surviving a cold swedish winter

One Swedish local explained to us that January is the most depressing month there. It’s dark, cold and no one has money because of the recent Christmas holidays. With a littleΒ poking aroundΒ we found that the Danish, just across the bridge, have a word that helps guide them into a postive state during these tough months. The word is “hygge” which means “creating a nice, warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people around you“.Β  It’s origins are Norwegian, where it meant something like “well-being”….