My new novel “Jomsviking” had been available for mail order for a few days, and as I waited for the books to be printed and arrive here in Norway, I decided it […]
I try to minimize the number of things I’m pushed to do. And I try to follow my urges. I know, you’re thinking that we can’t just go out and do exactly what we feel like. Well, I have found that I can …
I would like to list a few things that I have learned so far from living a Viking life. If you are just getting into this lifestyle and -philosophy, this is also a list of mental traits I believe are typical for the modern Norseman and -woman.
I often say that any fool can be a critic, but only a few, rare individuals have the talent and perseverance to become creative artists. Also, I am astonished by the fact that so many people believe that professional artists actually care about what those critics think. Let me tell you a secret: We don’t.
Have you ever felt like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders? I guess we all get that feeling from time to time. Parents tend to feel that burden more often than others. In general, if you are the kind of person who care about others, you carry more of that weight than those who only care about themselves. I like to think that good people develop stronger shoulders. They have to, because they carry a heavier load.
I’m sure most people know that feeling of losing all hope, that horrible sensation of watching your life fall apart while knowing there is nothing you can do about it. In this blogpost I will tell you how I found a way to turn things around. And it all started with a blanket.
We all want to be strong. Either mentally or physically, strength seems to be a quality we value highly. But what is strength really?