My youngest sister gifted me “The Little Book of Hygge”.

It was an enjoyable read and offered many tips on how to achieve hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) in day to day life.

Hygge is the Danish word for acknowledging a feeling or a moment of cozy contentment and well-being. This feeling is found by enjoying the simple things in life. Candles, textures, cooking & baking, knitting, reading, eating desserts, lit fireplaces, bringing nature indoors with plants, and quiet togetherness are all elements.

With wind chills in the -40°C range (-40 is the same in Fahrenheit and Celsius) and extreme cold warnings, my outdoor walks will be on hold for about a week or so.

This is a perfect time to explore the concept of hygge and foster as much of it as Im able to, in order to keep the “indoor blues” away.

“The secret to hygge lies in paying attention to the rhythm of our daily lives, the people we choose to spend time with, the things we use and the activities we undertake that give life value and meaning.”

~ Louisa Thomsen Brits