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Lagom

by Linnea Dunne

Lifestyle and Health The Real World

Lagom Synopsis

Step aside Hygge. Lagom is the new Scandi lifestyle trend taking the world by storm.

This delightfully illustrated book gives you the lowdown on this transformative approach to life and examines how the lagom ethos has helped boost Sweden to the No.10 ranking in 2017's World Happiness Report.

Lagom (pronounced 'lah-gom') has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term 'laget om', for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word 'lag', which means 'law'.

Far from restrictive, lagom is a liberating concept, praising the idea that anything more than 'just enough' is a waste of time. Crucially it also comes with a selflessness and core belief of responsibility and common good.

By living lagom you can:

Live a happier and more balanced life

Reduce your environmental impact

Improve your work-life balance

Free your home from clutter

Enjoy good food the Swedish way

Grow your own and learn to forage

Cherish the relationships with those you love

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ISBN: 9781856753746
Publication date: 13/07/2017
Publisher: Gaia Books Ltd an imprint of Octopus Publishing Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781856753746
Publication date: 13th July 2017
Author: Linnea Dunne
Publisher: Gaia Books Ltd an imprint of Octopus Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 160 pages
Genres: Lifestyle & Health, The Real World,
Categories: Mind, Body, Spirit: thought & practice, Lifestyle & personal style guides, Cultural studies,

About Linnea Dunne

Linnea Dunne was born and raised in Sweden, where she started her writing career as a columnist at the local newspaper aged 15. She left for Ireland a few years later and eventually moved to London, where she studied Creative Writing and Political Communications. Linnea's work on subjects ranging from motherhood to women's rights and media narratives has been published by (among others) the Irish Times, the Guardian and the Irish Independent. She also works as Editor of Scan Magazine, spreading the word about all things Scandinavian, and is the author of Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living (2017). Linnea now ...

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