"I think the best definition of happiness is a wide definition that includes well-being, joy, and sense of purpose."

- Meik Wiking

Join us for a deep dive into hygge and lykke with Meik Wiking; CEO of the Happiness Research Institute and NY Times best-selling author of several books including "The Little Book of Lykke" and with more than one million copies sold, “The Little Book of Hygge.”

Episode Takeaways

  • The definition of “hygge” and “lykke” [02:34]

  • Expats and hygge [05:27]

  • The data insights of Denmark’s top position of happiest countries [08:36]

  • Happiness and well-being [15:15]

  • Moving to a happier country [19:00]

  • Depression and suicide rates [20:17]

  • Barriers for expats coming to Denmark [29:36]

  • How we can incentivize Danes to open up their social circles [31:47]

  • The World Happiness Report [32:10]

  • Daily habits, routines, and rituals to stay happy [41:42]

  • Special events and dinner invites [44:00]

  • Mentors and book recommendations [50:04]

  • Lessons to and from Denmark, and closing comments [51:05]