The Year of Living Danishly

The Year of Living Danishly
Author: Helen Russell
Pages: 354
ISBN: 1785780239
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Release: 2016-01-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn’t Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born, or made? Helen decides there is only one way to find out: she will give herself a year, trying to uncover the formula for Danish happiness. From childcare, education, food and interior design to SAD, taxes, sexism and an unfortunate predilection for burning witches, The Year of Living Danishly is a funny, poignant record of a journey that shows us where the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves.

The Year of Living Danishly

The Year of Living Danishly
Author: Helen Russell
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781848318137
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Release: 2015-01-08
Editor: Icon Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

* NOW WITH A NEW CHAPTER * 'A hugely enjoyable romp through the pleasures and pitfalls of setting up home in a foreign land.'- Guardian Given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: Denmark, land of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries, was the happiest place on earth. Keen to know their secrets, Helen gave herself a year to uncover the formula for Danish happiness. From childcare, education, food and interior design to SAD and taxes, The Year of Living Danishly records a funny, poignant journey, showing us what the Danes get right, what they get wrong, and how we might all live a little more Danishly ourselves. In this new edition, six years on Helen reveals how her life and family have changed, and explores how Denmark, too – or her understanding of it – has shifted. It’s a messy and flawed place, she concludes – but can still be a model for a better way of living.

A Year of Living Danishly

A Year of Living Danishly
Author: Helen Russell
Pages: 304
ISBN: 184831812X
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Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: Icon Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn’t Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries.What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born, or made? Helen decides there is only one way to find out: she will give herself a year, trying to uncover the formula for Danish happiness. From childcare, education, food and interior design to SAD, taxes, sexism and an unfortunate predilection for burning witches, The Year of Living Danishly is a funny, poignant record of a journey that shows us where the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves.

The Atlas of Happiness

The Atlas of Happiness
Author: Helen Russell
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780762467884
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Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Running Press Adult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fun, illustrated guide that takes us around the world, discovering the secrets to happiness. Author Helen Russell (The Year of Living Danishly) uncovers the fascinating ways that different nations search for happiness in their lives, and what they can teach us about our own quest for meaning. This charming and diverse assortment of advice, history, and philosophies includes: Sobremesa from Spain Turangawaewae from New Zealand Azart from Russia Tarab from Syria joie de vivre from Canada and many more.

Leap Year

Leap Year
Author: Helen Russell
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781473634992
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Release: 2016-12-15
Editor: Two Roads
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE YEAR OF LIVING DANISHLY - How to make big decisions, be more resilient, and change your life for good. Having spent the last few years in Denmark uncovering the secrets of the happiest country in the world, Helen Russell knows it's time to move back to the UK. She thinks. Maybe. Or maybe that's a terrible idea? Like many of us, she suffers from chronic indecision and a fear of change. So she decides to give herself a year for an experiment: to overhaul every area of her life, learn how to embrace change, and become a lean, mean decision-making machine. From how to cope with changing work lives and evolving relationships, to how we feel about our bodies, money and well-being, Helen investigates the benefits of new beginnings, the secrets of decisive people and what makes changes last - and uncovers the practical life lessons we can all use thrive when change is afoot - and inject some freshness and magic if it's not.

The Little Book of Hygge

The Little Book of Hygge
Author: Meik Wiking
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780241283936
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Release: 2016-09-01
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

**THE INTERNATIONAL, NEW YORK TIMES and SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD** Denmark has an international reputation for being one of the happiest nations in the world, and hygge is widely recognised to be the magic ingredient to this happiness. Hygge has been described as everything from "the art of creating intimacy", "cosines of the soul", "the absence of annoyance" to "taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things", "cosy togetherness" and "the pursuit of everyday pleasures". Hooga? Hhyooguh? Heurgh? It is not really important how you choose to pronounce or even spell 'hygge'. What is important is that you feel it. Whether you're cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends, hygge is about creating an atmosphere where we can let your guard down. The Little Book of Hygge is the definitive, must-read introduction to hygge, written by Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. The book is packed full of original research on hygge, conducted by Meik and his team, along with beautiful photographs, recipes and ideas to help you add a touch of hygge to your life.

