Spare Change

Monthly Archives: February 2014

It’s Sport Lov week in Sweden, week 8 of 52 (they keep track). Which means Swedes everywhere take a weeklong holiday to ski and do other winter sports. (Don’t you kind of wish you were Swedish?) I mean, WHO DOES THAT…gives the whole country a week off to trounce around in the snow?!?! Oh. Right. They do that in America too. It’s just in America no one gets paid and it’s called… Read More

I forgot what it was like to be a four-year-old. Then again, I was never a four-year-old like today’s generation, techno savvy, digitally wired, hyped up on Bubble Guppies, Organic Honey Grahams and fruit you can squeeze out of a tube. (Can we please have these for adults?) I was a 70’s child, bottle fed, and dressed in terry cloth jumpers. Like most kids, I played Tinker Toys and read the blue… Read More

The idea is happiness. It’s not complicated. But for some reason it’s the proverbial needle in the haystack, or was for me, until I made a very small but significant change in my life: the decision to THINK positive self-reinforcing thoughts everyday. Five minutes. Sit in a comfortable chair and visualize how you want to feel: what you want to feel like when you wake up in the morning, how you want… Read More

While the east coast has been gripped by one heck of a winter, the weather in Sweden has been kind of blah, freezing cold one day, raining the next, weird. Today the sky is as still as stone, the ocean half frozen, half thawed; the water black as coal. The weather can’t seem to decide what it wants to do, (and neither can I). As an American, I wouldn’t mind a few… Read More