The Secrets of Nordic Living
Author: Signe Johansen
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: House & Home
'Uplifting, heart-warming, life-enriching. I wish I could have read this book years ago.' - Nigel Slater Nordic countries are consistently rated as the best places to live for quality of life, happiness and education, literacy and gender equality. But what's their secret? In How To Hygge, renowned Scandinavian cook and writer Signe Johansen explores the culture of hygge, shares the secrets of Nordic living and shows you how to adopt these elements into your everyday life, wherever you are in the world. Hygge is central to the Nordic sense of well-being. Roughly translated as 'cosiness', it implies warmth, conviviality and community. With fifty recipes and glorious imagery, Johansen explains how to enjoy the outdoors the Nordic way, the joy of fika (coming together over cake and coffee), how to collaborate to achieve a sense of community and why alcohol is integral to the healthy hedonism of hygge. For those who have long admired the region's stylish design heritage, she reveals how to achieve Scandi-Cool in your own home, without breaking the bank. Explore the culture of hygge, and learn how to live your life to the fullest, Nordic-style.
How To Hygge Without Buying Into The Hype
Author: Elizabeth Jones
Learn to choose the good thoughts. Practice healthy habits. Find peace in simple things. Discover Hygge. Struggling with stressful Life Events? Workplace stressors - Deadlines, Deliverables, toxic Boss? Relationship difficulties? Being too busy? Financial Worries? We can successfully cope with all that by adopting a balanced life style, to choose the wright thoughts, to practice healthy habits. Hygge is about being mindful of what you do and living in the present moment. It is a lifestyle that ensures that you learn to cherish the simple things. In this book, you'll learn how you can incorporate Hygge into your house and life. And I will provide you with tips to help you make the transition from clutter and stress to Hygge. In this book we will find in simple words the ways to: Increase optimism Lower stress Lessen anxiety Feeling safe and comfy Increase intimacy Less reliance on social media Improve social and familial relationships Learn to be here and now with this book, switch to Hygge lifestyle and learn to enjoy simple things in life. Keep it simple, keep it Hygge.
A parody: How to find your special cosy place
Author: Dr Magnus Olsensen
Publisher: Hachette UK
Hilarious tongue-in-cheek guide to the Danish "hygge" lifestyle. This book came about after a particularly hyggelig evening in December 2015. I had just lit my pleasing contemporary wood-burner and was sitting back, gløgg in hand, listening to Terj Dørk's classic drøn jazz album "Tepid in Taarstrup'. I found myself reflecting on the fact that we are the World's Happiest PeopleTM. Wasn't it time, I thought, we shared our secret? I immediately called around three of the Institute of Wellbeing's brightest young researchers: Freja, Olaf and Sofia. We sat together snug in my pure wool 'foursie', bathed on soft fire-light, and talked long into the evening. The idea came over us unexpectedly. We would publish a book, explaining hygge for the betterment of all mankind. I'm delighted that we have succeeded. And I hope our efforts will help you to find your own hygge-topia. Held og lykke!" Dr Magnus Olsensen Director, Institute of Wellbeing, Aarhus *** The Danish "hygge" (pronounced 'huhhpg-ghuhrr') lifestyle is all about feeling snug, gentle, warm and satisfied - ideally, self-satisfied. But how should you go about finding your special cosy place? Let Dr Magnus Olsensen be your hilarious guide to finding hygge in every area of your life - from the office to the bedroom. Hygge is derived from the Old Norse words hig, meaning cosy, and ger, meaning fire hazard. It is, in essence, a state of mind. (One that is heavily dependent on candles.) For some, achieving hygge will come easily. Others may have to work a little harder. But if you put in the hours - and follow the guidance in Say Ja to Hygge! - you will find your own hygge-topia. You will have become, in spirit, Danish. And - as the old song goes - there is nothing like a Dane! This truly hilarious send-up of hygge culture is a work of timely comic genius.
A Celebration of Simple Pleasures. Living the Danish Way.
Author: Charlotte Abrahams
Publisher: Hachette UK
Candlelight is hygge; the smell of freshly brewed coffee is hygge; the feel of crisp, clean bed linen is hygge; dinner with friends is hygge. 'Hygge', pronounced 'hoo-ga', is a Danish philosophy that roughly translates to 'cosiness'. But it is so much more than that. It's a way of life that encourages us to be kinder to ourselves, to take pleasure in the modest, the mundane and the familiar. It is a celebration of the everyday, of sensual experiences rather then things. It's an entire attitude to life that results in Denmark regularly being voted one of the happiest countries in the world. So, with two divorces behind her and her 50th birthday rapidly approaching, journalist Charlotte Abrahams ponders whether it's hygge that's been missing from her life. Is it a philosophy we can all embrace? In a society where lifestyle trends tend to centre on deprivation - be it no sugar, no gluten, no possessions - what does cherishing yourself actually mean? And will it make her happy? In Hygge, Charlotte Abrahams weaves the history of hygge and its role in Danish culture with her own attempts, as an English woman, to embrace a more hygge life. In this beautifully written and stylishly designed book, she examines the impact this has on her home, her health, her relationships and, of course, her happiness. Light a candle, pour yourself a glass of wine, and get ready to enjoy your more hygge life.
33 Ways to Lead a Happy, Healthy and Contented Life Through the Danish Art of Hygge
Author: Helena Olsen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
How To Hygge - 33 Ways To Lead A Happy, Healthy and Contented Life Through the Danish Art of Hygge Hygge is a Danish concept that embraces companionship, warmth, belonging, simplicity and contentment. It might be curling up on a sofa with a hot drink and a good book or having dinner and great conversation with your close friends. It is impossible to translate as a single word into English, however this book aims to explain in detail exactly what hygge means, why it is such a powerful concept and most importantly, how you can create hygge in your own life. Read this book to gain an understanding of why Denmark is one of the happiest countries on Earth. This book reveals how to add hygge to your home, how to create hygge with your family and community, in the workplace and most importantly within yourself. This book is a practical explanation of hygge. It covers a huge range of topics, giving you plenty of ideas to act on that are simple and easy to carry out. Learn about different, practical ways to create hygge experiences including: Creating the perfect hygge ambience within your home Hygge food and drink Hygge activities and games for the family Hygge sports and pastimes outside the home Ensuring hygge at work as well as at home How to create a simple, long-lasting hygge mindset that works And much more... If you are looking for an explanation of hygge, its benefits and over 30 different ways that you can practically implement a true hygge lifestyle, then this book is for you. Scroll to the top of the page and hit Buy Now with the 1-click button to get your book today!
The Danish Way to Live Well
Author: Meik Wiking
Publisher: Penguin UK
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.
Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
Author: Michael Booth
Publisher: Random House
The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes. 'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen. 54 per cent of Icelanders believe in elves. Norway is the richest country on earth. 5 per cent of Danish men have had sex with an animal. Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, on and off, for over ten years, perplexed by their many strange paradoxes and character traits and equally bemused by the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things Nordic and hygge that has engulfed the rest of the world. He leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success and, most intriguing of all, what they think of each other. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterised by suffocating parochialism and populated by extremists of various shades. 'The next Bill Bryson.’ New York Times Winner of the Best Narrative Travel Book Award from the British Guild of Travel Writers