24. January 2019
As I stood on the roof of my garage shoveling beautiful, white fluffy snow to the ground to prevent an imminent roof collapse I started feeling happier and happier. My arms hurt, my back hurt, I was getting one hell of a workout. But how incredible it was to feel useful - to physically have to take care of a property and people around you. If the sky had not dropped so much snow I wouldn’t even have had that task; if I wasn’t lucky enough to have a garage I also wouldn’t have had that...
15. January 2019
The title "Preference" came from text that was originally included in the song but later was removed. Again, this song was written with a very basic idea in mind. How do we make our decisions, what shapes our preferences? The two extremes in decision-making I define as spontaneous decision-making and long thought-out decision-making. On a daily basis I would say that I make most small decisions spontaneously. Currently no two days of the week are the same for me schedule-wise, so I have plenty...
15. January 2019
This song was inspired by a quiet, beautiful beach in Normandy, France that was completely strewn with seashells. We can feel so clear-minded, present, disciplined and proud of how we carry out our lives and still not be immune to tangling things into knots. Often, in the hectic world in which we live the moments for reflection are stolen by, say, checking our social media, taking on one too many projects, necessary (and often enjoyable) correspondence, etc., and without these moments of...
27. October 2018
It has taken me years to unlearn behaviors and attitudes that are taught and considered normal in (my) society that I find non-constructive and even destructive. Almost all of these behaviors have the ego at their core. What kinds of behaviors and attitudes do I mean? Well, I suppose the main one is that we are taught to see ourselves as the center of the world. To some extent this is a natural direction - we need to care for ourselves and direct our own paths, not to mention sense danger and...
20. September 2018
A few people have asked me about my songwriting process and at the end of this blog post I invite you warmly to share yours (or your creative process in general), if you like. It is interesting to explore the differences and similarities in how we create. 1. The most standard way I write songs is when I sit at the piano and improvise. I never even do this in the first place unless I am feeling that a song is lurking and needs to exist, so to say - I never force myself to sit at the piano to...
09. July 2018
I came across some notes I wrote last summer when I was thinking about processes. Take, for example, the process of writing a song. The more songs I write, the more songs I write. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that the songs will get better. Certainly some aspects of songwriting that at the beginning may have been daunting or tedious become easier, but I never believed in the saying “practice makes perfect”. More accurately - “practice makes permanent”, so I always try to think...
23. June 2018
I started thinking about quantifying goals as a way to describe intuitive feelings and thoughts I have when setting goals and observing goals that others have set. Then it hit me that goals with no roof are goals that I have gravitated towards my entire life because they make me feel that I am moving in the right direction. What I mean by goals with no roof are, for example, staying in good physical shape, composing music, expanding business knowledge or knowledge in a particular field - these...
17. April 2018
I noticed that to be in balance and keep on the happy side, I strive to practice three things, I will call them my three pillars, every day: physical work, creative work and discipline of the mind.   Physical work I sneak into every possible corner - taking the bike instead of the car wherever possible, a quick jog when an idle moment appears, swimming, training with free weights, you get the idea.  I try to end most days feeling physically exhausted.  I know, maybe I am weird, but I love it.  
11. February 2018
As I lie here on the couch going back and forth between high fever and no fever, I notice my psychological state turn negative. Logical, really. I am not eating much, my body is consumed by pain, and normal life feels very far away. But then I start to remember the power of relativity. There is something in my own ideology that I hold very highly - that the “ego” is the booby trap waiting around every corner to trap us or slow us down, but in every case, to claw at our happiness. This is...
05. January 2018
The other day, whilst doing a set of intense one-legged Romanian dead lifts (thank you, Mark Lauren, for your book “You Are Your Own Gym” :-)), I started thinking about how I just haven’t been able to stand watching anything - movies, television, etc. - for the past couple of years. Books and CDs are still big in my life. And believe me, I have watched my share of movies in the past. But this recent aversion to watching brought me to thinking about what comes into my brain from outside as...

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