How to create calm in the center of crazy with Nicole Johnson
Logos Post News Desk - In a culture where “busy” is praised and “overcommitment” is a way of life, it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning in crazy with no way to get out. In her newest release Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy, Nicole Johnson calls women to abandon the pressure cooker and join the journey to create a calm, more sane life.
In her latest book, Creating Calm in the Center of Crazy: Making Room For Your Soul in an Overcrowded Life, Johnson shares her personal journey to “sanity” in the midst of a “crazy busy” modern life, revealing how a woman can have a calm, meaningful inner life in today’s society—even with everyday responsibilities like carpooling, hours-long meetings, a thriving career, church involvement, aging parents, grocery shopping and birthday parties.
Johnson asks, “What kind of life do you want? Crazy or calm?” She says, “I’d gotten caught up in my desire to get it all done, make everyone happy, keep the plates spinning and look good while doing it…. Something had to give.” It did, giving way to a peace she had never known.
As a popular writer, speaker and actor, Johnson’s unique and creative storytelling, coupled with insightful and practical ideas, makes this book a must read for every modern woman. She speaks from the perspective of someone who has been there before: in survival mode, juggling relationships, work and other responsibilities.
Divided into three parts: her journey out of crazy, creating calm on the inside and bringing calm to the outside, Johnson shares how a personal crisis forced her to discover a deeper place inside herself and new ways to create calm. She offers realistic practices that range from sitting in stillness to digging a moat around family time and eliminating the word “balance.” Readers are challenged to examine their lives and forge their own path to find calm and also a deeper relationship with God.
Nicole Johnson is also the author of Fresh Brewed Life; Keeping a Princess Heart (in a not-so-fairytale-world), The Invisible Woman and several other bestselling titles. As an accomplished entertainer, she has performed in thousands of churches and venues over the last twenty-five years, including more than a decade of touring with the national conference Women of Faith. She is also the creator of the popular Seasons Weekend, a spiritual retreat for men and women. Johnson lives in Santa Monica, CA with her husband and two children. Keep up with Nicole at nicolejohnson.org.