Anna-Leena Härkönen: “When I was on the verge of drowning, I realized how much I want to live”

Writer, screenwriter, columnist, actor Anna-Leena Härkönen loves swimming but has learned to be careful with water.

There is a good reason for that.

– Five years ago, I was on the verge of drowning when I tried rafting. A surprisingly big wave threw me on icy water and spun like a washing machine, he recalls his moments of horror.

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– As the waters murmured around me, I wondered how horrible it would be to die now, and I couldn’t write and share with anyone what it felt like to me.

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For the second time, Härkönen swam too far in Phuket and currents began to take him away.

After surviving frightening experiences, he nowadays preferably swims only in spas.

– There was something good about the up close experiences. When I meant to die, I realized how hard I wanted to live.

Read more Anna-Leena Härkönen’s insights into well-being in Good Health magazine issue 8/2021!

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