Apparently good relationships make you happier and being happier leads to better social relationships. According to the experts people who feel grateful are not only more helpful, forgiving and less materialistic, but they are happier too.
As Benjamin Franklin said, “Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasure that occur every day than in great pieces of good fortune that happen seldom”.
Groomed for a career in law to follow in the footsteps of her late grandfather, Maura tried her good girl best to comply.
After graduating from Boston College with a degree in Political Science and working for the late Senator Ted Kennedy in Boston, she trudged through half of her law school studies until she could trudge no longer.
Hygge is egalitarian as it is about relations and community; no one should feel excluded or bring attention to themselves by bragging etc; trust is present.
You can smell hygge: the smell reminds you of safety and being cared for. As Robert Kennedy wrote: “The gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play.
Hygge is the opposite of the stresses of life: things that seem unsafe and unfair, including money and social status; the tough realities of the outside world."I looked and felt like a zombie," she confesses today, remembering the fateful day she literally could not wrest herself out of a chair and drive herself to school."It was a very scary moment for someone like me who was always pleasing, always working toward her next achievement." Maura took a permanent sabbatical from legal studies and set out to rekindle her childhood spark.Hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”) This is a Danish word for which there is no equivalent in English.However, it means something like “cosiness” or “cosy togetherness”. Last month the world celebrated Happiness Day (20 well by Meik Wiking, hygge requires things like: atmosphere (preferably candlelight), presence (mindfulness), pleasure (yummy, heart-warming food), equality (‘we’ over ‘me’), gratitude, harmony (not competitive, no need to brag), comfort (relaxation), truce (no drama and politics), togetherness (relationships) and shelter (place of peace and security).