December 28th, 2016
On My Mind



Danish for getting cozy, hygge is my post-holidays goal. According to a piece in The New York Times, hygge is for Danes “a national manifesto, nay, an obsession expressed in the constant pursuit of homespun pleasures involving candlelight, fires, fuzzy knitted socks, porridge, coffee, cake and other people.”

After a month of Christmas prep, holiday dances, parties, two birthdays, trips, and visits with family, hygge-ing is how I want to recover. A few days in my PJs eating my husband’s homemade granola by the fire sounds amazing–bring it on!

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  • You and me both!

    SusanDecember 28th, 2016  11:57 AM

  • Along with eating more porridge, shutting out the noise of media and cultural input , replacing that with something more pure and authentic, is how I intend to achieve my hygge in 2017. Our adult children commented over Christmas weekend that no one seems to care about ‘celebrities’ any more – perhaps the result of over-exposure and narcissism for too many years. Whatever the reason, we may be seeing a shift in trends. Bring it on!

    PaulaDecember 28th, 2016  2:49 PM

  • I knew there was a reason I like only beeswax unscented candles…..

    KathyDecember 29th, 2016  10:09 AM

  • Oh Paula, if only that could be so! Hygge comes naturally to a Canadian, so I’ve been making a few recipes from different blogs and articles but was surprised at how bland they were. I think it was just bad luck though, so I’m going to try some from Trina Hahnemann’s latest book.

    SueMDecember 29th, 2016  10:14 PM

  • Pls share his recipe, if he doesn’t mind.

    LauraDecember 30th, 2016  12:11 PM

  • Charlotte Abrahams book Hygge, is my current holiday read, picking it up and reading chapters where I find time. I’m finding it the perfect reassess and attitude reset for the new year ahead. Hygge is at the forefront of my days, as I cherish the (Australian) summer holidays with my young children.

    SarahDecember 31st, 2016  1:54 AM

  • I agree- this sounds lovely!!

    AlexandraJanuary 2nd, 2017  1:14 AM


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