Book: ‘Meža meitas. 12 sievietes par dzīvi mājās, mežā, cietumā’* by Sanita Reinsone

*If you translate the title of the book to English, it would be something like this: “Daughters of woods. 12 women about their life at home, in forest, in prison”. This is not a book about magical ferries living in woods. It’s a book with ruthless, truth stories from the lives of those woman who were by different reasons ‘forced’ to go to live/hide in forests of Latvia. Each READ MORE

Book: ‘Customer Success’ by Nick Mehta, Dan Steinman, Lincoln Murphy and Maria Martinez

As I was joining the new world called “Customer Success”, I definitely had to understand it. The book confirmed that I have already been halfway in the Customer Success field, therefore, I already had half of the understanding of what it is and what it means. Based on a great example, this book nicely describes all aspects that are related, necessary to understand and vital to execute, for the READ MORE

Book: ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ by Stephen R. Covey

I have always been very skeptic about a literature of this kind. It is somehow hard for me to ‘feel’ the book, just because of the teaching you to live or do this and you will achieve everything style of writing. But, as I have heard so many positive feedback about this book, I decided to give it a chance… In my opinion, there were described quite obvious things and situations. READ MORE

Book: ‘City of Lies’ by Ramita Navai

When I first saw this book – City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran by Ramita Navai – in a shelf of an airport’s book-shop, I was intrigued by its title. My knowledge about Iran was very limited, but stories, collected from various Tehranis with characters from very different social classes in Iran, let me glimpse into Iranian society and its contradictions. By READ MORE

Book: ‘Born to Run’ by Christopher McDougall

I got this book – Born to Run by Christopher McDougall – on my birthday about 5-6 years ago, when I was, frankly speaking, obsessed with running. Despite that, the book was calmly laying in my bookshelf until today. It was a nice story – with spiritual and scientific things that sport possesses. Initially my expectations about the book were somehow different. I don’t know what exactly (I still READ MORE

Book: ‘Mother’s only Child’ by Anne Bennett

Anne Bennett is a writer with Irish roots, born in Birmingham, England. I got the book ‘Mother’s only Child’  when I was in France during my studies. It was there – on the window sill, in the pile of other abandoned books, already read by someone and left for other minds to wander. The book is about a young girl that “is forced to give up her true love and READ MORE

My first Winter Triathlon

I remember myself losing balance, falling down and landing with my butt first, meanwhile thinking: “Noooo! Sh*t…! I’m falling..” While I was trying to put the skis, that were still on my feet, in one direction so that I could stand up, I was slightly gasping for air recovering from the unpleasant, shocky feeling. At that moment I started to have nasty thoughts: “Fu*k, I want to quit! I READ MORE