The Book of Hygge The Danish Art of Living Well Louisa Thomsen Brits


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The Book of Hygge The Danish Art of Living Well Louisa Thomsen Brits

'HYGGE" or "HOO - GAH'... It's a word we hear more and more. The book of hygge is a guide to the Danish custom of hygge, the everyday life philosophy for better living, a concept we need to embrace in our modern lives today.  Hygge is like the little book of mindfulness meets Marie Kondo. The author Louisa Thomsen Brits is half Danish and half British, she offeres a fascinating, authentic guide to hygge, an essential part of Danish culture and also of most Scandinavians. The chapters cover all aspects of hygge, creating a calming home, nurturing relationships, rethinking how to tackle everyday life to improve your happiness and wellbeing, definitely something we should all be thinking about. This is an elegant, smart hardback book printed on cosy cream paper and includes a ribbon marker. A beautiful guide with wonderful images and insites on how to nurture,add and experience your own 'hygge' and share this special feeling.

Louisa Thomsen Brits is a writer and journalist, born in Africa, brought up in the UK Louisa spent every summer with her family in Denmark, learning the language of hygge to establish a place of belonging wherever she has found herself. For Louisa, hygge is a quality of presence and togetherness. It's a daily practice, a way of affirming interconnectedness and enjoy wellbeing. She believes hygge is an experience of contentment rather than a pursuit of happiness and is about being not having. As a Dane, hygge is in her bones, as an Englishwoman she can comfortably translate the concept and share its universality as an impetus common to us all.

I think we all need to have a little 'hygge' in our lives for mind body and soul!


'Filled with thought provoking learning, the evolution of hygge in its many forms' ( Interiors and Living magazine)

'Best book for philosophy of hygge' ( You Magazine)

A philosphy for mindful living. ( The Guardian)

'Her book is a thing of beauty; ( Irush Examiner)


Dimensions: 176 x 126 mm

Hardback cover 192 pages

Published August 2016 Ebury Publishing

ISBN: 9781785034466

Author: Louisa Thomsen Brits a Dane living in East Sussex.

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