I am writing about important values Norwegians live by on daily basis. Understanding unwritten and unspoken rules, can give us a huge advantage in the way we communicate ourselves when we don't speak Norwegian yet, and even if we do.
Study, life and work in Norway for almost two decades, added to a background in communication, journalism, peace resolution and practical psychology are giving me the tools to explain written and especially unwritten values the Norwegian culture has. I hope my writing will help you understand both the Norwegian culture and the differences you are bringing with you from your own culture. You can see what people say, further down on this page.
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"If there is a book you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it" Toni Morrison
I guess I am writing about what I wish I would have read about when I moved to Norway. I didn't find any book.
What people who receive these letters say:
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"I am very much enjoying these emails. My mother’s ancestors come from Norway, so I like learning about the culture. I was very fortunate to have been able to travel to Norway a few years ago. The information in some of your emails would have been helpful before I went. Keep it up. I continue to learn" TJ, USA
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"...I read them regularly. I really like your experience and your thoughts and how you talk about Norway...your work is something amazing in the study of Norwegian culture and mentality." - Vladislav, Romania
"I read every news article you send to me and I really appreciate it. To me this is a huge help. I know you took your time to put your thoughts in written and the information itself is very guiding." - Leah, Zambia
"I enjoy reading your letters very much! I wish I knew more of that in my first years in Norway. I believe that you are doing a great job by helping immigrants to understand Norwegian culture better!" - Lina, Lithuania