Today is a magical day: Winter Solstice, Full Moon and the peak of the Ursid meteor shower will all occur during the same day. It’s a good day to burn the old away, give thanks for the past year and raise a glass for return … Continue readingHappy Winter Solstice and Full Moon – time to wrap the year 2018
Today our second season of Back to Nature Finland (“Metsien kätkemä“) premiers on Yle TV1. We shoot the season 2 from February to August and travelled from Helsinki to Lapland through the most amazing locations in Finnish nature. You can see the episodes in Yle … Continue readingBack to Nature Season 2 is here!
There’s so much magic in the air it’s even hard to talk about it. For ancient Finns, this was the time to celebrate light, fertility and Ukko the God of Thunder and Weather. During the Summer Solstice they built big bonfires and raised a glass … Continue readingMidsummer Full Moon is Full of Magic
Short greetings from my tv show shootings – Happy Full May Moon! *** I will call this year “The Year of the Moon”, and I invite you to follow, and share my experiences, learnings and practices. I hope, at the end of the year, I … Continue readingMay 2018 – Time to Pick Wild Food and Plant Seeds!
Our April full moon ritual is all about leaving the last bits of the winter stiffness behind and opening your heart for the Summer. In Roman times April was sacred to Venus, the Goddess of love. In Finland, one of the old names for the … Continue readingApril – The Moon of Love and New Openings
Happy Full Moon Friends! Its again a blue moon today, the second full moon of this month. In some North American tribes this moon is called the Full Worm moon, and we Finns call March “maaliskuu”, which comes from “maan kuu”, the Month of … Continue readingMarch 2018 – The Month of Women and Mother Earth
Today is the last day of January. It’s also a Full Moon, and actually, it’s a Blue Moon; the second full moon of January. It’s also a Super Moon, which means the Moon is its closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit when its full, … Continue readingJanuary 2018: Time to Map your History and Meditate on your Heart
Ancient cultures and indigenous people lived close to nature, making offerings, creating rituals and scheduled everyday chores with the rhythm of nature in mind. The Sun was a clock for our ancestors, the Moon a calendar, and the Sky with its star formations a map. … Continue readingInvitation: Join The Year of The Moon!
Last week I bought a one-way train ticket to Imatra, Finland. If this had happened around a hundred years ago, I could have wound up with someone watching me closely on arrival: there was a time when it was romantic and “trendy” for unhappy women … Continue readingOneway ticket to Imatra: Roses in the Toilet and Chatting with a Ghost (about Infidelity)
This is a story of how I found new roots in Helsinki. It’s also a story of the power of the visualisation, and learning to ask the Universe for exactly what you want. Now that Vogue has called my little country, Finland, the safest place … Continue readingColourful streets, rocky hills and the scent of the sea – here grow my new roots