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Lagom: The Swedish Art Of Balanced Living

Lagom: The Swedish Art Of Balanced Living


 Step aside Hygge. Lagom is the new Scandi lifestyle trend taking the world by storm. This delightfully illustrated book gives you the lowdown on this transformative approach to life and examines how the lagom ethos has helped boost Sweden to the No.10 ranking in 2017's World Happiness Report.

Lagom (pronounced 'lah-gom') has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term 'laget om', for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word 'lag', which means 'law'.

  •  Hardback | 160 pages
  •  134 x 178 x 22mm | 368g
  •  Gaia Books Ltd
  •  London, United Kingdom
  •  English
  •  9781856753746

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