With the risk of this article being too long for anyone to want to read, we won’t list all the reasons as to why most of us are going through a rough, to say the least, year. And while 2020, and the two weeks of 2021, has kept many of us glued to the news, perhaps now is the right time to shut off the electronics for a few hours, and sit down with a book?

We think the timing of turning to some Scandinavian wisdom for health and happiness couldn’t be better. Here are the books that we love:

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Lagom – The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life


The Key to Happiness


Food Pharmacy


The Nordic Theory of Everything


There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather


Parenthood – The Swedish Way

Have you read any Scandinavian non-fiction books that you feel have been helpful to you? Let us know in comments below.

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