The Little Book of Hygge:Danish Secrets to Happy Living

Many people will tell you, both authoritatively and anecdotally that the Danes are one of the happiest people in the world. But why is that when their weather can be divided into two types: green winters and grey winters. The answer is the concept of Hygge (for those of you who don’t speak Danish, this is pronounced hoo-ga).

Hygge is the Danish philosophy and way of life of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. This book “The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living” written by Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen Denmark, is a short and off-the-cuff guide to the Danish ability to be happy around the people they love, their home, simple things, and a feeling that they are safe.

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It can be described as the feeling that one receives when cuddled up on the sofa under a soft blanket, in front of a roaring fire while a storm rages outside. It is the feeling one gets when sharing comfort food and light easy conversation with friends. It is playing a board game with the kids while the wind is howling outside and it is the warm morning sun when the day is crisp and cold.

Methods such as: Get comfortable on the sofa and take a break from the rush of daily life; Give the ‘here and now’ your full attention and turn off all phones; Turn off the main room lights, turn on sidelights and get out the candles (unscented ones that is); Build new relationships with people and strengthen ties with your own tribe; Have a break now and again from healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle, cake is a good way of doing this and is most definitely Hygge.


This little book is a guide to the Danish philosophy of Hygge; the way to achieve more contentment and joy in your life

It is available as a hardcover, audio CD or as an audiobook