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A Book That Takes Its Time
A Book That Takes Its Time: A Creative Adventure in Mindfulness | Astrid Van Der Hulst, Irene Smit, Editors of Flow magazine
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From Flow, the groundbreaking international "magazine that takes its time," comes the first big book in a publishing partnership that celebrates mindfulness, creativity, beautiful illustration, a love of paper, and life's little pleasures. Flow is unique for a magazine in how it mixes articles, inspiring quotes, and what the editors call "goodies"--bound-in cards, mini-journals, stickers, posters, blank papers for collaging, and more--giving it a distinctly handcrafted, collectible feeling. A Book That Takes Its Time is both a book about mindfulness and a book that literally inspires mindfulness. It's like a meditation retreat between two covers. You can't hurry through it; it's the anti-page-turner. It's a book that makes you stop to savor, play with, and appreciate all the lovely and interesting detours that hands-on activities provide. Read an article on the benefits of journaling--then come to "The Joy of One Thing at a Time Notebook" tucked into the book. An essay on the power of being grateful is followed by pages of illustrated "Beautiful Moments" cards to fill in, punch out, save, and revisit. Suddenly being grateful becomes a habit. Readers will learn hand-lettering, the basics of collaging, even how to meditate while running. There's never been a book like A Book That Takes Its Time, a book that mixes reading and doing, to help readers live a more thoughtful life and have so much fun in the process.
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pocketmermaid
A Book That Takes Its Time: A Creative Adventure in Mindfulness | Astrid Van Der Hulst, Irene Smit, Editors of Flow magazine
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My holiday book haul! 📚

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Halechr
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The last couple months have been busy; I finished my college education with an internship this summer to finally earn my diploma, I accepted my first full time salaried job, and I have moved back home (and have finally got settled in!!). I also have been in a HUGE reading slump, I‘m listening to many audiobooks, but it‘s just not the same as reading an actual book. Hoping to find my way out soon 😊

wanderinglynn Congrats on all your milestones! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉 3mo
Halechr @wanderinglynn Thank you!! 3mo
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EadieB
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Day 26 - #Mindfulness #SelfImprovement #ABookThatTakesItsTime #AnUnhurriedAdventureInCreativeMindfulness

A Mindfulness Retreat Between Two Covers
A book about mindfulness that literally inspires mindfulness. Filled with bound-in postcards, mini-journals, stickers, decorative papers for collaging. These paper 'goodies' are interspersed with short readings, quotes, and poetry on mono-tasking, gratitude, journaling, for a more thoughtful life.

OriginalCyn620 Sounds wonderful! 😊 4mo
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Camicrue8
A Book That Takes Its Time: A Creative Adventure in Mindfulness | Astrid Van Der Hulst, Irene Smit, Editors of Flow magazine
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Looking forward to reading this beauty 😍 sooo in loovee 💓💓


#book #booklover #journal #beauty #newonlitsy #adventure

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Twocougs
A Book That Takes Its Time: A Creative Adventure in Mindfulness | Astrid Van Der Hulst, Irene Smit, Editors of Flow magazine
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Getting ready for a new calmer, happier year (yes,that‘s my goal and I‘m sticking to it). This lovely book is going to help get me there.🥰

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Chrissyreadit
A Book That Takes Its Time: A Creative Adventure in Mindfulness | Astrid Van Der Hulst, Irene Smit, Editors of Flow magazine
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#creator for #nofemmeber means enjoying the creator in me and the creator in Joni Mitchell http://jonimitchell.com/music/song.cfm?id=83 “Rows and floes Of angel hair, and ice cream castles in the air...”

starlight97 Love the cover 😍 1y
Billypar What a great title- I feel like a friendly literary grandparent type is going to sit with me on a porch and show me how to tap into my inspiration 😃 1y
Cinfhen I‘d buy this book strictly for the cover💕 1y
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Lea
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This is a little bit activity book and a whole lot of mindfulness. It has a lot of helpful topics on adding mindfulness to your life to make yourself more happy (sort of). Very colorful, gorgeous art throughout. #readwomen

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CoffeeCatsBooks
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Pickpick

This book is so cool. It includes mini journals, cards, recipes, articles, stickers and creative activities, such as decorative pages for collages.

