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Hygge: A Pocket Guide

Practical Steps for the Danish Art of Happiness
Narrated by: Elise Black
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
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Summary

In this complete pocket guide to a hygge life, make your home a cozy oasis. Learn to cook, decorate, and host Danishly. Unlock the powers of relaxation and comfort. Get hygge recipes.

It’s time to slow down. It’s time to take stock of your life. It’s time to find out what really makes you happy. It’s time to re-prioritize and focus on what really matters. It’s time to spend time with the ones you love the most. 

Hygge is the long-standing Danish tradition of living a cozy, happy life of hospitality, joy, and comfort. This book makes this tradition accessible to you in a new way. Instead of droning on about how you need to find inner peace and how you need to work less and play more, this book is packed with actionable strategies for making your life more hygge! 

You will learn all about: 

  • How to relax, hygge-style
  • How hygge can help you manage stress
  • Hygge cooking and baking and eating
  • Hygge hosting and entertaining
  • Decorating and turning your home into a hygge sanctuary
  • Hygge for the whole family
  • Better time management with hygge minimalism
  • Hygge and how it can make your more mindful

Plus! There is a bonus section with my favorite hygge comfort food recipes! Hot drinks, decadent sweets, and comforting snacks and bites, will make a great addition to your kitchen hygge ritual. 

The secret to hygge is learning to draw happiness out of everything around you. This book talks you through the steps. You are free to live the life of your choosing, and you are free to enjoy it to the fullest. What are you waiting for?

©2018 Fanny Vestergaard (P)2018 Fanny Vestergaard

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Informative and very Hygge

An easy read with lots of good information about Hygge! I enjoyed the parts about food and wardrobe, most especially about doing Hygge frugally, you don't have to buy a bunch of stuff to Hygge.

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A Must Read!

I have been reading this book and love it! It is chock-full of information all in one place. It addresses all aspects of hygge and is a must-read for anyone trying to incorporate hygge into their lives!

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Well explained.

The suggestions and ideas are not always going to appeal directly to you -- but with a little personal tweaking and acknowledgment of the spirit behind the suggestion, you can benefit from the meaningful effort.

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We all need hygge in our lives.

If you've never heard of hygge before but want to know more, this book is for you. Finding a culture that encourages togetherness, coziness, indulgence, and relaxation but in such a humble way is refreshing. We all need hygge in our lives.

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This is an easy and quick listen.

This is an easy and quick listen as it should be for a topic on happiness Hygge is explained. This is a good book on culture and what hygge is and what it is not. I am going to bump up my hygge!

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A great book for a new perspective

This is a really neat book. I enjoyed learning the origin and the provided step by step process to the lifestyle. It explains how to create your cozy atmosphere, lends to the importance of self-care, and provides really helpful checklists for creating a cozy life. I most appreciated the focus on being present and loving with intention. I highly recommend this for a quick read.

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Inspiring

I am new to Hygge and have only read one other book on the subject, but I found this one to delve deep and explain the core values that create Hygge. Yes, there are candles and scarves, but these are the outward expression of Hygge. In this little charmer, the author reveals the values, beliefs, and thoughts that create a Hygge mindset. With a focus on relationships, one can achieve a “cozy soul”. Well written, easy to read and best of all inspiring. I love giving books for holidays and this one will be on my shopping list.

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Love it

I am new to HYGGE and found this book to be a welcome resource! I love the helpful tips and tricks to adding more comfort to our home! And the tomato soup recipe is so yummy! There are many recipes to choose from - plus little ways to add more sparkle to your home! I love this book! And anyone who likes the warmth of a cozy fire, outdoor festivals, and handmade socks will LOVE this book!

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Lovely read

This is a cute little intro to the concept of hygge. It covers several areas that this cozy lifestyle can be applied, as well as a concise checklist after each section to sum up what had been discussed. To top it off, this book is not overly long, perfect for a comfortable read. It’s not overwhelming. All in all, I would definitely recommend adding this book to any collection—especially a hygge collection.

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The manual for cozy bliss!

This is the best hygge book I've read so far. Goes into how to apply hygge in every aspect of your life. This book will change your stress level! Highly recommend!

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  • 07-01-20

Informative, interesting and obtainable

This is an amazing, informative read for those that aren't familiar with the Danish custom of peaceful living. And for those that are knowledgeable of this beautiful tradition, it's an easy little piece of reading comfort - complete with soothing recipes. I expect to be referring back to this, periodically, as I minimize and transform into a calmer state of living. I am looking forward to a calmer, quieter lifestyle, and will use this as my baseline.

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  • Pinder
  • 02-01-20

Book for the cozy & content obsessed!!!!

Hygge is essentially the art of living a cozy life. In Hygge: the Danish Art of Coziness and Happiness, author, Barbara Hayden provides a compelling argument of how living a simple life mingled with comfort and simple pleasures are as essential to a joyful life as air is to our bodies.

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  • Grover
  • 02-01-20

A lovely book on Hygge!

It has so many beautiful photos, some fun recipes, and a lot of great information. My dad is a Danish immigrant and this book helps me get a glimpse of what makes him tick even after having lived in America for so many decades. The author did an amazing job of painting a romantic picture of what Hygge is all about, and how to achieve that in our homes. In a crazy, fast-paced world we could all use a little more Hygge! Pass coffee and marzipan, please!

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  • Fay
  • 02-01-20

Easy to do ideas to enhance your life ...

Change for the good! Easy to do ideas to enhance your life and thinking! Thank you so much for this book!

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  • Smith
  • 02-01-20

loved the book

I adore this! Also just looking at the cover gives me Hygge. It's stunning. I have it on my coffee table for all to enjoy, and everyone who's been in my home since I bought this in December has not been able to help but pick it up and start reading.

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  • Billie
  • 29-12-19

Some good ideas

A great book with easy, inexpensive ways to add more hygge coziness t your daily life. Great ideas for singles, young families, anyone who wants to add some coziness to their daily life.

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  • Prater
  • 29-12-19

I enjoyed the simplicity of the book

Nice book to listen. Very practical and simple. Just as hygge. The advice patterns shown in the book are easy to implement.

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  • Glenn
  • 28-12-19

Guide to Living Life To The Fullest


This is a quick read and I think worth your time. If you need to pull yourself away from work, connect with family and friends, spend time in nature, watch movies that help you unwind, enjoy treating yourself to a cup of tea or hot cocoa or a special coffee, but you're too busy, then do read this book. With a cuppa. And a candle!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-12-19

For being happy.



Interesting listening to- a new way to look at life. Lots of merit in the ideas. The book contains a lot of interesting and exciting information about Hygge. Thanks to the author!

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  • Bergeron
  • 28-12-19

Civility and warmth can change discourse


It focused less on the material coziness and more on the attitude of Hygge. I feel this is a very important aspect of Hygge during this age of division and creeping hate in our civil discourse. If we all work to manage our lives with the hygge spirit, we can make a difference in how our country treats people.