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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 ...
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Most of the stories I read to you will have nothing too exciting because I want you to be able to relax so i can read you to sleep. Finding sleep is often difficult. This is especially true when there is a lot going on and our minds take off on tangents when we lay down. Bedtime stories are good for people of all ages. I have found that listening to someone else speak is a great way to calm and redirect my mind to provide relaxation and sleep. In this podcast I will be reading to you to help ...
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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 …
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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 h…
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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 s…
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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 Kat…
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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 char…
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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 read…
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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 sta…
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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 Boo…
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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 ChiHav…
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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 …
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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 underst…
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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…
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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 w…
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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. Purch…
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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…
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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 not…
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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 givi…
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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…
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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 Cent…
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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://bi…
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Our story tonight is called Piano Lessons, and it’s a story about a well-loved upright and the boy who plays it. It’s also about a little cottage where ivy grows up the bricks, middle C, lesson books and metronomes, and finding the things that feel like they were always meant for you. We give to a different charity each week, and this week, we are …
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Originally Aired: April 7th, 2019 (Season 3 Episode 6) Our story tonight is called “In the Bakery” and it’s a story about a weekend morning among bagels and breads. It’s also about old cookbooks full of notes, being proud of what you do, and a secret ingredient handed down from baker to baker. Subscribe for ad-free, bonus, and extra-long episodes n…
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Our story tonight is called New Friends at Weathervane Farm, and it’s a story about a busy Spring morning at the sanctuary. It’s also about branches full of singing birds, fresh straw, and rubber boots, new babies born in the stalls of the barn and helping each other out along the way. We give to a different charity each week, and this week, we are…
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Originally Aired: April 19th, 2020 (Season 5 Episode 8) Our story tonight is called The Front Door and the Back Door, and it’s a story about a bit of Spring Cleaning inside and outside the house. It’s also about butterflies drawn in chalk on the sidewalk, a message arriving at the just the right moment, and seedlings waiting for their chance to gro…
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Our story tonight is called Sunrise at the Cabin, and it’s a story about welcoming the coming day with a friend at your side. It’s also about dry leaves left over from Autumn crunching under your feet, the beauty of imperfect things, changing light, a coffee cup steaming in the morning air, and the gift of an early start. We give to a different cha…
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