Parnassus Books welcomes Meera Lee Patel author of Create Your Own Calm: A Journal for Quieting Anxiety in conversation with Becky Simpson.
This event will take place virtually on the Parnassus Books Facebook account.
When the collective heartbeat of the world is thudding uncontrollably, artist Meera Lee Patel offers relief from fear and uncertainty. Her journal Create Your Own Calm teaches you how to find silence in the midst of ceaseless headlines about the Coronavirus and the upcoming election. In a season of rampant negativity, her serene watercolor art, introspective prompts, and wise words carry you through an age when it can feel impossible to carry yourself.
Throughout Create Your Own Calm, Meera asks you to identify your key values so you can offer the best version of yourself to the people around you. She identifies resilience, coping with stress, practicing self-love, being present, and conveying your gratitude as important ways to seek fulfillment and reduce communal anxiety. Her whimsy and warmth color each page and help you discern the ideals that resonate with you so you can contribute to a more peaceful, empathetic world.
About Meera Lee Patel:
Meera Lee Patel is a self-taught artist and author of Start Where You Are, Made Out of Stars, and My Friend Fear. She creates work to inspire and encourage others to connect with themselves, each other, and the world around them. She lives in the northern woods of Nashville.
About Becky Simpson:
Becky Simpson is an illustrator, art director, author and founder of Chipper Things, an online store that sells playful, optimistic objects. She has authored and illustrated two books: The Roommate Book (Andrews McMeel) and I’d Rather Be Short (Plume Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House). Becky’s work can be found in stores nationwide and has been featured everywhere from inc.com to Allure Magazine and Refinery29. Becky gets jazzed about tea and teaching people how to become idea machines.