Enough Is Enough--Embracing the Swedish Way to Balance and Happiness
Author: Lola A. Åkerström
Publisher: Ulysses Press
WHAT MAKES SWEDES HAPPY? ONE WORD: LAGOM Throwing away all your stuff isn't going to make you happy. Conspicuous consumption isn't going to work either. But somewhere in the middle is lagom—the Swedish way to happiness based on the idea of not too much, not too little. Lagom is not just a word but the very essence of what it means to be a Swede. As you'll discover in this book, lagom is the secret to the enviable Swedish lifestyle of social consciousness, moderation, and sustainability. Guiding you to operate at your most natural, effortless state of contentment, Live Laugh Lagom teaches you to strive for the ultimate balance in all aspects of your existence, including well-being, relationships, work, finances, diet, and home life.
The Swedish Art of Balanced Living
Author: Linnea Dunne
**FREE SAMPLER** Lagom (pronounced 'lar-gom') has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term 'laget om', for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word 'lag', which means 'law'. Far from restrictive, lagom is a liberating concept, praising the idea that anything more that 'just enough' is a waste of time. Crucially it also comes with a selflessness and core belief of responsibility and common good. By living lagom you can live a happier and more balanced life, reduce your environmental impact, improve your work-life balance, free your home from clutter, enjoy good food the Swedish way, grow your own and learn to forage, and cherish the relationships with those you love.
Author: Niki Brantmark
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: House & Home
Uncover the secrets of the Swedish philosophy of life called Lagom – meaning ‘just enough’. At its core is the idea that we can strike a healthy balance with the world around us without having to make extreme changes, and without denying ourselves anything.
Balanced Living, the Swedish Way
Author: Anna Brones
"From home design and work-life balance, to personal well-being and environmental sustainability, author Anna Brones presents valuable Swedish-inspired tips and actionable ways to create a more intentional, healthy lifestyle. Instead of thinking about how we can work less, lagom teaches us to think about how we can work better."--
The Swedish Secret of Living Well
Author: Lola A. Åkerström
Perfect for fans of The Little Book of Hygge and Norwegian Wood, find the balance in life that is just right for you. Let Lola A. Åkerström, Editor-in-chief of Slow Travel Stockholm, be your companion to all things lagom. As the Swedish proverb goes, 'Lagom är bäst' (The right amount is best). Lagom sums up the Swedish psyche and is the reason why Sweden is one of the happiest countries in the world with a healthy work-life balance and high standards of living. Lagom is a way of living that promotes harmony. It celebrates fairness, moderation and being satisfied with and taking proper care of what you've got, including your well-being, relationships, and possessions. It's not about having too little or too much but about fully inviting contentment into our lives through making optimal decisions. Who better than Lola A. Åkerström to be your lagom guide? Sweden-based Lola is an award-winning writer, photographer , and editor-in-chief of Slow Travel Stockholm and she offers us a unique vantage point when it comes to adopting elements of a lagom lifestyle. Full of insights and beautiful photographs, taken by Lola herself, this authentic book will help you make small, simple changes to your every day life - whether that's your diet, lifestyle, money, work or your home - so you can have a more balanced way of living filled with contentment.
10 Easy Tips For a Happier, Healthier Life
Author: Bertil Marklund
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
Category: Health & Fitness
A short guide to a long life, The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer is a pragmatic little book that channels the simple, healthy lifestyle of Scandinavia. Swedish doctor Bertil Marklund covers broad ground in just over 100 pages, providing a comprehensive guide to lifestyle choices, including sleep, diet, exercise, and the negative impact of stress; he also introduces the concept of lagom, a Swedish take on moderation. We can all adopt the 10 tips outlined in the book without completely rethinking the way we live. With his practical and realistic advice, Dr. Marklund gives you the power to make a difference in your own life—today, and in the future.
Embracing the Swedish Way to Balance and Happiness
Author: Lola A. Åkerström
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
WHAT MAKES SWEDES HAPPY? ONE WORD: LAGOM Throwing away all your stuff isn't going to make you happy. Conspicuous consumption isn't going to work either. But somewhere in the middle is lagom--the Swedish way to happiness based on the idea of not too much, not too little. Lagom is not just a word but the very essence of what it means to be a Swede. As you'll discover in this book, lagom is the secret to the enviable Swedish lifestyle of social consciousness, moderation, and sustainability. Guiding you to operate at your most natural, effortless state of contentment, Live Laugh Lagom teaches you to strive for the ultimate balance in all aspects of your existence, including well-being, relationships, work, finances, diet, and home life.
The Danish Way to Live Well
Author: Meik Wiking
Publisher: Penguin UK
Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge. 'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight...' You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress. Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world.
Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life
Author: Niki Brantmark
Publisher: Harper Design
In a fast-paced world, wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could slow down and enjoy a life with less pressure, less stress, and more time for the things you love? Sweden is ranked in the top three of the world’s happiest places to live, and lagom, which means “not too much and not too little—just right,” is the Swedish philosophy for enjoying balance in every aspect of life—from work and leisure to family and food, and everything in between. Experienced bakers know by touch when the dough they are kneading is lagom—not too moist and not too dry. At the office, professionals who work hard—but not to the detriment of other parts of their lives—are following the lagom ideal. Lagom is moderation, balance, and equality. By using the Swedish lifestyle as an example, Niki Brantmark offers insightful suggestions and bite-sized actions to help you make subtle changes to your life, so you too can make time for the things that matter most and find greater happiness.
The Swedish art of eating harmoniously
Author: Steffi Knowles-Dellner
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Lagom: n. just the right amount, balanced, harmonious. This beautiful, fresh cookbook offers genuine insight into how Swedes eat and cook – with recipes that fit around the seasons, occasions, times of day, and appetite. Eating and cooking in tune with 'lagom' means embracing food that is good for body and soul, unfussy, delicious and sustaining, and all in harmony. The Swedes understand that balance is everything – that you crave comforting food when a bitter wind is howling outside, that refreshing, lighter meals suit hot, hazy days, that a mid-morning bun is good for morale, and that a long, sociable lunch with friends and family on a Sunday is the most rewarding way to end the weekend.
A Collection of Travel Observations, Reflections, and Snapshots Across Colo
Author: Lola Akinmade Akerstrom
Due North is a collection of travel observations, reflections, and snapshots across colors, cultures, and continents by award-winning travel writer and photographer Lola Akinmade Akerstrom. EXCERPT: I know what's coming. I'd gone through this drill dozens of times. As many times as each of those vibrant and colorful visas in my little green book, my Nigerian passport. Even before the immigration officer pulls me aside, I instinctively pull myself aside. He glosses over my visa. A visa I've spent hundreds of dollars acquiring. He finds his government's issued permission, but curiosity gets the better of him. He thumbs through the rest, looking through the two green passports stapled together because the visas had outnumbered the pages. "Why all these visas?" he asks. This scene was repeated in airport after airport across several continents. The more visa stamps in my passport, the more my motives for travel were deeply questioned. Why was I traveling?
The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort, and Connection
Author: Louisa Thomsen Brits
"The centuries-old Danish tradition of Hygge (pronounced "hue-gah") comes from a country voted to be the happiest on earth, and its special custom of emotional warmth, slowness, and appreciation, is becoming increasingly familiar to an international audience. To hygge means to enjoy the good things in life with good people"--
Secrets of the World’s Happiest People
Author: Meik Wiking
Join the happiness revolution! The author of the New York Times bestseller 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 roadmap for joy that offers a new approach to achieving everyday happiness that not only improve our own lives, but help us build better communities and a better world.
Author: Matt Kallenberg
Publisher: Author House
What if our pursuit of the things that we're told will make us happy could endanger those very things that actually do make us happy?
Author: Oliver Johansson
Publisher: Bell & MacKenzie Publishing
If 2016 was the year of Hygge. 2017 is set to be the year of Lagom.
How to Be Happy and Healthy in Your Daily Life
Author: Maya Thoresen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Turn your life into something you actually enjoy by using hygge! Some of the simplest moments are the most precious. Stop chasing after material objects. In Hygge: The Danish Secrets of Happiness. How to be Happy and Healthy in Your Daily Life, you will learn the secrets to making your life more enjoyable and minimizing your stress. You will learn how to add coziness to your days instead of stress. Above all, you will learn to stop staring at your phone and instead make more magical moments with your loved ones. It is easy to make money and buy new things. But what about experiences? Experiences are far more lasting and meaningful than cars, clothes, gadgets, and accessories. In this book, you will learn how to simplify your life and become happier by favoring the little moments over material things. You will learn to prefer spending time with your family and doing fun activities for free over stressing about making credit card payments. Learn from the Best. Maya Thoresen is a Danish writer and lifestyle coach who is an expert on hygge. She created this book to reach people who are caught up in the hustle of commercialized life and who have forgotten to enjoy the simpler moments. She divulges her secrets to a richer, more enjoyable life in this book. Hygge makes you appreciate the little moments. Suddenly, your life becomes filled with joy that was never there before. So make your life a little more Danish by reading this book today! Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy now button.
Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country
Author: Helen Russell
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
'A hugely enjoyable romp through the pleasures and pitfalls of setting up home in a foreign land' PD Smith, Guardian 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 (not to mention 'hygge') 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.
