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30 review for Hygge: Discovering The Danish Art Of Happiness – How To Live Cozily And Enjoy Life’s Simple Pleasures

  1. 4 out of 5

    Toni

    This book is just ok. It’s a bunch of news articles strung together – literally the ebook hyperlinks just lead you to selective articles that support whatever theory is being discussed. And don’t get me started on the # of assumptions implied in this book. I counted 10 on one page alone. SO GLAD this is a library loan and I didn’t purchase it. There are probably better books about Hygge out there. But I get the concept of Hygge “theory” and if it makes someone feel better, good on them.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Marc

    LOVED THIS BOOK! It was such an eye-opener for me and had a lot of helpful information. The book made me want to move to Denmark and really immerse into the great culture there. It was a refreshing read with great suggestions for incorporating hygge into your everyday life to be happier and more relaxed

  3. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

    Loved it, beautifully written and really opened my eyes to a new way of living

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Donegan

    I didn't care for the tone of this book, and it was vague! As someone from the northeastern United States, I know a ton about coziness and comfort and how wonderful that is. Living in the southern United States, being "cozy" feels suffocating. Many little extras that used to bring me joy and relaxation just don't work here. I kind of feel like the generalizations of Danish hygge might flow the same way. I didn't care for the tone of this book, and it was vague! As someone from the northeastern United States, I know a ton about coziness and comfort and how wonderful that is. Living in the southern United States, being "cozy" feels suffocating. Many little extras that used to bring me joy and relaxation just don't work here. I kind of feel like the generalizations of Danish hygge might flow the same way.

  5. 5 out of 5

    David

    I'll start off saying that I read Meik Wiking's book first. The material is similar, but this book is more practical. I'd call it an implementation guide, where Meik's book gets more in to the culture, including a lot of specifically Danish things, like Glogg. I thought this book is great for Americans as she's trying to give you specifics, and explaining things like a party is great, but if you're an introvert, then Hygge might not look like a party to you. However, at the end, this felt so Ame I'll start off saying that I read Meik Wiking's book first. The material is similar, but this book is more practical. I'd call it an implementation guide, where Meik's book gets more in to the culture, including a lot of specifically Danish things, like Glogg. I thought this book is great for Americans as she's trying to give you specifics, and explaining things like a party is great, but if you're an introvert, then Hygge might not look like a party to you. However, at the end, this felt so American. So here's the latest fad, and she's sure it will cure all that ill's us, OBVIOUSLY. I think that misses an essential human element, is that caring about each other, doesn't always translate how you think it might. Too, Denmark's relatively pacifistic recent history, is just that, historically quite recent. Go for Meik's book, and do the audiobook so you can hear a Dane pronounce Hygge. My wife and I were listening on a road trip, and we stopped Meik's book to practice pronouncing Hygge, and Glogg.

  6. 5 out of 5

    crazipotmom

    I have read the other hygge book from Olivia so this just seemed repetitive for me but I would of enjoyed it much more if it was the first one I ever read I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ana

    Awesome book!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    When I read the description of "Hygge" I was immediately intrigued. The subtitle contained several trigger words that heightened my level of intrigue: "Happiness", "cozy", and "Simple pleasures". I was not disappointed! From the very first pages I found myself grabbing a notebook to write the nuggets contained that I could reach for over and over again. This book also taught me much about Denmark, its climate, and its culture. Being in a minority group of those who love winter's darkness and col When I read the description of "Hygge" I was immediately intrigued. The subtitle contained several trigger words that heightened my level of intrigue: "Happiness", "cozy", and "Simple pleasures". I was not disappointed! From the very first pages I found myself grabbing a notebook to write the nuggets contained that I could reach for over and over again. This book also taught me much about Denmark, its climate, and its culture. Being in a minority group of those who love winter's darkness and cold prompted me to add Denmark to my bucket list. I will most certainly be looking for more to read from Olivia Telford. If you want a book that helps you live a simpler, calmer way of life, be sure to pick up a copy of "Hygge". You will be inspired!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Carla Ann

    As this book states, Hygge is a lifestyle, not just a concept. It requires practice to reprogram our brains from an incredibly fast-paced lifestyle. I found this book to be an intro to that lifestyle. The concepts are not new, and some bits were repeated. As I was reading, I viewed the options for the hygge lifestyle as reminders for daily living as I do live a lot of them already. Physical comfort is important to me. Also, I enjoyed the links to articles that backed up what Olivia was stating.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    I'm sorry to be so negative about a book, but I just couldn't get into this. I stuck with it because it's so short, but I found this book to be way more basic than I would have hoped for. I don't feel like I learned too much and I felt like the "insights" we're quite inane. For reference, I was reading this book because I am going to Copenhagen and I like to learn about the culture of a country before I go. I was not reading this book in search of my own personal hygge. I'm sorry to be so negative about a book, but I just couldn't get into this. I stuck with it because it's so short, but I found this book to be way more basic than I would have hoped for. I don't feel like I learned too much and I felt like the "insights" we're quite inane. For reference, I was reading this book because I am going to Copenhagen and I like to learn about the culture of a country before I go. I was not reading this book in search of my own personal hygge.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Enigmah Archer Hirsch

    WOWZA! I got this book out of curiosity...an information guide, if you will. I did not realize how radically it would change/enhance/enrich my entire life! I plan on giving a copy to my newly pregnant daughter so that she doesn't have to wait half a century to understand how free she can be! As a side note, the author is correct...you can indeed find hygge gift sets online! WOWZA! I got this book out of curiosity...an information guide, if you will. I did not realize how radically it would change/enhance/enrich my entire life! I plan on giving a copy to my newly pregnant daughter so that she doesn't have to wait half a century to understand how free she can be! As a side note, the author is correct...you can indeed find hygge gift sets online!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

    Lovely Read This is the first book I have read by Olivia and I have to say I really loved it. Good research done on Hygge, you really should read this if you like learning new perspectives on life. This author really is up to the mark with her work. Will be looking for any books of hers I can find, thanks for the pleasure you give the reader

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ann

    Best book on Hygge that I have read I have read other books on Hygge but this really explains the Hygge way of living so that it really made me want to incorporate it into my lifestyle. I thought it was just a way to get through the winter months but it is really a lifestyle for year round living. Great concept!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Deborah

    Brief and informative I enjoyed learning about hygge and it’s positive effects. This was a brief, yet useful introduction. I’m always trying to arrange my living spaces to promote a comforting mood, so this information will be put to hood use.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Kyle

    Great book, I love the attention to detail the author has. She really changed my perspective and always gave great examples. I'm excited for what i've learnt and to apply it to my life Great book, I love the attention to detail the author has. She really changed my perspective and always gave great examples. I'm excited for what i've learnt and to apply it to my life

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sabrina

    Really enjoyed this

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jody Snowberger-Wong

    This was a very enjoyable short audible listen. My husband even enjoyed it! He wrote a fb status: Don’t f up my Hygge! Lol.

