Nothing much happens; bedtime stories to help you sleep

Nothing much happens; bedtime stories to help you sleep

By Curiouscast

Having trouble sleeping?  Join Yoga and meditation teacher Kathryn Nicolai for bedtime stories where nothing much happens to help you relax and sleep peacefully. The stories are a soft landing spot for your mind. Rather than letting your brain race through the same thoughts you’ve been chasing all day, we are taking a detour to a calm and comfy place. We tell the story twice and go a bit slower the second time.

Episodes

The Hardware Store

Our story this week is called The Hardware Store and it's a story about finding all the right things for a few projects at home. It’s also about stacks of fresh sawn wood, a packet of peanut butter cups and the ride home, with the window down. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
01/06/2026m 7s

A Dance In The Park

Our story tonight is called A Dance in the Park and it’s a story about coming back into the world after a bit of time spent alone. It’s also about a glass of pink hibiscus tea, window shopping on a downtown street and moving to the music on a sunny day. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
18/05/2030m 23s

Old Houses

Our story tonight is called “Old Houses” and it’s a story about a wandering amble through an unknown neighborhood. It’s also about a forgotten piece of music in an old piano bench, a penny pressed into a sidewalk and the stories we tell about the places we live. So let's get cozy and ready to sleep.
04/05/2028m 27s

The Front Door and The Back Door

Our story tonight is called The Front Door and the Back Door and it’s a story about a bit of Spring Cleaning inside and outside the house. It’s also about butterflies drawn in chalk on the sidewalk, a message arriving at the just the right moment, and seedlings waiting for their chance to grow. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
20/04/2025m 55s

At the Hideaway

Our story tonight is called “At the Hideaway” and it’s a story about getting away to a tiny cabin in the woods. It’s also about seeing signs of Spring, a long walk and finding a way to feel connected even when we’re far apart.
06/04/2024m 14s

The Jewelry Box

Our story tonight is called The Jewelry Box and it’s a story about a an heirloom handed down through a family. It’s also about a jeweled broach pinned on the lapel of a jacket, Spring sunlight and some good advice for when things break. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/03/2027m 3s

The Tea shop

Our story tonight is called The Tea shop and it’s a story about a carefully prepared cup of tea drunk on a cool morning. It’s also about a cat with a crooked tail, a memory of belonging and the days on the edge of a new season. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
09/03/2028m 34s

Nothing Much Happens - Trailer

Having trouble sleeping?  Join Yoga and meditation teacher Kathryn Nicolai for bedtime stories where nothing much happens to help you relax and sleep peacefully. The stories are a soft landing spot for your mind. Rather than letting your brain race through the same thoughts you’ve been chasing all day, we are taking a detour to a calm and comfy place. We tell the story twice and go a bit slower the second time.
06/03/2029s

All Day, At Home

Our story tonight is called All day, At home and it’s a story about tucking yourself away from the world for a bit. It’s also about watching winter from a window seat, red pepper flakes from the Italian coast and the joy of minding one’s own business. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
24/02/2027m 21s

Hearts & Flowers

Our story tonight is called Hearts and Flowers and it’s a story about showing someone what’s in your heart. It’s also about a Valentine’s Day card signed with a flourish, a shop full of flowers and the moment that you decide to to take a risk. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
10/02/2026m 49s

Fresh Snow

Our story tonight is called Fresh Snow and it’s a story about time spent outside as the flakes fall. It’s also about a late night bath, a peppermint stick in a cup of hot chocolate and the easy comfort of long held friends. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
27/01/2027m 22s

A Break In The Weather

Our story tonight is called A Break in the Weather and it’s a story about a day in the sun. It’s also about a heart drawn on a window pane, dripping icicles and that fresh open feeling that comes with a little bit of change. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
13/01/2025m 31s

Little Rituals

Our story tonight is called “Little Rituals” and its a story about a simple way to shift into a calmer place. It’s also about tiny cups and saucers, a memory from a favorite place and lessons learned from mom. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
30/12/1930m 47s

Under the Tree

Our story tonight is called Under the Tree and it’s a story about a day of decorating around the house. It’s also about a bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon and apples, a box of ornaments wrapped in paper and the things that connect us to the past. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
16/12/1928m 35s

Skating In The Park

Our story tonight is called “Skating in the Park” and it’s a story about revisiting a yearly tradition. It’s also about a thermos of coffee waiting to warm you up, thick socks and the kind of friends who even after a while apart, can pick right back up where they left off. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
02/12/1928m 14s

