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Denmark: Where Hygge and Happy Meet

The people of Denmark (a.k.a the “happiest country in Europe”) practice “Hygge” (pronounced hoo-ga).  Danes burn the most  candle wax per capita; obsess about lighting, treasure friendship and socializing, while surrounded by simple, comfy stuff.  There’s also new research confirming the long-held theory that happiness benefits your health and contributes to longevity.  A new field, Positive Psychology, continues to research and document the connections between happiness and health.

Since lighting a cozy fire and snuggling in angora aren’t particularly practical in Florida, check out The Little Book of Hygge for some adaptable ideas. Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute of Copenhagen, offers some great Hygge tips and ideas that could work in Florida. We especially like the idea of a garden for your office.

HYGGE and Happiness