  18. 5 out of 5

    moxieBK

    Hygge: Discovering The Danish Art Of Happiness – How To Live Cozily And Enjoy... (Kindle Edition) [Kindle Unlimited] — Olivia Telford (Introduction + 12 titled chapters + Conclusion) June 27-28, 2020 The following is my interpretation of hygge, pronounces HOO-ga. It is the Danish form of mindfulness. Lived as a way of life like breathing, it cannot be measured or tallied on a stat sheet. Hygge comes from the culture, the way of life for the Danes. There is no English word for hygge. This book spen Hygge: Discovering The Danish Art Of Happiness – How To Live Cozily And Enjoy... (Kindle Edition) [Kindle Unlimited] — Olivia Telford (Introduction + 12 titled chapters + Conclusion) June 27-28, 2020 The following is my interpretation of hygge, pronounces HOO-ga. It is the Danish form of mindfulness. Lived as a way of life like breathing, it cannot be measured or tallied on a stat sheet. Hygge comes from the culture, the way of life for the Danes. There is no English word for hygge. This book spent a lot of the first chapters and subsequent ones trying to explain this to the uninitiated. I will admit I am one. I had never heard of hygge before and was looking to expand my understanding of a different way of life. Hygge is a calm, subconscious inter-reflective, and thoughtful life. It encompasses warmth, cozy, family/self experiences. This book was actually pretty dull. It felt like a slugfest in reading it. However, I did learn some things that will help me maintain calm. A lot of the book felt like us vs. them reading. The “people don’t understand but this is how it is” like feeling. Which is unfortunate. I can understand using a statement like that once or twice, but by repeating it left this reader feeling defeated before evening attempting to figure it out. It read very passively as well. I always get a kick out of Kindle books that poo-poo many electronics…including the device I read this on. If a guide or book feels this way so strongly, why even allow it publication on such devices? I know the answer to this, but I still have a good LOL out of it. The book/guide also repeats the fact that hygge is not seasonal, although “traditional” hygge has its roots in it. However, there is also a section on living hygge within your means. But some of the ideas to help with expenses so that young persons can live a hygge life are again LOL. Methinks that these “cost-saving measures” are in reality more hygge than stated. I feel like hygge is living a more simple, stress-free life. Spending money does not sound stress-free to me, especially when living on a limited income. The next chapter went on a tangent about the fear of commercializing hygge and instead works to focus on the fact that hygge is about inspiration within. Further in the book, the author tries to parallel hygge to Zen, which I believe is a mistake. Granted, I am new to hygge, and while it is similar to Zen, there are differences. The book tries hard to explain and define hygge, but when it starts talking about the beginning practice of it, it loses me a bit. I think without being fully emerged in this way of life, it is hard to practice it. This is how it is similar to Zen. Hygge is living life without strict constraints, whether it be time, work, or money. Most people living in America, no matter how much they may want this cannot fully achieve this state if work and life are lived the way it is now. At the beginning was a link to download a different book. Have I stated before how much I loathe self-publicity in unrelated books? /sarcasm. Good book, but not as enlightening as I had hoped. Two stars.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    An idealistic concept but unrealistic to maintain for many cultures- First, let me state that I love the concept of Hygge and have experienced it intensely through moments of intense happiness brought on by a feeling, a memory, a specific smell and certain spaces. My description of hygge would be moments in time when everything is right and perfect at that specific place and time. I understand that the concept of hygge is to try to create, live in and experience comfort and happiness at all tim An idealistic concept but unrealistic to maintain for many cultures- First, let me state that I love the concept of Hygge and have experienced it intensely through moments of intense happiness brought on by a feeling, a memory, a specific smell and certain spaces. My description of hygge would be moments in time when everything is right and perfect at that specific place and time. I understand that the concept of hygge is to try to create, live in and experience comfort and happiness at all times though I don't believe that life is simple enough to do this. I think the concept of Hygge is wonderful but I don't believe it can be achieved continually on a daily basis. Life is hard and all cultures are different although there may be similarities within different cultures. My biggest problem with the book was that it felt like an attack on American culture. Had the title been inclusive of America finding hygge or something like that it wouldn't have felt like Americans were singled out in the book. I also found some statements in the book to be contradictory. For example, stating that being or exercising outdoors is better than going to the gym. What if some people love going to the gym and aren't crazy about being outdoors. For those people, wouldn't going to the gym be hygge? I feel like hygge is a fancy way of saying happiness and, even though not everyone strives for hygge and because hygge is a cultural concept and people know what is good and bad for them, some people just thrive on the stresses of everyday life and even enjoy doing so. Hygge is a fabulous solution to life's everyday stresses but it's not easy to achieve and even harder to maintain for most people. The several times I have experienced hygge were like instant bliss but other times that I felt absolutely content I would consider to be hygge but they weren't maintainable. So, as much as I'd like to live a hygge lifestyle I think so much of it depends on culture, environment and lifestyle and for many people, it's just not practical. The concept of the book is great but I think more emphasis should have been put on realistic ways to implement it for people. Let's face it, people who are worrying about how they are going to pay their bills, put food on the table or where they are going to live because they've lost their home are far from living the hygge lifestyle. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Michael Wilson