Over the River and Through the Woods

Our story tonight is called Over the River and through the Woods and it’s a story about going home for Thanksgiving. It’s also about fresh rolls from the bakery, late night card games and sitting at at a long kitchen table with people who know you well. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
18/11/1930m 55s

The Cabin in the Woods

Our story tonight is called “The Cabin in the Woods” and it’s a story about a trip along winding roads and a special place at the end of them. It’s also about pine cones high in their branches, a jigsaw puzzle spread out on the kitchen table and calm quiet feeling that comes from being far away from everything. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
04/11/1926m 9s

Grandmother's Grimoire

Our story tonight is called Grandmother’s Grimoire and it’s a story about a family heirloom that arrives in the crispy cool days of October. It’s also about an afternoon in the attic with old trunks and photographs, a cup of sugar from the pantry and the return of an old friend. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
21/10/1928m 18s

Rosemary For Remembrance

Our story tonight is called “Rosemary, for Remembrance” and it’s a story about preparing a garden for the coming frost. It’s also about a row of pumpkins waiting to be claimed, what the poets have to say about herbs, and the unending generosity of nature. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
07/10/1925m 55s

The First Cool Days

Our story tonight is called The First Cool Days and it's a story about that pivotal time between seasons and how lovely it can be to go from the heat of the lakeside to the cool shadowy days of September. It’s also about being allowed some time to be alone and quiet, a candle burning on a kitchen windowsill and the best bite of watermelon. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/09/1924m 58s

Back to School

Our story tonight is called “Back to School” and it’s a story about the tingling anticipation of a new school year. It’s also about freshly sharpened pencils neatly tucked into a case, Halloween candy eaten a bit early and the thrill of learning something new. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
09/09/1923m 1s

Summer Harvest

Our story tonight is called “Summer Harvest” and it’s a story about the result of a season’s worth of hard work and planning. It’s also about telling time like a farmer would, a red popsicle eaten under a maple tree, and rows of canned tomatoes neatly lined up in the pantry. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
26/08/1929m 8s

The Dog Days Of Summer

Our story tonight is called “The Dog Days of Summer” and it’s a story about the a day with a best friend. It’s also about a cucumber picked from the garden, meeting friends in the park the most important lessons we learn from the animals we share our lives with. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
12/08/1929m 54s

A Letter In An Envelope

Our story tonight is called “A Letter in an Envelope” and it’s a story about the everyday magic of messages sent between friends. It’s also about peanut butter spread on toast, a favorite spot on the back porch, and a lifelong habit of saving stories. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
29/07/1928m 14s

At The Summer Fair

Our story tonight is called “At the Summer Fair” and it’s a story about a yearly tradition and how it changes in the different summers of your life. It’s also about plums taken from the icebox, a handmade cup wrapped in paper and strolling along the river as the streetlights blink on above you. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
15/07/1922m 34s

Someplace Only We Know

Our story tonight is called “Someplace only we know” and it’s a story about being drawn out on a summer night to explore and feel the evening air on your face. It’s also about a cup of lemon ice, riding down a hill on your bicycle and remembering something sweet that you’d long ago forgotten. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
01/07/1924m 46s

Fireflies On A Summer Night

Our story tonight is called “Fireflies on a summer night” and it’s a story about the magic language of lighting bugs. It’s also about the cool quiet feeling of being all by yourself in the moonlight, words that start with the letter G, and a persistent enduring belief in magic. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
17/06/1926m 52s

Coffee On The Stoop or how to have a better day

Our story tonight is called “Coffee on the stoop, or how to have a better day” and it’s a story about a day devoted to small acts of kindness. It’s also about a kitty sleeping in a window, paints and brushes and flower seeds and the awe we feel when a stranger reaches out to do us a good turn. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
03/06/1923m 49s

Opening Up The Cottage

Our story tonight is called “Opening the cottage” and it’s a story about the first day back in a well loved familiar place. It’s also about the little traditions that make up the history of a family, a sandwich eaten on the end of a dock and the soft happy feeling of summer arriving. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
20/05/1926m 38s

The Lilac Thief

Our story tonight is called The Lilac Thief and it’s a story about finding the forgotten places where one can, in secret acquire some spring blooms. It’s also about the curiosity we feel when we look into the windows of an old house, a cup of iced coffee drunk at a sidewalk cafe and the secret code of thieves. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
06/05/1923m 2s

