Nature Beauty Gratitude

Nature Beauty Gratitude Here is another inspriring TED talk worthy of your valuable time. In it, Louie Schwartzberg discusses the sheer beauty of nature and enhances his words with his amazing time lapse photography.  Then he shows a very short film he has been working on – again with profound but simple narration behind his visually…

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Relax Its Only Halloween

Relax – It’s Only Halloween. Boo !!! <insert mental image of a wicked laugh here, or press play> http://mobilegratuit.fr/sonneriemp3/Devil%20Laugh.mp3   Sorry if I frightened you. Here at Calming Music Weekly we are not usually in the business of scaring people. Apart from my rather lame jokes, we usually try to keep everyone on a nice, calm…

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How to Breathe

How to Breathe As mentioned a few weeks ago, I recently discovered a wonderful blog called ZenHabits.net . Leo from ZenHabits.net has some fascinating posts about stress, calmness, wellbeing, maintaining a sense of self and seeing the world in a different way. Here is another post that Leo has written. ====================================================== Your day is getting hectic,…

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Ten Mindful Minutes

Ten Mindful Minutes When was the last time you did nothing for ten minutes ? Ten minutes is not a long time…. can you imagine just sitting still and emptying your mind for that long ? For the un-initiated, TED.com is an amazing resource of very clever people talking about very inspiring things. Here is…

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Audio Benefits of Calming Music

Audio – Benefits of Calming Music. Here is another podcast in our relaxation suggestions series. We discuss the benefits of calming music and how these can help you to calm down. Recorded live on location in Jamieson, Victoria, Australia – standing on the banks of the Jamieson river…. listen carefully for the birds flying past…

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Sharing the News

Sharing the News This blogging concept is really interesting. From a technical point of view, there are approximately twenty three gazillion templates to use, once you have set up your hosting and domain name options. Each of these templates look good in their own way, some have bells, some have whistles, some have both, some…

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River Ramblings

River Ramblings The sleepy little town of Jamieson is one of my most favourite places in all the world. I carry a mental picture of it in my mind – especially the view from my father-in-laws back balcony which looks out across to the hills over on the other side of the valley. This blog…

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Benefits of Calming Music Part 2

Benefits of Calming Music Part 2   Continued from Part 1.   The Benefits of Calming Music include: 6. Pleasant to the ear: as well as being associated with the holistic “mind, body and soul” concept, calming music is actually really nice to listen to. Obviously different people like different genres of music, but Calming Music…

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In Praise Of Slowness

For the uninitiated, TED is a website and movement that has videos of inspirational people, teachers, leaders and thoughtful individuals. These very intelligent people get up onto stages all over the world and give amazing talks. Here is one such talk at a TED conference that I thought I should share as it is very…

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Benefits of Calming Music Part 1

Benefits of Calming Music It has been known for a long time – perhaps hundreds and hundreds of years – that music has healing qualities. “Music soothes the soul” (Anon), “Music calms the savage beast” (Anon), “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” (Confucius), “Music can change the world because…

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