A Patchwork of Comforts
Small Pleasures for Peace of MindeBook - 2004
Author Carol Wiseman asked people around the country to send her descriptions of their favorite comforts. The result is A Patchwork of Comforts, a collection of comforting and comfortable things to soothe body, mind, and spirit. Comforts are organized alphabetically--and Wiseman adds sidebars with bits of trivia, and even comforting recipes, such as a recipe for Zabaglione, a dessert sauce. A-to-Z comforts include: * Alone Time: The only voice you hear is your own. * Aromas: Trigger memories. * Brainrest: A chance to recoup and regroup. * Crosswords: The right word satisfies. * Cuddling: Back to the womb. * Daydreams: Going to the movies free. * Dogs: Part of the family. * Vacation: A break from responsibility. * Water: Watch it, hear it, drink it, play in it. * X-tra Time: Ditching the clock lets you finish...whatever. * Young at Heart: Keeps you in the loop. * ZZZ's: Renews and reactivates. There are plenty of comforting activities to take the sting out of even the worst days: sitting by a fire after a long walk in the cold; watching birds in the back yard; enjoying a big cup of homemade hot chocolate; bathing by candlelight; a weekend camping trip--with no electronic appliances. A Patchwork of Comforts is a homecoming in a book--welcoming, warm, and wise. A book written especially for "one of those days," dipping into A Patchwork of Comforts is like a long soak in a hot tub.
Publisher: [United States] : Red Wheel Weiser : Made available through hoopla, 2004.
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource