The Book of Hygge by Louisa Thomsen Brits
The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort, and Connection

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“The most poetic of the [hygge books]; I found myself repeatedly returning to its list-like incantation of hyggeligt habits.” —Louisa Kamps, ELLE

Hygge (hoo-gah) is a Danish word but a universal 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. 

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.
 
With beautiful full-color photographs and instructive meditations on relishing the everyday, it is your perfect guide to cultivating the coziness that has made Danes the happiest people in the world. The Book of Hygge is designed with an unjacketed, textured cover and crisp, clean interiors.

As seen in the The New Yorker, a cure for SAD in book form.
 

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Published February 7, 2017 by Plume. 188 pages
Genres: Self Help, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Parenting & Relationships, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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This book, by Louisa Thomsen Brits, is one of many titles on ‘hygge’ and the Danish way of living. But hygge has a dark side – what if the price of ‘cosiness’ isn’t worth paying?

Sep 29 2016 | Read Full Review of The Book of Hygge: The Danish...

Spirituality & Practice

"Hygge (pronounced 'hue-gah') is a quality of presence and an experience of belonging and togetherness.

Jul 01 2018 | Read Full Review of The Book of Hygge: The Danish...

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In Denmark, hygge is a feeling that “flourishes in any available space in life.” Louisa Thomsen Britts gives us an in-depth look into the art of hygge.

Apr 21 2017 | Read Full Review of The Book of Hygge: The Danish...

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