Spring at the Allotment

Our story tonight is called Spring at the allotment and it’s a story about setting up a garden of herbs and vegetables with a friend. It’s also about a picnic basket full of sandwiches, turning over the soil with your hands and the pleasure of sewing seeds in neat rows on a bright sunny day. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1923m 15s

In The Bakery

Our story tonight is called “In the Bakery” and it’s a story about a weekend morning  among bagels and breads. It’s also about old cookbooks full of notes, being proud of what you do, and a secret ingredient handed down from baker to baker. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1924m 56s

First This, Then That

Our story tonight is called First This, Then That and it’s a story about a bit of Spring cleaning on a sunny day. It’s also about watching birds at their feeder, sharing things with your neighbors and the joy of finding something forgotten in old coat pocket. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1923m 51s

Getaway

Our story tonight is called “Getaway” and it’s a story about taking a break from the cold and ice. It’s also about the feeling of falling asleep in the sun with a paperback book in your hand, the sound of the waves at night and the pleasant longing for your own bed at the end of time away. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1922m 16s

Fog and Light

Our story tonight is called “Fog and Light” and it’s a story about a day of simple pleasures meant to clear out the winter blues. It’s also about a little girl in a red hat, the Latin names for rare flowers and good advice from an old friend. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1924m 0s

A Little Romance

Our story tonight is called “A little romance” and it’s a story about the beginnings of Spring in the city. It’s also about fond memories of young love, a picture tucked into the back of a wallet and and the sweet realization that someone somewhere is thinking of you. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1922m 36s

Winter Walk

Our story tonight is called “Winter Walk” and it’s a story about stepping through crisp layers of deep snow on a sunny cold day. It’s also about a well made bed, a sleeping kitty and the welcome way that nature can take your breath away. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1922m 4s

A New Leaf

Our story tonight is called “A New Leaf” and it’s a story about starting off the new year with a fresh book to write your plans in. It’s also about a memory of something magical, a cup of coffee on a cold day and the pleasure of a freshly sharpened pencil. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1922m 1s

Christmas Eve

Our story tonight is called "Christmas Eve" and it’s a story about being with the ones you love at a special time of year. It’s also about plates of home baked treats, thinking back to the holidays of childhood and the everyday miracle that is dogs. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1921m 8s

Snowed In

Our story tonight is called "Snowed In" and it’s a story about watching the snow come down from the cozy warmth of home. It’s also about treating yourself to things you usually don’t have time for, a memory of kindness and the quiet hush of deep snow. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1923m 7s

Getting The Tree

Our story tonight is called “Getting the Tree” and it’s a story about a Holiday tradition that’s been updated from childhood, it’s also about a champagne toast, sharing a quiet moment and the kindness of a stranger. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1920m 22s

Bustle in the city

Our story tonight is called “Bustle in the City” and it’s a story about watching the streets of a downtown come to life on a dark December night. It’s also about the merriness of seeing friends at the height of the holiday season, the quiet refuge of a room of one’s own and sending your love in a letter to someone far far away. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1923m 3s

The day after Thanksgiving

Our story tonight is called “The day after Thanksgiving” and it’s a story about enjoying the quiet after a big day, and looking forward to the season to come. It’s also about being in your pajamas for as long as you like, the best way to pop popcorn and some happy traditions. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1921m 38s

A rainy day, making soup

Our story tonight is called “A rainy day, making soup” and it’s a story about feeling lit up from the inside when it gets dark and gloomy out. It’s also about a drink of something special, a welcome home kiss and falling asleep on the sofa while dinner is being made. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1922m 0s

A cool walk and a hot bath

Our story tonight is called "A cool walk and a hot a bath" and it’s a story about those particular days right on the edge of Autumn and Winter when the wind is changing and there are pleasures to be found in being outside and in being in. It’s also about saying hello to a friend, the joy of unwrapping a gift and watching the seasons change. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1920m 26s

Ducks in a row

Our story tonight is called “Ducks in a row” and it’s a story about a slow paced Sunday, several cups of tea, and having the time to do the things you need to. It’s also about a shared loaf of banana bread, watching a cold wind blow through the last leaves of autumn, and feeling cared for and ready for a new week. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1922m 15s

Halloween, in an old house

Our story tonight is called "Halloween, in an old house" and it’s a story about making friends with whoever you share your space with. It’s also about getting to be someone else for a bit and the contagious excitement of children on one of their favorite nights of the year. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1919m 55s

At the mill, with pumpkins and cider

Our story tonight is called “At the mill, with pumpkins and cider” and it’s a story about an afternoon in the cool autumn air doing some favorite things. It’s also about taking the time to let a moment unfold, a childhood memory and a shared cup of cider. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1917m 49s

At the farmers market, on a Fall morning.

