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Marked

I’ve not been myself since the election. Probably only rested a few hours during the election night. Did get some restful sleep last night but still feel out-of-sorts. Mostly, I’m confused, confused as to what is happening. Perhaps, my California bubble burst and I realize there’s a big bad world out there. A world of opposites, a world of conflict, and a world of hate. That sounds awful and I don’t want it to be true. At the same time, I know that anger is often born by sadness. Both… Read more Marked

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?

PARIS

Seventeen and in Paris on my own. It was my first encounter with the city of love and I was fortunate to stay with an aunt and uncle, who both being workaholics, left me with oceans of time to explore. I hurried out the door to experience the vast world of Paris with its majestic architecture, its towering cathedrals, its world-renowned art collections, its peaceful parks, and its crowds of people. The air was spring like, mild and sunny, although I was spending my Christmas holiday away from my home… Read more PARIS

You want to know the concept of HYGGE

The concept of HYGGE [hoo-ga] – a Danish term, and I grew up in Denmark – is an interesting one to define in English. It looks like this: family and/or friends visiting with each other over a meal or a drink or coffee, hosted in a home, anytime of day, with candles lit (do not confuse with a romantic dinner), conversation going, sharing stories, relaxing into time. It feels like this: happy to be alive, enjoying the moment, comfortable and content, happy to share, warm and fuzzy, ‘this is where I… Read more You want to know the concept of HYGGE