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, the year of living danishly is a funny, where they get it wrong, poignant record of a journey that shows us where the Danes get it right, sexism and an unfortunate predilection for burning witches, food and interior design not to mention 'hygge' to SAD, taxes, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves.
Leap Year: How small steps can make a giant differenceTwo Roads #ad - Maybe. Having spent the last few years in denmark uncovering the secrets of the happiest country in the world, Helen Russell knows it's time to move back to the UK. From the bestselling author of the year of living danishly - How to make big decisions, be more resilient, and change your life for good. From how to cope with changing work lives and evolving relationships, to how we feel about our bodies, money and well-being, Helen investigates the benefits of new beginnings, the secrets of decisive people and what makes changes last - and uncovers the practical life lessons we can all use thrive when change is afoot - and inject some freshness and magic if it's not.
Leap Year: How small steps can make a giant difference #ad - . So she decides to give herself a year for an experiment: to overhaul every area of her life, learn how to embrace change, and become a lean, mean decision-making machine. She thinks. Or maybe that's a terrible idea?Like many of us, she suffers from chronic indecision and a fear of change.
The Atlas of Happiness: The Global Secrets of How to Be HappyRunning Press Adult #ad - A fun, illustrated guide that takes us around the world, discovering the secrets to happiness. Author helen russell the year of living Danishly uncovers the fascinating ways that different nations search for happiness in their lives, and what they can teach us about our own quest for meaning. This charming and diverse assortment of advice, history, and philosophies includes: Sobremesa from Spain Turangawaewae from New Zealand Azart from Russia Tarab from Syria joie de vivre from Canada and many more.
How to Be Danish: A Journey to the Cultural Heart of DenmarkAtria Books/Marble Arch Press #ad - How to Be Danish: A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark #ad - Part reportage, part travelogue, this is a fascinating introduction to contemporary Danish culture for anyone who wants to know more about the world’s happiest nation. Denmark is the country of the moment. We wear their sweaters, but how much do we really know about the danes themselves? Part reportage, architecture, and covet their cool modern design, food, watch their thrillers, part travelogue, television, How to Be Danish fills in the gaps—an introduction to contemporary Danish culture that spans politics, and design.
. Recently named the happiest nation in the world, it’s the home of The Killing and Noma, the world’s best and most eccentric restaurant.
The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living The Happiness Institute SeriesWilliam Morrow #ad - A feeling that we are safe. Hygge is the sensation you get when you’re cuddled up on a sofa, in cozy socks under a soft throw, during a storm. It is about being with the people we love. Take a break. Be here now. Loosely translated, togetherness, Hygge—pronounced Hoo-ga—is a sense of comfort, and well-being.
It’s that feeling when you’re sharing comfort food and easy conversation with loved ones at a candlelit table. New york times bestsellerembrace Hygge pronounced hoo-ga and become happier with this definitive guide to the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. Why are danes the happiest people in the world? The answer, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, says Meik Wiking, is Hygge.
The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living The Happiness Institute Series #ad - . Bring out the candles. Build relationships. Turn off the phones. Turn down the lights. Cake is most definitely Hygge. Live life today, like there is no coffee tomorrow. From picking the right lighting to organizing a Hygge get-together to dressing hygge, Wiking shows you how to experience more joy and contentment the Danish way.
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian UtopiaPicador #ad - Named the #1 best book of the year by the christian science monitor, and popular travelogue about the scandinavian countries and how they may not be as happy or as perfect as we assumejournalist michael booth has lived among the scandinavians for more than ten years, INFORMATIVE, A WITTY, and he has grown increasingly frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered up by the Western media.
. They may very well be almost nearly perfect, but it isn't easy being Scandinavian. In this timely book he leaves his adopted home of denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success, and, most intriguing of all, what they think of one another.
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia #ad - Why are the danes so happy, despite having the highest taxes? do the finns really have the best education system? are the Icelanders as feral as they sometimes appear? How are the Norwegians spending their fantastic oil wealth? And why do all of them hate the Swedes? In The Almost Nearly Perfect People Michael Booth explains who the Scandinavians are, and what their quirks and foibles are, how they differ and why, and he explores why these societies have become so successful and models for the world.
Along the way a more nuanced, characterized by suffocating parochialism, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, and populated by extremists of various shades.
