The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
The Danish word hygge is one of those beautiful words that doesn’t directly translate into English, but it more or less means comfort, warmth or togetherness. Hygge is the feeling you get when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, in warm knitted socks, in front of the fire, when it is... show more
The Danish word hygge is one of those beautiful words that doesn’t directly translate into English, but it more or less means comfort, warmth or togetherness.
Hygge is the feeling you get when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, in warm knitted socks, in front of the fire, when it is dark, cold and stormy outside. It that feeling when you are sharing good, comfort food with your closest friends, by candle light and exchanging easy conversation. It is those cold, crisp blue sky mornings when the light through your window is just right.
Denmark is the happiest nation in the world and Meik puts this largely down to them living the hygge way. They focus on the small things that really matter, spend more quality time with friends and family and enjoy the good things in life. The Little Book of Hygge will give you practical steps and tips to become more hygge: how to pick the right lighting, organise a dinner party and even how to dress hygge, all backed up by Meik’s years’ of research at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen.
Publish date: 2016-11-08
Publisher: Penguin Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
I don't remember much about this book other than liking the illustrations and wishing (just the tiniest bit) that I still lived somewhere where it snows in the winter. My first introduction to hygge (other than an episode of QI possibly?), and I don't think it was a bad one.
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI will start by saying this is a very pretty book. I liked the cover and the various illustrations throughout. Very hygge. The colors and font used were very comforting.However, what I think my dislike of this book all boils down to is that it didn't n...
I needed a palate/brain cleaner between disaster books (plus the disaster podcasts I listen to regularly), so I picked this from my NOOK. I expected a lot more than what I got from this book. I think MbD and TA did a better job explaining hygge in their 16 Tasks for the Festive Season challenge. At ...
This is about a way of living that leads to happiness. Everything seems small and makes sense. I'm going to try to take some of this to heart and make some changes.
Audiobook Great narration Hygge the way of zen like living for the Danish. This little book is filled with sensible easy t follow techniques to give your moments more meaning. Light a candle, cuddle under a blanket, play board game with friends, and much more. It's about living life in the moment,...