The Swedish Art of Balanced Living

Author: Linnea Dunne

Publisher: Gaia

ISBN: 1856753751

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 4489

Step aside Hygge. Lagom is the new Scandi lifestyle trend taking the world by storm. This delightfully illustrated book gives you the lowdown on this transformative approach to life and examines how the lagom ethos has helped boost Sweden to the No.10 ranking in 2017's World Happiness Report. Lagom (pronounced 'lah-gom') has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term 'laget om', for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word 'lag', which means 'law'. Far from restrictive, lagom is a liberating concept, praising the idea that anything more than 'just enough' is a waste of time. Crucially it also comes with a selflessness and core belief of responsibility and common good. By living lagom you can: Live a happier and more balanced life Reduce your environmental impact Improve your work-life balance Free your home from clutter Enjoy good food the Swedish way Grow your own and learn to forage Cherish the relationships with those you love


Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life

Author: Niki Brantmark

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062748807

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 9800

In a fast-paced world, wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could slow down and enjoy a life with less pressure, less stress, and more time for the things you love? Sweden is ranked in the top three of the world’s happiest places to live, and lagom, which means “not too much and not too little—just right,” is the Swedish philosophy for enjoying balance in every aspect of life—from work and leisure to family and food, and everything in between. Experienced bakers know by touch when the dough they are kneading is lagom—not too moist and not too dry. At the office, professionals who work hard—but not to the detriment of other parts of their lives—are following the lagom ideal. Lagom is moderation, balance, and equality. By using the Swedish lifestyle as an example, Niki Brantmark offers insightful suggestions and bite-sized actions to help you make subtle changes to your life, so you too can make time for the things that matter most and find greater happiness.


The Swedish Art of Balanced Living: The Complete Book of Lagom

Author: Ingrid Nilsson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781985850323


Page: 44

View: 2902

Scandinavia sets the course for happiness in life again. Yesterday, we followed the trends of the Danish hygge and, like Danes, bought candles, wrapped ourselves in woolen blankets and tried not to deny ourselves little pleasures. But there are other recipes for happiness and long life. Swedish lagom, Norwegian friluftsliv and Japanese Ikigai also deserve attention. Today, hygge is being replaced by lagom, where at the head of everything is the Swedish aesthetics of moderation. The creative director of the British magazine Lagom, Elliot Stokes, believes that the difference between lagom and hygge is in the scale. "This is a comprehensive concept that defines a lifetime," he explains. "It's not about finding a minute for the lagom. It is necessary to change the attitude towards life in its entirety."Swedes are reasonable, they think well before investing money in any purchase, are endowed with a careful attitude towards the natural resources. They value their time and energy and do not spend it on something unnecessary. In life, the Swedish descendants of the Vikings try to adhere to the happy medium: it's bad when a person is missing something but having too much of something is also not good. Yes, we do not live in Sweden, but everyone can add lagom to their lives. In this book, we will cover the following topics: What is Lagom?, Lagom Lifestyle, and Lagom and Swedish Wellbeing. Finally, you will be able to complete a 30-Day Lagom Challenge, bringing more and more lagom into your life with each task you complete.

Live Lagom

Balanced Living, the Swedish Way

Author: Anna Brones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399581340

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 8886

"From home design and work-life balance, to personal well-being and environmental sustainability, author Anna Brones presents valuable Swedish-inspired tips and actionable ways to create a more intentional, healthy lifestyle. Instead of thinking about how we can work less, lagom teaches us to think about how we can work better."--

The Little Book of Lagom

How to Balance Your Life the Swedish Way

Author: Jonny Jackson,Elias Larsen

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449493505

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 3925

Lagom (pronounced lah-gom) is a Swedish word that means “not too much and not too little, but just the right amount.” It’s about moderation, efficiency, and fairness. This gift book helps readers find balance in their lives with practical tips, sensible recipes, simple craft projects, and inspirational quotes. They’ll learn how to fill their homes with energy-saving, recycled décor, reduce food waste in their everyday lives, and balance their needs with those of the wider world.

