Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Art of Calm

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Synopsis (from Amazon): Let's face it: the more we rush around, the shorter the days can seem. Packed with page after page of inspirational ideas to help you bring your life back to center, this is the perfect antidote to reducing the chaos of everyday life. Filled with exquisite photographs and insightful quotations, this elegant book offers an opportunity to enjoy guilt-free "me" time, as well as easy suggestions for a more peaceful existence—from keeping a bud vase on your desk to tucking yourself into bed an hour early with a book you love. The brilliant images are a reminder to savor the world's natural beauty—and ease the mind in an instant. This enriching, beautifully illustrated book is an inspiring guide to relaxation and harmony. Simple tips for how to unwind, ideas for spending quality time with loved ones, and illuminating quotes offer ideas on how to slow down and savor life's simple moments.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: The Art of Calm is a very beautiful book.  I had a massage scheduled and took the book with me.  I sat in the calming room and read it before my massage.  The pictures are perfect as well.  Here are some of my favorites.

"Keep a beautiful flower on your desk."  I started doing this as part of my 2015 new year's resolution.  I have kept this up in 2016 and extended it to my house.  I have them in my kitchen window for all of us to enjoy.

"Say something nice to a stranger."  Love this one.  

"Make a playlist of your favorite songs from high school."  I just join my music (I think through apple) and I downloaded so many of my favorite old songs.  I rock out in the car on the way to work.  Great way to start my day.

Fast read/slow read:  Very quick.

Cover:  So beautiful and I love symbolism of the lavender.
What Others Are Saying:  Make sure you check out the other reviews on the TLC Book Tours
Thursday, April 7th: Book Nerd
Tuesday, April 12th: Kahakai Kitchen
Friday, April 15th: Create With Joy
Friday, April 15th: Patricia's Wisdom
Monday, April 18th: Raven Haired Girl
Tuesday, April 19th: A Bookish Way of Life
Wednesday, April 20th: Creating My Kaleidoscope
Thursday, April 21st: she treads softly
Monday, April 25th: Ms. Nose in a Book
Tuesday, April 26th: A Bookworm's World
Wednesday, April 27th: 5 Minutes For Books

Thursday, April 28th: Dwell in Possibility

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: Yes, I loved The Art of Calm.


REBECCA ASCHER-WALSH is a journalist who covers celebrities and lifestyle. She contributes to many newspapers and magazines, including Entertainment WeeklyThe Wall Street Journal and The L.A. Times.

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