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The advantage of e-books and audiobooks

Advertisements I love to read and a day without  books,e-books or audiobooks are unthinkable. I am a collector but I don’t have to fill my book shelves anymore. All of my books are now stored in a digital book shelve and that is very practical. I have learnt that reading books can benefit your mental […]

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Self-esteem and self confidence

what is self-esteem, self confidence, positive self talks or affirmations? What can help you?

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adhd and Tourettes syndrome mental health

Methylphenidate and poor appetite

tips to help kids with adhd and Tourettes syndrome with poor appetite

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adhd and Tourettes syndrome mental health

ADHD and Tourettes in school

Advertisements Everybody knows someone with ADHD and got some kind of clues what it is. But what if your child in addition tourettes? School and homework are always a challenge.  But with some effort from the parents and the school these kids may have an ok school day. What is ADHD and Tourettes? ADHD and […]

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My breast cancer treatment plan

Advertisements My breast cancer treatment plan is not really settled. And why is that? The reason is caused by one tiny micro metastasis in one of seven sentinel nodes extirpated during my surgery, and not five as I may have mentioned in a previous post. I was operated BCT with sentinel node January 16 th.My […]

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My BCT and sentinel node surgery

Advertisements I had my BCT and sentinel node surgery January 16. Personally I wanted a mastectomy, but the surgeon kind of hesitated. I was told that the surgeon preferred BCT ( breast conservative treatment) because if the cancer comes back, I will have a better chance to be in an early stage. Without a breast […]

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Unhappy new year with breast cancer

Advertisements Today I got the phone call from my surgeon and she confirmed the radiologist cancer suspicion. Do I have breast cancer? I would love to say happy new year, but instead it is a unhappy new year with breast cancer. Feelings My Christmas was destroyed after I felt a lump in my right breast […]

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Do I have breast cancer?

Advertisements Do I have breast cancer? Well, the radiologist seemed pretty sure, but I got to wait to January 2. before I know for certain. Then the team at the Breast diagnosis center will decide what kind og treatment I need.  This waiting time is so very long. It feels like an eternity.  I keep […]

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From the concert with Chris Medina

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In concert with Chris Medina

Advertisements This is the day when my choir, Kalliope is in concert with Chris Medina.Choir singing is mental hygiene I am really looking forward to it and hopefully some people find their way to the church. There are two other concerts in town so this is in a way a fight for the audience. Backing […]

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Burnout- will you ever recover?

Advertisements I have written about my chronic disease, ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis and colonoscopy controls This disease combined with chronic stress and ADHD made me taste a burnout for several years. But you don’t have to have a chronic disease to get a burnout condition. What ever caused your problems you are maybe asking yourself: I […]

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Reprocessing of the surgeons tools

Advertisements Each and every hospital around the world got a Central sterile supply department (CSSD). These departments come in different sizes depending on the activity in the hospital. People in these departments are doing a very important job, because their main focus is patient safety and the prevention of hospital associated infections. I have been […]

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Google- friend or enemy?

Advertisements My blog has unfortunately become a non-hobby blog, and more in the addition category. It is not what I have planned, because my creativity is at its peak now. Instead I am struggling with things I don’t want to spend my leisure time on. Like Google…… Google- friend or enemy? Google has been working […]

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Inspired by Quiltspace and Pinterest

Advertisements I am inspired by Quiltspace and Pinterest. There are many creative persons out there, and if you are just like me in need of inspiration, these apps are a must. I am a person who always got a project going on. But in periods where I don’t exactly know what to do with my […]

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What is Darn Good Yarn?

Advertisements What is Darn Good Yarn? The company was founded by Nicole Snow in 2008. What started with a single ball of handmade silk yarn and a desire to be the most creative version of herself. She wanted to and help others do the same. Darn Good Yarn has now grown into a global creative […]

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Should I feel any shame?

Advertisements The society is going in the wrong direction. Each and everyone of us must work faster and more efficient. We are all running with blue flashing lights on our shoes like an emergency car. Having a good simultaneous capacity is in the long term not a good feature. I ended up with a overheated […]

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A shawl for the winter

Advertisements I have knitted a triangular shawl for the winter. It is an easy pattern, and anyone can knit it. I have used Nordlys from Viking for my shawl. I started this project a couple of years ago and have finally managed to finish it of. It may become a Christmas gift or I give […]

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Books and audiobooks Hobby mental health

It is time to relax…..

Advertisements It is time to relax and when I do that I love to listen to nature sounds. I have found some weather recordings on Spotify, and use them every day. When I got sleeping problems or just needs to calm down I put on my noisecancelling headphones. Gone is the noise from the traffic […]

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Ulcerative colitis and colonoscopy controls

Advertisements I got ulcerative colitis and it was confirmed with colonoscopy i 2012. Personally I was rather old when I got the diagnose, but I was ill long before the bleeding diarrheas occur. In addition I had stomach pain, headaches, dizzy and fatigue. When the gastro specialist said «you got ulcerative colitis» he put me […]

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Choir singing is mental hygiene

Advertisements Choir singing is mental hygiene because it improves the mental health. According to the scientists the oxygenation of the body increases, the muscles are stimulated and the endorphins and dopamine are released. The choir singer will get energy as well, feel more engaged and reduce stress. It is said to be a booster for […]

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Preparing of the christmas gifts

Advertisements I must admit I am preparing christmas gifts in september. Normally this is far to early, but I hate the last minute shopping. It always ends in something I would regret. My golden rule is to buy something to other that I want for myself. With last minute shopping this rule is at stake, […]

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Sewing machine and sewing projects

Advertisements Finally weekend, and finally can I see the contour of the autumn. I love this time of the year with the beautiful colors and the constant shifting weather. In the northern part of Norway it is getting gradually darker. And I must say it is charming. I can finally light the candles and that […]

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Genealogy- which methods are best?

Advertisements Genealogy- which methods are best? Is it a data program, or pen and paper with access to a digital archive? I have tried them both and have made my conclusion. Genealogy is a time consuming hobby which make me forget time and space. My experience when it come to data programmes is My heritage, […]

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Vestfjord crossing in unnatural weather

Advertisements I crossed the Vestfjord yesterday in an unnatural weather. It was so hot in Bodo, so I was really looking forward to cool myself off in the fjord. The harbour in Bodo I expected a cold crossing as usual.The crossing took three hours, but the temperature did not drop much even in the middle […]