"This Danish word, (pronounced 'hue-gah'), will become a girl's best friend when we feel the aches and pains that love can bring," says Liz LeClair, a graphic designer and account coordinator with Nancy Marshall Communications in Maine. "It's about acknowledging the simple things in our everyday lives, and making them extraordinary and special. It's a feeling and overall mood of complete comfort and coziness. It's a genuine appreciation for the smallest details that leave you feeling warm-hearted and serene. It is the best way to relieve your mind of sadness and heartache."
So, what exactly is hygge? It's the feeling of coming inside after spending an afternoon hiking through the snow, and settling down in front of the fire with a mug of hot chocolate. It's going off the grid and getting back to nature. It's a weekend in the woods. It's serenity and peace. If you need a moment away from the pain of grief and heartache, ask yourself what you can do to find your hygge.
Nancy Weil, certified grief counselor, author, and founder of The Laugh Academy, affirms, "Use the power of nature to heal. Walk outside and breathe the fresh air. Use essential oils or flower essences to help lift your spirits, sleep deeply, or give you energy for your day. Sit by the water to calm and soothe your soul."