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Thu, Dec 08



Open- Air Life, with Linda Åkeson McGurk

Want to learn all the Nordic secrets to unplugging + connecting more deeply with nature? Join this chat with Linda Åkeson McGurk!

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Open- Air Life, with Linda Åkeson McGurk
Open- Air Life, with Linda Åkeson McGurk

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Dec 08, 2022, 2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. GMT+1



About the event

What have Scandinavians figured out about living WITH nature? 

Find out as w talk about Linda's new book, "Friluftsliv, the Nordic secret to unplugging and connecting more deeply with nature." In The Open-Air Life, Swedish-American writer Linda McGurk introduces readers to a wide array of Nordic customs and practices that focus on slowing down and spending more and more of ones’ time outdoors. 

An outdoorsy cousin of hygge, friluftsliv is what Nordic people do outside all day before they cozy up in front of the fireplace with their wool socks on and a cup of hot cocoa.

About Linda :

  • Linda Åkeson McGurk is a Swedish American writer and author of the bestselling parenting memoir There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge).
  • Her NEW book isThe Open-Air Life: Discover the Nordic Art of Friluftsliv and Connect with Nature Every Day. 
  • McGurk has been featured in several leading American magazines, newspapers, and online sites, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New York Post, HuffPost, Psychology Today, Slate, TreeHugger, ScaryMommy, and many more. 
  • Her own writings about Scandinavian parenting have appeared in publications across the world, including Time and Parents. McGurk is a passionate advocate for the Nordic outdoor tradition friluftsliv and believes that the best childhood memories are created outside, while jumping in puddles, digging in dirt, catching bugs, and climbing trees. She is also the founder of the blog Rain or Shine Mamma, a resource where parents and other caregivers find tips and inspiration for outdoor play every day, regardless of the weather. McGurk lives in Sweden with her two daughters, husband, and two bonus daughters.

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