Hygge: Discovering the Danish Art of Happiness

How to Live Cozily and Enjoy Life’s Simple Pleasures
Narrated by: Jessica Geffen
Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Travel & Tourism, Europe
4.5 out of 5 stars (158 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Do you sometimes feel like your life is a mad rush without ending or meaning?

Would you like to find something that offers relaxation, happiness, and contentment, all rolled into one?

You can have all of that with the Danish art of Hygge, and it is easier to achieve than you perhaps would think.

For many of us in today’s crazy and hectic world of careers, family, and social lives, we can often forget that the things which are simpler and give the greatest pleasure are often put to one side.

The simple pleasure of sitting in silence, watching the sunset, or enjoying the crackle of a fire as you share a meal can often have a greater effect on our souls than any material thing.

Hygge is more than just a concept. It is a way of being and living that has been adopted by countless numbers of people throughout Scandinavia and the wider world and reflects a coziness that encompasses the positivity and enjoyment that one can get from simple everyday things.

It does not need to cost a lot of money and can be as humble as having a warm fire and enough food to eat.

Inside this audiobook, you will find six chapters which give in-depth information on what Hygge is and how you can apply it, including:

  • Where Hygge comes from
  • The fundamental principles of Hygge
  • The benefits you can get from living a Hygge lifestyle
  • How to apply Hygge to your life
  • How Hygge changes with each season
  • How to live a Hygge lifestyle, even when you have a budget to consider

Millions of people around the world are turning to Hygge as a great way to live their lives.

You can now be a part of this amazing revolution, build a simpler life, and be happier, more content, and in control of your life.

Learn the secrets of the happiest country today.

©2017 Olivia Telford (P)2018 Olivia Telford

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One OF My Favorite

This is such a great book. I've listened half of it so far & it makes you stop to think about your happiness and how to increase it pretty easily. Received as a gift and it's one of my favorites now.

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Interesting...Interesting...Interesting

Interesting little book. Makes a lot of good points about unplugging, enjoying what you have and living a simple, abundant life.

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Hyyge could be the secret to great relationships! The idea of sharing a comfort zone with others is much needed in an increasingly uncomfortable world.

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I Loved This book

I love this book. It's an easy to digest and has lots of helpful information. I have been going through a phase of hygge and learning about Danish happiness, so this was a great intro.

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Easy To Follow Book

Easy to understand, nice to think about, well written. However, I left feeling like I didn't gain a whole lot of new information since I had looked at hygge info graphics beforehand.

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I like how this book focuses on making hygge your own without having to just do what the Danes do to the letter.

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Easy To Learn Hygge

Grab this guide, a warm cup of tea and find your favorite cozy spot to snuggle up and learn! These books explain all the elements of a hygge lifestyle broken down into easy to understand chapters.

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Very Fine Research

Two great books in one! I loved learning more about the traditions of hygge and how to incorporate it into my everyday life. With the hustle and bustle of modern life, it is important to take the time to enjoy the small luxuries that bring us joy.

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So Much Excited

Being new to Hygge, I was excited to learn what it’s foundation is about. These books are an amazing source of information and guides on slowing down and enjoying life in the best possible way. A must-have!

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Loved It

I absolutely loved listening to this guide! They made learning about Hygge inviting and easy to follow. I love the concepts and learning how to apply them in easy and practical ways was perfect! Great source of information and a fun way to learn and develop the concepts!

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  • 12-21-19

Thank you so much.

Thank you so much. I enjoyed listening to it and learning about a different mindset on how to live. Lots of great suggestions, tips, and even some recipes! I look forward to adding these concepts into my lifestyle.

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  • RandalBush
  • 12-21-19

Got a chance to learn about hygge

The author not only shows you what the Danish values of hygge look like in practice but also breaks down the philosophy behind these values so that you can incorporate them into your own life, wherever you happen to live.

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  • 12-21-19

Enjoying It

The perfect time to listen to this book is curled up with a blanket and a mug of tea on a mid-winter evening. They create an inspiring vision of a life you can create for yourself while enjoying the little things a whole lot more.

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  • CelinaBarrera
  • 12-21-19

You'll Be Happier

It's easy to understand why the Danish are happy people through practicing comfort and balance within their daily life. Each book compliments each other, giving the reader the best possible glimpse into how to implement these simple concepts. A satisfying audiobook that will leave you feeling happier.

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  • RuthieShields
  • 12-20-19

Lovely

Hygge is all about coziness, happiness and well being. The books discuss what Hygge and why it is important and have several practical chapters on how to incorporate them into your life, including food, hot drinks, decorating, clothing, holidays, your work life, relationships, and crafts.

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  • RickeyNovak
  • 12-20-19

I absolutely love this book!

I absolutely love this book! After years of being a workaholic and a bit of a collector, with the help of this book, I am slowly changing my life and am much happier. This book has good tips, wonderful recipes and both decorating and lifestyle suggestions that encourage a simpler, more balanced, cozy life.

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  • LulaDonaldson
  • 12-20-19

Great Book

Some may say Hygge is all about the candles but for this girl – books are the most Hygge of all. Hygge is the concept of cozy and a fundamental component of Scandinavian life.

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  • MolliePena
  • 12-19-19

Practial Tips

This book surely makes you feel good and warm listening. It has some great traditional recipes and tips. Great tips for providing comfort to your home.

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  • JohnathanBeard
  • 12-19-19

Great Tips

I’m really into these kinds of books, and I really enjoyed this one! I love the author’s love for coziness. 😊 She gave great tips. I

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  • OdisMckee
  • 12-19-19

Spend yor Life With Comfort

A charming and quick read reminding folks on either side of the Atlantic that we can (and perhaps should/must) create our own comfort. The book itself is an exercise in coziness -- the writing and layout are inviting and easy.