Hygge, pronounced "hoo-gah", is a word of Scandinavian origin which loosely translates to mean "coziness." One definition I found online describes it this way:

"The best translation is coziness, but not the physical coziness you get when you put on a warm sweater or cuddle up with a blanket. It's more of a state of mental balance and psychological well-being."

Sounds good to me! This is a concept well-known amongst the Danish, who seem to be onto something important here. Consider this - they have some of the longest and harshest winters in the world, AND also are touted as being one of the happiest countries in the world!

We are going to feature this concept in February's newsletter, and would love to hear from YOU- what activities do you find that help you get into a state of hygge or coziness?

And while it's about more than physical comfort, getting physically cozy can definitely help improve your state of mind and sense of well-being.

Email us back by clicking HERE , and we will share your responses plus our own ideas, on cultivating the ultimate Coziness this winter!