As an American, it comes as no surprise to me that American happiness is on the decline. The 2017 World Happiness Report offers numbers that shouldn't be ignored. Despite an increasing per capita GDP, American happiness is falling. But Nordic countries continue to hold the top spots year after year. What lessons can we learn from the World Happiness Report and the happiest countries?
Among the Oxford Dictionary's 2016 word of the year finalists was the Danish term hygge. The word has no direct English translation. Cozy seems to be the most popular way to describe the idea. But as Miek Wiking in The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living, hygge is so much more than feeling cozy.
You’ve probably heard of the New York Times best-selling author, Gabrielle Bernstein. She’s one of the 16 YouTube Next Video Bloggers. She’s been features on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. If you’re a self-help junkie, you’ve at least seen her many books. Maybe even read one or two. Her most recent, The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith, “teaches readers how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life.”