Asia Adams, Staff Writer
Coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore! During a recent trip to Barnes & Noble, I was surprised to come across an aisle consisting entirely of adult coloring books. Until then, I didn’t know that such a thing existed, let alone what a fan of them I was about to become! I ended up walking out with Secret Garden by Johanna Basford in hand. Bursting with intricate floral designs, the book has proven to be a tremendously therapeutic, and dare I way, easy way to incorporate mindfulness into my daily life. I’ve pulled it out on numerous occasions; to pass the time on long flights, when I wanted to divert my attention from a stressful situation to a more pleasant one, and when I was simply in need of a creative outlet. For those who just can’t seem to get into a yoga or meditation practice, these coloring books may be an enjoyable way to experience mindfulness in daily living.