Gezelligheid: Creating Happy The European Way

Gezelligheid: Creating Happy The European Way

Too busy to read? You can listen to the podcast instead!   Hello from Haarlem! This week’s blog post comes to you from Netherlands, where I visited briefly. It seems so appropriate that I would be in North Holland to learn first-hand about the concept of gezelligheid,...
The Hygge Life: How To Create A Family

The Hygge Life: How To Create A Family

Too busy to read? Have a listen on my podcast instead!     In last week’s podcast I talked about the Danish concept of hygge (‘hue-gah’), a set of guidelines for staying cozy in the long, dark winter months. About slowing down and paying attention to the little...
Creating the Hygge Life: Guidelines for Living

Creating the Hygge Life: Guidelines for Living

Too busy to read the whole thing? Have a listen on my podcast instead!  Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) in essence is the Scandinavian concept of being cozy. The concept originated in Denmark generations ago, and is described as the feeling of being comfy. In practice,...
I Am Calling Out The Nuclear Family

I Am Calling Out The Nuclear Family

The Nuclear Family Sucks! Here is Why, and What You Can Do About It. (If you’d rather listen to me talk about this blog post on my podcast, here it is!)   Let’s look at what family means under a dictionary definition. Dictionary.com defines a Nuclear Family as:...
Basketball

Basketball

I hear that many people look back on their elementary school gym classes with fondness. Me. Not so much. My emotional experience of gym class ranged between mildly awkward to extremely humiliating. Three times each week, I loathed how my school day, that is the part...

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