Hygge has been described as “coziness of the soul”, and for the Danes – who are considered the happiest people on the planet (despite their long, hard winters) – “it’s a way of life”, says Meik Wiking, chief executive officer of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. The Danish developed the concept and the way of living in the 18th century when it first appeared in journals of the time, the country hasn’t looked back since.
In our day and age, we are always rushing from one thing to the next and we forget to slow down in order to enjoy the good things in life. I believe that most of us would agree that feeling happy, being mindful and living a life with intention is a great recipe to feeling contentment within our own lives.
But do we have to move to a Nordic country in order to fully embrace the Hygge lifestyle? No! There are many easy ways that we can incorporate elements of hygge into our daily lives. Hygge Canada is my way of bringing that idea to our Northern country; to spread Hygge in a very Canadian way.
The mission of Hygge Canada is to bring others a feeling of Inner Comfort, Clarity & Connection.