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The Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World's Happiest People

The Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World's Happiest People

Written by Meik Wiking

Narrated by Meik Wiking


The Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World's Happiest People

Written by Meik Wiking

Narrated by Meik Wiking

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4.5/5 (58 ratings)
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4 hours
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Released:
Dec 26, 2017
ISBN:
9780062842961
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Description

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.

Publisher:
Released:
Dec 26, 2017
ISBN:
9780062842961
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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  • (4/5)
    Heartwarming and a nice tonic to some stress. Wiking basically looks at happiness around the world and tries to formulate some basic ideas about generating more happiness.Interesting and entertaining.
  • (5/5)
    So uplifting and inspiring to make good things happen.
  • (5/5)
    I'm completely inspired to #lookforlykke. Thank you for this. In the era of animosity, this book is a beacon of hope.
  • (3/5)
    Overt Socialistic proselytism with few ideas that are broadly applicable.
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely loved this book!! I listened to the audiobook & I liked it so much that I ended up purchasing the printed edition to add to my happiness library!
  • (5/5)
    This is a book that you can sit down to read, or just read little sections at a time. It really gives some insightful information and insights (sorry for this sentence using repetitive sounding words, it’s too late at night to be creative). Some are things I’ve been aware of for quite some time, but it’s still nice to see how the author finds the connections the stories of people and culture around the world. Definitely a worthwhile read to give you hope about the world and small steps we can take to increase our personal happiness as well as to try and increase the happiness of those we encounter.