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The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living

Written by Meik Wiking

Narrated by Meik Wiking


The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living

Written by Meik Wiking

Narrated by Meik Wiking

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4.5/5 (585 ratings)
Length:
3 hours
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Released:
Jan 17, 2017
ISBN:
9780062676467
Format:
Audiobook

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Editor's Note

A way of life…

Hygge (pronounced Hoo-ga) is a way of life in Denmark, comprised of intimate friendships, mindfulness, and lots of candles. Is it any surprise that a country that focuses so much on engineering lovely moments tends to be happier than others? Remember: When life gives you lemons, make a hyggelig glass of lemonade.

Description

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:

  • 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.

Publisher:
Released:
Jan 17, 2017
ISBN:
9780062676467
Format:
Audiobook

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About the author

Meik Wiking is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, research associate for Denmark at the World Database of Happiness, and founding member of the Latin American Network for Wellbeing and Quality of Life Policies. He and his research have been featured in more than five hundred media outlets, including The Washington Post, BBC, Huffington Post, the Times (London), The Guardian, CBS, Monocle, the Atlantic, and PBS News Hour. He has spoken at TEDx, and his books have been translated into more than fifteen languages. He lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.



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  • Hygge (pronounced Hoo-ga) is a way of life in Denmark, comprised of intimate friendships, mindfulness, and lots of candles. Is it any surprise that a country that focuses so much on engineering lovely moments tends to be happier than others? So, this Thanksgiving, remember to focus on being grateful for all the cozy little things and fuzzy feelings of togetherness.

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  • Get Hygge for 2020. Hygge (pronounced Hoo-ga) is a way of life in Denmark, comprised of intimate friendships, mindfulness, and lots of candles. Is it any surprise that a country that focuses so much on engineering lovely moments tends to be happier than others? Remember: When life gives you lemons this year, make a hyggelig glass of lemonade.

    Scribd Editors

Reader reviews

  • (3/5)
    I now know what Hygge is. I also know a lot of other Danish words and how to pronounce them. This was a whole lot of book for what was basically covered in the first chapter. But there was the fun addition of recipes and cool graphics. I just think there was too much repetition and found myself skipping over a lot. Still, I do want to visit, sit in a cafe and partake of all the happiness...BTW, it's pronounced hue-gah
  • (4/5)
    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.
  • (5/5)
    It was SUCH delight to listen to this book! It made me happy just to listen to it.
    I recommend it to everyone :)
  • (5/5)
    Adorable and very huggely. Great evening read before sleep. #
  • (5/5)
    Very interesting book about Danish philosophy of life. How to make happy yourself and your loved-ones with simple things such as a home-made dinner, quiet evening at home while outside is a thunder etc.
  • (5/5)
    lovely little book! Full of beautiful and useful examples. Loved every minute of it!