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Yes - coloring does relieve stress. Especially coloring these pages
Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2016
Sasha O’Hara gets me. She really really gets me.
I have 4 kids, 2 grown and 2 young. The 2 younger ones are on the spectrum. I have a narcissistic alcoholic ex husband. I have a full time job. I have a divorce attorney who ran off with my retainer fee and didn’t handle my divorce. I have a house that has plumbing issues and what appears to be a cracked slab. I have aches and pains and issues that have sent me to a dozen specialists over the last year with no real improvement. I guess you can say I might be stressed out.
So there is this new trend with adults and coloring books and I thought - why not. I bought some pencils and a couple books and got started. One day, the first book in the series popped up on Amazon as an item I might be interested in. I purchased it immediately because lets face it - Amazon knows me better than anyone - my ex husband included. The day it showed up, my daughter was in the midst of a meltdown because her iPhone wasn’t working (she just needed to restart it) and just looking at the pictures brought me joy.
I didn’t realize that a second book had been released until I was looking at the first book to send the link to someone that I thought could use some Sasha in her life. I immediately purchased the second book and was delighted when Amazon delivered it a day early.
Once again - this book speaks to my soul. I hate 6 AM. There are days when coffee is the only thing that keeps me moving. Sarcasm and coloring are my defense mechanisms. I’m working on not getting wrinkles. And yes - I can make wine disappear! These pictures - while absolutely silly and snarky - let me know that there are others out there who feel my pain. Maybe it’s a mom thing - we take everything on ourselves and never feel like we do enough (though the guys I know also love these books). Maybe it’s just our society these days where it’s so hard to take the time to step back and feel connected. I don’t know what it is. I just know that these pictures make me smile.
As for the actual pictures - I love that there is a variety of styles. Some pictures have small intricate designs. Others have bigger areas to color in. As my eyes have been going buggy lately from I don’t even know what (that will be yet another appointment) - I appreciate having choices I can work on when my eyes don’t want to focus.
And there truly is something for everyone. My youngest was recently introduced to the movie Clueless. He's been walking around saying "as if!" for days. He was so excited to find a picture for him too!
Will this book change your life? Maybe. Maybe not. But if you need a little sarcasm and girl power in your coloring selection - then you need this book. I'm hoping there will be a next book after this one!