Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is the Danish word which means coziness, enjoying simple pleasures, or creating intimacy with others or with yourself. It's a difficult word to define because hygge is a feeling, an emotion. It's the closest concept I've found to our simple pleasures posts, and probably why I love hygge so much. Hygge is part of the Danish culture, and a major protective factor against seasonal depression that can so easily happen in the dead of winter. I hope you like my little list of summer hygge, and begin to make your own list, or add on to this one. Hygge is such an amazing concept for cultivating happiness, focusing on life's little pleasures, and realizing you don't need a lot of money to have a beautiful life. Read more about how to apply hygge in the spring here and in the wintertime here. In the meantime, I hope you all have a hygge summer!