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, HyggeA??pronounced Hoo-gaA??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 youA??re cuddled up on a sofa, in cozy socks under a soft throw, during a storm. ItA??s that feeling when youA??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:
-Get comfy. Take a break.
-Be here now. Turn off the phones.
-Turn down the lights. Bring out the candles.
-Build relationships. Spend time with your tribe.
-Give yourself a break from the demands of healthy living. Cake is most definitely Hygge.
-Live life today, like there is no coffee tomorrow.
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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"You'll finally know how to pronounce "hygge" after listening to this audiobook--and you might find yourself wanting to invite author Meik Wiking over for some mulled wine. Hygge is the Danish concept of coziness-plus that's currently experiencing a surge of publicity outside Denmark. Narrating with a slight accent, Wiking is an able and appealing reader of his own work, which serves as both an in-depth explanation of hygge as well as a treatise on how and why its practice might impact our overall happiness and well-being. (Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen.) If you're of a certain disposition, this audiobook experience will feel like a warm blanket on a dark winter night. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"
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