Letting go of stress and searching for a happy centre
By Fearne Cotton
A simple, gentle and visual guide to finding your inner calm, featuring Fearne's hand drawn illustrations throughout.
'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.
Fearne has been on our screens presenting live TV since the age of 15 when she was spotted by ITV's Disney Club. In 2017 Fearne completed filming the 17th 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 morning slot in 2009. The show attracted over 4 million listeners and in 2012 she won a Sony Gold Award for the show. With many millions of followers on social media, she is ranked amongst the world's 250 most influential tweeters. Fearne lives in London with her family.
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28 Dec 2017
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