Our story tonight is called “At the Farmer’s Market, on a Fall Morning and it’s a story about the abundance of autumn and the bustle of a busy neighborhood market. It’s also about the feeling of looking forward to the winter and of looking back to being a child. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1917m 30s

In the library

Our story tonight is called “In the Library” and it’s a story about a day spent in the cool quiet company of books. It’s also about an early morning cup of coffee,  the first cool days of Autumn and the excitement of a new book. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1921m 0s

The last warm days

Our story tonight is called “The Last Warm Days” and it’s a story about enjoying the heat of summer before the Autumn comes to take it’s place. It’s also about sheets dried in the sun, the smell of tomato plants and taking time to do as one likes. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1919m 9s

In the kitchen, during a storm

Our story tonight is called “In the kitchen, during a storm” and it’s a story about doing something simple with great care. It’s also about the cool breeze that comes with a storm, remembering a sweet time in your past and listening to records on a summer night. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1923m 11s

A walk in the woods

Our story tonight is called "A walk in the woods" and it’s a story about getting far out into nature and trading in your usual cares for the sights and sounds of the countryside. It’s also about the pleasures of wandering, whirlybirds falling to the forest floor and being alone. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1918m 47s

Summer Vacation

Our story tonight is called "Summer Vacation" and it’s a story about the feeling of freedom and having lots of time ahead of you to do what you like. It’s also about planning sweet things with someone special, the fresh harvest of the late summer and enjoying the sights along the way. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1919m 3s

Summer Nights

Our story tonight is called “Summer Nights” and it’s a story about a day at the lake with friends, a huge summer feast and sweet night air. It’s also about the feeling of realizing when something is good and being happy about it. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1916m 12s

Afternoon nap

Our story tonight is called “Afternoon nap” and it’s a story about the best kind of nap, the one you didn’t think you had time for. It’s also about enjoying small luxuries and the serendipity of unexpected free time. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1916m 15s

Early to yoga

Our story tonight is called “Early to Yoga” and it’s a story about the comfort of a quiet safe place. It’s also about the feeling of privacy and the ease and serenity that come from someone showing you a little tenderness and affection. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1917m 54s

Three Good Things

Our story tonight is called "Three Good Things" and it’s about reminding yourself of some of the simple happy moments that happen during the day. Sometimes good stuff slips through our brains without leaving much of a trace, while scary upsetting stuff gets stuck in there. So it helps to notice and highlight sweetness when it shows up, even if that just amounts to us saying to ourselves, “Oh that’s nice.” So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1917m 51s

The windows were open

Our story tonight is called “The windows were open” and it’s a story about a sunny summer day by the lake, solitude, and strawberries. It’s also about the feeling of being free from a schedule and deadlines, and about doing some favorite things. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1928m 40s

Some days

Our story tonight is called "Some days" and is short, and not so much a story as just some reminders for when you’ve had a crummy day, so we’re releasing it as a bonus episode. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/199m 34s

Spring in the Yard

Our story tonight is called “Spring in the Yard” and it’s a story about getting outside at the end of a long winter, being in the fresh air and tidying things up. It’s also about quiet companionship, dogs, and the last fire of the season. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1918m 4s

Closing up shop

Our story tonight is called “Closing up shop” and it’s a story about a book shop at the end of the day. Lev Grossman wrote in The Magician’s Land “It didn’t matter where you were, if you were in a room full of books you were at least halfway home.” If that feels true to you, then this story is for you. Beyond the friendliness of the company of books, this story is also about being in a safe place and looking out from it at one’s leisure, and about the lovely feeling of anticipating something nice. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1917m 28s

Nothing Much Happens - Ep 1 - A Block From Home

Turn off the light, get comfortable and let us tell you a story. These are bedtime stories for grownups, in which nothing much happens, you feel good and then you fall asleep. So get cozy and ready to sleep.
23/04/1915m 48s
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