The Hygge Wife

is an online journal dedicated to the Nordic & Danish concept of 'hygge', and it's complimentary lifestyle of living simply and intentionally. When I found hygge, I found myself immersed in a concept that stood for honest, raw and real moments of goodness, coziness, and intention. The word itself, means 'coziness' when translated literally from Danish to the English language... However, seeing only the literal translation would be missing out on everything that hygge has to offer. Hygge is the smell of your grandmother's cake wafting through the whole house, wrapping you in memories of safety and comfort. It's a blanket pulled tightly across your shoulders as the breeze picks up, and it's you child's hand in yours. It is coziness, connection, and living with intention. It is pairing things down to the basics: living simply, so that we can enjoy the cozy moments more fully. Hygge is a shelter and a sense of safety. And for me, it is not only a lifestyle, it is home.