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014 - Creating the Hygge Life

Posted on January 23rd, 2018

What do comfy sweaters, candles, book clubs, and fall camping? If you can't quite put your finger on the word, maybe it's because you've never heard it before! The answer is Hygge. Hygge is the Scandinavian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. It has become a defining characteristic of Danish culture. Since the Danes remain some of the happiest people in the world, it's worth taking a look at Hygge, which is thought to be one of the big reasons for their life satisfaction. 

Book: The Hygge Life: Embracing the Nordic Art of Coziness

Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe:

Heat up milk and don’t boil, whisk in other ingredients and then top with whipped cream

  • 4 cups whole milk

  • 10 oz or higher cacao/chocolate

  • 3 T unsalted butter

  • pinch salt

  • whipped cream

Heat up milk but don’t boil, whisk in other ingredients and then top with whipped cream.



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