Gone Viking

Gone Viking
Author: Helen Russell
Pages: 362
ISBN: 1785036491
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Release: 2018-04-19
Editor: Ebury Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Be bold. Be brave. Be Viking...Forget hygge, this autumn you need to go Viking. An uplifting, laugh out loud debut novel to curl up with from the bestselling author of THE YEAR OF LIVING DANISHLY.Frazzled mum Alice Ray likes to think she?s on top everything - she has FOUR bags-for-life in the boot of her car for heaven's sake. But after spectacularly embarrassing herself at work, she finally gives in to her sister?s pleas to take a much needed break.But this is not the luxury spa holiday Alice hoped for - instead, she finds herself in Denmark, in the middle of nowhere, on a 'How to be a Viking? getaway. Can the two sisters finally learn to get along or will learning to embrace their inner warrior just make them better at fighting?Two sisters. One Scandi holiday they'll never forget...GONE VIKING is a laugh out loud debut novel perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella's Surprise Me

The Book of Hygge

The Book of Hygge
Author: Louisa Thomsen Brits
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780735214101
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Release: 2017-02-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“One of the best guides to creating a more socially connected and rewarding life.”—Shelf Awareness Whether you’re seeking mindfulness gifts, meditation gifts, or are looking for a way to bring calm and comfort into your home, hygge is the solution. Hygge (hoo-gah) is a Danish word for a feeling of being warm, safe, comforted, and sheltered—an experience of belonging to the moment and to each other. When life gets hectic, work grows stressful, and the days fly by, unplug and tune in. This definitive guide to hygge deserves a place on your coffee table—and in your heart. Hygge anchors us, reminding us to slow down, to connect with place and with one another, to dwell and savor rather than rush and spend. When you curl up by the fire with a blanket, or have a simple meal with friends, that is hygge. When you acknowledge the sacred in the secular, or focus on people rather than things, or when you express love through small gestures, that is hygge. The Book of Hygge is an invitation to welcome abundance and contentment into your life. It is a call to live more fully by focusing on what moves you. This beautiful gift book is packed with full-color photographs and instructive meditations on relishing the everyday. It is your essential guide to cultivating the coziness that has made Danes the happiest people in the world. A perfect gift, The Book of Hygge is designed with an unjacketed, textured cover and crisp, clean interiors. As seen in the The New Yorker.

How to Be Danish

How to Be Danish
Author: Patrick Kingsley
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781476755496
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Release: 2014-02-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Part reportage, part travelogue, this is a fascinating introduction to contemporary Danish culture for anyone who wants to know more about the world’s happiest nation. Denmark is the country of the moment. Recently named the happiest nation in the world, it’s the home of The Killing and Noma, the world’s best (and most eccentric) restaurant. We wear their sweaters, watch their thrillers, and covet their cool modern design, but how much do we really know about the Danes themselves? Part reportage, part travelogue, How to Be Danish fills in the gaps—an introduction to contemporary Danish culture that spans politics, television, food, architecture, and design.

Holy Cow

Holy Cow
Author: Sarah Macdonald
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780767918145
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Release: 2004-04-13
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In her twenties, journalist Sarah Macdonald backpacked around India and came away with a lasting impression of heat, pollution and poverty. So when an airport beggar read her palm and told her she would return to India—and for love—she screamed, “Never!” and gave the country, and him, the finger. But eleven years later, the prophecy comes true. When the love of Sarah’s life is posted to India, she quits her dream job to move to the most polluted city on earth, New Delhi. For Sarah this seems like the ultimate sacrifice for love, and it almost kills her, literally. Just settled, she falls dangerously ill with double pneumonia, an experience that compels her to face some serious questions about her own fragile mortality and inner spiritual void. “I must find peace in the only place possible in India,” she concludes. “Within.” Thus begins her journey of discovery through India in search of the meaning of life and death. Holy Cow is Macdonald’s often hilarious chronicle of her adventures in a land of chaos and contradiction, of encounters with Hinduism, Islam and Jainism, Sufis, Sikhs, Parsis and Christians and a kaleidoscope of yogis, swamis and Bollywood stars. From spiritual retreats and crumbling nirvanas to war zones and New Delhi nightclubs, it is a journey that only a woman on a mission to save her soul, her love life—and her sanity—can survive.

The Little Book of Lykke

The Little Book of Lykke
Author: Meik Wiking
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780735234901
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Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A practical guide to what makes us happy, from the CEO of the Happiness Research Instititue in Copenhagen and bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge. We all know Denmark is the happiest country in the world—but this doesn't make it perfect. Happiness isn't exclusively Danish. Nor is it just eating pastries, lighting candles, and practising hygge. Happiness is something available to all, wherever you are, and whatever your means. Starting from the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik Wiking, probably the happiest man in the world, travels across the globe on a quest to uncover the secrets of the very happiest people from Dubai to Rio de Janeiro, taking back to his native country their tips, tricks, and unique approaches to a fulfilled life. Exploring the happiness gap for parents, how much money you really need to buy happiness, and why—luckily for us—the expectation of kissing Rachel Weiss is better than the real thing, Meik brings together a global roadmap for happiness with his trademark wit. Weaving together original research and personal anecdotes, The Little Book of Lykke gives us a new approach to achieving everyday happiness.

