Iceland's Western Fjords are unbelievable! Going along all of them, one by one, is a fantastic experience. It's not only about unearthly beauty but also about huge surprises: every time you turn around a cliff, you see an absolutely new scenery full of ocean beautiful rocks, birds and endless sky...
“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” -John Hope Franklin ||Arneshreppur, Iceland||
Where are you planning to go on your next summer holiday?
Welcome to Season 2 of Showing Up Messy! It's just like Season 1 except it will be released from all over the world**, starting with the first international episode I recorded in a beautiful little town called Flateyri in the Westfjords of Icelend. I got stuck in a snowstorm there for a bonus day and had the pleasure of meeting my first international guest, Agnar Jón Egilsson, an improvisor, actor, and director from Reyjkavik. Agnar was teaching a 2-week improv class to a group of Icelandic students aged 17-62 doing an imersion-style "communal college" program, and he generously invited me to co-teach one of his classes with him! Afterwards we recorded this podcast episode where he shares about his experience of waking up to his life when he quit drinking, how he practices mindfulness and trust through improv, and about the "doing" culture of Icelanders. I say "that's so beautiful" about 50 times during our conversation because everything Agnar says is full of refreshing honesty, insight, and humility. .
You can find this on iTunes, Google Play, and Soundcloud. .
**There will be previously 🇺🇸-recorded eps released too! I’m bending all of the rules of time and getting un-chronological about this, so buckle up.
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up #Westfjords #improv #director #actor #writer #messy #sober #clear #here #comfortzone #discomfortzone
Isafjordur is ideal for paddle boarding. Perhaps we should start offering SUP tours?
Hurt? In pain? The road ahead seems impossible, and too scary to go? It looks like there is no way out? Life says; sorry but I'm not sorry, just sincere and I deeply care. This moment, this experience, is the way my dear. Come. Trust me. I got you.
Life's ways are unapolegetically honest, yet so compassionate. A willingness to see, comes with a humble bow and deep appreciation for all things seen within, along the journey of being human. This life is a journey of love only ever leading to (more) love.
#iceland #love #lifeways #honesty #appreciation #beauty #rawness #compassion #westfjords #naturelovers
As busy as the Master Builder
burdening Svadilfari with stone,
the book-grove dweller, the brain-gilder,
will one day reduce to weary bone.
Hurry to Heimdall’s peaceful mead-hall,
to Himinbjorg, when giant’s wind howls
in the brow-fortress; to Baldur’s hall,
fair Breidablik, when mind-trouble prowls.
☀️ #skald #poem #poetry #norsemythology #norse #iceland #westfjords #nature #tb
Snow, sand & the ocean ❤️🇮🇸
Fjaðrárgljúfur • Try to say that twice... or even just once lol
is one spectacular waterfall, that’s saying a lot considering the abundance of them in Iceland. Located in the Westfjords, this 3 tiered waterfall offers visitors a great hike, spectacular views all around and the drive to get to it is absolutely breathtaking. #iceland #westfjords #waterfalls
Hornvik, Hornstrandir natunal reserve, Iceland