Use your past for more prosperity and not for more misery

I'm currently writing a book about things I've been through and as a result I've been reflecting upon that so many people seems to dwell in their past to understand why they feel like they feel today. We use our stories of the past as an excuse or reason to our current situation instead as a method to get insight and change current state of mind. This is a talk about the difference and how it have helped me to heal.

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Sophie Gripenberg
Poem about love

From the fairytales we’re told that true love gives you shining gold and toys. 

That boys pull your hair as a sign that you’re chosen to give them their heir. 

At school and with friends we’re taught that good girls stay in her own bed, hence those sexual nights will just results in fights. 

Fights based on drama and passion but still, no one mentioned the word compassion. 

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Sophie Gripenberg
How I escaped depression

The 28th of Februari 2016 I woke up and wanted to end my life after five months of depression. But instead of ending it I gave myself another chance and five hours later I was on an airplane to Bangkok. I then promised myself to get well and be the best and happiest version of myself.

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Poem about our own magic

We’re all tragic, since we haven’t figured out our own magic.

It’s not the broom of the stick made out of wood, it’s a very simple thing we should have understood. 

No horn, as the unicorn, at our forehead. 

No spell by a wizard said. 

Not even a mermaid in the sea, with slivering fins, showing herself after you smoked weed. 

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Sophie Gripenberg
7 weeks without social (and most) media

It wasn’t like I had an addiction or a major problem with social media. I seldom used my phone in bed or were scrolling on the screen while being with friends. I used to take pictures, make videos and I did spend some time editing and creating content for my Instagram. It wasn’t just for private, my Instagram was public and with a strong emphasis on my passion for personal development and sustainability. However, I didn’t make a living on it and I would guess most of my followers were there since I followed them back…

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Sustainable Conscious Development

Sustainable - an ability to be maintained at a certain rate. What do we most need to maintain? Ourselves, other living things, and planet earth, our home. Of course, there is no law that states our common home must be sustained forever; but it is both sensible and beautiful or humans and nature to live in harmony.

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MALIN SJOSTEDT