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Nothing much happens: bedtime stories to help you sleep

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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

Location:

Canada

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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

Language:

English

Contact:

8102870467


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Paddling on the Canal

6/24/2024
Our story tonight is called Paddling on the Canal, and it’s a story about a quiet morning on the lake. It’s also about dragonflies and water lilies, weeping willows along the shore, a bell ringing from the back porch of the inn, and a connection point, felt with people around the world. We give to a different charity each week, and as your bedtime stories are written and recorded along the banks of the Rouge River, this week, we are giving to Friends of Rouge Park. They work to protect, restore, and promote a natural, environmentally healthy, and culturally vibrant Rouge Park that engages the community for the benefit and enjoyment of all. 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: 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. Join us tomorrow morning for a meditation at firstthispodcast.com. Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:39:59

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Coffee On The Stoop (Encore)

6/20/2024
Originally Aired: June 2nd, 2019 (Season 3 Episode 10) Our story tonight is called “Coffee on the Stoop,” and it’s a story about a day devoted to small acts of kindness. It’s also about a kitty sleeping in a window, paints, brushes, and flower seeds, and the awe we feel when a stranger reaches out to do us a good turn. 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: 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.

Duration:00:23:35

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Summer at the Library, Part 2

6/17/2024
Our story tonight is called Summer at the Library, Part 2, and it is a continuation of last week’s story, but you don’t really need to hear part one, to enjoy part two. It’s a story about a special summer program that brings littles and furry friends together at a favorite place. It’s also about red popsicles, sounding out big words, beach towels spread on the patio stones, book spread out on tables and enjoying the feeling of having something to look forward to. We give to a different charity each week, and this week, we are giving to the At-choo Foundation. This foundation is passionate about helping homeless street dogs (and cats) get the safety and urgent medical care they need. 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: 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.

Duration:00:32:24

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From the Hammock (Encore)

6/13/2024
Originally Aired: June 27th, 2021 (Season 7 Episode 13) 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: 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.

Duration:00:33:53

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Summer at the Library, Part 1

6/10/2024
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: 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.

Duration:00:32:34

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The Lake at the Inn (Encore)

6/6/2024
Originally Aired: June 13th, 2021 (Season 7 Episode 12) 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: 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.

Duration:00:35:49

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Ladybugs & New Leaves

6/3/2024
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: 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.

Duration:00:31:50

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Dandelions & Mayapples (Encore)

5/30/2024
Originally Aired: April 30th, 2023 (Season 11 Episode 1) 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.

Duration:00:34:19

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Date Night

5/27/2024
Our story tonight is called Date Night, and it is a story about a bike ride to a place where X marks the spot on a hand drawn map. It’s also about lavender lemonade, minnows in the shallows, wagging tales, and a toast made while the dogs wind a leash around your ankle. We give to a different charity each week, and this week, we are giving to ChiHaven of Michigan. “We are a foster based rescue. We may be small but our hearts are big. Our mission is to restore each rescued dog's faith in humans.” 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: 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. nothingmuchhappens.com/stories-from-the-village Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:53

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Opening Up The Cottage (Encore)

5/23/2024
Originally Aired: May 19th, 2019 (Season 3 Episode 9) 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:29:18

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Tell The Bees

5/20/2024
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: 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.

Duration:00:34:08

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Petrichor (Encore)

5/16/2024
Originally Aired: May 15th, 2022 (Season 9 Episode 2) 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.

Duration:00:37:09

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A Month of Sundays

5/13/2024
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: 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 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.

Duration:00:28:55

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A Dance In The Park (Encore)

5/9/2024
Originally Aired: May 17th, 2020 (Season 5 Episode 10) 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.

Duration:00:32:46

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Cinder and the Springtime

5/6/2024
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 favorite podcast app. Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:03

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Three Good Things (Encore)

5/2/2024
Originally Aired: May 25th, 2018 (Season 1 Episode 6) Our story tonight is called "Three Good Things," and it’s about reminding yourself of some of the simple, happy moments that happen during the day. Sometimes, good stuff slips through our brains without leaving much of a trace, while scary, upsetting stuff gets stuck in there. So it helps to notice and highlight sweetness when it shows up, even if that just amounts to us saying to ourselves, “Oh that’s nice.” So get cozy and ready to sleep. Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:28:46

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First Mow of the Year

4/29/2024
Our story tonight is called First Mow of the Year, and it’s a story about a day of yard work as spring arrives in full. It’s also about pinecones and ladybugs, a glass of water enjoyed on the porch step, the sun on the back of your neck, and the shared experiences that connect us. We give to a different charity each week, and this week, we are giving to the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition. Working for a world where all of us, no matter our race, place, or politics, have access to affordable, renewable, and community-controlled energy. 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 Podcasts, 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. Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:40

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The Tulip Farm (Encore)

4/25/2024
Originally Aired: April 18th, 2021 (Season 7 Episode 8) Our story tonight is called The Tulip Farm, and it’s a story about a bright spring day among beds of flowers. It’s also about a gift left at dawn, redwing blackbirds, and soft moments that take your breath away. Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:40

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The Back Stairs

4/22/2024
Our story tonight is called The Back Stairs, and it’s a story about a bit of spring cleaning at the Inn by the lake. It’s also about the special features and details in old houses, clever engineering, the honesty of patina and a space where imperfection is welcome. We give to a different charity each week, and this week, we are giving to World Central Kitchen provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. It builds resilient food systems with locally-led solutions. 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 below https://www.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.

Duration:00:30:51

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A Block From Home - Revised (Encore)

4/18/2024
Originally Aired: April 27th, 2018 (Season 1 Episode 1) Our story tonight is called A Block From Home, and it’s a story about the feeling of coming home after a long day and finding a quiet place to rest. It’s also about the feeling of being on your own time and having the space to do something or to do nothing at all. Purchase Our Book: https://bit.ly/Nothing-Much-Happens See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:22:02