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Happy Holidays

IMG_6037It’s your world. You’re a shareholder, take an active interest in it – Anonymous. Love, peace and understanding – please, take care of each other. And remember to have fun as well. Happy Holidays!   //Marianne


Beginning Again

DSC_4100Creation is ongoing. The world begins anew each day. That is the miracle that makes not a sound, but which changes everything, if we can be quit enough to feel it happen. When we can participate in this, we begin anew each day. Consider how the sun washes the Earth with its heat and then clouds dissipate, and grasses grow, and stones crumble when no one is looking to reveal a smoother, deeper face. It is the same with us. In a moment of realness, the clouds in our mind clear and our passion is restored, and our walls crumble when no one is looking. It all continues and refreshes, if we let it. It all renews so subtly. We think it is night that covers the world, but everything living is re-created in that mysterious moment of rest that blankets us all. And each time you blink, if you pause to let your heart flutter with nothing but air to flutter about, each time you open your eyes, you can begin again. It is true. This is the moment of resurrection, the opening of your eyes. These beautiful words comes from “The book of awakening” by Mark Nepo. Today is a new beginning for me.
For the first time in many, many months I can relax and once again enjoy life fully. I have much to be thankful for, and I look forward to once more be in contact with all of you. Dear Wp-friends, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! // Marianne



To my surprise it is already March. What happened to January and February? It is hard to believe that today is the 64th day of 2013. What has happened so far with your goals? And what has happened with my three major goals: work – relationship – health? Lets start with my health. I exercise every day, I eat three healthy meals a day and I no longer cut corners with my sleep. It is easy, it is fun and I am totally committed to change bad habits into healthy habits.

Relationships: here I have two goals. Falling in love and improving existing relationships. Falling in love is of course a process that involves one more person, and not something I can control. My goal is to be open-minded.  To say yes more often than I say no, and I’m happy to report that the yes side is leading. A good relationship needs a lot of love. When you travel a lot like I do, it is sometimes difficult to maintain your relationships. Or it used to be, nowadays there is no longer any excuse to be absent when Internet reaches most parts of the world. 2013 I have made time in my calendar for private emails once a week, Facebook a couple times a week, and postcard once a month. I also use Skype as often as possible due to different time zones.

Work: I am still working too many hours, but not as much as before and my goal is to work only Monday to Friday. I have problems reaching the targets I have set, and I am surprised. After all I am a goals specialist, and all I can say at the moment: it is an interesting experience for me not reaching my goals. I give myself this week to analyse what is not working, and why it is not working. What has happened so far with your goals? // Marianne

Thank you!

DSC_4633366 days ago I set myself a target to blog in English for 365 days. I had tried before and failed, this time failure was not an option. My work is to inspire people to live happier, more fulfilled and successful lives. Yesterday I reached my goal to blog non-stop for 365 day. Through sickness and health, through joy and sorrow my blog marianne365days has been my companion. Some days I wanted to give up, but at the end of the day it was never an option. And the reason for that are YOU. Every single day for 365 days, a kind soul has shown their appreciation of my blog. Every single day someone made me laugh, challenged my belief system and inspired me to be a better person. Some of you have even become trusted friends and I treasure our friendship. THANK YOU! Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments, for sharing your life with me and for all your support – I am so grateful! Now what? I will continue to blog but not every day, and I’m also thinking of new ways to inspire people around the world. Right now I’m taking a break for a few days, see you soon… Soto tale! Marianne

My life


If you woke up tomorrow and your life is exactly the way you want it to be, how is it then? //Marianne

The power of laughing


The more we laugh the better we feel, and when we laugh really hard the air can fly out of our mouth at over 100 km per hour. Laughter binds people together, it is very contagious and it is difficult to stay angry when you hear someone laugh. It also boosts the immune system, relax the muscles, lower the stress levels and decreases pain. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is an old English proverb. I would like to change it to an apple a day and lots of laughter keeps the doctor away. //Marianne

Harming oneself

DSC_4627Are there moments in your life when you
a) are doing things that are causing you physical harm?
b) are doing things that are causing you emotional harm?
If this is the case, it is time to be brave and once and for all stop these destructive behaviors. Only you know if you can do it by yourself, or if you need help from your family, friends or a professional. Either way let 2013 be the year when you say: enough is enough – no more harming myself, for any reason. //Marianne