The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living
New York Times Bestseller
Embrace Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) and become happier with this definitive guide to the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being.
Why are Danes the happiest people in the world? The answer, says Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, is Hygge. Loosely translated, Hygge—pronounced Hoo-ga—is a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. "Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience," Wiking explains. "It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe."
Hygge is the sensation you get when you’re cuddled up on a sofa, in cozy socks under a soft throw, during a storm. It’s that feeling when you’re sharing comfort food and easy conversation with loved ones at a candlelit table. It is the warmth of morning light shining just right on a crisp blue-sky day.
The Little Book of Hygge introduces you to this cornerstone of Danish life, and offers advice and ideas on incorporating it into your own life, such as:
From picking the right lighting to organizing a Hygge get-together to dressing hygge, Wiking shows you how to experience more joy and contentment the Danish way.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - virginiahomeschooler - LibraryThing
The first half of this book was delightful. Full of ideas of how to bring more (for lack of a better English word) cozy into your life, it presents the case for living more simply and with more ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kmajort - LibraryThing
Saw this come through processing at the library... I just really like it. My home is rather hygge, so it just resonated, and I like the size, the art... Sometimes a book is good for you because it is. Read full review
WE NEED TO TALKABOUT HYGGE
FOOD AND DRINK
HYGGE OUTSIDE THE HOME
HYGGE ON THE CHEAP
HYGGE AND HAPPINESS