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(reblogged) Hygge 101 | Weight Watchers Canada

Hygge can be spontaneous or practiced as a daily ritual, its only requirement is focus. Hygge is essentially a mindfulness exercise with the intent to leave you feeling in the moment and aware of the comfort in your actions and surroundings.

Hygge 101: An intro into this comfy-cozy Danish way of life.

Source: Hygge 101 | Weight Watchers Canada

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Patchwork of Hygge ~ Spring Break

While many take March Break as a time to get away, we’ve always just enjoyed a week relaxing and enjoying our family time.

While it was certainly not warm and cozy I did really enjoy the quiet of shoveling soft fluffy snow. I especially enjoy being out in fluffy snow in the evening. It’s a special kind of quiet; of peace.

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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I also spent time in between shoveling crocheting and reading. Much warmer, cozier ways to find quiet and peace. The blanket I worked on was made from soft cotton. I love making blankets..as they get longer I get warmer 😉 The colours of this blanket brought me such joy… so bright; so full of the promise that Spring will be here soon.

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I don’t get enough time to read anymore. So it was lovely to spend some time reading this month. I revisited one all time favourite and enjoyed a new favourite. Books are, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”, as Stephen King has said. I love that I can snuggle up with a blanket, a tea and my cat then travel to a world that the words like ‘alohomora’ can unlock. I can take that same magic in my purse and enjoy it anywhere.


I’d love to hear about the hygge in your corner of the world. What comforts have brought you joy over this past month?

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See you next month for another piece of my Hygge Patchwork.

Hygge translates roughly to ‘cosiness’. “In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too.” [source: visitdenmark.com/hygge]

 

Posted in Hygge, Nature

Patchwork of Hygge ~ Remembering past springs

While our annual trip is a few months away, this is the time of year that we start looking forward to it. Our trip to Allegany has always been a relaxing family time. A time full of late fireside nights and slow quiet mornings. Days filled with a wonderful mix of quiet and laughter and good food.

We always seem to plan our activities around what food we want to eat. Our favourite meal is grilled veggies and steak cooked over the camp fire. Which means, we need to be around the cabin all afternoon to get a fire with lots of hot coals. That day is usually filled with games and splashing in the near-by creek.

Days like this are definitely some of the good things in life! Good food, days full of family time all while surrounded by the trees, creek, and wildlife.

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar


What hygge moments are you looking forward to this year? I’d love to hear about them. Or perhaps you have a hygge moment from this month that you’d like to share?

See you next month for another piece of my Hygge Patchwork.

Hygge translates roughly to ‘cosiness’. “In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too.” [source: visitdenmark.com/hygge]

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A Patchwork of Hygge ~ an Introduction

In Canada, we’re celebrating Family Day. Over on my “journey” blog Just Breathe & Be Grateful, I’ve been starting to explore the concept of hygge (pronounced  hooga) I found a lovely blog How to Hygge the British Way that introduced me to this concept.

Hygge translates roughly to ‘cosiness’. “Hygge is as Danish as pork roast and it goes far in

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illuminating the Danish soul. In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too.” [source: visitdenmark.com/hygge]

Hygge and Family Day are a perfect fit! So I thought today would be a great way to start a monthly feature here on Patchwork Ponderings.

Each month I’m going to post something…most likely photos, perhaps a wee story about hygge; about how I’m creating a ‘warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.’

Currently, I aim to post weekly a gratitude post. Often it’s just a tiny post. These posts are mainly for me but I know everyone will benefit from finding the good; from finding at least one thing in your week to be grateful for. I’m sure my monthly hygge posts will be similar but the more positive in my world the better.

I’d love to see your posts and/or thoughts about your month!