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Being Danish, Being Happy?

Once again, Denmark took the top spot on the United Nation’s World Happiness Report. Here is why:¬†Why Danes are happy I grew up in Denmark, went to school through 12th grade, and Danish is my first language. I have lived in the U.S. for almost 35 years, so topping my 25 years in Europe. I am a wealth of information and experiences on the two cultures. If I could I would choose a culture with both American and Danish ingredients. My American ingredients: A freedom to be me. To dress… Read more Being Danish, Being Happy?

Leaving and Embracing Culture

I left my country and my culture to embrace a new country and a new culture. First, the language is different and with the language, the mannerisms, the expressions, and the impressions. Second, the food is different and with the food, the expectations. Third, the drinks are different and with the drinks, the constitutions. I’m talking about people and their everyday living, talking, eating and drinking. Survival stuff. What we do everyday is talk, eat, and drink. And what we do at special occasions is talk, eat, and drink. And… Read more Leaving and Embracing Culture