Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge. 'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight...' You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress. Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world.
"The centuries-old Danish tradition of Hygge (pronounced "hue-gah") comes from a country voted to be the happiest on earth, and its special custom of emotional warmth, slowness, and appreciation, is becoming increasingly familiar to an international audience. To hygge means to enjoy the good things in life with good people"--
Author: Marie Tourell Søderberg
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2016-10-06
Other books will tell you how to be hygge. This is the only book that will show you. Though we all know the feeling of hygge instinctively few of us ever manage to capture it for more than a moment. Now Danish actress and hygge aficionado Marie Tourell Søderberg - star of BBC 4's 1864 - has travelled the length and breadth of her home country to create the perfect guide to cooking, decorating, entertaining and being inspired the hygge way. Full of beautiful photographs and simple, practical steps and ideas to make your home and life both comfortable and cheering all year round, this book is the easy way to introduce hygge into your life. 'Pretty, homey and intimate, scattered with reflections from ordinary Danes' Guardian
Author: Gunnar Karl Gíslason
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Comfort food
A food and lifestyle book dedicated to the Scandinavian concept of hygge (loosely translated as "coziness"); how to create it for yourself and others, and how to incorporate it into holidays, travel, decor, entertaining, and everyday life, with approximately 30 recipes. Hygge is centered around the idea of feeling snug and inviting comforting elements into day-to-day life while creating warmth, community, and intimacy. A bakery is hygge. Bikes are more hygge than cars. Cozyashows readers how small gestures (putting wool blankets and warm cider out for guests) or larger undertakings (building bonfires and making campfire bread to celebrate solstice) can warm the psyche and foster hygge. The book is divided into chapters focused on different opportunities for hygge; morning rituals, family gatherings, holidays, bedtime rituals, decorating, and caring for yourself, with more than 30 recipes for cozy and comforting food and drink plus stunning photography throughout.
How To Hygge - 33 Ways To Lead A Happy, Healthy and Contented Life Through the Danish Art of Hygge Hygge is a Danish concept that embraces companionship, warmth, belonging, simplicity and contentment. It might be curling up on a sofa with a hot drink and a good book or having dinner and great conversation with your close friends. It is impossible to translate as a single word into English, however this book aims to explain in detail exactly what hygge means, why it is such a powerful concept and most importantly, how you can create hygge in your own life. Read this book to gain an understanding of why Denmark is one of the happiest countries on Earth. This book reveals how to add hygge to your home, how to create hygge with your family and community, in the workplace and most importantly within yourself. This book is a practical explanation of hygge. It covers a huge range of topics, giving you plenty of ideas to act on that are simple and easy to carry out. Learn about different, practical ways to create hygge experiences including: Creating the perfect hygge ambience within your home Hygge food and drink Hygge activities and games for the family Hygge sports and pastimes outside the home Ensuring hygge at work as well as at home How to create a simple, long-lasting hygge mindset that works And much more... If you are looking for an explanation of hygge, its benefits and over 30 different ways that you can practically implement a true hygge lifestyle, then this book is for you. Scroll to the top of the page and hit Buy Now with the 1-click button to get your book today!
Candlelight is hygge; the smell of freshly brewed coffee is hygge; the feel of crisp, clean bed linen is hygge; dinner with friends is hygge. 'Hygge', pronounced 'hoo-ga', is a Danish philosophy that roughly translates to 'cosiness'. But it is so much more than that. It's a way of life that encourages us to be kinder to ourselves, to take pleasure in the modest, the mundane and the familiar. It is a celebration of the everyday, of sensual experiences rather then things. It's an entire attitude to life that results in Denmark regularly being voted one of the happiest countries in the world. So, with two divorces behind her and her 50th birthday rapidly approaching, journalist Charlotte Abrahams ponders whether it's hygge that's been missing from her life. Is it a philosophy we can all embrace? In a society where lifestyle trends tend to centre on deprivation - be it no sugar, no gluten, no possessions - what does cherishing yourself actually mean? And will it make her happy? In Hygge, Charlotte Abrahams weaves the history of hygge and its role in Danish culture with her own attempts, as an English woman, to embrace a more hygge life. In this beautifully written and stylishly designed book, she examines the impact this has on her home, her health, her relationships and, of course, her happiness. Light a candle, pour yourself a glass of wine, and get ready to enjoy your more hygge life.
Author: Helen Russell
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Release Date: 2015-01-08
'A hugely enjoyable romp through the pleasures and pitfalls of setting up home in a foreign land' PD Smith, Guardian When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn’t Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born, or made? Helen decides there is only one way to find out: she will give herself a year, trying to uncover the formula for Danish happiness. From childcare, education, food and interior design (not to mention 'hygge') to SAD, taxes, sexism and an unfortunate predilection for burning witches, The Year of Living Danishly is a funny, poignant record of a journey that shows us where the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves.
In today's world, we're constantly rushing from one thing to the next and are struggling with information overload. We're more disconnected from ourselves and our loved ones than ever before. Rediscover the joy of the simple things through the Danish concept of Hygge in The Cozy Life. This book will inspire you to slow down and enjoy life's cozy moments! * Learn about the Danish cultural phenomenon of Hygge, and the secret to why Denmark is consistently rated the happiest country in the world * Embrace the little things and take simplicity and minimalism up a notch * Add Hygge into every aspect of your life with practical examples and tips * Say goodbye to the Winter Blues and live a healthier, centred life This charming little book, filled with hand drawn illustrations, beautifully addresses that yearning we all have for a more authentic life, created by ourselves instead of external forces. What's stopping you from living a more meaningful and connected life?
