Book giveaway: Calm by Michael Acton Smith


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This giveaway is sponsored by Penguin Life

Trains delayed, kids squabbling before bedtime, endless emails filling the inbox: everyone needs more calm in their life.

The evidence in favour of calmness as a lifestyle choice is huge. Practices like meditation and mindfulness improve life expectancy, productivity at work, health and even personal happiness. And you can reach calm any way you like: take a walk with nowhere to go, savour a chocolate on the tip of your tongue, plant a seed, doodle pointlessly, notice the world around you.

This unique handbook is filled with activities, inspiration and clearly explained research. It can be read in any order you like, encouraging every reader to find their own path to calmness. Working with mindfulness gurus and neurological experts alike, Michael Acton Smith has created a project that will finally bring calm into the mainstream.


About the Author

Michael Acton Smith, OBE, is the founder of Mind Candy and creator of Moshi Monsters, the BAFTA award-winning children's brand. He is the co-founder of Calm and has launched many other entrepreneurial ventures, from online retailer Firebox.com to tech networking event Silicon Roundabout. Michael Acton Smith is frequently listed among the most influential people in the digital industry (Guardian '100 Most Powerful People in Media', Wired 'Top 100 of Britain's Digital Power', and The Times '100 to Watch list'). He lives in London and can be found on Twitter here.


Book giveaway:

We've got 50 copies of Calm to give away to Mumsnetters who want to try it out and share their thoughts about it on the discussion thread. Fill in the form below to apply for your copy.

You don't have to win a free copy to take part in the discussion. Anyone who has read Calm can post their feedback on the thread. If you miss out on a free copy, you can buy a paperback here. All who post feedback before 30 May will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.

This giveaway closes Monday 18 April, so apply now!


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