Breath Control

Control the Breath, Control the Mind from Dudley & Dean’s New Book

How Do We Use Breath to Focus the Mind?

Enjoy this excerpt from Quieting the Monkey Mind: How to Meditate with Music.
We can live without food and water for days or even weeks, but we cannot live without breath for more than a few minutes. Consider the importance of this for a moment as we honor the value and preciousness of the very air we breathe. The ancient yogis of India called it prana or Universal Energy. Some may call it the Life Force or the Holy Spirit, but whatever we call it, we know life depends on it. As we come to understand how to work with this universal energy, we learn that by controlling the breath we also control the mind.The spiritual science of pranayama is about learning how to control the breath. In Sanskrit, the ancient language of India, the word prana means breath or energy and the word yama means control. By understanding how to control the breath/energy, we learn how to relax the body and control the subtle nuances of our minds. Obviously one of the best ways to calm the mind is through controlling the breath. The breath of life is a gift to treasure.

New meditation guidebook by Dudley and Dean Evenson

Typically, we breathe using only a third of our lung capacity. This could mean we are living about 30% of our potential, shortening our years, and compromising our health. Often when we are anxious, angry, or afraid, we may find we are holding our breath. It is ironic that during these times of stress when we need to breathe deeply more than ever, we have cut off much of our oxygen supply. So now is a very good time to learn some helpful breathing techniques that will benefit us in our meditation as well as in our daily life. (Chapter 4 includes breathing meditations and exercises)

“Life is breathing light into every moment. Take a deep breath and savor your field of vibration filling the universe with love. It feels so good to know there is no limit to love lightening up the world and releasing the constraints of our closed hearts.”
Dean Evenson

Slow Down the Breath Through Toning

Notice that when you add a sound to your exhalation, the breath naturally slows down. This is an example of ‘toning’ which we get to later in the book. A basic rule of thumb with conscious breathing is to have a shorter inhalation and a much longer exhalation. This focus on the breath will help to slow down the parade of thoughts that is continually marching through your inner mind.

We hope you enjoyed this short excerpt from Dudley and Dean Evenson’s new book Quieting the Monkey Mind: How to Meditate with Music. Celebrate its release with us – February 20, 2018. Thanks for supporting this wonderful guidebook by ordering today on amazon.

 

 

 

 

Partner Meditation

Partner Meditation & Vocal Toning

Enjoy this excerpt on Partner Meditation from our new book Quieting the Monkey Mind: How to Meditate with Music.  When two people have a spiritual practice in common, their relationship has a better chance of surviving and thriving. When they are able to sing, tone, chant, pray, or play instruments together, they can experience their connection in an even deeper way. Dean Evenson and I (Dudley Evenson) have been very fortunate to have both music and meditation happening in our relationship, and this certainly keeps more fun in the equation. We have grown in our spiritual journeys, both individually and as a couple, and we are grateful for the spiritual practice that we share because we know how much it has helped our relationship to flourish. We hope others will consider a shared path using music and sound to enhance their spiritual connection.

New book by Dudley & Dean Evenson
Quieting the Monkey Mind: How to Meditate with Music Available 2/20/18.

For many years, we taught workshops on meditation and sound healing. In the process, we got a lot of practice with vocal toning in groups and appreciated every minute of it. Eventually though, we discovered that by applying those toning practices in our personal life, we especially benefitted from toning together just as a couple. Through the years, we have spent many long, comfortable evenings toning together as we lay amongst the pillows on our comfy couch. We might start off with a low hum and let it grow, flow, and change as we enjoy the simple process of breathing and vibrating together. We feel very comfortable toning together probably because we do it so often. So, we suggest that if you want to enhance intimacy with your partner or good friend, try toning together on a regular basis.

Sometimes, Dean and I tone in the car and it centers us. Other times, we sing along with our favorite kirtan or chant music. There are many ways to join together in musical meditations, and I’m sure new ways are being invented every day by couples across the globe. To be clear about the concept of intimacy, it does not apply to just sexual, sensual, or adult relationships. Intimacy applies as well to a mother and child, brother and sister, and friends. Children can have fun with the toning experience too.

Simply taking time to sit together in a quiet space without talking can improve the partner bond. There is a whole system of partner meditation in the Hindu tradition called Tantra which in some aspects involves sexuality. This is not to be confused with the Tantra practice of Tibetan Buddhists which does not have to do with partners or sexuality (as far as we know). We are addressing partner meditation here in a non-sexual way with activities that can be done by couples or by friends and fellow practitioners.

