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...
|Title||:||The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well Reviews
The author of this book studies human happiness. In this volume, he argues that Hygge (loosely translated as comfort or homeyness) contributes to the overall happiness and satisfaction of Danes.
Then he offers an account of what Hygge includes and how to incorporate it into your daily life.
I liked this book for the window into Danish life that it offered and also for its interesting account of what contributes to happiness.
We can all do with more Hygge. We can all do with more happiness.
I thoroughly enjoyed this little book on happiness, and was ready to pack my bags in a small amount of time. Who wouldn't want to live in a place that is one of the happiest in the world ? I'm amazed that there were negative comments and reviews about this book. I would trade a life of politics, social media, depressing news on TV constantly, and everything is me, me, me.
The Danes have substituted those choices for meaningful time spent with friends, dinners you cook together, life spent outdoo ...more
If 2016 was all about throwing things away a la Marie Kondo (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing), then 2017 seems to be all about getting cozy.
This is a beautifully designed little book which extolls the benefits of coziness/homebodyness and good friends/good food as the way to happiness. The Danes generally rank at the top (or near top) of woldwide happiness rankings. Large social safety-net programs probably play a key role in this, but sinc ...more
I think I've always practiced Hygge. This book was so very charming and uplifting
The whole idea of Hygge is really lovely. Actually, I think that everybody follows it, having no idea that it has a name. Well, who doesn’t enjoy the winter evening with a cup of cocoa or the fragnance of just baked cake? It is quite a nice book in terms of appreciating life’s little pleasures, but it lacks actual content. The majority of the book is filled with photographs or some really boring statistics and the author doesn’t say anything insightful. I mean, we all have been there, done that. ...more
The Danish concept of hygge (pronounced HOO-GA) originates from a Norwegian word meaning "well-being." The closest translation for hygge in English is coziness. In a nutshell, the primary elements include candles and fireplaces, intimate gatherings, lots of cake and coffee, warm fabrics, books, and rustic settings.
The word hygge can be used as a noun or a verb. One interesting part of the book was the hygge dictionary. Variations of the word hygge include the following:
hyggehjørnet- to be in the ...more
Everything you need to know to about hygge and how to experience more in your life. Inspires you to look for the small, simple things that bring joy to your life.
Originally posted on A Frolic Through Fiction
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This book is like a hug, basically. The second you open it’s pages, you can’t help but feel warm, safe, and appreciative of every little thing. Which is the whole idea, so…good going!
Straight off the bat I couldn’t help appreciating how beautifully made the book is. Every page has some sort of design element to it, whether it be photographs, small drawing ...more