Editor’s note: I went to Lola’s book mingle on Thursday, unwittingly with one of the contributors I connected to the author, and met so many interesting people supporting the book launch. I got my hands on a hardcopy of the book [I have the Kindle verson too] and read it in two days.
The book was a fascinating read in 2017 even after moving to Sweden in 2006. Lola’s dissection of lagom in every aspect of one’s life opened me up to a completely new understanding of lagom and how to apply it daily. I think I get what it means to live lagom more than my Swede 😉
As the Swedish proverb goes, ‘Lagom är bäst’ (The right amount is best).
Lagom sums up the Swedish psyche and is the reason why Sweden is one of the happiest countries in the world with a healthy work-life balance and high standards of living.
Lagom is a way of living that promotes harmony. It celebrates fairness, moderation and being satisfied with what you’ve got. It’s not about having too little or too much but about fully inviting contentment into our lives.
Sweden-based Lola A. Åkerström is an award-winning writer and photographer who offers us a unique vantage point when it comes to adopting elements of a lagom lifestyle.
Full of insights and beautiful photographs, this authentic guide will help you make small, simple changes to your everyday life – whether that’s your diet, lifestyle, money, work or your home – so you can have a happier, more balanced way of living.
Get your copy of the quintessential Lagom book today. Already available in English and Spanish and soon to be 11 additional languages.
I too was at the mingle and flelt to be a part of such an inspirational book. I think I know a lot about “Lagom” life in Sweden after 38 years but still its good to see things mentioned in the book that you haven’t been aware of.
Copy on order!
I have started to adapt more lagom into my life.
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