Mdargusch I need this! 1y
CoffeeCatsBooks @Mdargusch It is so neat! It was produce by Flow, which has a magazine, but I didn‘t know about it. 1y
rustoryhuf My daughter and I bought this for each other at Christmas. “Not” planned at all 😎. It is such a fun book and now I find myself thinking in Haikus because of the creativity this book inspires. 1y
CoffeeCatsBooks @rustoryhuf Aww, that is so cute! What a special memento for you both too.💕 1y
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MeganAnn
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Received this lovely #summerbookmarkswap package from @LazyLimaLife a few days ago and I finally had space to take a photo. All the bookmarks were tucked in the cute little yellow paper pouch she made, which will be perfect for storing them! The bookmarks from comic con are so fun, especially the dragon one, and my son has already claimed the bacon. The ones you made are beautiful!!❤️ & I think I know exactly what to do with the Hufflepuff patch😉

MeganAnn @LazyLimaLife thank you so much for this lovely package!! It‘s perfect 😘✨ 1y
elizabethlk Looove that dragon bookmark. 1y
LazyLimaLife So glad you liked it!!! 1y
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Charysselya
A Book That Takes Its Time: A Creative Adventure in Mindfulness | Astrid Van Der Hulst, Irene Smit, Editors of Flow magazine
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Whenever I need to remember to take things slowly I pull out this book. I love all the little extras inside and how it reminds me to be mindful and creative. I also adore the design purely on its own.

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Linsy
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BookishMe Such a PRETTY cover! 2y
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MissAimz_55
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I'm learning mindfulness and trying to practice it everyday. Here is a wonderful quote card in the book. This book is really cool bc it comes with notebooks, postcards, stickers and mindfulness activity book. #quotes #favoritequote #aprilbookishmadness

BookishMe I can't agree more with that quote.... Just had this thought (before I saw your post) about how I / we live in a society of excess. Not necessarily cash (if only ;)) we enjoy luxury of 'too many' books, abundance of food, numerous choices for basic comfort of life. Yet I don't think we are grateful enough. I am not sure if I am always 2y
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MissAimz_55
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I'm learning mindfulness and trying to practice it everyday. Here is a wonderful quote card in the book. This book is really cool bc it comes with notebooks, postcards, stickers and mindfulness activity book. #quotes #favoritequote #aprilbookishmadness

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Linsy
A Book That Takes Its Time: A Creative Adventure in Mindfulness | Astrid Van Der Hulst, Irene Smit, Editors of Flow magazine
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My sister just got me this book. It‘s so lovely!!! 🧘‍♀️

#mindfulness #journal

Avanders Oooh I've been wanting that! 🧘🏽‍♀️ 2y
Christine11 So pretty! 🌸 2y
Emma3 Such a pretty cover! 2y
BibliophileMomma 😍😍😍 2y
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MelissaS
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peacegypsy
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So THIS is the journal I‘ve been waiting for...beyond lovely, insightful, and full of opportunities. Of course, I do have a nearly diagnosable obsession with journals, pens, paper and the like....

ReadingEnvy Oh my gosh I think I need this 2y
peacegypsy @ReadingEnvy You do! It‘s impressive and inviting, and I need a weekend to immerse myself in the art of it! 2y
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lizzlehuff
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A lazy Sunday at its finest

Avanders Oooh I've almost bought that for myself several times over the past few weeks! I look forward to your thoughts! 🧘🏽‍♀️ 2y
lizzlehuff @Avanders my mom and I got each other a copy for Christmas. We wrapped them identically, opened them at the same time, and made a big show about it to the family! 😂 Definitely looking forward to working my way through it! 2y
Avanders Lol that's awesome! 👏🏽👏🏽 2y
sheisfierce Nice mug 😘😉 2y
lizzlehuff @sheisfierce why thank you 2y
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SusanInTiburon
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This looks like fun to me!