    Hygge is not a prescription but it is an approach that, if applied can find you smiling more often as you go through your day This book will not make you happy, it will not provide a one day read where you wake up the following day wiser. What it will do though is provide a series of mini guidelines. These guides provide an approach to the discovery of happiness. It may even help you find some gems that help you gain wisdom. Each chapter is a review of how to apply this approach to life called Hyg Hygge is not a prescription but it is an approach that, if applied can find you smiling more often as you go through your day This book will not make you happy, it will not provide a one day read where you wake up the following day wiser. What it will do though is provide a series of mini guidelines. These guides provide an approach to the discovery of happiness. It may even help you find some gems that help you gain wisdom. Each chapter is a review of how to apply this approach to life called Hygge to different aspects of your life. Each of us have unique goals and objectives. These define our steps forward to achieve them. The author recognizes the necessity of that what we need is an approach, not a prescription. With practical adoption of these perspectives, one may learn new discoveries about themselves. Life is not an event, but an experience. It is through those accumulated moments that we will discover what the Danes define as Hygge. These feelings can help you discover why life is full of so many wonderful opportunities. All you have to do is remember to breathe along the way. Take in the moment, appreciate it's simplicity and watch a smile spread across your face. I have enjoyed this book. I expect if you apply the approaches as you read it, you too will discover it's secrets. I believe the author's book is a good tool to add to your library of keepers. It has in mine. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Hygge, pronounced HOO-ga, is the enraptured enjoyment of the simple things in life. A feeling rather than a concept, hygge is an approach to living that allows us to give our bodies exactly what it needs. With this lifestyle, we are kind to ourselves and surround ourselves with things and people that whisk away our stress, promote contentment and rest, and make us feel comfortable. I had heard of hygge before I read this book, but I wasn't exactly sure what it was. Olivia Telford shares the bene Hygge, pronounced HOO-ga, is the enraptured enjoyment of the simple things in life. A feeling rather than a concept, hygge is an approach to living that allows us to give our bodies exactly what it needs. With this lifestyle, we are kind to ourselves and surround ourselves with things and people that whisk away our stress, promote contentment and rest, and make us feel comfortable. I had heard of hygge before I read this book, but I wasn't exactly sure what it was. Olivia Telford shares the benefits of hygge, why we can practice it and how to implement hygge. The author mentions similar practices and arguments for hygge throughout the book, though, so it's a bit repetitive. Here are some other bits of info I learned from this book. Anyone around the globe can practice hygge year-round. It's an emotional, inward and personal experience. That means we each will experience hygge differently. To practice hygge, we must first be self-aware, self-compassionate and mindful. Then we can implement all of our senses. We can also socialize with people we like and love, stay physically active, enjoy nutritious foods (and comfort foods in moderation), and relax with meditation, deep breathing or massage. We don't need things to practice hygge. In fact, it can help us spend less money and fight consumerism and debt. Hygge comes from within. It cannot erase mundane or obligatory aspects of life, but it can bring joy and pleasure to those aspects of life.

  22. 5 out of 5

    James Frederick

    The good: I learned a lot about a subject I had no knowledge on, before. The author is earnest and genuine and truly believes in her subject. You want to believe her. The bad: I get that it is very difficult to explain what hygge IS. Maybe it is like good art or pornography...you know it when you see it. But if ANYTHING can be hygge, then what is the purpose of the book? You could theoretically sum up the entire book in about 5 pages. Yes, there is LOADS of filler material, here. Most of it can The good: I learned a lot about a subject I had no knowledge on, before. The author is earnest and genuine and truly believes in her subject. You want to believe her. The bad: I get that it is very difficult to explain what hygge IS. Maybe it is like good art or pornography...you know it when you see it. But if ANYTHING can be hygge, then what is the purpose of the book? You could theoretically sum up the entire book in about 5 pages. Yes, there is LOADS of filler material, here. Most of it can be illustrative. But it is also largely forgettable. In essence, it sounds like hygge is just a good balance of healthy living, doing things you enjoy. (There...I condensed my five pages into one sentence). So I am not sure that the remaining 99.9% of the book is really all that helpful. The ugly: Since I received an ARC version of this, I am truly hoping that the version going into print will have been edited, AFTER I saw it. The version I saw was absolutely riddled with typos. Not the kind of typos that a spell-checker would catch. But there were SO many of them. Words like "no," when the author meant "not." The words used are not spelled incorrectly, in most cases. But it is clearly not the word that the author was intending to use. There are also sentences where the words are transposed. A good editor would have caught ALL of these things. It appears that a good editor was not used.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Wendy Strain

    No, hygge is not translated to be happy, but I can appreciate the difficulty of translating concepts between languages. The author presents a valiant effort at translating the Danish concept reflected in the title word that defines why the Danish consistently rank among the happiest nations on earth. For me, the simple description of a cup of hot cocoa in the evenings to help relax and unwind encapsulated the idea. Going into the winter in the US and a habitual guilty practitioner of trying to c No, hygge is not translated to be happy, but I can appreciate the difficulty of translating concepts between languages. The author presents a valiant effort at translating the Danish concept reflected in the title word that defines why the Danish consistently rank among the happiest nations on earth. For me, the simple description of a cup of hot cocoa in the evenings to help relax and unwind encapsulated the idea. Going into the winter in the US and a habitual guilty practitioner of trying to cram too much activity into every day, this simple practice is a game-changer for me and was a simple stepping-stone into the concept. If the hot chocolate example doesn't work for you, the author provides a great deal more description, examples, and applications, at least one of which will help you apply this practice into your daily living. This short book was an easy read and provided many such tips to experience a happier life from wherever you happen to find yourself. These aren’t pat woo-woo, think-positive concepts, but rather a different way of thinking as you engage in your everyday life and prioritize your focus. A good introduction to a complicated subject to explain, but not a complex practice to adopt.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Suresh

