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Adult coloring as an escape

A Spokane-themed coloring page created by Spokesman-Review staff artist Molly Quinn. Print and color, snap a photo of it and post it to your Instagram account, using #spokesmancoloring. (Illustration by Molly Quinn/SR)
A Spokane-themed coloring page created by Spokesman-Review staff artist Molly Quinn. Print and color, snap a photo of it and post it to your Instagram account, using #spokesmancoloring. (Illustration by Molly Quinn/SR)

I'm a huge fan of coloring books. I just bought a new one that incorporates some of my favorite Psalms. I find it relaxing. The SR's Carolyn Lamberson reports on the craze of adult coloring in Sunday's SR: "Adult coloring is billed as stress-relief for busy adults, and as an exercise in mindfulness, which is the practice of focusing on the moment. And while there is little (if any) academic research on the effectiveness of coloring specifically to help people de-stress, mindfulness is well established as a legitimate therapeutic treatment. Local therapists find that the books can work for some clients." More here.

Question: When is the last time you picked up crayons and colored? How do you de-stress?



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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.