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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 • 1.1K 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

    Mudlarking on the River, Part 1

    Mudlarking on the River, Part 1

    Our story tonight is called Mudlarking on the River, Part 1 and it’s a story about a sunny morning in early spring that inspires a walk along sandy banks. It’s also about ordering your usual at the bakery counter, Canada geese and garden gloves, being gentle with yourself and hidden treasure waiting to be unearthed.

    We give to a different charity each week and this week we are giving to Direct Relief. Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay. Learn more at www.directrelief.org

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    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
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    • 29 min
    People Watching & The Coffee Shop (Encore)

    People Watching & The Coffee Shop (Encore)

    Our story tonight is called People Watching and the Coffee Shop, and it’s a story about the view from a table in the back corner; it’s also about found family, a neatly shoveled sidewalk, and simple ways to feel connected.

    Originally from Season 7, Episode 4.
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    • 28 min
    The Bridge in the Woods

    The Bridge in the Woods

    Our story tonight is called The Bridge in the Woods, and it’s a story about a break in the cold weather and the boost that comes from warm sunlight on your face. It’s also about woodpeckers and spring melt flowing fast, the wonders of libraries, and the kindness of people who you might never meet but have cleared a path for you.

    • 30 min
    Sunday Dinner (Bonus)

    Sunday Dinner (Bonus)

    Our story tonight is called Sunday Dinner, and it’s a story about setting a beautiful table and serving up a homemade meal to loved ones. It’s also about a warm kitchen at the end of winter, dill and rosemary, an apron on a hook in the pantry, friends that become family, and showing love in different ways, depending on the need.

    Mixtape (Encore)

    Mixtape (Encore)

    Our story tonight is called Mixtape, and it’s a story about a box of memories tangled up with songs. It’s also about the messages we send with the tracks we pick out, new batteries in an old Walkman, and finding the music that helps you find yourself.

    This episode is from Season 9, Episode 6.
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    • 35 min
    Muddy Paws

    Muddy Paws

    Our story tonight is called Muddy Paws, and it’s a story about a walkoutside with Village pups Crumb and Birdie, and the inevitable aftermath. It’s also about a rubber ducky, a field full of good spots to stop and sniff, a bed laid out in the sunshine and the feeling of being safe and content at home with family.

    We give to a different charity each week, and this week, we are giving to Mondays atRacine Cancer Care, providing hands-on integrative wellness and beauty services toanyone undergoing cancer treatment of any kind. https://mondaysatracine.org

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

    Listen to our new show Stories from the Village of Nothing Much on your favoritepodcast app.  https://www.nothingmuchhappens.com/stories-from-the-village
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Ennjaypee ,

Like magic

Magical. Sends me to sleep and magical because the land it takes you to is as cosy and safe as a children’s book- but with saunas and coffee. Fab. Thank you!

Yupmehere ,

Kathryn goes above and beyon

So pleased with this podcast and glad I found it. So easy to fall asleep now that I have this. So grateful it is there.

There was a brief period where there were annoying ads, but I think that was just while some changes were sorted out.

Nmh LOVER 💖💕🩷 ,

Sometimes I don’t even know what is happening

I love it so so so much I have listened to it for about 1 year or like 10 months now and it has always made me smile and SLEEP as a kid I struggle getting to sleep but now I can feel happy when I hear the podcast I do recommend listening ☺️☺️⭐️😁😴😴😴🩷🩷🩷🩷 the 5 year anniversary special also helps me get to sleep I love it I really recommend it for kids! Bc I am a kid and u love so much really helps me get to sleep! 💤 and I always do random stuff on my phone till like 1 am so this helps me stop and listen Pros and cons Pros Lovely voice Good story’s Good for kids Cons None!!!!!!!!🙂🙂🙂😊😊😴😴😴💅💅💅✨✨💤💤💤😴😴😴 byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee love y’all.

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