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Careful with the affiliate links

Advertisements I learned something today, and it has made me very annoyed. It is my own fault, but I have learnt to be careful with my affiliate links. I signed up for Dollar Tree and that´s ok. I read all the precautions and demands and sent my application. And hurray, I was accepted. So I […]

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Setesdal´s sweaters with long collar

Advertisements Today I want to share with you my two favourite Setesdal´s sweaters with high collar. I love to knit. When I do large projects I often listen to audio books. It makes me forget that I am knitting and other problems. Hand knitting is mental hygiene I just glance in the pattern every now […]

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My granny’s yard tree bedspread

Advertisements The yard tree pattern is said to be over 200 years, and it is still very popular. My granny’s yard tree bedspread contains of four small blocks, sewn together to one large block. My grandmother had made a large bedspread for a double bed. I fell completely in love with it and decided to […]

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The daughter of an alcoholic

Advertisements I don´t remember when I understood I was an alcoholic’s daughter. It came gradually until it was obvious that my father abused alcohol. I got two reasons to write this post. First of all I want to get rid of the ghost from the past and heal myself. The second reason is to show […]

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Hobby mental health

Chronic stress and diseases

Advertisements I read once an article on a Norwegian web site about how chronic stress can give us diseases. It was actually an interview of Rune Jonassen  from 2014-12.25, a psychologist and scientist at the University of Oslo. What is normal stress response? Jonassen explains stress as the condition in which we experience demands exceeding […]

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Is macrame a new hobby?

Advertisements After my son left home a couple of days ago https://wp.me/pb4jAC-bK I have really been in a vacuum condition and decided that enough was enough. So I looked through my chest where I store all of my yarn balls. In the bottom I found some yarn for macrame I had forgotten all about. Well why […]

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When your children leave home

Advertisements I’m in grief. The day has come and my oldest of my two children, Alex is leaving home for university approx 550 km from home. I must say I got mixed emotions. Preparation for my children leaving home I have over the years been collecting table- and cookingwares and bed linen for my sons […]

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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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My Sony noisecancelling headphones

Advertisements Have you ever got a gift you didn’t know you needed, and which after a short while meant the world to you? That is the story about my Sony noise canceling headphones. Headphones, as we all know,  come in different variants and mostly wired. They also come with ear plugs that almost don’t seem […]

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A new blogger in WordPress

Advertisements I have always wanted to write and that is the reason why I decided to have a blog. So I am a new blogger,  a typical freshman, a beginner who has to make all the mistakes you can think of. I am among the so called dummies who reads all the articles about do […]

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Darn Good Yarn helps people

Support Darn Good Yarn and help other people while you knit, crochet or looking for clothes

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Card making is joy and creativity

Advertisements I got a new hobby last autumn and I have realized that card making is joy and creativity. It is just like a puzzle where all the bits and pieces shall fit together in the end. If you make a mistake, your idea of the card will change. You may accept the change and […]

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mental health

Self-esteem and self confidence

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

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The Vestfjord

Advertisements I guess we all got a childhood kingdom with good and bad memories. My kingdom is divided from the mainland by the Vestfjord. A fjord with a hell of an impact on me and my emotions related to the ocean. It is very strange how you change the perspective after living in a different […]

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Tourettes syndrome and side effects

Tourettes syndrome and lack of knowledge

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A Campsite holiday in Sweden

Advertisements Our weekly summer holiday in Sweden has sadly come to the end. Sweden is a popular country for us norwegians and it is close. The weather has been superb except the last 48 hours with some rain. Well I don’t mind. All weather like all the four seasons got its charm. To be honest […]

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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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The last few days in Umeå, Sweden

Advertisements We have now spend 5 lazy days in Umeå, Sweden at First camp. It is like little Norway because there are norwegians everywhere spiced with some finish, dutch, germans and some swedish people in between. The First camp is an expensive place even with our caravan and you even got to pay for a […]

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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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Hobby mental health

Hand knitting is mental hygiene

Advertisements I love to knit and I really believe hand knitting is mental hygiene. But everything you love to do is mental hygiene. You are perhaps not thinking about your hobby in this way. The hobby has helped me recover a long period with disease. Burnout- will I ever recover? A good combination I combine […]