One of the best relaxation techniques I know came from a toddler. Reading my niece a bedtime story, I commented on how happy and relaxed she was. She turned to me and said, “Well don’t you like when someone reads you a story?” Since then, at least twice a year I climb in bed with my audio tape on my iPad, my mug of tea or wine (depends on the day I had – real life moment), and listen to a chapter or two. It is one of the best ways to relax.
Dashing through the Snow by Debbie Macomber is a fluffy, romantic, hilarious story- making it a perfect bedtime listen. The story focuses on two protagonists, Ashley Davison and Dashiell Sutherland. They are two strangers trying desperately to get last-minute flights out of San Francisco to Seattle at Christmas. Sadly every flight is full, and there’s only one rental car available. This leaves these two strangers in a predicament. Well, they decide to rent a car together (that’s not a spoiler- this is a romance novel, after all).The journey leads them on a tale of self-discovery while meeting a colorful cast of strangers from an abandoned puppy to delinquents and eccentric mechanics, just to name a few. These individuals are hilarious (think Dave Berry novel) and entertaining. I found myself smiling, laughing, rolling my eyes and thinking only in a romance novel. l know, what better way go to sleep than with fluff on the brain?