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Book Report: The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking – And How I'm Making Our House A Forever Home The Live by Design Podcast

When you walk through the door to your home, how do you want it to feel when you step inside? Do you want it to be welcoming, comfortable, and cozy like a warm hug? What special pieces do you have in your home that remind you of your loved ones and give you that sense of ease?In today’s special Book Report episode we are talking about The Little Book of Hygge (pronounced Hoo-ga) – Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen.So, what is Hygge exactly? In a nutshell, it is about atmosphere and the experience we create rather than focusing on things. It is humble and slow. It’s choosing rustic over new, simple over posh, and ambience over excitement. I’ve really been taking this idea to heart as I’ve been creating little spaces in our home that reflect our family history or are nostalgic in some shape or form. One fun way this is reflected in our home is a gallery wall that I have set up around my desk space. Each piece, while aesthetically pleasing, has deeper meaning for our family and I feel that I can come into this space and let my guard down, and I can fully be myself and at ease. So grab your favorite drink, or pop in your ear buds and go for a walk, and listen while we talk about Hygge and how it relates to the space we surround ourselves with and the feelings that we get from being surrounded by warmth, love, nostalgia, and so much more!Resources Show Notes | The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking | Join the Newsletter | Live By Design Goal Setting Masterclass | Follow along on Instagram @livebydesignpodcast | Health Coaching with Kate | Schedule Your Discovery Call | Free Meditation Library Health Coaching with Kate: And if you are feeling like health coaching might be the right fit for you, I’d love to schedule a free Discovery Call with you to see if we’d work well in a coaching relationship! You can learn more about my 6 Month Coaching Program here!
  1. Book Report: The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking – And How I'm Making Our House A Forever Home
  2. How To Find Meaning In What You Do – A Conversation about Serendipity, Humility, Risk-Taking, and Gratitude with Gettysburg College President Bob Iuliano
  3. Bonus: "I See You, And It's Beautiful" with Bridget Covill
  4. How to Find Connection Amidst Conflict – A Conversation About Relationship with Bridget Covill
  5. Bonus: Shift Your Gaze Higher…And You Just Might Find Inspiration From Above (Like In The Form Of An Actual Bald Eagle!!)