Lagom: Culture of Enough
Last year I compiled a list on hygge, the Danish expression for cozy, warm, and homey. This season, I want to highlight a new trend which many Americans are embracing (including Oprah): lagom, which means "just the right amount."
2017 by Brantmark, NikiGet this item
Besides the charming book cover art, this manual provides everyday examples of how to incorporate lagom into your personal and work life.
2018 by Jackson, JonnyGet this item
You'll learn how to savor healthy food, improve your work-life balance, and cherish friends and family more after reading this small book.
2017 by Akinmade-Akerström, LolaGet this item
For those of us with sloppy habits, unorganized drawers and closets, reliance on fast food for sustenance, and a lifestyle completely devoid of physical exercise, there's hope. This how-to manual provides enough details to get you on your way to embracing the key concepts of lagom.
2017 by Wiking, MeikGet this item
OK, I threw in a Danish word just to mix it up a bit. Lykke is Danish for happiness. Meik, serves as the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. In this booklet, he describes what fosters happiness in different cultures around the world. You're sure to glean a couple of fascinating tidbits to guide you in your search for happiness and balanced living.
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and your Family From A Lifetime of Clutter2018 by Magnusson, MargaretaGet this item
If the title alone doesn't capture your attention and imagination, the content will for sure. Magnusson describes the joys of ritual de-cluttering which the Swedish believe is a true catharsis. As the author points out, it is better to do it sooner than later so your loved ones don't have to perform this once you've passed. Told with humor and empathy.