X as in Xenophilia | #blog26 #wishlist

We are closing up to the end of the alphabet of wishes. X, Y, Z. What to wish for coming to the ‘X’? A troublesome letter! But, here it goes. I wish there would be more xenophilia in the world! Xenophilia is the opposite to xenophobia. Where xenophobia is the fear of the unknown, and one of the root emotions and attitudes to racism. The step from fear to hate is small, as we know, and prejudice nurtures both. No, what we need more of is this. Xenophilia. In short – love of the unknown. Curiousity might kill cats, but…

W as in World, RE:LOVED | #blog26 #wishlist

The name of this blog – and my personal tagline/vision/mantra/force/motivation – is RE:LOVE THE WORLD. The About Page tells you what this means – “a world, re:loved, is a world where you meet your fellow human being with love and respect, and can expect to be met with the same”. The stream of news last days/months/years can makes your heart dark. But – if we leave all terror and alarmism in the press, the world, in fact, is getting better! There, graphs, presented in conjunction with prof Steven Pinker article in The Guardian – also, check Hans Rosling, always! – a TED…

U as in Uchi Deshi | #blog26 #wishlist

I wish I can attend an Uchi Deshi, as in training camp for Aikido, soon again. The Sensei we follow, Ulf Evenås, Shihan 7 Dan, will attend in Norrköping in November, so hopefully then, at least! Uchi meens ‘indoors’ or ‘inside’, and Deshi.means ‘student’, so literally it is translated into ‘being a student in-house with the master’. And, yes, they are names of our brother Birmans as well!

T as in Techno Queens | #blog26 #wishlist

I wish I could experience some great livesets from my fav techno dj’s and producers the last years. Nadja Lind, Miss Sunshine (above), Nicole Moudaber, to mention a few. The scene is very male dominated, so it’s always great to balance up just a little bit with such heavyweight love bombers as these! Give us them to Norrköping!

Q as in Tema Q | #blog26 #wishlist

I wish I can get a research position at Tema Q at Linköpings University. It is a cross/trans/multidisciplinary research institution focusing culture and societal change and development. I hope I can take my documented skills in researching innovation and entrepreneurship related to sustainability and put it into context of music for health. How to deploy insights from where we know music benefits health, in practice? How to creatively organize in order to make music do good for health? I see the target now. Now, the only way is up. Now, this is my ‘escalator pitch’. Now, do!

N as in Norrköping – Stadsloppet 10 km | #blog26 #wishlist

I love my home town. It’s beautiful. The old meeting the new. The hard meeting the soft. The rough meeting the polished. These contrasts. #Norrköping, here captured by Karin The @akrogirl on Instagram! Reflecting the beautiful and lovely, as she always does in her streams. I wish my town to be the greatest version of itself, it can be. I will not list the specifics, because that takes a wishlist A to Z in itself! There is still alot of development potentials in this town. Goes beyond this posting. But! When the town really comes together and lifts itself up,…

M as in Music For Health Research | #blog26 #wishlist

I was by the finding of the moment stumbling upon a music cassette in the collections of my mother-in-law. Ralph Lundsten, Mindscape Music. Ralph has made music that has been used as treatment in psychiatric wards in the UK. I will let the full story evolve regards Mindscape Music when I’ve heard this piece of music and researching its history. And this is exactly my wish. That I can get room, space, energy, health and place to find my little corner of the Big Verse named Music For Health, to research! Then I can dig deeper, in e. g. the…