Burke Cleland – Personal trainer and role model

Burke Cleland is a respected personal trainer and a successful entrepreneur from Ottawa – Canada.  What some of his clients don’t know is that having a healthy lifestyle wasn’t always Burke’s reality. Read his success story of overcoming...

A caring presence – The work of care dogs

This special blog is released now during the season of giving and care. We would like to share the story of how we met Peppi, the care dog. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________   There is a...

Gunta Krumina – a writer from Latvia

Gunta Krumina is one of Metaphora´s collaborators. She is a detail driven professional, actively involved in the marketing community in Helsinki, where she lives and works.  Get to know a little bit about her story, professional career and her interests as an artist....

Anxiety, compassion, and achievement: a personal journey

At the age of twenty-four, I left my parents at the Ottawa airport with a promise that I would be back in eight months after completing my masters’ coursework at the University of Helsinki. Ten years onward, I completed my masters, got married, had two children, and...

The face of Metaphora in Brazil – Anne Bertoli

Meet Anne Bertoli!  She will soon start expanding Metaphora’s services in Brazil and we couldn’t be happier with this collaboration. We should have content in Portuguese in the near future and here is short introduction of who Anne is.   Anne was born with...

Hash Varsani – A creative mind providing creative solutions

We are proud to introduce one of our collaborators: Hash Varsani. In addition to being a friend and mentor, Hash is a multi-talented entrepreneur. In his business, Hash provides tailored solutions in media and technology with an elegant touch. He is the founder of...

Happiness – A story by Kari Elisabet Svare

Kari Elisabet Svare is a Norwegian writer, artist and storyteller. She lives in a green valley surrounded by flowers, vegetables, berries and birds. In her stories, poems and books she writes about human potential, togetherness, caring and sharing. She also has been...

The Black Panther of Lau Gar

  This blog post is part of a series entitled the ‘embodiment of stories’, where we focus on stories that relate to identity and the use of the human body. At this time, we address the story of Darren Eli, a certified kickboxing instructor with a black belt in Lau...

Reflections on turning 60

This post is part of the series entitled “The embodiment of stories”. Beth Cleland, a certified yoga instructor, invested some time to reflect on her story. We were honoured to mediate Beth’s story and as a result, a set of 3 blog posts were materialised in our...

Re-connecting with my body and my story – with Beth Cleland

This post is part of the series entitled “The embodiment of stories”. The 3 first posts of this series were written in collaboration with Beth Cleland, a certified yoga instructor who recently turned 60. In the second post of this series, Beth Cleland shares how her...