JSW I picked this up at Christmas. I just love looking at it! I‘ll get to the activities someday. 2y
ThatBookishGal Hey we gave that to my MIL as a gift! I thought it looked fun! 2y
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slategreyskies
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This book makes me happy. 💕

BookishMarginalia Me too! It‘s so cool! 2y
rustoryhuf @lizzlehuff and I bought this book for each other. Even wrapped them identically and made the boys watch as we opened them 🎄❤️ 2y
Chrissyreadit I love this book too! 2y
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MelissaS
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So many books from my boys and husband! Also a cute tote from my mom. I told them I‘ll have to quit my job and read full-time...

Godmotherx5 Good stuff! 2y
jesseastin Great choices! 2y
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JacqMac
A Book That Takes Its Time: A Creative Adventure in Mindfulness | Astrid Van Der Hulst, Irene Smit, Editors of Flow magazine
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There were books! And bookish things. Happy Holidays Littens. My wish is that you all get some bookish time today. #ChristmasStack

robinb Nice! Good for you! 2y
Lacythebookworm Tell me more about the Flow book!!! I love the magazine 😍 2y
Kalalalatja Lovely stack! 2y
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mrozzz This is great! I spy my current read in there... 2y
JacqMac @mrozzz @Kalalalatja Isn‘t it lovely. I finally have my family in the habit of buying me books. 2y
JacqMac @mrozzz I can‘t wait to read it. I loved the first one. 2y
JacqMac @Lacythebookworm I flipped through it a bit. It looks like it‘s going to be loads of fun. 2y
mrozzz Same! And it‘s definitely a good development to get family into buying more books 😏 2y
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MatchlessMarie
A Book That Takes Its Time: A Creative Adventure in Mindfulness | Astrid Van Der Hulst, Irene Smit, Editors of Flow magazine
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I got this sweet little surprise the the mail the other day from my awesome pen pal @RowReads1 ! Thank you so much! I have been looking forward to checking this one out ever since I heard about it from @MrBook 🎁🎉🤗 #bookmail #litsypenpals #funkopop

Chelleo Pretty cover! 2y
MrBook Yaaay! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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FountainBookstore
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Have you ever opened a book to just the right page? I need the joy of One Thing At A Time. Trying to do all things at all times is a quick way to burn out.

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MrBook
A Book That Takes Its Time: A Creative Adventure in Mindfulness | Astrid Van Der Hulst, Irene Smit, Editors of Flow magazine
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#TBRtemptation post 3! #HalloweenGoesPostal edition! Recently released. This book was created with Flow magazine. This book mixes reading and doing. It mixes articles with quotes, cards, mini-journals, stickers, posters, collating paper, etc. This is a book intended to be read slowly, inspiring creativity and reflection. And it's absolutely gorgeous!
#blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

CocoReads I saw this Monday night at the bookstore. I still have a little bit of birthday cash left so I‘m thinking hard about it. 2y
JacqMac After @BookBabe posted yesterday, I put this on my Christmas list. Someone tell my husband! Lol 2y
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BookBabe
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I mean, just look at how awesome and unique this book is! I am all about this! ❤️❤️❤️@bookishmarginalia , you did a stellar job picking this out for me, thank you so much! It's so interactive! Built-in journals, cards, fill-in lists...I can't wait to dive in with my fountain pen in hand. 🤗#HalloweenGoesPostal

emilyhaldi Look cool!! 2y
MariettaSG We need a To buy list! 2y
Big-Book-Little-Book I love the illustrations 2y
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minkyb 😛 2y
Heideschrampf I love FLOW, the magazine that made this book. Sometimes it's scary how well targeted it feels... 2y
Andrea4 I'm excited to see some more content from this book! 2y
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BookBabe
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This is AMAAAAAAAAAZING! @BookishMarginalia Thank you SO much! It's a huge honor being the recipient of your #HalloweenGoesPostal , and picked unbelievably awesome books for us! 😍 These books just scream our names! (Not literally...that would be creepy! 😜) 😁😁😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

kamoorephoto I want that so much!! 2y
emilyhaldi Amazing!! Ofcourse @BookishMarginalia comes through 👊🏻 2y
scripturient Oooh, I have the Diary of a Bookseller book on my TBR. 😊 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks Lovely! 2y
BookishMarginalia I‘m so glad you like them! I still have some gifts I bought you pre-Maria that I‘ll send as soon as I can. 💜 2y
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Booksbymybed
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Another happy book mail, waited for this one for a while

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