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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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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

    Opening Up The Cottage (Encore)

    Opening Up The Cottage (Encore)

    Our story tonight is called “Opening the Cottage,” and it’s a story about the first day back in a well-loved, familiar place. It’s also about the little traditions that make up the history of a family, a sandwich eaten on the end of a dock, and the soft, happy feeling of summer arriving.

    So get cozy and ready to sleep.

    Save over $100 on Kathryn’s hand-selected wind-down favourites 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 below

     https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription

    Listen to our new show Stories from the Village of Nothing Much on your favorite podcast app. https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/stories-from-the-village
    Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens
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    • 29 min
    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 path toward 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, which is working to provide integrated mental health interventions for every student who needs help every single day.

    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 the 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.
    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
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

andflett ,

Perfect stories!

Lovely, soothing little stories. Exactly the type that I enjoy reading and listening to. Thank you!

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First time

The story’s help
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BORING

But I like it jus not me I gave u a ⭐️😦

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