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The Little Book of Hygge

The Little Book of Hygge

The Danish Way to Live Well

Book - 2016
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"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 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."--
Publisher: UK : Penguin Life, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780241283912
0241283914
Branch Call Number: 158.1 WIKIN
Characteristics: 287 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 19 cm

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GARRY26121990
Jul 28, 2019

Nothing outside the things which are catching up in the common pop culture.
That said, the material can be culturally specific yet the author tries to make a case for more universal applications of the discoveries.
A light and easy read with some interesting mix of recipies in one of the chapters.

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rnsimcoe
May 24, 2019

This is a nice book to have on your coffee table, but all of this information is easily found in one article search on google. If you’re looking for in-depth background/information, this isn’t the book for you.

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JLMason
Sep 15, 2018

Hurray for Hygge! This short book tells us how the Danish concept of hygge is about more than candles, blankets, warm lighting, and wood fires. It’s taking mindful pleasure in a cozy, congenial moment, whether in solitude or with family or friends, which is good advice for our frenzied lifestyles. Learn how to make your home more hygge and how to create a hygge moment. Candles are definitely recommended.

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Margush
Sep 10, 2017

This book is precious. It describes hygge in a delightful and scientific (not pseudo intellectual) way and is full of great tips on how to appreciate every moment and make your every day life happier through emotions, feelings, texture and taste. I, for example, loved an advice to buy something you NEED and connect that purchase to a rewarding and warm feeling or experience. By doing that and surrounding yourself with things that you feel connected to (a (small) gift from your loved one or a friend; something you've been saving for for a while etc.), you'd feel positive energy flowing as soon as you wear or see those items. I concur about a tiny font size in this book - it was tricky to read - but do give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

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NRGR
May 15, 2017

A charming short read about hygge - and its relation to the Dane's consistently high rating of happiness in comparison to the rest of the world. The book is produced by the Happiness Institute - so there is decent social science as back up. I'm especially drawn to things that are hyggeligt - and always have been - and now I have a much better understanding as to why. Hygge might be a Danish word, but it touches on deep human needs and concepts in most cultures.

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Nov 06, 2020

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.

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