Welcome to Our Little Island of Calm

by Tona Bell May 22, 2021 2 min read

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Hello!

I am so happy that you found our little island of peace, calm and analog goodness. We created The Paper Seahorse as a way for people to take a little time out, slow down and experience the relief and joy of writing by hand.  You may enjoy sending cards, letters, pencil, pens typewriters, writing in a journal, doodling - what people like you share with us is: that it really doesn't matter.  The good feelings come simply from stepping away from our phones for just a little while, finding a comfortable space and reconnecting with ourselves and other by putting our thoughts on paper. Many people tell us they quickly feel anxiety melting away.

What I have found is that it is much easier to find calm when you already have experienced creating it for yourself when you need it.  That is why I designed the Little Box of Calm.  It is a beautiful and easy way to begin or jump start your journey on the path to a happier, peaceful life. 

In times of uncertainty and stress we must release fear. We must trust the process of life. With the pandemic getting better. it still with us and we are all fatigued. We have all made sacrifices and we are all still in this together.  It was and still is hard.  So why not give yourself and others some grace?  We can help each other wherever we are by practicing kindness and empathy. But to help others, we must help ourselves be our best grounded self.  Here are 4 easy things we can all do to feel better and stronger.

These are the things I focus on every day:

1. laugh out loud - as much and and often as possible

2. give thanks

3. be kind (first to yourself, then others)

4. sleep - diet - exercise (in that order)

Even though I know that these are the keys to a healthy, peaceful and prosperous life, do you think I am always following my own advice?  Of course not!  We all wander and stray a bit from the path, what matters is that we try and try again.  

What I have found is that it is much easier to find calm when you already have experienced creating it for yourself when you need it.  That is why I designed the Little Box of Calm.  It is a beautiful and easy way to begin or jump start your journey on the path to a happier, peaceful life.  I also invite you to explore more about the  Little Box of Calm, our Letter Writing Kit, all of the videos  and stories we are continually creating to help you find the joy in each day. 

Yours in analog pursuits,

Tona Bell
Founder, The Paper Seahorse

 

 

 

https://www.paperseahorse.com/blogs/news/welcome-to-our-little-island-of-calm


1 Response

Joan Bell
Joan Bell

May 26, 2021

My often sad moody self has seen your inormation. How I would like to travel your road to a happier, healthier self. Is my age of 82 years too late for this travel? I certainly hope not.

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