We are pleased and excited to announce that our first in the series “Peaceful Patterns Coloring Theapy” books, “Joy is in the Journey” will be published on Amazon.com later this month (September 2016).
This is a huge milestone for Peaceful Patterns Coloring Therapy. This has truly been a joyful journey, learning a new skill and exploring the world of coloring books for adults. I admit to intense nostalgia as I wrote the dedication, noting the impactful teaching and mentoring of my grandmother, Juanita H. Tussey.
The essence of this book is “A Mindful Approach to Anxiety and Stress Relief”. Below each mandala is a quote from names you will recognize relating to the idea of joy. The idea is to read the quote before you start coloring and ponder it’s meaning and relate in a positive way to your life. The mindfulness of this approach creates a sense of well-being, relaxation and peace that will give you all the benefits research has shown that coloring can achieve.
Seeing the book cover mock up for the first time gave me a feeling I am at a loss to describe, a mixture of joy, gratitude, shock and awe that this dream was quickly becoming a reality. The test copy of the book will be arriving on Monday, September 15. It feels like waiting for Christmas morning. When it comes, I will do a video “unboxing” of the finished product and, of course, I will present it here for all of you who have been following my journey up until now.
Even as we speak I am in the process of creating the next book in the series, “An Attitude of Gratitude”, which follows the same pattern of this first book. Also, after the test book arrives, assuming everything is as it should be, we will be allowing pre-orders here on our Coloring Books page, so stay tuned.