Live Lagom:Balanced Living, The Swedish Way by Anna Brones


Live Lagom. Last year the buzz was all about Hygge--the Danish way of enjoying the simple things in life. Balanced Living the Swedish Way is a similar concept in Lagom.

Live Lagom, according to Brones, is a challenge for you to think about slow living. She says, "a slow life is an intentional life, one that doesn't take too much or cause any harm, and one that focuses on the essential." Live Lagom is divided into four sections: work, home, health and environment. Brones explains how Lagom in each area with lots of tips to live more simply and more mindfully. 

I enjoyed Live Lagom. I did learn what the Swedish lifestyle and culture was like. At the same time, the tips weren't really anything I didn't already know, as someone who reads a fair amount of books and articles on simple, healthy living. However, I did enjoy the recipes: Swedish Rye Bread, Dill Marinated Cucumber, Swedish Cheesecake and a few more. At the same time, I wish the book had an index or a list of recipes, either in the front or the back of the book, for quick reference. The illustrations are nice and clearly show the simple living of the Swedish Culture. Live Lagom is a pleasant read overall on a winter day.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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