A few weeks ago, during a networking virtual meeting, one of the members sent everyone a flower to color. (Yes, color, like in using crayons or markers…)
She explained it was meditative and we should all give it a try. I colored in my flower and found it quite enjoyable. So, when the publicists from Happy Place Coloring Book reached out, I accepted the offer to receive a book developed by Carlos Pinto.
Coloring takes you outside yourself and if you focus on the strokes, you will enjoy a meditative state. Between your controlled breathing and the brush marks of your marker, you can also experience your “happy place.”
This book offers beautiful and complex images, unlike a traditional child’s coloring book. This is an intricate book. If you had two people in a room, coloring the same image, each image would look totally different.
In addition to Car Pinto’s works, there are points within the book that you are asked questions to help build your self-esteem and self-confidence. For example, in the Joy Journal, the page, Love Yourself – There is always a reason to smile. Pinto asks the colorer to use the space to focus on the things that you love about yourself – mind, body, and spirit.
You can even make a mantra in the “mantra” page of the book. In addition to that, Pinto includes meditation mazes and solutions!
Where to get it?
This book is published by Better Day Books and retails for $16.99. It’s a perfect gift for your elderly parent or for yourself! Here’s the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0764359843/. Happy coloring!