In a fast-paced world, wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could slow down and enjoy a life with less pressure, less stress, and more time for the things you love? Sweden is ranked in the top three of the world’s happiest places to live, and lagom, which means “not too much and not too little—just right,” is the Swedish philosophy for enjoying balance in every aspect of life—from work and leisure to family and food, and everything in between. Experienced bakers know by touch when the dough they are kneading is lagom—not too moist and not too dry. At the office, professionals who work hard—but not to the detriment of other parts of their lives—are following the lagom ideal. Lagom is moderation, balance, and equality. By using the Swedish lifestyle as an example, Niki Brantmark offers insightful suggestions and bite-sized actions to help you make subtle changes to your life, so you too can make time for the things that matter most and find greater happiness.
A short guide to a long life, The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer is a pragmatic little book that channels the simple, healthy lifestyle of Scandinavia. Swedish doctor Bertil Marklund covers broad ground in just over 100 pages, providing a comprehensive guide to lifestyle choices, including sleep, diet, exercise, and the negative impact of stress; he also introduces the concept of lagom, a Swedish take on moderation. We can all adopt the 10 tips outlined in the book without completely rethinking the way we live. With his practical and realistic advice, Dr. Marklund gives you the power to make a difference in your own life—today, and in the future.
Author: Jens Borgg
Publisher: R & C Publishing via PublishDrive
Release Date: 2018-05-16
What makes Denmark the Happiest Country in the World? This question has a 1 word answer. Hygge is a philosophy of life that was founded by Danes, and Danes also happen to be the happiest people on earth. Coincidence? Absolutely not! The concept of Hygge and secret to the Happiness of Denmark is finally beginning to enter the cultures of other countries around the world. Hygge, pronounced Hue-guh (NOT hoo-ga like many say), is a Danish term and it is a difficult word to define in 1 sentence. There really aren't any synonyms for the word in the English language. Hygge is a great way for many people to find simplicity, and ultimately happiness in life, fueled by togetherness, contentment, and just a sense of well-being and appreciation. In this book, you learn everything that you need to know about how you can implement Hygge into every aspect of your life, and increase your quality of life. The great thing about Hygge is that it is something that you can enjoy all year long. It is a feeling of being grateful and just happy for what you have in life, being able to spend time with the ones you love, and being able to find an escape from the world no matter what is going on. Hygge can be experienced no matter where you are, and learning how to enjoy it and let it lead you can make a big difference in the level of happiness that you feel each day. This book is going to really explain Hygge in more detail and can it can help you gain this happiness in your own life. In this book, some of the aspects of Hygge that you will learn about include: What Exactly Hygge is, in a lot of detail Using Hygge to Connect With the People Around You Turning Your Home into a Home of Hygge The Important of Hygge and Good Food Additional Ways to Add Hygge into Your Life And many more topics...
Join the happiness revolution! The author of the New York Times bestseller The Little Book of Hygge offers more inspiration and suggestions for achieving greater happiness, by practicing Lykke (LOO-ka)—pursuing and finding the good that exists in the world around us every day. While the Danes are the happiest people on the planet, happiness isn’t exclusively Danish; cultures around the world have their own unique approaches to leading a contented, fulfilled life. For his work at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik Wiking travels the globe from Dubai to Finland, Rio de Janeiro to Bhutan, South Korea to the United States, to discover the secrets of the very happiest people. In The Little Book of Lykke, Meik identifies the six factors that explain the majority of differences in happiness across the world—togetherness, money, health, freedom, trust, and kindness—and explores what actions we can take to become happier. As he reveals, we can deepen our blissfulness and contentment with little adjustments in our behavior, whether it’s eating like the French (sitting around a table and savoring our time) or dancing the tango like Argentinians in Buenos Aires. With his trademark warmth and wit, Meik explores the happiness gap for parents, how much money you really need to buy happiness, how we can be healthier without having to go to the gym, how we can learn to build trust and collaboration, how we can help ourselves by helping others, and why our expectations often outweigh our reality. Weaving together original research and personal anecdotes, The Little Book of Lykke is a global roadmap for joy that offers a new approach to achieving everyday happiness that not only improve our own lives, but help us build better communities and a better world.
Turn your life into something you actually enjoy by using hygge! Some of the simplest moments are the most precious. Stop chasing after material objects. In Hygge: The Danish Secrets of Happiness. How to be Happy and Healthy in Your Daily Life, you will learn the secrets to making your life more enjoyable and minimizing your stress. You will learn how to add coziness to your days instead of stress. Above all, you will learn to stop staring at your phone and instead make more magical moments with your loved ones. It is easy to make money and buy new things. But what about experiences? Experiences are far more lasting and meaningful than cars, clothes, gadgets, and accessories. In this book, you will learn how to simplify your life and become happier by favoring the little moments over material things. You will learn to prefer spending time with your family and doing fun activities for free over stressing about making credit card payments. Learn from the Best. Maya Thoresen is a Danish writer and lifestyle coach who is an expert on hygge. She created this book to reach people who are caught up in the hustle of commercialized life and who have forgotten to enjoy the simpler moments. She divulges her secrets to a richer, more enjoyable life in this book. Hygge makes you appreciate the little moments. Suddenly, your life becomes filled with joy that was never there before. So make your life a little more Danish by reading this book today! Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy now button.
Hygge (pronounced ‘hu-gah’) is a Danish word that describes the feeling of being cosy, comfortable and at peace with the world. It’s almost impossible to translate into English, and it’s probably the reason that Denmark is one of the happiest countries in the world. The Art of Hygge is packed with recipes to warm you on a cold winter’s evening, craft ideas for decorating your home, and inspirational suggestions for enjoying the magic of everyday pleasures. Whether it’s a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, a delicious Danish apple cake shared with friends, or a snuggly hand-knitted jumper, you’ll find that a little hygge brings a lot of happiness!