Live Laugh Lagom

Enough Is Enough--Embracing the Swedish Way to Balance and Happiness

Author: Lola A. Åkerström

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612437788

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 2706

WHAT MAKES SWEDES HAPPY? ONE WORD: LAGOM Throwing away all your stuff isn't going to make you happy. Conspicuous consumption isn't going to work either. But somewhere in the middle is lagom—the Swedish way to happiness based on the idea of not too much, not too little. Lagom is not just a word but the very essence of what it means to be a Swede. As you'll discover in this book, lagom is the secret to the enviable Swedish lifestyle of social consciousness, moderation, and sustainability. Guiding you to operate at your most natural, effortless state of contentment, Live Laugh Lagom teaches you to strive for the ultimate balance in all aspects of your existence, including well-being, relationships, work, finances, diet, and home life.


The Swedish art of eating harmoniously

Author: Steffi Knowles-Dellner

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1787132021

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 6352

Lagom: n. just the right amount, balanced, harmonious. This beautiful, fresh cookbook offers genuine insight into how Swedes eat and cook – with recipes that fit around the seasons, occasions, times of day, and appetite. Eating and cooking in tune with 'lagom' means embracing food that is good for body and soul, unfussy, delicious and sustaining, and all in harmony. The Swedes understand that balance is everything – that you crave comforting food when a bitter wind is howling outside, that refreshing, lighter meals suit hot, hazy days, that a mid-morning bun is good for morale, and that a long, sociable lunch with friends and family on a Sunday is the most rewarding way to end the weekend.

The Art of Balanced Living

The Right Diet and Lifestyle for Your Body Type

Author: Shaun Matthews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925048520

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 8191

Designed to help you sustain wellbeing and overcome stressful times and events, the advice in The Art of Balanced Living is based on the body-typing system of Ayurveda, India's traditional system of healing. Such elements of Ayurveda as yoga and meditation are well known. However, fewer people know about the body type diet and how it affects physical, emotional and mental health. The three body types, or doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, reflect and affect everything from the health of our skin to the state of our finances. This book uses Ayurvedic medicine to answer questions such as Why can't I lose that last bit of weight? Why is digestion so sensitive to raw food? Why do I get angry so quickly when others seem so relaxed? Why can't I tolerate hot spices? It also contains recipes and personal stories from people whose lives have changed after implementing the body-type diet.

The Little Book of Fika

The Uplifting Daily Ritual of the Swedish Coffee Break

Author: Lynda Balslev

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449493351

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 976

While the Danish concept of hygge as caught on around the globe, so has lagom—its Swedish counterpart. An essential part of the lagom lifestyle, fika is the simple art of taking a break—sometimes twice a day—to enjoy a warm beverage and sweet treat with friends. This delightful gift book offers an introduction to the tradition along with recipes to help you establish your own fika practice.

The Lagom Life

A Swedish way of living

Author: Elisabeth Carlsson

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 9781782495383

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 5572

Discover lagom—the Swedish idea of balance, harmony, beauty, and sufficency. Our love affair with all things Scandinavian shows no signs of letting up. Having embraced the Danish concept of hygge, we’re now looking to Sweden and one of their essential philosophies, lagom. It’s best described as “not too much, not too little; just the right amount,” which, in practice, is balance—and isn’t that what we’re all looking for? In this delightful little pocket book, Elisabeth Carlsson, a Swede who has been living in the UK for many years, lets us in on the secrets of the enviable Swedish lifestyle and shows us how we can all be a little more lagom. She explains what lagom means to the Swedish and then explores how it can relate to all areas of our life: from our separation of work and home through managing our time, to how we eat, never depriving ourselves but not overindulging and avoiding waste; from discovering what makes a home more lagom in style and function, to how we sustainably take care of that home; from appreciating and looking after our body with moderate exercise and care, to our approach to life as a whole, and realising that what’s good for the world can also be good for us, too. Filled with advice and ideas, this thoughtful guide provides the key to a lagom way of living—healthy, harmonious, and happy.

The Little Book of Hygge

The Danish Way to Live Well

Author: Meik Wiking

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241283930

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 2349

Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge. 'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight...' You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress. Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world.

