Listen to this if you want an excuse to practice hygge, are interested in how to have a home people want to be at, or want practical tips for communicating with your kids. In this episode Krista Gilbert shares her ideas on reclaiming home, traditions and childhood along with offering ideas on the neuroscience of soul care and the importance of knowing the two things that help kids thrive.
1:45 Annual World Happiness Report
3:46 The Practice of Hygge and Danish Culture
5:40 Introducing Krista Gilbert
6:45 Where did the book come from
9:25 Show me how to do this thing called family
11:39 Home is the safest place in the world
12:05 How to create the sense of home when you don’t know where to start
12:50 How to make people feel accepted
14:38 The art of being fully engaged
14:53 Communication- bridging the gap
16:06 It’s not the words, it’s how you say them
16:33 Why is knowing our family history so important?
18:55 The stability of belonging
19:30 The two most important things that help kids thrive
20:30 Homemade gifts
22:45 Letting go of perfection
23:20 Meaning in a minute- something is better than nothing
26:10 How do you create a sense of contentment?
28:00 Neuroscience and soul care
31:00 Finding my spaces to get out
33:24 What is the best advice you never got?
34:40 Is that your tattoo
35:00 3 practical tips for reclaiming home
42:15 The importance of self-evaluation
43:15 I forgot I’m the parent
*** Special note ***
The newest World Happiness Report was published on March 14, 2018. Here is the link- By the way, Denmark is still in the top three, beat out by Finland and Norway. The US dropped 4 spots to number 18. World Happiness Day is March 20th.