The Little Book of Lykke

The Little Book of Lykke

Secrets of the World's Happiest People

Book - 2017
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So nobody knows more about happiness--what the Danes call lykke--than Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. But he believes that, while we can certainly learn a lot from the Danes about finding fulfillment, the keys to happiness are actually buried all around the globe. In this book, he takes us on a treasure hunt to unlock the doors to the good life. From how we spend our precious time to how we relate to our neighbors and cook dinner, he gathers evidence, stories, and tips from the very happiest corners of the planet.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062820334
Branch Call Number: 152.42 W66L1
Characteristics: 285 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm


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Meik Wiking, the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, dives into the research of happiness and why happy people act and think they way they do.

. . in your daily life.

Meik Wiking, the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, dives into the research of happiness and why happy people act and think they way they do.

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AveryG_KCMO Apr 25, 2019

This book encouraged me to meet my neighbors and start a garden. I initially turned to it as a self-help book, though it often it focuses more on community as a whole. Sometimes the author's suggestions feel unrealistic and make me jealous of Denmark's progressive policies, but there are some good nuggets in there too. It's a quick, calming read and included lots of pictures.

LPL_MelissaF Sep 17, 2018

If you were swept up in last year's love of all things hygge (a Danish word that connotes a way of living that fosters contented coziness), good news: there are more Danish feel-good vibes headed your way! Happiness Research Institute CEO Meik Wiking's The Little Book of Lykke (a Danish word for happiness) breaks down the cross-cultural common denominators of happiness, and offers suggestions for ways to foster communities that increase happiness for everyone. This little book is a quick read, but Wiking's observations will stay with you: Anyone can play a role in making their community a happier place, and you can begin today.

Jun 21, 2018

I enjoyed the anecdotes and look forward to passing this along!

Feb 19, 2018

Really enjoyed this book! Interesting to find out how other societies are structured based on what matters most of them. A few surprises, too! Very interesting. Makes me want to make some positive changes in my own life to hopefully benefit society.

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