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The Power of being Humble and Hungry

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Day 18
Some years ago a dear friend, Dan Parisi, shared with me his motto: Be hungry and humble – or you will become both.

Yesterday, I had the great big pleasure of celebrating a woman that naturally lives by these words. Charlotte Bernadotte, was born on Christmas Eve, which perhaps is why she very much has developed an angelic spirit combined with determination and quiet power. Yesterday, she celebrated her birthday with almost 100 girlfriends, including her three beautiful daughters, who gave a brilliant heartwarming speech to their mother. There were several other very descriptive speeches that captured Charlotte’s angelic essence. She truly is a humble soul.

Charlotte received a beautiful angel as a gift, designed by Lehna Edwall in concrete – shown in the picture above, from many of the guests. The angel is part of a United Hope project. Read more at:

Below you will see where the angels are placed as well as are planned to be placed around the world.


Charlotte and her husband acquired Frötuna Gård 14 years ago and Charlotte has in a Zen like way, transformed what used to be a farm into an amazing retreat center which has attracted numerous speakers and workshop leaders from around the world as well as thousands of visitors, who have had the chance to enjoy the gorgeous and quiet environment of the Frötuna farm’s premises. She has been quietly hungry to make a difference. Her website:,is in Swedish (use google translate) but several courses are offered in English.

I have had the opportunity to attend a Vedic Art Course there with my daughter Olivia; we had a wonderful bonding time and we met some amazing people. We ate all natural, homemade vegetarian delicious food and began our days with meditation in a beautiful space overlooking the farm and the fields. I can’t wait to be back at another retreat there and be in the spirit of Charlotte and her new sculptured Angel.

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