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Hygge is a Danish word for "a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being." Sounds pretty great, right? Hygge can enter every aspect of your life, from taking the time to enjoy the simple things, treating yourself to good food, having nice moments with friends, or just trying to achieve balance in your day to day.

Jo Piazza, author of the travel memoir How to Be Married, went with her husband Nick to Denmark to find hygge and learn how to implement it in their home. "According to the Danes, embracing hygge and creating a cozy home was the secret to a happy marriage. It would have been ridiculous not to try it," says Piazza.

To help you get hygge, Piazza shared with us a few lessons from her travels on how to add some coziness and happiness to your home and relationship. Click through and learn the ways of the Danish philosophy.