"Forget yoga and meditation," Liz Hurst writes. "The new way to relax... is to grab some pencils, pens or crayons, and get colouring."
Liz has written a great review of Being in the Now: 50 mindfulness quotes to colour and keep in her blog A Girl and Her Cat Write. She says:
"I love this book because rather than just pictures, there are wise words of wisdom, giving us handy tips at the same time. Zen therapy, you might say."
You can read the whole review here and admire her colouring at the same time!
"The book contains 50 images, each with a quote that has mindfulness at its core and keeps you focusing on the present moment. The quotes will really get you thinking and potentially re-evaluate where you are now, where you’re headed and how you’re going to get there. They’re also really quite empowering because they make you question how you’ve viewed the world and whether that view is helpful or healthy – they show you a different way of looking at things and aim to keep you in the present, something we should all be practising more!"
"A second volume is in the pipeline and I, for one, will be very interested to see what it will contain because this is a lovely book with mental health truly at its heart. The level of intricacy and detail really varies so this is a good all-rounder that can offer up colouring for your good and bad days, those where you just need to zone out and those where you have plenty of concentration to work on more detail."
"I would recommend this book to anybody who is or wants to practice mindfulness and those of you who enjoy reading quotes and positive affirmations."
"I certainly found it calming and positive to colour and the quotes really did get me thinking about how I live my life and how my thought processes affect me. This is so much more than a colouring book, so what are you waiting for?! Start Being in the Now!"
You can read the whole review here.