December 1, 2019 (by Jessica Girotti)

My favorite book to give as a gift is “A Book That Takes its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness” by Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst. This is NOT a sit down and read it cover to cover book on mindfulness. It is a beautifully illustrated adventure, brimming with crafts and activities that will help you slow down. It has short articles about the importance of, and how to, slow down and enjoy your life, interspersed with activities that encourage mindfulness. There are cards you can punch out to take note of a particularly nice moment that you want to remember, postcards, mini journals, gorgeous crafting papers, stickers and so much more. If you have someone on your list that would benefit from slowing down (and really, who wouldn’t) this book is for them!

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