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: 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 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 WORLDWIDE Guaranteed to bring warmth and comfort into your life, The Little Book of Hygge is the book we all need right now. 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. Hooga? Hhyooguh? Heurgh? It is not really important how you pronounce or even spell it. 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 definitive, must-read introduction to hygge, written by Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, this book is packed full of original research, beautiful photographs, recipes and ideas to help you add a touch of hygge to your life. 'The best qualified author . . . cosy and engaging' Sunday Express 'Infectiously positive . . . the best beginner's guide' Mail on Sunday 'This book explains everything you need to know about the Danish art of living well' Metro

Gone Viking

Gone Viking
Author: Helen Russell
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781473551695
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Release: 2018-04-19
Editor: Random House
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

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

Happy as a Dane 10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World

Happy as a Dane  10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World
Author: Malene Rydahl
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780393608939
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Release: 2017-01-10
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This international bestseller shows why the Danes are happy and how we can be, too. For decades Denmark has ranked at the top of the world’s happiness surveys. How is it that these 5.6 million Danes are so content when they live in a country that is dark and cold nine months of the year and where income taxes are at almost 60 percent? At a time when talk across the Western world is focused on unemployment woes, government overreach, and anti-taxation lobbies, our Danish counterparts seem to breathe a healthier and fresher air. Interweaving anecdotes and research, Malene Rydahl explores how the values of trust, education, and a healthy work-life balance with purpose—to name just a few—contribute to a “happy” population. From eye-opening stories about open-air vegetable stands to babies safely left unattended while parents have coffee, to very generous paternity leave policies, Rydahl provides tips that we can all apply to our daily lives regardless of where we live.

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.

How to Be Sad

How to Be Sad
Author: Helen Russell
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0008384568
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Release: 2021-03-04
Editor: Fourth Estate
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We live in an age when reality TV shows climax in a tearful finale. But feeling sad - genuinely sad - is still taboo. Yet, sadness happens to us all, sometimes in heartbreakingly awful ways. If we don't know how to be sad, it can be isolating for those experiencing it and baffling for those trying to help others through dark times.

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 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.

Evie and the Animals

Evie and the Animals
Author: Matt Haig
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781786894304
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Release: 2019-06-06
Editor: Canongate Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WHEN EVIE TALKS TO ANIMALS . . . THEY TALK BACK. Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent: a supertalent. She can HEAR what animals are thinking. She promises to keep it top secret, but then an evil pet-thief strikes. Every animal in town is in danger and only by DARING TO BE HERSELF can Evie save her furry and feathered friends.

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?

The Almost Nearly Perfect People

The Almost Nearly Perfect People
Author: Michael Booth
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781250061973
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Release: 2015-01-27
Editor: Picador
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NAMED THE #1 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, A WITTY, INFORMATIVE, AND POPULAR TRAVELOGUE ABOUT THE SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES AND HOW THEY MAY NOT BE AS HAPPY OR AS PERFECT AS WE ASSUME Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for more than ten years, and he has grown increasingly frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered up by the Western media. In this timely book he leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success, and, most intriguing of all, what they think of one another. Why are the Danes so happy, despite having the highest taxes? Do the Finns really have the best education system? Are the Icelanders as feral as they sometimes appear? How are the Norwegians spending their fantastic oil wealth? And why do all of them hate the Swedes? In The Almost Nearly Perfect People Michael Booth explains who the Scandinavians are, how they differ and why, and what their quirks and foibles are, and he explores why these societies have become so successful and models for the world. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterized by suffocating parochialism, and populated by extremists of various shades. They may very well be almost nearly perfect, but it isn't easy being Scandinavian.

How To Live in Denmark Updated Edition

How To Live in Denmark Updated Edition
Author: Kay Xander Mellish
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9788799845538
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Release: 2017-04-24
Editor: KXMGroup
Language: en

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Working With Americans Tips for Danes

Working With Americans  Tips for Danes
Author: Kay Xander Mellish
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9788743010111
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Release: 2019-06-27
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Doing business in the US is challenging and exciting. The size, wealth, and diversity of the American market is hard to beat. But when it comes to business culture, too many Danes assume that the US is basically just like Denmark - only bigger. This can be the first of many expensive mistakes.

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.

A Year of Living Kindly

A Year of Living Kindly
Author: Donna Cameron
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781631524806
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Release: 2018-09-25
Editor: She Writes Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

2019 IPPY Gold Medal Winner in Self Help Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2018 Being kind is something most of us do when it’s easy and when it suits us. Being kind when we don’t feel like it, or when all of our buttons are being pushed, is hard. But that’s also when it’s most needed; that’s when it can defuse anger and even violence, when it can restore civility in our personal and virtual interactions. Kindness has the power to profoundly change our relationships with other people and with ourselves. It can, in fact, change the world. In A Year of Living Kindly—using stories, observation, humor, and summaries of expert research—Donna Cameron shares her experience committing to 365 days of practicing kindness. She presents compelling research into the myriad benefits of kindness, including health, wealth, longevity, improved relationships, and personal and business success. She explores what a kind life entails, and what gets in the way of it. And she provides practical and experiential suggestions for how each of us can strengthen our kindness muscle so choosing a life of kindness becomes ever easier and more natural. An inspiring, practical guide that can help any reader make a commitment to kindness, A Year of Living Kindly shines a light on how we can create a better, safer, and more just world—and how you can be part of that transformation.