The Little Book of Lykke

Secrets of the World’s Happiest People

Author: Meik Wiking

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062820346

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 5422

Join the happiness revolution! The author of the New York Times bestseller The Little Book of Hygge offers more inspiration and suggestions for achieving greater happiness, by practicing Lykke (LOO-ka)—pursuing and finding the good that exists in the world around us every day. While the Danes are the happiest people on the planet, happiness isn’t exclusively Danish; cultures around the world have their own unique approaches to leading a contented, fulfilled life. For his work at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik Wiking travels the globe from Dubai to Finland, Rio de Janeiro to Bhutan, South Korea to the United States, to discover the secrets of the very happiest people. In The Little Book of Lykke, Meik identifies the six factors that explain the majority of differences in happiness across the world—togetherness, money, health, freedom, trust, and kindness—and explores what actions we can take to become happier. As he reveals, we can deepen our blissfulness and contentment with little adjustments in our behavior, whether it’s eating like the French (sitting around a table and savoring our time) or dancing the tango like Argentinians in Buenos Aires. With his trademark warmth and wit, Meik explores the happiness gap for parents, how much money you really need to buy happiness, how we can be healthier without having to go to the gym, how we can learn to build trust and collaboration, how we can help ourselves by helping others, and why our expectations often outweigh our reality. Weaving together original research and personal anecdotes, The Little Book of Lykke is a global roadmap for joy that offers a new approach to achieving everyday happiness that not only improve our own lives, but help us build better communities and a better world.


The Finnish Art of Courage

Author: Joanna Nylund

Publisher: Gaia

ISBN: 1856753840

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 9904

Discover the Finnish quality of sisu and how cultivating it can help you lead a life of greater purpose and happiness. This ancient Finnish word describes an attitude of courage, resilience, grit, tenacity and perseverance. This key psychological competence enables extraordinary action in times of adversity. To have sisu confers a further dimension of doing so with honesty, integrity and humility. By cultivating sisu you can: Face life's challenges with courage and determination Enhance your wellbeing and find your focus Communicate confidently and resolve conflicts effectively Cultivate endurance and achieve your fitness goals Raise kind and resilient children Act with integrity and fight for what you believe in Sisu is a universal trait. It may have been bottled and labelled by the Finns, but it is within reach of everyone. It lies within you, and you are very likely to have used it already.

Live Laugh Lagom

Embracing the Swedish Way to Balance and Happiness

Author: Lola a Akerstrom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612437675

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 4129

WHAT MAKES SWEDES HAPPY? ONE WORD: LAGOM Throwing away all your stuff isn't going to make you happy. Conspicuous consumption isn't going to work either. But somewhere in the middle is lagom--the Swedish way to happiness based on the idea of not too much, not too little. Lagom is not just a word but the very essence of what it means to be a Swede. As you'll discover in this book, lagom is the secret to the enviable Swedish lifestyle of social consciousness, moderation, and sustainability. Guiding you to operate at your most natural, effortless state of contentment, Live Laugh Lagom teaches you to strive for the ultimate balance in all aspects of your existence, including well-being, relationships, work, finances, diet, and home life.

White Mountain: A Cultural Adventure Through the Himalayas

Author: Robert Twigger

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 168177593X

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 7010

A sweeping biography of the Himalayas by the acclaimed author of Angry White Pyjamas. Home to mythical kingdoms, wars and expeditions, and strange and magical beasts, the Himalayas have always loomed tall in our imagination. These mountains, home to Buddhists, Bonpos, Jains, Muslims, Hindus, shamans and animists, to name only a few, are a place of pilgrimage and dreams, revelation and war, massacre and invasion, but also peace and unutterable calm. They are a central hub of the world’s religion, as well as a climber’s challenge and a traveler’s dream. In an exploration of the region's seismic history, Robert Twigger, author of Red Nile and Angry White Pyjamas, unravels some of these seemingly disparate journeys and the unexpected links between them. Following a winding path across the Himalayas to its physical end in Nagaland on the Indian-Burmese border, Twigger encounters incredible stories from a unique cast of mountaineers and mystics, pundits and prophets. The result is a sweeping, enthralling and surprising journey through the history of the world's greatest mountain range.


