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Are you controlling or relating?

I received this question from our Practitioner Program participant:"What is the difference between controlling and relating?"That is a good question!And also another one related is coming up for me: how do I recognize in others and in myself ways to…

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Not just the sunny day version

Anger can be as sexy as actual sex. It can create connection, intimacy and deep love and understanding. ❤️Explosive anger – I am talking about rage -  can also break and hurt and create more distance and fear.Expressing anger can…

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I am good at sleeping

"I am a good cook"" I am good at sleeping. I really enjoy sleeping in and having lazy morning with my book, good coffee and Pete besides me" ❤️" I am a dedicated and loving partner. I listen to Pete,…

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What about me? ❤

What do I really enjoy? What gives me joy?How do I take care of myself in stressful times? Am I allowed to take time off?Or feel exhausted?Even overwhelmed? These are questions I have been pondering for the last few days.…

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Feeling nostalgic

Pete and I have been cleaning up and reorganizing things here in the cabins in Orivesi. Slowly changing our log cabins into family cabins instead of a retreat location.First I felt relief and now I'm starting to feel nostalgic too.I…

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Little exercise for you!

Regards from the little sweet village of Oberreute, in Bavaria close to the Austrian boarder! Pete and I are here training future Radical Honesty trainers and meeting with other owners of Radical Honesty Institute. Last week I shared about a few…

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Running out of the room!

Recently someone asked if they are free to leave the workshop room if they need a break. They said they would come back later to the session."No", is what I said.This is not how we work.I do not know what…

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Kasia told me to write this….

Do you allow yourself to be lazy?This is a question I am asking you and pondering it myself too.I am writing this on Tuesday.Pete, I and a bunch of other lovely people are here in Syvilla in Finland starting the…

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Maybe this is not for you

Our workshops are not for everyone.I would rather be upfront and clear than try to make our workshops and retreats a fit for everyone.Our workshops and retreats are not for you if:1. You don’t want to tell the truth.2. You…

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Two years and no videos

I want to share with you what happened when I decided that I don't want to force myself to do things I don't want to do.I have not recorded any YouTube videos for the past two years until I did…

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Naked. Real. Beautiful. ❤️

SmilingLaughingCryingShoutingTogetherConnecting and taking spaceSharing openlyTaking time to get to know yourself even moreSunshineVolcanoes in the horizonSea on the other sideTurquoise water in the poolLittle lizardsHot seatsHot facesTelling truth even when scaredAsking for what you wantBeing willing to receive (hug, care,…

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Don’t be like Tom

He fell asleep on the bus and missed his stop.The old man got off at a bus depot in the middle of nowhere.He felt lost. It was already dark.A sweet couple walking home from a theater show saw him and…

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Obliged to be romantic?❤️

With this poem by Wendy Cope I wish you a Happy Valentine's day! ❤️Or Happy Friends' Day as we call it in Finland.Today we are obliged to be romanticAnd think of yet another valentine.We know the rules and we are…

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Did you watch Love Boat (or Der Alte) too

I got a message few days back that read:"I really enjoyed reading this email/newsletter… And, I also really enjoyed watching Love Boat and Hill Street Blues as a kid too (and Fantasy Island!)."Read the newsletter here in case you missed…

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All of a sudden I felt Joy

Last week I wrote about allowing yourself to feel sorry for yourself.I think that's important.Rather than pushing down unpleasant emotions allowing them to exist and even getting curious about them. (If you missed the newsletter you can still read it…

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Love is most sane and sunly ❤️

How does love show up for you?What does love mean to you? ❤️This week I want to share with you this poem that I really like by the American poet E. E. Cummings.love is more thicker than forgetmore thinner than…

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Thanks for being part of our year!

This is Pete. Tuulia usually writes these newsletters. Over the past few days, while Tuulia and I have huddled and cuddled here in our candlelit log cabin beside frozen Lake Vaavu in Finland, I’ve been thinking back on 2022 and…

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