When you don’t know what to do next, do what comes naturally: breathe.
When you need to get out from under a tidal wave of deadlines, the first step is to tame your breath. Calming your breath allows you to think clearly and access creative solutions. Try this 4–7–8 breathing technique, which is an effective antidote to anxiety:
Exhale completely through your mouth.
Close your mouth, and inhale deeply through your nose to the count of 4.
Gently hold your breath to the count of 7.
Exhale through your open mouth for the count of 8.
Repeat steps 2 through 4 for about four cycles twice a day as needed. Keep your counting rhythm consistent, and most of all, be gentle with yourself. Return to normal breathing anytime the exercise feels too difficult, or if you begin to feel lightheaded.
If you love blueberries, you’ll love this simple yet sophisticated taste-of-summer recipe from Blueberry Love by award-winning cookbook author Cynthia Graubart. Get started by gathering your ingredients, then follow these quick and easy steps. Be sure to reserve a small basil leaf or two … Read More
In this episode of Kindling, author Will Sutherland talks about how he first started converting school buses into mobile living spaces, and how his book, Skoolie! can teach anyone to do it. If you can build Ikea furniture, Will says, you can build a … Read More
Capture the flavors of wood-fired cooking with this savory Salt-Roasted Shrimp dish from Paula Marcoux's Cooking with Fire. It's a sure winner for any seafood lover. Try it as an appetizer or make it a meal. Ingredients Solar salt … Read More
Crispy and colorful, Grilled Flatbread with Hummus and Veggies from The Harvest Baker is a showpiece appetizer that will put regular old hummus and crackers to shame. This recipe makes 2 flatbreads, 3 to 4 servings each. Ingredients Store-bought or homemade flatbread … Read More
This fun and functional project from Wilderness Adventure Camp by Frank Grindrod will leave both you and your kids with a sense of accomplishment and a good story (including a spoon as proof!) to share around the dinner table when you return home.
We don't sell books directly through storey.com. If you'd like to buy Joy in Every Moment, please visit one of the online retailers above or give us a call and we'll take care of you. Support local businesses when you can!