The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living

By Meik Wiking
Read by Meik Wiking

3.23 Hours 01/17/2017 unabridged
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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 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: Get comfy. Take a break.Be here now. Turn off the phones.Turn down the lights. Bring out the candles.Build relationships. Spend time with your tribe.Give yourself a break from the demands of healthy living. Cake is most definitely Hygge.Live life today, like there is no coffee tomorrow.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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Summary

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 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:

  • Get comfy. Take a break.
  • Be here now. Turn off the phones.
  • Turn down the lights. Bring out the candles.
  • Build relationships. Spend time with your tribe.
  • Give yourself a break from the demands of healthy living. Cake is most definitely Hygge.
  • Live life today, like there is no coffee tomorrow.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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
“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
The Little Book of Hygge…a bestseller in Britain…is the most engaging of what is becoming a full-fledged lifestyle category.” New York Times
“Hygge is the Danish word used to describe the sensation of ‘cosy intimacy’ you get when you are at home surrounded by your loved ones.” Guardian (London)
“Think cozy nights in front of a roaring fire, a cup of tea with a good book, a winter walk along a beach…and say hello to the way of life that’s been keeping the Danes happy for years.” Mail on Sunday (London)
“May just be your passport to bliss.” Real Simple
“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)
“After listening to this audiobook—and you might find yourself wanting to invite author Meik Wiking over for some mulled wine…Narrating with a slight accent, Wiking is an able and appealing reader of his own work, which serves as both an in-depth explanation of hygge as well as a treatise on how and why its practice might impact our overall happiness and well-being…If you’re of a certain disposition, this audiobook experience will feel like a warm blanket on a dark winter night.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Meik Wiking

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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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 3.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English