131: Making your home happier with happiness researcher Meik Wiking

On today's episode, my guest is the awe inspiring Meik Wiking. Meik founded the world's first Happiness Research Institute in 2013 in Copenhagen to better understand the impacts on human happiness, inform policymakers and ultimately improve overall quality of life for citizens across the world. The research combines qualitative and quantitative methods, studying thousands of people from multiple countries to provide insights on the level of well-being, happiness and quality of life.


Meik is now the author of four books which have sold in 39 territories worldwide. Mike's first book, The Little Book of Hygge was an international New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller with over a million copies sold worldwide. Today we are going to be speaking about happiness and his latest book which was released earlier this week, My Hygge Home. As we're spending more time in our homes it's important that we realise the huge impact and influence it has over the way we feel. In this conversation, Meik answers the questions: 'Can our homes make us happier? Can we design for better well-being? And is it possible to create better homes where we not only live, but we thrive?' .


Find more information on Meik Wiking:


Website: https://www.meikwiking.com/

Instagram: @meikwiking

Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Hygge-Home-Happy-Place/dp/0241517974/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


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Hosted by Poppy Jamie

Produced by Georgie Rutherford

Edited by George Drake



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