Do I Have to Draw You a Picture

Ikornnes, Norway

Do I have to draw you a picture?

If I were speaking a foreign language I could understand — you don’t get it. But then, not everything translates. Jokes for instance. Or love, but love is its own language. So, too, the experience of sitting in a Stressless sofa or recliner, the ultimate in comfort.

Experience it, you’ll love it.

“Do I have to draw you a picture?”

It is my puzzled response to those who do not understand the extraordinary comfort of Stressless sofas and recliners. Designed in Scandinavia (Ikornness, Norway) and chock full of patented technology that is too hard to explain.

Trust me. No, don’t trust me. Try sitting in the Stressless Emily sofa right now. At Traditions Furniture in Downtown Overland Park, and in Wichita, and at other fine Stressless retailers from sea to shining sea.

More idioms when you don’t get the picture.

  1. Are you really that clueless?
  2. What planet have you been living on?
  3. Adrift on a raft in a fog in the endless sea?
  4. You are walking on a deck as thick as two short planks.
  5. Are we one sandwich short of a picnic?

Stressless, experience it to know it

Life Out on the Highway

Stressless on the Highway?

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Life out on the highway is not always stressless. Aging Baby Boomers who were Born to Be Wild, have changed their motorcycles for campers, strapped a couple of bikes to the back, and set out for America’s National Parks, only to find long lines and no campsites.

Then there is the gas tank worry. A full tank of gas for your RV can cost up $600.


As I say, life out on the highway is not always stressless. But it can be Stressless at Home.

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In Kansas, one can get Stressless recliners and sofas at Traditions Furniture in Overland Park and in Wichita.

Blue Skies Gray Clouds

It has been raining here for so long that I have come to believe I am not in Kansas any more. (Dorothy knows what I am talking about.) Perhaps this is misty Portland or rainy Seattle, or cloudy Norway.

Then, I got to thinking. In Norway in summer, the days are longer, so when the sun does come out, isn’t it twice as nice? And rain brings rainbows to dazzle and delight.

Sykkylvenfjord, where Stressless was born

This Stressless offer will make you smile

Throughout July, receive a $100 instant rebate for every $1,000 spent on the NEW Stressless Mike and Max recliners and/or the Stressless Emily and Mary sofas.

Sayings from the Stressless chair

“The weather is always fair, viewed from a Stressless chair.”

Here are a few more Norwegian proverbs to brighten your day.

“The fair wind blows even if the sailor does not see it.”

“There is no bad weather, only bad clothing.”

“A good anvil does not fear the hammer.”

“Better to have one bird in the hand than ten on the roof.”


Emily sofa

Nothing more or less than Stressless

Emily sofa by Stressless, perfect indeed!

A mutual acquaintance introduced them, saying you will like him. Athletic, handsome but graying, not pretentious, a good listener is he. The conversation began some minutes before either one spoke, for both Jan and Kirsten looked all around the room, at its simplicity and its emptiness, and in both of their minds their attention kept returning to each other, until sitting side by side they seemed to be one.

The world did not exist outside of this room.

Kirsten spoke first:

“What a perfect night!”

Foolish she thought, regretting her start, but Jan agreed.

“Perfect indeed!”

Save $200 on each Stressless Emily sofa seat

I Want to Be Alone

Social Distancing, Time Out, Happy Place, Dreamland, Paradise, by any name it’s Stressless, featuring the new PowerLift version.

At the age of 36, having made 27 movies in 19 years, Swedish movie star, Greta Garbo, decided to retire from the movies, leaving with us with the quixotic saying, “I want to be alone.” It is a phrase Stressless owners understand well.

Plus, there is more…

Until March 8, get a free leather upgrade on Stressless seating. Go from one grade of leather to a superior grade at no additional cost.

Or take $300 off the extremely comfortable Stressless Sunrise recliner in all Paloma leather colors. Choices include a Classic base, a Signature base, Power™ recliner and office chairs. The Stressless Sunrise Power recliner has the motorized PlusTM -system allowing you to adjust the footrest and backrest for ultimate ease and comfort with the touch of a button.

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Planning your next vacation

Joten Heim

This couple is planning their next vacation to Joten Heim.

Norwegians know it as Jötunheim, one of the Nine Realms of the World Tree, home of the ancient race of Giants, the Jötunn, of Mimir, and the well of wisdom, of Loki, the shape shifter and trickster, of Thrym, who stole Thor’s magic hammer Mjölnir. It is a frozen place of deep dark forests and jagged mountain peaks covered in ice. The giants who live there are of two kind, the rock giants and frost giants, for the fire giants live in Muspelheim.

Joten Heim possesses several strongholds including Utgard-Loki, which is made of snow blocks and icicles so big you cannot see the top. If you go there, you’ll find that nothing is as it appears, that it is impossible to distinguish between dreams and reality.

If you want directions, all we can say is that it is near Asgard and Midgard, and beyond the realm of order, a primordial place of chaos, magic, and untamed wilderness, and not on a map.

If you are planning your next vacation, we suggest that you make it Stressless.

Why kindness is good


Try a Little Kindness

You got to try a little kindness
Yes show a little kindness
Just shine your light for everyone to see

Glenn Campbell had a number one hit a few years ago that was titled Try a Little Kindness.  The lyrics always brought a smile to my face. The song made me feel good. And afterwards I tried harder to be kind to others, to hold the door open when entering or leaving, to smile at someone who needed a smile, to say a nice word to a stranger.

Why is kindness so good for you? You don’t have to be a skeptic to believe in kindness.  Here are the scientific reasons why the giver of kindness reaps the benefit of his or her kindness.

1. Kindness releases feel-good hormones. How do you know? Just look at the smiles on everyone’s faces including yours:)

2. Kindness eases anxiety. Worry, concern, apprehension, and fear pile on like bricks, while kindness eases the load.

3. Kindness warms your heart. Literally, the act of kindness releases oxytocin which causes the release of a chemical called nitric oxide in blood vessels, which dilates (expands) the blood vessels, keeping your heart healthy.

4. Kind people live longer. It stands to reason that a healthy heart promotes a long life. What’s more kindness develops long-lasting friendships so you have someone with whom to share that long life. Isn’t that sweet?

5. Get Stressless. Kindness reduces stress. Stress is normal. Stress can be related to finances, work, relationships, and other life problems that pop up on a daily basis. Stressless recliners are a proven way to naturally reduce stress. Relax, put your feet up, stretch out your back, the recliner does the work.

Or as Tinker Bell would say, “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” And pixie dust is the kindness we spread around for joy.

Now you have time to think of your next good deed.

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Seems so easy

Just so easy

Oh, so easy

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To experience the ultimate in comfort

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Learn how to become Stressless

Join us Thursday at Traditions Furniture in Downtown Overland Park for an evening that is Stressless.


Register for a chance to win a Stressless recliner. Snack on Atlantic salmon and European cheeses. Meet Bob Baker, the Stressless sales representative and experience Stressless.

Stresslesssans stress; having no constraining force or influence: such as
a force exerted when one body or body part presses on, pulls on, pushes against, or tends to compress or twist another body or body part; free to move about naturally.

A Zen-like experience practiced in a chair called Stressless.

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