Yin Yoga as a painkiller

0530 am. Alarm goes off. Body feels tired, should I stay in bed? No Yin yoga today? Not an option anymore. Seems like I can’t live without it. How did this happen?!? About four months ago when I had a bad period of fibromyalgia due to the cold, damp weather that’s typical for south of Sweden this time of the year, I read an article on Yin Yoga and it’s benefits on fibromyalgia in one of my social media flows. – Aha, […]

Why Zebras don’t get ulcers

The bestseller book about stress, stress-related diseases and coping, Why Zebras don’t get ulcers by Robert M. Spolsky, is as valid today as it was when published some years ago. The point is, in a very simplified interpretation by me, that Zebras cope with stressful situations, take action and then wind down and don’t think  more  about it. At least from what we know at this point about Zebras. Our physiological stress reactions are the same as Zebras, with the […]

Disconnect from others and connect to yourself

A couple of months ago I ran into a colleague of mine at the Startup-dojo at the Tech hub FooCafé in Malmö, Sweden. While talking about my book “I’m a Cebra on the digitized savanna – How to succeed in the digitized work life”, and me mentioning it being about leadership, creativity, and health, my colleague excitedly started to talk about Muse Headband that he had supported in a Kickstarter-campaign. The headband measures your brain activity when meditating using the app that it comes with. Some days […]

The Wellnes Syndrome and The Sell

The Wellness Syndrome and The Sell are books that caught my eye last Friday when visiting the local library. Both were books that I for a while had planned to read so it was perfect! I checked them out at the desk and spent all Saturday on the beach reading The Wellness Syndrome. It was fun, provoking and very in depth, from many different perspectives, analyzed by two researchers Carl Cederström and André Spicer. One of many interesting statements was that keeping healthy is no […]

The best summer I’ve ever had!

That was the response I got from my son when he was in his mid-teen when asked how his summer break had been. I had been sick and just had not had the strength to go traveling beside short visits for a day or two just a couple of hours driving away from home. So, I felt bad by the end of a summer since we had been at home most of the summer and not traveling as we used to, […]