikini.
Its pretty incredible how we always looked at man and women as two different things, but the ironic thing is that the woman has always tried to be more man-like and the man always has tried to be more woman-like. Cause if we don't, then we will not understand each other. We would not be able to communicate. But Nowadays we have started to be more open about wanting to be a little bit of both. want to flow into each other. Girls wants to wear the pants of their boyfriend, and boys want to wear the smooth skin moisturizer from his girlfriend. Women wants the jobs and rationality of men, and men wants the creativity and empathy that women have. But it makes sense though:  WO MAN,
No WO- MAN no cry bob marly preached and sang
There is not a Ying without a Yang
It is the combination of the two that is me- you-and you.
So be a man or a woman
you decide what you do.

Hang on!

Days can pass
Slow when we are small
when we are grown and tall.
a glimpse
a movement
a meeting
an education
a relationship
many relationShits
Conversations, strangers, family and travels
And this is how our life unravels
to the speed of light
Day becomes night.
Believe in who you are
And hang on tight.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Why we are tired!

A sharp noise
A high pitch 
Cuts through the air to wake you up.
body is asleep
mind is awake
You tell yourself THIS IS A MISTAKE.
Laying still is safe and sound
away from all worries and societies pound
Must sleep
must lay down
Must not wake up
Must not fall down.
Ask yourself why the night of sleep is so safe 
 why do you choose the moon over the sun.
You dream happy and live sad
So would you rather sleep? is that bad?
the moon goes down with a yawn 
you alarm clock rings 
it is dawn.
And so I ask you not to snooze or stun,
Cause its only the day starting you off 
with greetings from the sun.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

ageless practice

Getting old is nothing to fear, just do yoga!! It is and ageless practice that fuels the mind, it teaches you strength, balance and about being kind.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What can you see?

In the open spaces
A dry ocean
A desert
A world of nothing,
but the potential of everything
What do you see?
Just a sandy endlessness?
or perhaps eternity?
When i touch your face
and kiss your cheek
Is it something
That is yours to keep?
If i slap your neck because you've been bad
Will you then scream:
Take it, its yours.
i do not like being sad.
But who are we if we are not?
who we are?
i think about it a lot
you walk with and against
you run and you pace
But what I am lies all in the light of my face,
The rest is silent for now,
until you make the next sound
until you stand there with a gaze,
Until then we are a young human race.