What a lovely, warm, kind and friendly book this is, Fearne Cotton writes about the state of calm, and how to find it in our modern, hectic lives. This isn’t just to read, it’s an interactive book too, encouraging you to make notes, to revisit thoughts and feelings. Fearne looks at everyday life, she also visits anxiety, trauma, and PTSD, she highlights breathing, living in the moment, and also introduces us to various friends and experts who have the ability to reach or teach a sense of calm. The book itself feels calm, the colours, font, and layout all help to soothe, to give you a hug as you read. While this could be read in order from beginning to end, I also feel you can dip in and out, take your time, visit when you have a moment. Calm is reassuring and revitalising, it’s the perfect helping hand for you to make some time for yourself, to reflect, and look for peace. ~ Liz Robinson
Calm for me is less about thought and much more about feeling. It is a stillness that allows my lungs to expand like hot air balloons. It is an acceptance of the noise around me. It is a magic alchemy that might last a second or a whole day, where I feel relaxed yet aware; still yet dynamic; open yet protected . . .'
In today's always-on world, for many of us it seems impossible to relax, take time out or mute the encircling 'noise'. It is easy to feel trapped in this frenzied state of mind: we are surrounded by negative stories in the press, weighed down by pressures from work, family life or school and subject to constant scrutiny under the all-seeing eye of social media. As a result, mental health illnesses are on the rise in every age group, and more of us than ever before yearn for silence, peace and calm.
Calm is Fearne's mission to find the simple things that can inch us away from stress and over to the good stuff. Including expert advice, conversations with wise friends from all walks of life, easy ideas to try, activities to complete - and the little things that have made a difference to her own, sometimes-bumpy life - this book is a friendly reminder that Calm is a place that exists in us all, we just have to find our way back to it.
|Publication date:||27th December 2017|
|Publisher:||Orion Spring an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Primary Genre||Lifestyle, Hobbies and Leisure|
Closing date: 17/07/2022
Fearne Cotton has been on our screens presenting live TV since the age of 15 when she was spotted by ITV's Disney Club. This year Fearne completed filming the 13th series of Celebrity Juice in her role as team captain. Her other programmes include The BBC Music Awards, Top of the Pops with Reggie Yates, BAFTA red carpet coverage with Dermot O'Leary for E! and Children in Need Rocks with Chris Evans. In 2005 she joined Radio 1 where she spent 10 years, initially co-hosting morning shows with Reggie Yates, and then moving onto the UK Top 40 show before taking over the prestigious weekday ...More About Fearne Cotton