• Hardcover: 320 pages
• Publisher: National Geographic (March 28, 2017)
This irresistible list book from National Geographic provides lighthearted quick hits of inspiration for those of us who feel overwhelmed—which is to say, all of us. Musings, activity suggestions, and illuminating quotes are paired with whimsical art on themes such as living in the moment, achieving balance, relieving stress, developing patience, and appreciating the world around us. "Slow living" sidebars, such as "Foods to Cook Slowly" and "Things to Do the Old-Fashioned Way," are interspersed throughout the book.
Its really a bunch of little hints to bring calm into your life, after all, isn't that what slowing down is all about.
Here is one of my favorite suggestions:
"Spend hours in a coffee shop reading."
Interspersed throughout the book are calm lists.....with things like foods that are best when cooked slow or relaxing hobbies to try or taking time to be more organized
The pages are beautifully decorated too.
The book is very inviting. Reading it is a lovely way to slow down. Plus you don't have read it cover to cover. I actually think this is the kind of book you leave sitting on the night stand and you pick it up to wind down.
I can definitely see myself revisiting these pages over and over again.
Rating: 5 flowers
About Barbara Ann Kipfer
Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of 14,000 Things to Be Happy About and the Page-a-Day calendars based on it. She has written more than 60 books, including 1,001 Ways to Live Wild, The Order of Things, Self-Meditation, Instant Karma, 8,789 Words of Wisdom, The Wish List, and 4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone, and she edited Roget's International Thesaurus. She holds PhDs in linguistics, archaeology, and Buddhist studies. Dr. Kipfer is the Chief Lexicographer of Temnos and has worked for such companies as Answers.com, Ask Jeeves, and Dictionary.com.