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Lykke: The New Hygge?

Author: Lisa Soeno

Last year Meik Wiking’s Little Book of Hygge took the world by storm. It seemed like everyone was lighting candles, sipping on hot chocolate and snuggling down under sheepskins. Sales of cinnamon swirls spiked, and editor Lauren even confessed that she fully embraced winter as a result of hygge. So when I learnt that Wiking had a new book out, The Little Book of Lykke, it fell straight into my virtual basket.

Lykke, pronounced ‘luu-ka’, is the Danish word for happiness. Wiking reckons there are six building blocks to achieving a lykke life: togetherness, money, health, freedom, trust and kindness. He’s travelled the world, literally, in the pursuit of happiness, and in his book he explains how to find a little more lykke in our lives.

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