“The Calm Christmas Podcast” is hosted by best-selling wellness author Beth Kempton. In 2019, Beth released Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year: A little book of festive joy, and released a seasonal podcast based on the book to share tips for the holidays. In episodes, Beth explores wisdom from poets, writers, and her experiences all while encouraging listeners to relax and unwind. In episodes, Beth hopes her podcast “inspires connection, belonging, self-care, nourishment, joy, and a little bit of festive magic.”
With the average episode length of 35 minutes long, check out topic-specific episodes in any order. New episodes are uploaded weekly through January 2022.
Last year, Beth released 12 episodes during Season 1 and covered topics like making memories, finding comfort and joy, and more. Beth shared some of her favorite writers’ work including JRR Tolkien’s Letters from Father Christmas, A Year of Good Eating: The Kitchen Diaries III by Nigel Slater, Josie Silver’s One Day in December, and Wild Embers by Nikita Gill, just to name a few.
In episodes, Beth recommended tips on saving money, mindful gifting, and reducing waste. Beth is a Japanologist and explained the Japanese cloth wrapping technique, furoshiki. She previously wrote the book Wabi Sabi: Japanese wisdom for a perfectly imperfect life that she also mentions in this podcast. In another episode, Beth shared tools to cope with loneliness, grief, and sadness.
This season, Beth provided a guided meditation and shared poems including “Hakuin from Three Zen Masters.” Beth shared some of her favorite recipes including hoshigaki (dried persimmons), spelt digestives, Rocky Road sweets, French onion soup, and salt dough. If you’re searching for decor inspiration, Beth uploaded an episode about nesting and offered ideas for DIY crafts.
There are a bunch of mindful episodes about gratitude and nourishing the body and mind. The breathing episode is helpful if you want to learn some chill breathing exercises to try at home.
To learn more, check out new, weekly episodes of “The Calm Christmas Podcast with Beth Kempton” this holiday season.