Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Art of Calm by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh

The Art of Calm coverAbout The Art of Calm

• Hardcover: 192 pages
• Publisher: National Geographic (March 29, 2016)

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.
Five Stars
Copy received from TLC Book Tours for an honest review
I use to buy books like this all the time and when I opened "The Art of Calm" by Rebecca Ascher-Walsh I was reminded about how important books like these are.  Ascher-Walsh combines beautiful photography, inspirational quotes and good advice all in one book. Every morning and night a few moments before starting and ending my day I would read and reflect on both the photo and the quote or advice.  I felt calmer and happier in ending and starting my day this way.  One of my favorites is on page 62 " a woman is like a tea-bag-you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." This gave me not only a chuckle but a good reminder about endurance.   I highly recommend that anyone get this beautiful night table companion. It makes for a great mediative reminder at the end or beginning of the day and also a great gift.   I keep this book by my night stand and will continue to use it daily.

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About Rebecca Ascher-Walsh

Rebecca Ascher-Walsh is a journalist who covers celebrities and lifestyle. She contributes to many newspapers and magazines, including Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal and The L.A. Times.

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