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I Deserve Calm (Je Mérite Le Calme)

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”

Saint Francis de Sales

In the fast-paced world we live in, finding moments of calm can often feel like a luxury

At Je Mérite, I Deserve, we believe that everyone deserves the gift of tranquility and peace

Embracing calm is not just about slowing down; it’s about creating a space where your mind, body, and soul can rejuvenate and thrive

Today, we want to inspire you to cultivate calm in your life and share some tips on how to achieve a state of serene well-being


This week's affirmation is…

I Deserve Calm

Je Mérite Le Calme


 Respond to this newsletter with some of your calming practices


*All photos are links to more information. The link is an affiliate link

Let's begin this week's bulletin with a meditation

Calming Meditation for Difficult Days

by Shanti Devi Yoga of InsightTimer.Com

This meditation calms you down, helps you to breathe again, takes you to your happy place and gives you peace, calm and protection so that you can go back into the world feeling stronger and at ease once more

Next, simple activities to calm you

22 Ways to Calm Yourself Down

by Sara Lindberg, Kerry Weiss of

We all worry and get upset from time to time

It's a normal part of life

But what happens when that anxiety or anger takes over, and you can't calm down?

Try these tips

Next, we have two book recommendations this week

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm in a Busy World

by Haemin Sunim*

Is it the world that's busy, or is it my mind?

The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to

By offering guide posts to well-being and happiness in eight areas, Haemin Sunim emphasizes the importance of forging a deeper connection with others and being compassionate and forgiving toward ourselves

Next, something absolutely lovely... a podcast of bedtime stories

Nothing Much Happens - Stories for Sleep and Relaxation


Bedtime stories are like a soft nest for the mind

They are a place for it to rest so that it doesn't wander away and get into trouble, and in the world we're living in now it is so easy for it to find trouble


Next, a playlist featuring one of my favorite young jazz artists from my hometown of The Bronx, NY

This is Samara Joy

created on Spotify

Her voice is beautiful and soothing

Next, a bonus for my muses... now this list is for my homebase, NYC, but I encourage you to find a list in your city and get outside, get cool, get calm

Fun Ways To Stay Cool During NYC’s Heat Wave

It seems the dog days of summer have arrived early this year

These are some great ideas for fun cool and calm activities

Similar activities are available in every city every week

Seek them out

Have a fantastic time!

And.... you know we need a film, I have a great one

Since my calming regime includes laughter, my recommendation...

Something's Gotta Give

starring Diane Keaton & Jack Nicholson

All this woman wants is a calm place to write and here come JACK! LOL


Have a great week!



"I deserve love, friendship, and laughter, I deserve peace, grace, and rest

Not because of beauty, not because of intelligence, nor because I work hard

Not because of riches nor privilege nor stature

I deserve it because I exist

I deserve and so do you"

Tamara Charese


As always, affirmations from previous weeks are available here


You'll be hearing more from me soon. Promise.


Tamara Charese

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