Social Anxiety and Norway

I've got social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, depression and OCD. I don't write about this as though I'm happy about it. Quite the opposite. Being an American that is often seen as quiet and shy is not very well welcomed in this culture. I get snarky rude comments, ignorant questions, embarrassing moments, and flat … Continue reading Social Anxiety and Norway

Consumerism: United States vs Norway

Some time ago I stumbled upon blog post by a Russian make-up blogger where she was discussing natural aging and surgery methods for staying young. Her position was firm and clear. The blog had a compilation of celebrity photos: those aging naturally versus those who use plastic surgery and the botox injections, – and the […] … Continue reading Consumerism: United States vs Norway

Happy St. John’s Day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9Y_GknY_oM Hooray! One of my favorite holidays! I even got married around this time on purpose. I am most familiar with Midsommar in Sweden because we hold a Midsummer Festival in the US (Geneva, IL), celebrating everything Scandinavian- mostly Swedish. To read more about what the Norwegian version, Jonsok, is like click here. Alesund, where … Continue reading Happy St. John’s Day!