Hygge (pronounced HOO-gah) has made its way from Danish culture to newly released books and it's no wonder. People are cozying up to the ideals of hygge as a way to get through the winter with candles, company and comfort. There are many reasons why hygge works for some, but not for others. The following articles give you a glimpse into what hygge is, how to introduce it into your life and how to warm up to it this winter, or not.
You can read these articles using CPL's Online Resources, but I've also noted if an article is available freely on the web.
"'Hygge' at Home: 5 Ways to Cozy Up to the Trend" by Vicky Hallett
The Washington Post, January 26, 2017
This introduction to hygge explores the lifestyle trend and how to implement it into your home, including everything from houseplants to candles.
"The Art of Hygge" by Hannah Baker
Director, December 2016/January 2017 (also available on the Director website)
Spending quality time with friends or family is a touchstone of hygge. Learn five ways to experience it with your loved ones.
"Wintering the Danish Way" by Penelope Green
New York Times, December 25, 2016 (also available on The New York Times website)
Hygge may be part of the Danish culture, but will it ever be as big anywhere else? One New Yorker aims to find out by adapting hygge into her life.
"The Good Life" by Charlotte Haigh MacNeil
Health & Fitness Magazine, September 2016
Hygge isn't just for home. It can be incorporated into all areas of your life if you're open to slowing down and being in the moment.
"Hygge Schmygge" by Edwin Heathcote
Financial Times, December 17, 2016
If you don't believe all the hype, you're not alone.
So, what do you think? Is hygge for you?