Hygge

Hygge
Author: Charlotte Abrahams
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781409167617
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Release: 2016-10-13
Editor: Trapeze
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Cozy Life

The Cozy Life
Author: Pia Edberg
Pages: 148
ISBN: 1530746493
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Release: 2016-04-07
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In today's world, we're constantly rushing from one thing to the next and are struggling with information overload. We're more disconnected from ourselves and our loved ones than ever before. Rediscover the joy of the simple things through the Danish concept of Hygge in The Cozy Life. This book will inspire you to slow down and enjoy life's cozy moments! * Learn about the Danish cultural phenomenon of Hygge, and the secret to why Denmark is consistently rated the happiest country in the world * Embrace the little things and take simplicity and minimalism up a notch * Add Hygge into every aspect of your life with practical examples and tips * Say goodbye to the Winter Blues and live a healthier, centred life This charming little book, filled with hand drawn illustrations, beautifully addresses that yearning we all have for a more authentic life, created by ourselves instead of external forces. What's stopping you from living a more meaningful and connected life?

Hygge

Hygge
Author: Marie Tourell Søderberg
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781405928137
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Release: 2016-10-06
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One little word is the secret reminder of what really matters in life: Hygge. CHRISTMAS is the perfect time to embrace it and THIS BOOK will show you how. ------------------------------ To me, hygge is: - Meeting my sister for a walk in the park, chatting, laughing and clowning around, as if we were children again. - Listening to the rain on the roof with a cup of tea and my boyfriend next to me. - Drinking wine in my mum's garden - Enjoying a cup of coffee with good friends, that becomes a dinner, that becomes a late-night drink, because no one wants the evening to end. ------------------------------ Though we all know the feeling of hygge instinctively few of us ever manage to capture it for more than a moment. Now Danish actress and hygge aficionado Marie Tourell Søderberg - star of BBC 4's 1864 - has travelled the length and breadth of her home country to create the perfect guide to cooking, decorating, entertaining and being inspired the hygge way. Full of beautiful photographs and simple, practical steps and ideas to make your home and life both comfortable and cheering all year round, this book is the easy way to introduce hygge into your life. 'Pretty, homey and intimate, scattered with reflections from ordinary Danes' Guardian

The Danish Way of Parenting

The Danish Way of Parenting
Author: Jessica Joelle Alexander,Iben Sandahl
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781101992975
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Release: 2016-06-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

International bestseller As seen in The Wall Street Journal--from free play to cozy together time, discover the parenting secrets of the happiest people in the world What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T: Play is essential for development and well-being. Authenticity fosters trust and an "inner compass." Reframing helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side. Empathy allows us to act with kindness toward others. No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment. Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day. The Danes call this hygge--and it's a fun, cozy way to foster closeness. Preparing meals together, playing favorite games, and sharing other family traditions are all hygge. (Cell phones, bickering, and complaining are not!) With illuminating examples and simple yet powerful advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world.

Cosy

Cosy
Author: Laura Weir
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780062948175
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Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Danes have hygge. The Swedes have lagom. Now, Laura Weir, a beloved lifestyle journalist and editor-in-chief of London Evening Standard’s weekly ES magazine, introduces American readers to the Brits’ best-kept secret—coziness—an indulgent, luxurious, yet unfussy way of creating comfort and joy. Cosy is “the slacker’s guide to staying at home, an antidote to peak frazzle.” With trademark Anglo cheekiness, Laura Weir perfectly captures the British essence of cosy. She celebrates socks, warms to the joys of toasty open fires, and extols the virtues of a quiet walk, ultimately enticing us all to create the British magic of cosy in our everyday lives. With more than 140 whimsical illustrations and interviews with British lifestyle experts, including Melissa Hemsley, Sophie Dahl, and Dolly Alderton, Cosy is a perfect reminder to slow down, have a cuppa, and settle in when life pushes you into overdrive.

Bad Tourist

Bad Tourist
Author: Suzanne Roberts
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781496223982
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Release: 2020-10
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Both a memoir in travel essays and an anti-guidebook, Bad Tourist takes us across four continents to fifteen countries, showing us what not to do when traveling. A woman learning to claim her own desires and adventures, Suzanne Roberts encounters lightning and landslides, sharks and piranha-infested waters, a nightclub drugging, burning bodies, and brief affairs as she searches for the love of her life and finally herself. Throughout her travels Roberts tries hard not to be a bad tourist, but owing to her cultural blind spots, things don’t always go as planned. Fearlessly confessional, shamelessly funny, and wholly unapologetic, Roberts offers a refreshingly honest account of the joys and absurdities of confronting new landscapes and cultures, as well as new versions of herself. Raw, bawdy, and self-effacing, Bad Tourist is a journey packed with delights and surprises—both of the greater world and of the mysterious workings of the heart.

