A waste of money. It's more like a pamphlet (an expensive pamphlet, at that) -- a listing of "ways" that are described at such a simplistic level that I learned nothing and can apply nothing. I love the concept of hygge, but I have learned more on internet searches than from this book. No pictures, 1 recipe, no inspiration. It will be on its way to Goodwill.
I am really finding the idea of hygge useful to improving my life and calming my anxiety. This is one of the several recent books on it that is lovely and I encourage you to read it for some positivity.
I call this "being centered." This book has many good do_able ideas from which I was able to choose eleven that apply to me. I am using these concepts to develop my new year resolutions. Thanks- I am grateful.
The author offers both a clear understanding of Danish Hygge along with practical suggestions for creating a semblance of Hygge in the midst of the crazy busy lives in which most people in the U.S. are caught today. Helena Olsen offers an alternative to those desiring greater calmness and meaning in daily living. I find it particularly useful in getting through gloomy, sad winters of Wisconsin.
An easy reader, intellectually lightweight, not particularly in-depth or culturally enlightening. Reels off a list of things that are 'common sense cosy'. If you live in a cold country, you've probably figured all of this out for yourself .