All posts tagged: United Nations

How the Danish ‘Hygge’ can help us through a Stormy Summer

In the United Nation’s World Happiness Report for 2013, 2014 and 2016, Denmark took the hot spot (and came third in the 2015 report). Despite cold weather, almost non-existent summers and depressingly short and dark winter days, what is it about Danish people that make them amongst the happiest in the world? Could the Danish word ‘Hygge’ (pronounced “HUE-gah”) be the key to their success? In its simplest form, Hygge means appreciating the little things in life – like tea, friends and family. It means creating a nice, cosy atmosphere and taking the time to appreciate the simple things in life with the people you love around you. It’s connection and intimacy, with a whole heap of gratitude. Hygge is something Danes crave and they make sure they get it at all costs. It’s integral to their wellbeing and provides food for their souls. And the proof’s in the pudding! How can you create your own Hygge this weekend? It might be rainy outside, but light a fire, invite some mates over and take the time to enjoy the simple …

International Day of Peace

Next Monday, 21 September is the UN’s International Day of Peace. A day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, within and among all nations of the World. The theme this year is “Partnerships for Peace, Dignity for All”, highlighting the importance of all people in all societies to work together to strive for peace. It’s up to each and every one of us to unite against war and conflict, and help bring these ongoing issues to the attention of others. There are lots of ways you can get involved, here’s a few to get you started – Help Make #PeaceDay Trend on 21 September Create Peace Doves and Display Them Join an Event Near You Make Peace With Someone Join The Movement Share this TedTalk Buy the Peace Day Anthem Try Meditation with Colleagues at Work What will you do?