The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better LifeHarper #ad - She found that navigating the basics of everyday life—from buying a cell phone and filing taxes to education and childcare—was much more complicated and stressful than anything she encountered in her homeland. To understand why life is so different in the U. S. Offering insights, the nordic theory of everything makes a convincing argument that we can rebuild our society, advice, and solutions, rekindle our optimism, and restore true freedom to our relationships and lives.
As partanen explains step by step, the Nordic approach allows citizens to enjoy more individual freedom and independence than we do. Partanen wants to open americans’ eyes to how much better things can be—to show her beloved new country what it can learn from her homeland to reinvigorate and fulfill the promise of the American dream—to provide the opportunity to live a healthy, safe, economically secure, upwardly mobile life for everyone.
The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life #ad - But as she got to know Americans better, she discovered they shared her deep apprehension. At first, she attributed her crippling anxiety to the difficulty of adapting to a freewheeling new culture. And finland, Partanen began to look closely at both. In the nordic theory of everything, employees and employers, men and women, focusing on four key relationships—parents and children, Partanen compares and contrasts life in the United States with life in the Nordic region, and government and citizens.
A finnish journalist, happier, asks americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, more secure, now a naturalized American citizen, and less stressful society for themselves and their children. Moving to america in 2008, finnish journalist Anu Partanen quickly went from confident, successful professional to wary, self-doubting mess.
The Cozy Life: Rediscover the Joy of the Simple Things Through the Danish Concept of Hygge#ad - We’re more disconnected from ourselves and our loved ones than ever before. Not only is this book about Hygge, it 'feels' Hygge. This is the original and first published book about Hygge that started it all. This book will inspire you to slow down and enjoy life’s cozy moments!learn about the danish cultural phenomenon of Hygge, centred lifeThis charming little book, and the secret to whyDenmark is consistently rated the happiest country in the worldEmbrace the little things and take simplicity and minimalism up a notchAdd Hygge into every aspect of your life with practical examples and tipsSay goodbye to the Winter Blues and live a healthier, filled with hand drawn illustrations, beautifully addresses that yearning we all have for a more authentic life, created by ourselves instead of external forces.
The Cozy Life: Rediscover the Joy of the Simple Things Through the Danish Concept of Hygge #ad - What’s stopping you from living a more meaningful and connected life? Rediscover the joy of the simple things through the Danish concept of Hygge in The Cozy Life. This was the first book ever written about hygge in the world. A classic treasure that feels like an old book from times forgotten, with cream coloured pages and hand drawn illustrations.
In today’s world, we’re constantly rushing from one thing to the next and are struggling with information overload.
Denmark - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & CultureKuperard #ad - The danes tend to be more relaxed and less formal than their fellow Scandinavians—and more independently minded. This book offers many practical tips on travelers should conduct themselves in Denmark and what to expect in social situations. In fact, denmark used to be referred to by its puritanical northern neighbors as "the loose woman to the south.
This book gives an insider's perspective on danish home, work, equality, and social cohesion, and on the Jantelov—the principles underpinning the traditional Scandinavian virtues of modesty, and social life, but which also warn against the dangers of individualism. But of the Danes themselves they may know very little.
Denmark - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture #ad - Readers will discover that, civilized, fair-minded, the Danish people are friendly, beneath their quiet northern reserve, and warm. Mention denmark and some people will think of marauding Vikings with horned helmets or one of Denmark's more famous exports—Carlsberg beer—or the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen.
First Fieldwork: The Misadventures of an AnthropologistWaveland Press, Inc. #ad - It is wonderfully human, thoroughly professional. From cooking and culture shock to data gathering and childbirth, its follies and foibles, First Fieldwork animates the lighter side of fieldwork, triumphs and disasters. Forces of urbanization are turning the life but not the soul of thatched-roof Taarnby from the sea to the nearby city of Copenhagen.
. From the arrival of the anderson family to their eventful departure, students follow the professional and personal challenges of a culture change study. Anyone who has done fieldwork will identify with the humor and the pathos; anyone planning it will profit from the demystification that Anderson brings to this anthropological rite of passage.
First Fieldwork: The Misadventures of an Anthropologist #ad - Anderson takes readers there—to the experience of first fieldwork. Twelve months in a tiny island village facing the wild North Sea. Written with wit and insight, fifteen chapters each exploring a key anthropological concept chronicle daily life in a Danish maritime community.