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Lagom: the Swedish art of balanced living

Lagom: the Swedish art of balanced living

Dunne, Linnea, author

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

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Gaia, 2017

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Statement of responsibility: Linnea Dunne
ISBN: 1856753743, 9781856753746
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 160 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 19 cm
Subject: Self-actualization (Psychology); Conduct of life Sweden.; Psychology.