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'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.

Read by Fearne Cotton.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, a PDF that features Fearne's illustrations and exercises will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

©2017 Fearne Cotton (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Frustrating

I don’t understand why everything was ‘in the accompanying pdf’. If people are buying an audiobook surely it should have all been on audio. I found this very frustrating as I listen whilst I drive so couldn’t exactly refer back to the pdf at the time. It felt like a bit of a cop out.

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Hmmm

I love the concept and her voice but if you listen to this in the go it’s just a long winded index of a book, I didn’t have access to the pdf file and so felt cheated, it’s a 5hr long index :(

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Another fab book, but would have liked to less reliance on the accompanying pdf

As the owner of ‘Happy’ and the ‘Happy journal’ (both hard copies), I was delighted to engross myself in another of Fearne’s books, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. I just would have liked more of content to be available to listen to, rather than having to refer to the ‘accompanying pdf’. It’s understandable that some of the exercises needed to be in paper form, along with the beautiful illustrations. However, I would have liked to have been able to listen to all the interviews and anything else which could have been suitable via audio. That said, thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to the next!

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Calm has been brilliant for my anxiety

I’ve found Calm to be very helpful in coping with my anxieties. It’s helped me with perspective and taught me great ways to keep calm. Thank you Fearne 😊👍🏻

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Thank you for adding the pdf file which Fearne constantly refers to in this book. It’s 88 pages long so I won’t be printing it. I found it under the heading chapters.

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Waste of money

The Pdf exercises aren’t available with an audio book. But you don’t find this out until you’ve bought the book. This is like trying to listen to a book with half the pages missing.

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A real "Be Kind to Yourself" read

I really enjoyed spending 5 hours over my Easter holiday reflecting on this lovely book on "Calm" by Fearne Cotton. The 12 things I learnt deeper were 1) Choose who you are living for 2) Be easy on yourself 3) Finding small Calm pulse checks throughout your day 4) The importance of prayer and meditation 5) Self Care 6)Live and thrive with the blessings you have 7)What is my view of success? 8) Be me with my Wham top on?!?! 9) Follow the nudges 10) Where can calm set up shop? 11)Where are my calm spaces? 12) Watch what I take in especially before bed

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sick of hearing about accompanying pdf

fearne reads the book good but i found it a waste of time as she keeps referring to accompanying pdf which is available with book. Its like reading half a book. If I hear her say 1 more time about this accompanying pdf file I'm going to slap her purple.

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Fabulous book. Learned so so much x

Loved it! Fabulous simplistic book that is so easy to understand. Loved the breaks to go and write on the book.

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Life safer

I listened to this book after loosing my mum to covid, Ferne’s voice is so calming and she really makes life seem calmer and so many great suggestions, even though I’ve finished it I still listen again some nights.

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So many similarities to my life

Thank you Fearne for making this book. I really enjoyed your last book but everything in it is helpful and I can really relate. Thanks again