Winter is coming. Are you ready to hygge?

Winter is coming. Some of you (me too) may have missed out on hygge, the Danish phenomenon that links coziness at home to a serene and balanced life. That’s a lot to unpack in such a small word.

But even with the promise of living a contented life, I never felt the urge to embrace hygge and hunker down inside. I was always anxious to get outdoors.

Which is why I’m falling in love with this Norwegian word I can’t pronounce: friluftsliv. Translations point to “open-air living.” It’s not new and I’ll spare you the origin, but it is gaining momentum and may help with the pandemic blahs as we charge toward winter.

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