Author: Oliver Johansson

Publisher: Bell & MacKenzie Publishing

ISBN: 9781911219897

Category: Self-Help

Page: 86

View: 8013

If 2016 was the year of Hygge. 2017 is set to be the year of Lagom.

New Aging

Live Smarter Now to Live Better Forever

Author: Matthias Hollwich,Bruce Mau Design

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698196449

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 2119

Aging is a gift that we receive with life—and in New Aging, the architect Matthias Hollwich outlines smart, simple ideas to help us experience it that way. New Aging invites us to take everything we associate with aging—the loss of freedom and vitality, the cold and sterile nursing homes, the boredom—and throw it out the window. As an architect, Matthias Hollwich is devoted to finding ways in which we can shape our living spaces and communities to make aging a graceful and fulfilling aspect of our lives. Now he has distilled his research into a collection of simple, visionary principles—brought to life with bright, colorful illustrations—that will inspire you to think creatively about how you can change your habits and environments to suit your evolving needs as you age. With advice ranging from practical design tips for making your home safer and more comfortable to thought-provoking ideas on how we work, relax, and interact with our neighbors, and even how we eat, New Aging will inspire you and your loved ones to live smarter today so you can live better tomorrow. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Avoid Waste and Live a More Fulfilling Life by Adopting the Swedish Lifestyle Choice of Just Enough

Author: Clara Olsson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546855057

Category: Lifestyles

Page: 64

View: 7796

For a limited period only this book is discounted to $6.99 Hygge the Danish concept of comfort has taken the world by storm in the last few years. We have all been seduced by Scandi Lifestyle concepts either through social media or TV shows. What this quick start guide will do is introduce you to another lesser known Scandi concept of Lagom, or as it's often translated "just enough is the right amount"Let's face it we lead very wasteful lives. We buy too much; we consume too much, and as a result we ultimately throw away too much! Owning too much and throwing too much away makes us feel unhappy, whether we realize this or not. Cleaning, organizing, and even just looking at all the stuff we have accumulated can have us feeling stressed and demoralized.In this guide we will look at how we can adopt "Lagom" and introduce it into our everyday lives to leave us feeling "just right" GET YOUR COPY TODAY AND START TO LIVE A MORE FULFILLING LIFESTYLEImagine a life that shuns overconsumption and how this can open up the time and energy to engage in more fulfilling pursuits. Has your life been, over-time, more and more consumed by buying yet more pieces of furniture or more clothes you won't even wear? Well put these lifestyle choices to one side and rediscover how to buy less and live more.Learn how we can all improve our lives and happiness by adopting some simple lifestyle choices. Leave behind those worries about finding the time to dust, clean, iron, and recycling, by living by the Swedish lifestyle choice of Lagom THIS BOOK IS DISCOUNTED FOR A LIMITED PERIOD ONLY This essential guide breaks down into easy to follow steps, showing you exactly how you can live a less consumerist lifestyle and enjoy what's really important in life. Here's A Preview Of What's Inside... What is Lagom? Origins of Lagom Positive Benefits of Living With Just Enough Appyling Lagom to Your Home Tips on How to Succeed with Lagom Lagom and Food Consumption And Much More! So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and click "Buy Now"! Start taking control of your life without the need for endless spending and possessions.

The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer

10 Easy Tips For a Happier, Healthier Life

Author: Bertil Marklund

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1771642920

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 152

View: 8486

A short guide to a long life, The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer is a pragmatic little book that channels the simple, healthy lifestyle of Scandinavia. Swedish doctor Bertil Marklund covers broad ground in just over 100 pages, providing a comprehensive guide to lifestyle choices, including sleep, diet, exercise, and the negative impact of stress; he also introduces the concept of lagom, a Swedish take on moderation. We can all adopt the 10 tips outlined in the book without completely rethinking the way we live. With his practical and realistic advice, Dr. Marklund gives you the power to make a difference in your own life—today, and in the future.