Meik's first book on the happy lifestyle HYGGE became a phenomenon in 2016. He himself described the book as the "second invasion" of the Vikings. People all over the world wanted to be as happy as the Danes, and Meik's book provided them with the instructions on how to do it. In 2016, according to Oxford Dictionary, the word hygge was the most common word of the year (along with Brexit and trumpism) in the Czech translation. This practical guide to Danish life philosophy has been translated into 28 languages. Meik's second book LYKKE came out in the Czech language this winter (Tajemství nejšťastnějších lidí na světě ) and devotes itself to the very essence of happiness. Meik defined the 6 factors that make sense of happiness: community, money, health, freedom, trust, and kindness. He emphasized the importance of Swedish community groups, in which it is natural for neighbors and friends to help each other.
Meik founded The Happiness Research Institute that he runs as a CEO. He is a research partner of The World Database of Happiness and a founding member of The Latin American Network for Wellbeing and Quality of Life Policies. Meik has been searching for the secret of the happiest people across the continents; he has traveled to Dubai, Finland, Brazil, Bhutan, South Korea, the US, and many other countries. Meik often lectures on happiness and his message has gained tremendous popularity and is being spread rapidly.
Meik regularly publishes his research findings. He has published in more than 500 different media, including The Washington Post, BBC, The Times, and The Guardian.
The lecture and workshop is taking place in cooperation with the Karel Janeček Foundation and #laskavec project.