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Having trouble sleeping?  Join Yoga and meditation teacher Kathryn Nicolai for bedtime stories where nothing much happens to help you relax and sleep peacefully. The stories are a soft landing spot for your mind. Rather than letting your brain race through the same thoughts you’ve been chasing all day, we are taking a detour to a calm and comfy place. We tell the story twice and go a bit slower the second time.

You can find our book, "Nothing Much Happens," in over 20 languages. Request your local bookseller to shelve it: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens

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    • 4.8 • 807 Ratings

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Having trouble sleeping?  Join Yoga and meditation teacher Kathryn Nicolai for bedtime stories where nothing much happens to help you relax and sleep peacefully. The stories are a soft landing spot for your mind. Rather than letting your brain race through the same thoughts you’ve been chasing all day, we are taking a detour to a calm and comfy place. We tell the story twice and go a bit slower the second time.

You can find our book, "Nothing Much Happens," in over 20 languages. Request your local bookseller to shelve it: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Tell The Bees

    Tell The Bees

    Our story tonight is called Tell the Bees, and it is a story that so many of you have asked for.   I know that the podcast has seen many of you through difficult times and often you’ve asked for a story that might be a balm to a heavy or grieving heart, and this is my first attempt at that. If you want to avoid any heaviness tonight, that’s understandable, Marmalade and Crumb are always there for you instead. Tell the Bees is a story about a long walk through the clover on a pathtoward good listeners. It’s also about a rosebush with a new home, four leaf clovers, a house with shutters and gopher trails and saying things aloud when you’re ready to take your finger out of the dam.

    We give to a different charity each week and this week we are giving to Wellness Together, working to provide integrated mental health interventions for every  student who needs help. Every single day. wellnesstogether.org/ 

    Save over $100 on Kathryn’s hand-selected wind-down favorites with the Nothing Much Happens Wind-Down Box. A collection of products from our amazing partners:


    Eversio Wellness: Chill Now
    Vellabox: Lavender Silk Candle
    Alice Mushrooms: Nightcap
    NutraChamps: Tart Cherry Gummies
    A Brighter Year: Mini Coloring Book
    NuStrips: Sleep Strips
    Woolzies: Lavender Roll-On.

    Subscribe for ad-free, bonus and extra long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for NMH Premium channel on Apple podcast or follow the link belownothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription 

    Listen to our new show Stories from the Village of Nothing Much on your favoritepodcast app. nothingmuchhappens.com/stories-from-the-village 
    Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 34 min
    Petrichor (Encore)

    Petrichor (Encore)

    Our story tonight is called "Petrichor," and it’s a story about things getting greener as the spring rain falls. It’s also about a record player with a favorite album on the turntable, deer dozing in the grass and making a habit out of enjoying yourself.
    Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens
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    • 37 min
    A Month of Sundays

    A Month of Sundays

    Our story tonight is called A Month of Sundays, and it’s a story about finding a way to make time for rest and enjoyment. It’s also about a tin box of recipe cards, a neatly made bed with the corner folded down, aunts and idioms, porch swings and school buses and the delight of one of the best days of the week.

    We give to a different charity each week, and this week, we are giving to the Trio Animal Foundation; they assist shelters, rescues, and individuals by paying the medical bills of homeless pets.

    Save over $100 on Kathryn’s hand-selected wind-down favorites with the Nothing Much Happens Wind-Down Box. A collection of products from our amazing partners:


    Eversio Wellness: Chill Now
    Vellabox: Lavender Silk Candle
    Alice Mushrooms: Nightcap
    NutraChamps: Tart Cherry Gummies
    A Brighter Year: Mini Coloring Book
    NuStrips: Sleep Strips
    Woolzies: Lavender Roll-On.

    Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcasts or follow the link belownothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription. 

    Listen to our new show, Stories from the Village of Nothing Much on your favoritepodcast app. nothingmuchhappens.com/stories-from-the-village 
    Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    A Dance In The Park (Encore)

    A Dance In The Park (Encore)

    Our story tonight is called "A Dance in the Park," and it’s a story about coming back into the world after a bit of time spent alone. It’s also about a glass of pink hibiscus tea, window shopping on a downtown street, and moving to the music on a sunny day.

    So get cozy and ready to sleep.
    Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Cinder and the Springtime

    Cinder and the Springtime

    Our story tonight is called Cinder and the Springtime, and it’s a story about a gift given to returning neighbors on a bright warm day. It’s also about moss and pine needles, a bicycle basket made special for a friend, practical magic and gratitude for the ones we share our space with.

    We give to a different charity each week, and this week, we are giving to Hot Mess Express. A women-led nonprofit with chapters across the United States. They serve the women in their community with no judgment through cleaning, organizing, and offering a fresh start. 

    Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes now, as well as ad-free and early episodes of Stories from the Village of Nothing Much! Search for the NMH Premium channel on Apple Podcasts or follow the link below nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription. 

    Listen to our new show, Stories from the Village of Nothing Much, on your favoritepodcast app. 
    Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min
    Three Good Things (Encore)

    Three Good Things (Encore)

    Our story tonight is called "Three Good Things," and it’s about reminding yourself of some of the simple, happy moments that happen during the day. Sometimes, good stuff slips through our brains without leaving much of a trace, while scary, upsetting stuff gets stuck in there. So it helps to notice and highlight sweetness when it shows up, even if that just amounts to us saying to ourselves, “Oh that’s nice.”

    So get cozy and ready to sleep.
    Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
807 Ratings

807 Ratings

psychicsidekick2000 ,

Stories too good to sleep to!

Such beautiful stories. my teenage daughter was anxious at bedtime during the Covid lockdowns so we tried many sleep podcasts but have not looked back since discovering Nothing Much Happens. I bought her the book, and sometimes read the stories to her in my best Katherine Nicoli voice (with Bob Wittershiem engineering😁).

Myola389 ,

Sleep

I can’t begin to tell you how any of the stories end , as yet I have never heard the ending
This is a bonus as I play the same few over and over again
NMH has changed the way I sleep, which in turn changes my day . I get at least 7 straight hours now , sometimes waking in the morning in the exact same position I was taking my two deep breaths!
I’ve told heaps of people about this podcast too
Thank you , it’s brilliant 🙏

Ivan and Ivy (my super cutr ,

Thank you <3

Heyo to the NMH team! Thank you for all your hard work in creating episodes for us- it’s truly lovely to listen to, and I’m so grateful to each and every one of you that have made this podcast possible. I always feel calm and relaxed, and it really helps me sleep. THANK YOU KATHYRN AND BOB WE LOVE YOU <3

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