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

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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

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* 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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 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, this book is packed full of original research, 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

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

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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: Marie Tourell Søderberg
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781405928137
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Release: 2016-10-06
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

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Bring Hygge into your home with this beautiful and essential guide to the globally celebrated Danish art of happiness 'At these times it is crucial for me to have hygge. Hygge time with family and friends, hygge moments with myself and a hyggelig home. It's small moments that money cannot buy you, finding the magic in the ordinary.' _______ Whether it's listening to the rain with a cup of tea, or going on a long walk with a loved one, hygge can be harnessed all around us. We all know the feeling of hygge instinctively, but few of us ever manage to capture it for more than a moment. Now Danish actress and hygge aficionado Marie Tourell Søderberg has travelled the length and breadth of her home country to create the perfect guide to cooking, decorating and enjoying yourself, inspired the hygge way. Full of beautiful photographs and simple, practical steps and ideas to make your home comforting and content, this book is the easy way to introduce hygge into your life. 'Pretty, homey and intimate, scattered with reflections from ordinary Danes' GUARDIAN

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

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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.

The Book of Hygge

The Book of Hygge
Author: Louisa Thomsen Brits
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1785034464
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Release: 2016
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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Hygge is a word that has been sifted to the surface in recent years but it's not a new concept. The Danes have enjoyed hygge for hundreds of years. They are measured as one of the happiest nations in the world. But at the heart of Danish life and at the core of hygge, is a quality that is less easy to quantify contentment. In Denmark, hygge is a significant presence in the backdrop of everyday life something habitual and ritualistic. Hygge is a quality of presence, a feeling of togetherness, an experience of shelter and wellbeing. It's a practical, easy antidote to consumerism, a way of belonging to the moment and to each other. There's no secret formula or single recipe but there are simple ways to invite more hygge into our lives. This book is an introduction to hygge, a careful look at the way of life that underpins it and a comprehensive guide to all the elements that can come together to evoke it.

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

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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.

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

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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.

The Crown

The Crown
Author: Robert Lacey
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781911600220
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Release: 2017-10-05
Editor: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
Language: en

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The official book to the Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning Netflix drama, The Crown, with extensive research, additional material and beautifully reproduced photographs. 'The things which I have here before promised, I will perform and keep. So help me God.' Elizabeth Mountbatten never expected her father to die so suddenly, so young, leaving her with a throne to fill and a global institution to govern. Crowned at 25, she was already a wife and mother. Follow the journey of a woman learning to become a queen. As Britain lifted itself out of the shadow of war, the new monarch faced her own challenges. Her mother doubted her marriage; her uncle-in-exile derided her abilities; her husband resented the sacrifice of his career and family name; while her rebellious sister embarked on a love affair that threatened the centuries-old links between the Church and the Crown. This is the story of how Elizabeth II drew on every ounce of resolve to ensure that the Crown always came out on top. Netflix's original series The Crown dramatised Peter Morgan's powerful portrayal of Britain's longest-reigning monarch. Written by royal biographer Robert Lacey, The Crown: The Inside History adds expert and in-depth detail to the events of the series, painting an intimate portrait of life inside Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street. Here is Elizabeth II as we've never seen her before.

Cosy

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

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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.

The Finnish Way

The Finnish Way
Author: Katja Pantzar
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780525504825
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Release: 2018-06-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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An engaging and practical guided tour of the simple and nature-inspired ways that Finns stay happy and healthy--including the powerful concept of sisu, or everyday courage Forget hygge--it's time to blow out the candles and get out into the world! Journalist Katja Pantzar did just that, taking the huge leap to move to the remote Nordic country of Finland. What she discovered there transformed her body, mind and spirit. In this engaging and practical guide, she shows readers how to embrace the "keep it simple and sensible" daily practices that make Finns one of the happiest populations in the world, year after year. Topics include: • Movement as medicine: How walking, biking and swimming every day are good for what ails us--and best done outside the confines of a gym • Natural mood boosters: Cold water swimming, steamy saunas, and other ways to alleviate stress, anxiety, insomnia, and depression • Forest therapy: Why there's no substitute for getting out into nature on a regular basis • Healthy eating: What the Nordic diet can teach us all about feeding body, mind and soul • The gift of sisu: Why Finns embrace a special form of courage, grit and determination as a national virtue - and how anyone can dig deeper to survive and thrive through tough times. If you've ever wondered if there's a better, simpler way to find happiness and good heath, look no further. The Finns have a word for that, and this empowering book shows us how to achieve it.

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

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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!

How Iceland Changed the World

How Iceland Changed the World
Author: Egill Bjarnason
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780525507468
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Release: 2021-05-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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"[A] joyously peculiar book." -- The New York Times ‘Bjarnason’s intriguing book might be about a cold place, but it’s tailor-made to be read on the beach.’ –New Statesman The untold story of how one tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic has shaped the world for centuries. The history of Iceland began 1,200 years ago, when a frustrated Viking captain and his useless navigator ran aground in the middle of the North Atlantic. Suddenly, the island was no longer just a layover for the Arctic tern. Instead, it became a nation whose diplomats and musicians, sailors and soldiers, volcanoes and flowers, quietly altered the globe forever. How Iceland Changed the World takes readers on a tour of history, showing them how Iceland played a pivotal role in events as diverse as the French Revolution, the Moon Landing, and the foundation of Israel. Again and again, one humble nation has found itself at the frontline of historic events, shaping the world as we know it, How Iceland Changed the World paints a lively picture of just how it all happened.

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

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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 Habits

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

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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!

Love with a Chance of Drowning

Love with a Chance of Drowning
Author: Torre DeRoche
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781401342913
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Release: 2013-05-14
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: en

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New love. Exotic destinations. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure. What could go wrong? City girl Torre DeRoche isn't looking for love, but a chance encounter in a San Francisco bar sparks an instant connection with a soulful Argentinean man who unexpectedly sweeps her off her feet. The problem? He's just about to cast the dock lines and voyage around the world on his small sailboat, and Torre is terrified of deep water. However, lovesick Torre determines that to keep the man of her dreams, she must embark on the voyage of her nightmares, so she waves good-bye to dry land and braces for a life-changing journey that's as exhilarating as it is terrifying. Somewhere mid-Pacific, she finds herself battling to keep the old boat, the new relationship, and her floundering sanity afloat. . . . This sometimes hilarious, often harrowing, and always poignant memoir is set against a backdrop of the world's most beautiful and remote destinations. Equal parts love story and travel memoir, Love with a Chance of Drowning is witty, charming, and proof positive that there are some risks worth taking.