The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments

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What’s the actual secret to happiness? Great memories! Meik Wiking—happiness researcher and New York Times bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke—shows us how to create memories that make life sweet in this charming book.

Do you remember your first kiss? The day you graduated? Your favorite vacation? Or the best meal you ever had?

Memories are the cornerstones of our identity, shaping who we are, how we act, and how we feel. In his work as a happiness researcher, Meik Wiking has learned that people are happier if they hold a positive, nostalgic view of the past. But how do we make and keep the memories that bring us lasting joy?

The Art of Making Memories examines how mental images are made, stored, and recalled in our brains, as well as the “art of letting go”—why we tend to forget certain moments to make room for deeper, more meaningful ones. Meik uses data, interviews, global surveys, and real-life experiments to explain the nuances of nostalgia and the different ways we form memories around our experiences and recall them—revealing the power that a “first time” has on our recollections, and why a piece of music, a smell, or a taste can unexpectedly conjure a moment from the past. Ultimately, Meik shows how we each can create warm memories that will stay with us for years.

Combining his signature charm with Scandinavian forthrightness, filled with infographics, illustrations, and photographs, and featuring “Happy Memory Tips,” The Art of Making Memories is an inspiration meditation and practical handbook filled with ideas to help us make the memories that will bring us joy throughout our lives.

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Title:The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments
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  • Brooke ? brooklynnnnereads

    Everything about this book is beautiful and stunning, from the physical book to the inner content. Whether it be the simple details in the illustrated graphics or the breathtaking photographs, everyth...

  • Inge

    I absolutely adore Meik Wiking's books. They're like a hug in book form, perfect for reading with a mug of your favourite hot drink for the ultimate feeling of comfort and warmth....

  • Alisha

    This was an enjoyable look at the science of memory and how our memories affect our happiness.The format of the book makes for very easy and pleasant reading, with brief but well-written subsections a...

  • Sharon Bakar

    Bought the physical book on impulse because it was so pretty. I very much enjoyed the book though - there is a lot of advice about how to lay down good memories, all backed up by psychological studies...

  • Zachary Houle

    When it comes to my memories, I have to say that they usually aren’t positive ones. The first thing that pops into my head is an instance of when I was in Grade Seven French class, and I pronounced ...

  • ? kathryn ?

    I love Meik Wiking a whole bunch. No new revelations there. Thoroughly enjoyed this book, which tackles something different to both The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well and The Little...

  • Sarah Baker

    I'm DNF-ing at 90 pages - some of the info is getting repetitive and some of the suggestions... "make new memories travelling!" Buddy, I can barely afford the gas to get to work and the grocery store,...

  • ???????

    Amazing heart-warming book about happy memories and their retention in a life-long plan. ...

  • Christy

    Disneyland smells like Japanese Cherry Blossom body spray from Bath and Body works. At least it does to me. I purchase this new scent right before going to Disneyland with my family for the first time...

  • Tori Grasley

    These Meik Wiking books are beautiful, in both a physical and literary sense. They are hardcover with shiny gold bits on them, there are adorable little pictures and stunning photos throughout. The pa...