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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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    • 4.7 • 2K 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

    From the Hammock (Encore)

    From the Hammock (Encore)

    Our story tonight is called “From the Hammock,” and it’s a story about naps, and where and when, and under what circumstances we take them. It’s also about a slow walk through the garden, jars of pickles put up in the cellar, and knowing that what you seek is seeking you.

     

    Save over $100 on Kathryn’s hand-selected wind-down favorites with the latest 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 nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription

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

    • 33 min
    Summer at the Library, Part 1

    Summer at the Library, Part 1

    Our story tonight is called Summer at the Library. It’s about special programming for some of the younger and four-legged residents of the Village. It’s also about the view from the circulation desk, water bowls set out on the shady patio, study rooms, walking trails, and learning to feel happiness from moment to moment.

    We give to a different charity each week, and this week, we are giving to Reach Out and Read; they believe all families should have the tools and information they need to make reading aloud a daily routine. 

    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.

    • 32 min
    The Lake at the Inn (Encore)

    The Lake at the Inn (Encore)

    Our story tonight is called “The Lake at the Inn” and it’s a story about a misty summer morning on the water. It’s also about a mug of coffee poured by a friend, the sounds you hear when you truly stop to listen and a row boat just waiting to be pushed out away from shore.

    So get cozy and ready to sleep.

    Save over $100 on Kathryn’s hand-selected wind-down favorites with the latest 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 nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription

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

    • 35 min
    Ladybugs & New Leaves

    Ladybugs & New Leaves

    Our story tonight is called Ladybugs and New Leaves, and it’s a story about a day in the yard at the potting bench. It’s also about learning to read the leaves of plants to understand what they need, things found in the checkout line of the hardware store, shiny red wings and black dots and recognizing that from time to time we all need a fresh start.

    We give to a different charity each week, and this week, we are giving to Showers for All. The Showers For All mobile trailers provide showers and laundry to those living on the streets of Denver. Full-service bathrooms and multiple washers & dryers deliver a critical and often forgotten service to those struggling with homelessness and poverty. 

    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 below nothingmuchhappens.com/premium-subscription

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

    • 31 min
    Bullfrogs & Birdsong (Bonus)

    Bullfrogs & Birdsong (Bonus)

    Our story tonight is called Bullfrogs and Birdsong and it’s a story about a lit window shining in the dark on summer evening. It’s also about a creek that teems with boisterous life even after the sun has set, making your home into a sanctuary for self, owls and lilacs, clothes pins and mockingbirds and a small moment of awe.

    Dandelions & Mayapples (Encore)

    Dandelions & Mayapples (Encore)

    Our story tonight is called Dandelions and Mayapples, and it’s a story about a trip down to the creek on a spring afternoon. It’s also about a bench on the bank where the sound of the water echoes, rhododendrons, and stone steps, and giving yourself the grace to ebb and flow.
    Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

SonnymissEllie ,

Zonked out

I tried so many sleep apps and this is the only one that I never make it to the end of the 2nd repeat of the story. My favourite ones that are “cozy setting “ stories. Helped my sleep tremendously. Def recommend this to anyone who are struggling with sleep.

Emmy the therian ,

❤️

Idk I like it even though it dose not work for me. ❤️

She-she🦄 ,

Look forward to listening nightly!

This podcast is both a lifesaver to help me sleep and a pleasure I look forward to every night. Creative and comforting!

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