About the Book"The Danes are famously the happiest people in the world, and hygge is a cornerstone of their way of life. Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) loosely translates as a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on the 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. It is about gratitude and savoring the simple pleasures in life. In short, it is the pursuit of everyday happiness"--
New York Times Bestseller
Embrace Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) and become happier with this definitive guide to the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being.
Why are Danes the happiest people in the world? The answer, says Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, is Hygge. Loosely translated, Hygge--pronounced Hoo-ga--is a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience, Wiking explains. It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe.
Hygge is the sensation you get when you're cuddled up on a sofa, in cozy socks under a soft throw, during a storm. It's that feeling when you're sharing comfort food and easy conversation with loved ones at a candlelit table. It is the warmth of morning light shining just right on a crisp blue-sky day.
The Little Book of Hygge introduces you to this cornerstone of Danish life, and offers advice and ideas on incorporating it into your own life, such as:
From picking the right lighting to organizing a Hygge get-together to dressing hygge, Wiking shows you how to experience more joy and contentment the Danish way.
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New York Times bestseller
Get consciously cozy.
The Danes are famously the happiest people in the world, and hygge is a cornerstone of their way of life. Hygge (pro-nounced Hoo-ga) loosely translates as a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. 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. It is about gratitude and savoring the simple pleasures in life. In short, it is the pursuit of everyday happiness.
Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life and what makes people happy. From bringing out the candles and spending time with your tribe to giving yourself a break from the demands of healthy living (cake is most definitely hygge), Meik's beautiful, inspiring book will help you to be more hygge.
Review Quotes"The Little Book of Hygge, which is already a best seller in Britain... is the most engaging of what is becoming a full-fledged lifestyle category."--New York Times "Comfort, coziness, warmth--that's what Hygge is. It's tailor-made for turbulent times, and this guide from Denmark can help you find it."--People "A charming, illustrated guide to the hygge essentials. It's like the ultimate hygge initiation."--The Dallas Morning News "The Little Book of Hygge... may just be your passport to bliss."--Real Simple "A thorough and genuinely helpful little life bible that you'll find yourself coming back to time and again. Hooray for hygge--it will make you happier, fitter and slimmer!"--Heat "Denmark's concept of supreme coziness and comfort has taken the world of interiors by storm...But the concept of hygge doesn't just apply to your home. As I learned in the cute hygge reference book The Little Book of Hygge... you can hygge anything."--Vogue.com "Ever wondered why Denmark is always ranked one of the happiest places on earth? Well, that's down to hygge. And want to know what hygge is? Then read this book."--Daily Mail Ireland "Infectiously positive... the best beginner's guide."--Mail on Sunday "Meik Wiking...knows the secret to happiness...[he] has written a gorgeously designed ...guide to the Danish state of being that embraces coziness, sociability, thankfulness and comfort food."--The Times (London) "Meik Wiking...[cites] psychological research showing that close social relationships and time spent socializing, eating, and relaxing... tend to be the greatest drivers of joy."--Elle "Much has been made, as of late, of the Danish philosophy of hygge...And a new tome, The Little Book of Hygge... instructs on how to use the practice to cure the ailments of the modern world."--InStyle "The world fell head over fuzzy-sock-clad-heels for the Danish concept of hygge...Meik Wiking (author and CEO of the Happiness Research Institute) breaks down the concept of hygge into a simple, 10-part manifesto."--Popsugar "This book explains everything you need to know about the Danish art of living well."--Metro