I've often wondered about how happy people were 100 years ago, without social media, instant information and electric lights. Were we more in touch with seasonal changes and community? Did we eat better? Were we happier? According to the Danes and their theory of Hygee, perhaps we were. But creating simplicity and joy in life today isn't that hard according to The Little Book of Hygee. This book advises practical steps toward happiness (step one: buy a lot of candles), but also helps one pare down and find what truly makes us happy. Happiness may be achieved by eliminating white light and white noise and setting aside cozy time with people you actually know and care about. Ditch Facebook and embrace Hygee.
A guide to the Danish philosophy of well-being shares advice and ideas for taking healthy breaks, living in the moment, creating positive atmospheres, building relationships, and finding the richness of life in everyday small comforts.