Archive for March 27th, 2019

I love the concept of “Lagom”, (pronounced “lah-gom”) which roughly translates to “not too little, not too much, just right” in Swedish – which is a really good way to run your life. This is all explored in Lagom – The Swedish Art of Balanced Living by Linnea Dunne, which will inspire you to make some changes to balance things out in your life.

About Lagom – The Swedish Art of Balanced Living by Linnea Dunne:

“This charming book introduces readers to a new way of balanced living that promises happiness and sustainability in work and in life. Lagom provides simple solutions to juggle everyday priorities, reduce stress, eat well, and save money, with lessons on the importance of downtime, being outdoors, and Sweden’s coffee break culture. Tips on removing clutter and creating a capsule wardrobe help readers achieve Sweden’s famously clean and functional design aesthetic, while advice on going green and growing food gets their hands dirty.”

Finally I understand why I want to live at IKEA.

Lagom – The Swedish Art of Balanced Living by Linnea Dunne is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.

There are travel guides and then there are Wildsam Field Guides. The traditional travel guides are fine (I’m a fan) but if you want something with a little different spin on the place you are headed, I highly recommend checking out the great Field Guides offered by the fine folks at Wildsam.

About Wildsam:

“Founded in 2012, Wildsam began with a core idea: The world was peopled with wonders. Steinbeck’s words tap into a timeless sentiment. Wonder is a transformative force. It strikes the match of our curiosity and jolts awake what Frederick Buechner calls the ‘original, shimmering self.’ And often, wonder is found in the stories of a physical place, whether the Texas barbecue joint or the Golden Gate Bridge. At Wildsam, we seek out these real and rooted things, what’s truly authentic to a place, and share the pathways to deep connections in the world, for travelers and locals alike.”

Wildsam Field Guides are available for cities like Austin, Brooklyn, Charleston, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, San Francisco.

I am eyeing the Wildsam’s Field Guide for San Antonio where I hope to return to soon:

“Tourist destination and model of diversity, San Antonio is a city with ancient roots, tapped into its singular river, the free-flowing lifeline of life past and present.”

Learn more about Wildsam and their Field Guides here.