(not Too Little, Not Too Much) : the Swedish Art of Living A Balanced, Happy Life

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In a fast-paced world, wouldn't it be wonderful if you could slow down and enjoy a life with less pressure, less stress, and more time for the things you love?

Sweden is ranked in the top three of the world's happiest places to live, and lagom, which means "not too much and not too little--just right," is the Swedish philosophy for enjoying balance in every aspect of life--from work and leisure to family and food, and everything in between. Experienced bakers know by touch when the dough they are kneading is lagom--not too moist and not too dry. At the office, professionals who work hard--but not to the detriment of other parts of their lives--are following the lagom ideal. Lagom is moderation, balance, and equality.

By using the Swedish lifestyle as an example, Niki Brantmark offers insightful suggestions and bite-sized actions to help you make subtle changes to your life, so you too can make time for the things that matter most and find greater happiness.

Publisher: New York : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780062748799
Characteristics: 280 pages :,colour illustrations ;,19 cm.


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Jul 23, 2018

This is a very good book to read. I am familiar with lagom already but this book illustrates better and provided more examples. Well written, an enjoyable read and good points to consider.

multcolib_karene Mar 04, 2018

Meh. Didn't say anything new. I also didn't like how she lumps all Swedish people into one group. I'm assuming there are many folks who are not in lock-step with lagoming (is that a word?!).

ArapahoeJenny Jan 29, 2018

After binging on books about Hygge, this sweet book about living a balanced life was just what the doctor ordered. Simple, easy changes to your daily routine that will bring more balance and more joy!

apollospacefan Dec 10, 2017

Since when is a UK transplant to Sweden considered versed enough in "lagom" to write a book about it? Lots of wonderful pictures to page through, but seriously lacking in actual content. Reads like a magazine, and would be a good accompaniment to an afternoon curled up next to the fire, if you can stand the lack of actual information.

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