American Hygge

American Hygge
Author: Melanie Morgan
Pages: 114
ISBN: 1729075266
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Release: 2018-10-22
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hygge Is Not About Candles You can feel hygge without candles, woolen socks or a fireplace. It's about something more. "By embracing hygge, you can make every moment in life meaningful and learn how to best take care of yourself." Danes are not happy because they wear loose clothes. There's more to it. You know it. If scented candles made people happy, nobody today would be depressed. I want to show you, what it is actually about. "Hygge is the embodiment of that feeling you experience around Christmas time when everything has a sense of a magical glow around it and when everyone you love is around." I'm sure you have experienced that feeling. It feels wonderful. Love is in the air. Everybody is enjoying their time. Your family is together, united. What if you could maintain that feeling all year round? "Hygge is applied all throughout the year, and not just during Christmas time." Sounds wonderful, right? Would you like to know how to achieve it? Let me show you what's in this book: 7 simple rules that are essential to experience hygge Why it doesn't matter how many candles you have 7 timeless principles Danes live by to stay happy and fulfilled in their relationships An ancient Jewish concept that will help you find more peace and silence The most common mistake that kills hygge instantly and how to avoid it A simple action you can take to experience hygge wherever you are A forgotten family activity that will bring your loved ones together And much more... I'm sure you already know something about hygge. Otherwise you wouldn't be here. You read some blogs, maybe you even bought some books. But your life didn't change. I want to change that. This book is designed to change your life. It explains what actually makes Danes happy. The essence of their happiness. The art of hygge. It will help you feel more peace and joy in your life. It works for them. Why wouldn't it for you. Please value your time If you want to experience more hygge in your life, more peace, more connection to your family, and less stress in your day to day life, please don't wait. Every second of your time is precious and should be spent living hygge. Click the BUY NOW button right now to discover what you've been missing out on the entire time.

The Art of Hygge

The Art of Hygge
Author: Jonny Jackson,Elias Larsen
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781783729340
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Release: 2016-09-08
Editor: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hygge (pronounced ‘hu-gah’) is a Danish word that describes the feeling of being cosy, comfortable and at peace with the world. It’s almost impossible to translate into English, and it’s probably the reason that Denmark is one of the happiest countries in the world. The Art of Hygge is packed with recipes to warm you on a cold winter’s evening, craft ideas for decorating your home, and inspirational suggestions for enjoying the magic of everyday pleasures. Whether it’s a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, a delicious Danish apple cake shared with friends, or a snuggly hand-knitted jumper, you’ll find that a little hygge brings a lot of happiness!

Hygge Habits

Hygge Habits
Author: Helena Olsen
Pages: 58
ISBN: 1539950565
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Release: 2016-11-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hygge Habits - 42 Habits for a Happy Life through Danish Hygge that take Five Minutes or LessHygge can be translated in many different ways although it is impossible to describe all that it covers in one English word. A sense of belonging and community, warmth, comfort, companionship, a sense of purpose that values looking after yourself, your family and friends above all - these might be some of the ways to think of hygge. This book will provide you with not just an understanding of what hygge is, but also how you can incorporate hygge and all its benefits into your life with 42 habits that will take no more than five minutes each. This book is a resource of activities and actions that you can put into practice today. These habits all take under 5 minutes to carry out, but will have significant benefits for you, both in the short and in the long term. Read this book to gain an understanding of some of the reasons why the Danes are so happy and how you can follow Danish principles easily and painlessly. 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 resource of how to build the very concept of hygge into your life so it becomes second nature to you. It covers different aspects of your life and gives a clear understanding of why and how you can add more hygge into your daily or weekly routine - quickly and easily. Learn about practical ways to create hygge habits including: How to create the perfect hygge environment How to add hygge habits to your personal, daily routine with no fuss How to minimize and cope with stress with hygge habits How to add hygge benefits to your interactions with your friends How to build easy hygge habits and time into your family's routine How to ensure that hygge habits are long-lasting and stick And much more... If you are looking for an explanation of hygge and how to build it and all of its benefits into your daily routine easily and painlessly, then this book is for you. Scroll to the top of the page and hit Buy Now!