Difficult to define and punishing to pronounce, Hygge (pronounced “hue-gah”) is the Scandinavian sensation spreading a warm and fuzzy feeling across the globe. A Danish word that roughly translates to cozy, convivial or intimate, Hygge is a holistic philosophy that affects all strata of one’s life, including interior design. Unlike it’s more structured Chinese cousin, Feng Shui, Hygge has very few specific rules. Warm wood is often prized over cold tile and illumination should be indirect and accented. Candles are the favored lighting system, but dotting small lamps around living spaces similarly inspires an intimate feeling much prized by the Danes. Knick-knacks, neutral colors and textured, layered fabrics all nod to Hyggeites. Let’s face it: It’s been a grueling year. So let’s take a note from some of the happiest countries on Earth and let a little Hygge in our lives.
Around the world, Jackson Health System is known for saving lives. At the new, state-of-the-art Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial, they go even further: They give patients their lives back.
As we all experienced the most unprecedented year in modern history, the resilient young professionals you’re about to meet withstood all the challenges that came with the pandemic, and stepped up to the plate like never before to hit the professional homeruns of their lives while inspiring the next generation to dream big and reach for the stars.