The Cozy Life: Rediscover the Joy of the Simple Things Through the Danish Concept Hygge by Pia Edberg review

The Cozy Life: Rediscover the Joy of the Simple Things Through the Danish Concept of Hygge by Pia Edberg
Published by Create Space Independent Publishing Platform on April 4 2016
Genres: Non-fiction, self help
Pages: 150

In today’s world, we’re constantly rushing from one thing to the next and are struggling with information overload. We’re more disconnected from ourselves and our loved ones than ever before. Rediscover the joy of the simple things through the Danish concept of Hygge in The Cozy Life. This book will inspire you to slow down and enjoy life’s cozy moments!

Learn about the Danish cultural phenomenon of Hygge, and the secret to why
Denmark is consistently rated the happiest country in the world
Embrace the little things and take simplicity and minimalism up a notch
Add Hygge into every aspect of your life with practical examples and tips
Say goodbye to the Winter Blues and live a healthier, centred life

This charming little book, filled with hand drawn illustrations, beautifully addresses that yearning we all have for a more authentic life, created by ourselves instead of external forces.

What’s stopping you from living a more meaningful and connected life?


I was interested in this little book as I’d heard of the concept of Hygge and I always find winters especially hard as I’m constantly in a lousy mood. Here in Melbourne the weather is starting to get colder and I thought this would be the perfect time to read this book.

This is an exceptionally quick read, essentially a book you could get through in one sitting in an hour or two. Honestly, there’s not much to it, it’s simple, describes the concept of Hygge and the various other concepts that go along side it. I agreed with a lot of what Edberg talks about in this book including the state of being minimalistic, how money does not generate happiness and you can be content just by getting cosy with a blanket and a good book. I loved how this book can be applied to anyone, doesn’t matter if you’re old or young, rich or poor or on the other side of the world. There are a few simple things that Edberg talks about that can instantly uplift one’s mood. It’s a cute book, however many concepts that were talked about were already familiar to me and I was hoping to gain a whole new insight into the meaning of “hygge”. But I guess that’s just what it is, simple. Many people probably already understand the concept, they just aren’t familiar with the word “hygge”, despite having already experienced it.

Overall it was a pleasant read that instantly made me feel cosy with all the talk of warm fires, blankets and books. If you’re interested in learning about Hygge it’s a good book to read, also if you want to be reminded about what’s truly important when it comes to experiencing happiness, even in the coldest, darkest days.


Have you heard of what word “Hygge”? Do you know what it means? Have you read a book on the concept of Hygge? Let me know!

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