48 Colors of Stress Relief…

So when I told my friend, a successful psychologist, that my new technique for stress relief was painting and coloring (yes, as in coloring books!), she didn’t seem surprised…surprisingly. In fact, she was so supportive she found an actual coloring book for grown ups and gave it to me on my birthday. It’s one of the most thoughtful and personalized bday gifts I have ever received. No wonder she’s a great therapist!

for anyone at anytime!

(you can get it here if you’re interested)http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0452298253/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?qid=1403052153&sr=8-7&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70

This fun and hilarious coloring book by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen makes the perfect accessory to any sort of reunion, be it a girls’ night out, a bachlorette party, a co-ed gameday bbq etc.

The act of coloring with others or during some quite “me” time takes that heavy grown up anxiety right out of your head.  The activity preoccupies fingers and focus.  It   It most definitly brings out a coziness like comfort food does but without the calories, I assume because I associate it with carefree childhood moments.

Maybe it’s because I’m an “adult” or maybe because I’m an artist, I use colored pencils for my coloring sprees.  Unfortunately, coloring pencils aren’t included, but this just offers another stress-free, self-favoring task of shopping for them!  I enjoy using my fancy, expensive art pencils, but I also love buying a pack Crayola’s 48 and binging on all the fabulous colors.


However, don’t underestimate the power of a pink crayon and a My Little Pony coloring book.



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  • […] bit easier. For example, two of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve received from friends are a coloring book for adults and an already divided and sectionalized monogrammed binder for planning my wedding. A quirky way […]

  • qtqbanita says:

    I love it! the pictures online look like fun too. Definitely can see how this would be a stress relief.

    • nhospitalmedina@yahoo.com says:

      Im so glad you enjoyed! The pages are hilarious. Of course the amaZing pack of art materials u gave me is the best stress reliever! I take it to the residency to paint because its so portable.

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