    Hygge is difficult to define, but easier to sense. In this book, Olivia Telford discusses this primarily Danish concept extensively, beginning with a 6 page introduction that tickles your curiosity to read further, and, preferably finish the book in one sitting. She delves deeply into its origins,benefits and most importantly gently guides us on how to apply it in daily life. With Denmark being the 3rd healthies country in the world while US and UK are among the 10 most unhealthiest countries, th Hygge is difficult to define, but easier to sense. In this book, Olivia Telford discusses this primarily Danish concept extensively, beginning with a 6 page introduction that tickles your curiosity to read further, and, preferably finish the book in one sitting. She delves deeply into its origins,benefits and most importantly gently guides us on how to apply it in daily life. With Denmark being the 3rd healthies country in the world while US and UK are among the 10 most unhealthiest countries, there is something that all of humanity can pick up from Hygge. And the beauty of it is that you don't need a lot of money, time or some advanced intelligence to learn and apply it in daily life. It is simple but profound, and different for each individual. As the author says, Hygge is not a fad, or a trend, or something that will eventually fade into the background. Instead, it is a way of life that promotes good health on a physical, emotional, chemical and hormonal level. The author neatly summarises the key points in a 4 page Conclusions chapter. Many of us may already be using the Hygge principle unconsciously, but active application will definitely enable us to reap more benefits. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Katheyer

    “Hygge: Discovering The Danish Art Of Happiness – How To Live Cozily And Enjoy Life’s Simple Pleasures” by Olivia Telford is a nice and easy introduction to the concept of Hygge. Hygge is Danish and Norwegian word that loosely translates as ‘coziness’ and/or ‘wellness’ and correlates with a very Scandinavian way to take life day by day and enjoy the moment to its fullest. Olivia Telford focuses her book on modern Denmark, its traditions and modern implementation of Hygge. The book doesn’t get int “Hygge: Discovering The Danish Art Of Happiness – How To Live Cozily And Enjoy Life’s Simple Pleasures” by Olivia Telford is a nice and easy introduction to the concept of Hygge. Hygge is Danish and Norwegian word that loosely translates as ‘coziness’ and/or ‘wellness’ and correlates with a very Scandinavian way to take life day by day and enjoy the moment to its fullest. Olivia Telford focuses her book on modern Denmark, its traditions and modern implementation of Hygge. The book doesn’t get into specific history or the philosophy of Hygge as such, it is first and foremost a practical implementation guide to help the readers to get acquainted with the concept and incorporate some elements to their specific needs. In a fast-moving world, in which specially the younger generations are constantly fighting stress and neglecting their own mental health, this book offers a new helpful perspective on how to enjoy more satisfying life, by embracing the concept of slowing one and appreciate the moment. Easy enough Scandinavians, which are considered the happiest people in the world, have been doing it already for generations 😊

  26. 4 out of 5

    Mike Hales

    To try and explain a feeling is a tricky prospect but this book does a very good job of showing what your path to that feeling may be. And that is is most valuable gift as hygge is entirely personal but it's ripples can spread very wide. It's much like the mirror of expecting bad things to happen only for them to happen,by which I mean by caring for yourself, being kind to yourself you will pass that vibe onto those around you and the wider world. One of the key things in this book that resonate To try and explain a feeling is a tricky prospect but this book does a very good job of showing what your path to that feeling may be. And that is is most valuable gift as hygge is entirely personal but it's ripples can spread very wide. It's much like the mirror of expecting bad things to happen only for them to happen,by which I mean by caring for yourself, being kind to yourself you will pass that vibe onto those around you and the wider world. One of the key things in this book that resonated with me is that western society is so focused on immediacy and consumerism and that stress is showing up in so many ways. To simply stop, take time to be happy and set yourself up to tap into that happiness doesn't require buying something, quite the opposite, nor does it mean a regime or routine necessarily. It simply means finding the one thing that brings you joy and give yourself time and space to return to that thing when you need it. Valuable and rewarding read that switches on many lights in the mind and shows there is a way to simply ensure you live your life and not the one everything and everyone nudges you towards.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Briar Lynn

