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How Norwegians Prepare for Cross-Country Skiing

How do Norwegians prepare for cross-country skiing? Here’s what I learned from going skiing with some seasoned Norwegians.

What to do (and not do) when you're feeling stuck

If you’re feeling stuck, then these 6 tips will help you get rid of your frustration and get back on track as fast as possible.

7 Reminders Why Sales Usually Are Not a Bargain

Here are 7 reminders you can tell yourself whenever you feel tempted to “just check out” the sales rack to prevent overspending.

8 Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude

Gratitude is one of the key ways to live a happy and fulfilling life. Here are 8 simple ways you can practice gratitude in your life.

The Reasons Why Social Media is Addictive

You know it. I know it. We all know it. Social media is addictive. But why? We explore the reasons in this detailed article.

Self-Care Tips to Survive the Holiday Season

The holiday season is stressful, which is why it’s especially important to make time for self-care. Here are 18 ways to do so.


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Why We Chose Simple Living

Hi there! We’re Ayla and Atle.

We’re a Norwegian-American married couple who simplified our lives and began focusing on the essential things in life.

We decluttered and minimized 99% of our stuff, resigned from our demanding jobs, and started focusing on what makes us happy.

After simplifying, we finally found what we had been seeking all along: the time, energy, and money to find true happiness in life. We haven’t looked back since.

You can read more about us here.

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