Take a quick search of hygge on the internet and you’ll find thousands of images of cosy fires, cups of hot chocolate and fluffy blankets. This Danish word (pronounced ‘hoo-guh’) takes centre-stage as a way of life when it comes to mindful living. But as 2017 is still trying to grasp this foreign word, there is already a new kid on the block: the Swedish lagom, where life is all about finding the perfect balance. So, from the comfort of hygge to the balance of lagom, let’s see what the Scandinavians are trying to tell us about living a healthy, fulfilling life.
When yet another customer in front of you in the queue orders a cappuccino with almond milk instead of regular cow’s milk, can you not also but wonder how the trend for milk alternatives has become so popular? And should you also be drinking them?