    A good introduction to the concept of hygge, I did enjoy reading through this book. In its own way, it became a source of hygge on a cold and windy night. When I didn't have the mental fortitude to start another murder mystery or fantastical journey, but I still wanted to curl up with a book. The only reason I rate this book at three stars instead of four is because I felt that the author kept going over the same ideas time and again. With different wording and in different chapters, but the exac A good introduction to the concept of hygge, I did enjoy reading through this book. In its own way, it became a source of hygge on a cold and windy night. When I didn't have the mental fortitude to start another murder mystery or fantastical journey, but I still wanted to curl up with a book. The only reason I rate this book at three stars instead of four is because I felt that the author kept going over the same ideas time and again. With different wording and in different chapters, but the exact same message to convey. Much like a student writing an essay with a target word count to reach. I also felt that I was pulled right out of the purpose of hygge, to be mindful of one's inner peace and overall well-being, as of Chapter 12. As it oversimplified many of the world's conflicts, and made broad strokes concerning Danish history and its place in world politics. A subject better left to a book dedicated to history or politics, not understanding a particular lifestyle. All in all, though, it was a pleasant read, and I'm curious as to what other authors think of the subject.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kay

    So many of our lives have been disrupted and uncertain recently with crises on many fronts: health, politics, race relations, and climate change. As the potential for stress rises, it’s a good time to learn about Hygge and how to make it a part of your life. I recommend Hygge: Discovering The Danish Art Of Happiness by Olivia Telford. There is no direct translation of the word Hygge. The easiest way to learn its meaning is to curl up in a comfortable spot with your favorite beverage and read this So many of our lives have been disrupted and uncertain recently with crises on many fronts: health, politics, race relations, and climate change. As the potential for stress rises, it’s a good time to learn about Hygge and how to make it a part of your life. I recommend Hygge: Discovering The Danish Art Of Happiness by Olivia Telford. There is no direct translation of the word Hygge. The easiest way to learn its meaning is to curl up in a comfortable spot with your favorite beverage and read this book. Just reading it has the potential to lower your blood pressure and lead you closer to understanding why Denmark is known as one of the happiest countries in the world. You will find countless examples and ideas for bringing Hygge into your daily life. I suggest that you highlight the ideas that appeal to you and take notes to record your own insights. Hygge can be different for each individual. There are no rules. You will be inspired to create your personal definition of what Hygge is for you. Find your way to a more relaxed and productive life.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ghadah K

    I enjoyed this quick read about how to turn my home into my personal sanctuary. I like the definition that it is the absence of what annoys or stresses you, rather than a specific formula. My sanctuary is very different than someone else's and making our homes as emotionally-nurturing as possible is most important this year with all the stress that has descended upon the whole world. This book goes into the psychology of hygge and how it affects people's wellbeing. There are many ways to embrace I enjoyed this quick read about how to turn my home into my personal sanctuary. I like the definition that it is the absence of what annoys or stresses you, rather than a specific formula. My sanctuary is very different than someone else's and making our homes as emotionally-nurturing as possible is most important this year with all the stress that has descended upon the whole world. This book goes into the psychology of hygge and how it affects people's wellbeing. There are many ways to embrace hygge that are mentioned in this book. For instance, it touches on how electronics and their accompanying notifications and pings can increase our anxiety, and how simple mindfulness can bring a smile to your face. While fancy pricey candles are fun indulgences, it costs nothing to take a walk outside or borrow a library book to sit and read while wearing your favorite pair of socks. I think there are many nuggets to be had in this book, and it is an enjoyable read. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Chris Kora

    I’ve heard before that Danes are assumed to be one of the happiest population, but to be honest, I haven’t heard of the hygee lifestyle that lies underneath their happiness. I found it extremely interesting when I came across this book and thought I should give it a chance to read about it since it seems to be a lifestyle of happiness, and I have no regrets I did! The book goes in depth to explain what this feeling/lifestyle of hygee is (is the calmness, coziness, positiveness, the enjoyment and I’ve heard before that Danes are assumed to be one of the happiest population, but to be honest, I haven’t heard of the hygee lifestyle that lies underneath their happiness. I found it extremely interesting when I came across this book and thought I should give it a chance to read about it since it seems to be a lifestyle of happiness, and I have no regrets I did! The book goes in depth to explain what this feeling/lifestyle of hygee is (is the calmness, coziness, positiveness, the enjoyment and a number of other concepts, since it means different things to everyone), its fundamentals, impact, benefits and more. It tries to explain to people that are not aware of this concept how they can experience this feeling/lifestyle and successfully shows us a number of ways and many tips on how to implement this in our lives and in everything (even if it means different things to everyone)! I received a free ARC copy of this book but that did not affect my review in any way.

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