• The Little Book of Lykke

  • Secrets of the World’s Happiest People
  • By: Meik Wiking
  • Narrated by: Meik Wiking
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (302 ratings)

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The Little Book of Lykke

By: Meik Wiking
Narrated by: Meik Wiking
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Publisher's summary

Join the happiness revolution! The author of the New York Times best seller The Little Book of Hygge offers more inspiration and suggestions for achieving greater happiness by practicing Lykke (LOO-ka) - pursuing and finding the good that exists in the world around us every day.

While the Danes are the happiest people on the planet, happiness isn't exclusively Danish; cultures around the world have their own unique approaches to leading a contented, fulfilled life. For his work at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik Wiking travels the globe from Dubai to Finland, Rio de Janeiro to Bhutan, South Korea to the United States, to discover the secrets of the very happiest people.

In The Little Book of Lykke, Meik identifies the six factors that explain the majority of differences in happiness across the world - togetherness, money, health, freedom, trust, and kindness - and explores what actions we can take to become happier. As he reveals, we can deepen our blissfulness and contentment with little adjustments in our behavior, whether it's eating like the French (sitting around a table and savoring our time) or dancing the tango like Argentinians in Buenos Aires.

With his trademark warmth and wit, Meik explores the happiness gap for parents, how much money you really need to buy happiness, how we can be healthier without having to go to the gym, how we can learn to build trust and collaboration, how we can help ourselves by helping others, and why our expectations often outweigh our reality. Weaving together original research and personal anecdotes, The Little Book of Lykke is a global road map for joy that offers a new approach to achieving everyday happiness that not only improves our own lives but helps us build better communities and a better world.

©2017 Meik Wiking (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers