Create Your Own Calm: A Journal for Quieting Anxiety (Paperback)
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From the bestselling author of Start Where You Are, a beautifully illustrated journal for easing the everyday anxieties we all carry.
Feeling anxious, uncertain, overwhelmed? You're not alone. In this empowering new tool for self-care, popular artist and author Meera Lee Patel presents a fresh approach to feeling better. Designed to help us better understand ourselves and dial down the everyday worries getting in our way, these thoughtful and beautifully illustrated journal pages are a safe space for reflection, self-acceptance, and the freedom to move forward with more clarity and joy.
Bringing together inspiring quotes from great thinkers and writers throughout history and engaging journal prompts and plenty of room to capture your thoughts, the book is a calming breath of fresh air and a quiet space to reflect and recharge in a hectic and uncertain world.
About the Author
Meera Lee Patel is a self-taught artist and the author of Start Where You Are, Made Out of Stars, and My Friend Fear. She creates work to inspire and encourage others to connect with themselves, each other, and the world around them. She lives in the northern woods of Nashville, Tennessee.
Praise for Create Your Own Calm
"Meera Lee Patel has created a treasure trove of prompts and questions for cultivating pockets of deep peace within. Anxiety shows up with different facets; her journal gives us all ways to put our own version into words so we can release what hurts and turn our hearts towards what heals."
—Elena Brower, author of Practice You, Art of Attention, and Being You
Praise for Made Out of Stars
“Journaling through Made Out of Stars feels like receiving the warmest and most loving hug from the universe, flooding my soul with the peace of knowledge that my deepest fears and heaviest emotional blocks can always be dissolved with patience, acceptance, and loving self-inquiry.”
—Yumi Sakugawa, author of The Little Book of Life Hacks
“It encourages you to do and reflect, which can lead to you seeing things in a different way.
“This book is a north star for any person in need of being reminded just how amazing life can be. Meera, like all the best artists, invites us to reimagine what’s possible in our own lives and in the world.”
--Brad Montague, writer, director and creator of Kid President
Praise for Start Where You Are
“A must read”
“A work of art"
“A powerful tool for positive change.”
“This interactive journal will keep its users mindful, self-motivated, and creative in our world which can so often push us towards unproductive habits and downright chaos. Pick up a copy for those in your life who may not make it to yoga or their therapist quite as often as they’ve been meaning to.”