Author: Åke Daun
Publisher: Penn State Press
Category: Social Science
Is there a distinctly Swedish national character? Are Swedes truly shy, unemotional, conflict-avoiding, melancholy, and dour? Swedish Mentality, the English translation of the hugely successful book published in Sweden in 1989, considers the reality behind the myth. The author, Åke Daun, is a respected ethnologist who is sometimes referred to as the "guru" of Swedish character. In recent years, it has become popular to discuss Swedishness and Swedish identity. The advent of the European Union and the increasing presence of immigrant refugees in Sweden have fueled public debate on the distinctiveness of Swedish culture. Daun, however, goes beyond stereotype, drawing upon statistics gathered over more than a decade of research. The result is an entertaining and engagingly written book. Throughout, Daun quotes from interviews with native Swedes and immigrants as well as from travel accounts, folklore, and proverbs. We learn why some Swedes might prefer to walk up a flight of stairs rather than share an elevator with a neighbor and why some gain satisfaction from walking alone in the woods or going fishing. Daun describes a range of factors influencing Swedish character, including population composition, rural background, and even climate. He recognizes behavioral variations related to gender, age, class, and region, and he considers subtleties of individual character as well. Swedish Mentality should interest a wide array of readers, whether of Swedish descent or not.
The Swedish Art of Balanced Living: The Complete Book of Lagom
Author: Ingrid Nilsson
Scandinavia sets the course for happiness in life again. Yesterday, we followed the trends of the Danish hygge and, like Danes, bought candles, wrapped ourselves in woolen blankets and tried not to deny ourselves little pleasures. But there are other recipes for happiness and long life. Swedish lagom, Norwegian friluftsliv and Japanese Ikigai also deserve attention. Today, hygge is being replaced by lagom, where at the head of everything is the Swedish aesthetics of moderation. The creative director of the British magazine Lagom, Elliot Stokes, believes that the difference between lagom and hygge is in the scale. "This is a comprehensive concept that defines a lifetime," he explains. "It's not about finding a minute for the lagom. It is necessary to change the attitude towards life in its entirety."Swedes are reasonable, they think well before investing money in any purchase, are endowed with a careful attitude towards the natural resources. They value their time and energy and do not spend it on something unnecessary. In life, the Swedish descendants of the Vikings try to adhere to the happy medium: it's bad when a person is missing something but having too much of something is also not good. Yes, we do not live in Sweden, but everyone can add lagom to their lives. In this book, we will cover the following topics: What is Lagom?, Lagom Lifestyle, and Lagom and Swedish Wellbeing. Finally, you will be able to complete a 30-Day Lagom Challenge, bringing more and more lagom into your life with each task you complete.
Avoid Waste and Live a More Fulfilling Life by Adopting the Swedish Lifestyle Choice of Just Enough
Author: Clara Olsson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
For a limited period only this book is discounted to $6.99 Hygge the Danish concept of comfort has taken the world by storm in the last few years. We have all been seduced by Scandi Lifestyle concepts either through social media or TV shows. What this quick start guide will do is introduce you to another lesser known Scandi concept of Lagom, or as it's often translated "just enough is the right amount"Let's face it we lead very wasteful lives. We buy too much; we consume too much, and as a result we ultimately throw away too much! Owning too much and throwing too much away makes us feel unhappy, whether we realize this or not. Cleaning, organizing, and even just looking at all the stuff we have accumulated can have us feeling stressed and demoralized.In this guide we will look at how we can adopt "Lagom" and introduce it into our everyday lives to leave us feeling "just right" GET YOUR COPY TODAY AND START TO LIVE A MORE FULFILLING LIFESTYLEImagine a life that shuns overconsumption and how this can open up the time and energy to engage in more fulfilling pursuits. Has your life been, over-time, more and more consumed by buying yet more pieces of furniture or more clothes you won't even wear? Well put these lifestyle choices to one side and rediscover how to buy less and live more.Learn how we can all improve our lives and happiness by adopting some simple lifestyle choices. Leave behind those worries about finding the time to dust, clean, iron, and recycling, by living by the Swedish lifestyle choice of Lagom THIS BOOK IS DISCOUNTED FOR A LIMITED PERIOD ONLY This essential guide breaks down into easy to follow steps, showing you exactly how you can live a less consumerist lifestyle and enjoy what's really important in life. Here's A Preview Of What's Inside... What is Lagom? Origins of Lagom Positive Benefits of Living With Just Enough Appyling Lagom to Your Home Tips on How to Succeed with Lagom Lagom and Food Consumption And Much More! So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and click "Buy Now"! Start taking control of your life without the need for endless spending and possessions.