Live Lagom: Balanced living, the Swedish way by Anna Brones
Does the word hygge ring a bell for you? If so, lagom will sound familiar. While hygge is focused on coziness, lagom is more about balance, living with the ‘just right’ between extremes. It is both a personal thing and a social understanding: it’s good for the individual and for society. This is, to be sure, an oversimplification of a complex concept, but for the purposes of this review, you get the gist. This book hopes to convey the concept of lagom as an alternative to the ‘go big or go home’ attitude that pervades so much of western (especially American) culture. How much better would the world/environment/society/our health be if we weren’t so focused on being the biggest and best? This book lays out the concept and then addresses it in the specific contexts of work, home, health, and the environment in the form of things to think about, DIY projects, recipes, and more.
full disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Blogging for Books