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: @meikwikingBook: https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Hygge-Home-Happy-Place/dp/0241517974/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=--- Hosted by Poppy JamieProduced by Georgie RutherfordEdited by George Drake Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Unwind with Poppy Jamie is a podcast for when you want to destress, relax and allow your mind to untangle. The show includes interviews with world leading thinkers from mental health professionals, entrepreneurs, authors, influencers and change-makers who will provide listeners with an insight into their favourite books, life lessons, advice and life reflections. If content was food for the mind, this would be a highly nutritional snack. We like to say Unwind is a ‘pause-cast’ and each episode is a welcome moment to unwind and refill.Poppy Jamie is a Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneur, influencer, and rising star in the mental health and wellness space. She launched the Happy Not Perfect app after four years of developing the app with neuroscientists, researchers, and her psychotherapist mum. In 2021, she wrote the bestselling book, Happy Not Perfect: Upgrade Your Mind, Challenge Your Thoughts and Free Yourself From Anxiety.Join Poppy on this mind, body and soul journey and follow her on instagram @poppyjamie ❤️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.