Climate change is real and you too can change

Here I am, with my white tulips and my next read, The Power of Habit. I want to find out if I can change some things in my life, and I want to understand why it seems so difficult to accomplish changes, even though I know they are good for me in the long run. While…

The happiness project

Ten good things from today. The good news from Ukraine, where violence has ceased and people are slowly returning to normal life. I’ve heard so many inspirational radio interviews on people who may have suffered significant losses, and yet, they speak with such poetic beauty about their country, their fellow citizens, democracy, truth, human rights…

Promises, projects and great thoughts

When there are tulips, the promise of spring has been given. Finland seems to be experiencing a very peculiar winter this season: first a never-ending November from October to the beginning of January, then proper winter with snow and cold weather for one month, and now right back to November, except that the daylight is…

First tulips of the season

Look at the first tulips of the season. They are beautiful, so full of colour and energy – just like the best kind of friendship. We’re now some five weeks away from mid-February, when days will start to have more daylight. It’s not in the distant future anymore, it’s right around the corner. I’m going to…

Keeping in touch and bumping into

I find myself buying fresh tulips every week. They look lovely on the kitchen table, even smell nice. Sharing a photo of them online makes it easy to count the weeks that I’ve been officially waiting for the spring. And they bring joy to all friends around the world even in digital format. Nice! Some…

The spring has officially started

I bought myself some tulips. They sneak into the flower shops every spring, early on in the year. Upon seeing them, you remember that the darkness of the winter is turning into something full of light and energy. Soon it’s time to take out the bike, if only the snow would melt away. Even though…