Conscious toning can release tensions and bring a sense of exhilaration and feeling of ‘aliveness.’ It can help to balance or tune up the whole body system. When toning with another person, listening is a major component as it involves blending one’s own voice with another’s voice. In addition, finding the space between the breaths allows access to a meditative state of quiet stillness.

Partner toning isn’t for everyone, so even if your significant other isn’t interested, you may want to consider toning with a friend. There is great benefit as two or more people feel comfortable breathing together and sounding resonant tones. When people allow themselves to open to this sort of intimate sound connection, magic occurs creating a deeper sense of familiarity.

In partner meditation, you can sit face-to-face, side-by-side, back-to -back, or even lying down next to each other. Each has its advantages, so experiment and choose what works best for you.  There is so much more we talk about in Quieting the Monkey Mind.  We would be grateful if you  preorder now on amazon now to help us hit the ground running with this wonderful guidebook that is filled with tools, tips, and techniques to support your meditation process.

New book on meditation.

Quieting the Monkey Mind New Book by Dudley & Dean Evenson

Enjoy this excerpt from the introduction of our new book about meditation Quieting the Monkey Mind: How to Meditate with Music by Dudley & Dean Evenson. Release date 2/20/18. We hope you will pre-order on amazon now.

When we first became exposed to meditation many decades ago, we found that it made a powerful impact on our quality of life. Since then, we have continued to practice and learn as much as we could about meditation and its benefits in order to help bring peace into our often less-than-peaceful world. In a way, our story is the story of a generation, the one that came of age in the turbulent ‘60s, a powerful time of awakening to something that had been hidden deep within us. After a decade of civil rights protests and anti-war demonstrations, our generation knew what we were against, but it took us many years of intense personal seeking to discover what it was that we were actually for.

Monkey Mind
Quieting the Monkey Mind: How to Meditate with Music

On a basic level, we were searching for meaning and for understanding, trying to make sense of this crazy world we were born into. We didn’t accept the status quo and we yearned for a living truth. We asked a lot of questions, and we are still asking questions: What kind of life do we want to live? How can we make the world a better place? How can we help? How can we heal? I am guessing that if you are reading this book, then you are also asking some of these questions…

We lived and traveled in a half-sized school bus during the 1970s which was an adventure in exploring consciousness and we captured a lot of what we were learning on our new video camera. We videotaped gurus and yogis, Native American elders, healers, environmentalists, and many others involved in creating a new paradigm. When yoga and meditation first started coming into public awareness, we began exploring them with great enthusiasm. The ideas and philosophies from the East that we were exposed to resonated with our souls and influenced our music as well. Dean began to play more long, slow tones on his flute, while I discovered special harp tunings that lent themselves to making open, spacious music…

As we had been studying yoga and meditation, it was a natural fit that we tended toward music which encouraged relaxation and stillness. Initially, we were simply making meditative music from the heart that reflected the peacefulness of the natural world. In the process of our travels, we had been inspired by our contact with Native American wisdom keepers so our music with natural sounds was in support of their compelling message about respecting Mother Earth.

As practitioners of yoga and meditation, we have benefited greatly from the blessings these activities have brought to our lives. As musicians, we see how intertwined the sacred and musical can be. We have been fortunate to study with Indian yogis, Tibetan lamas, Zen monks, rabbis, ministers, and Native American medicine people. With those masters to guide us and using our personal intuitive compass, we delved deeply into this very important field of self-discovery and found that the use of sound, music, and chant can greatly enhance the meditation process…

In this book, we share some basic principles of meditation along with a wide array of sound tools and practices that can be used to take one into deeper states of inner peace and meditative bliss. The ideas and practices shared here can be of benefit to experienced meditators as well as to those who are just beginning the process of meditation.

Click here to order on amazon. Quieting the Monkey Mind: How to Meditate with Music by Dudley & Dean Evenson.

 

 

 

 

Stress-Free holidays

Overcome Holiday Stress Using Chakras

Holiday stress can be overcome using the chakras. With the holidays often comes a bundle of stress triggers and challenges that may take away from the fun and festivity of the season. While we love to get together with family and friends, sometimes the extra tasks and pressures can add up to create situations that are less than fun and definitely not festive. Extra shopping, more cooking, cleaning, preparing, crowds, traffic or traveling with flights delayed or other inconveniences may create more holiday stress and can take the fun out of the season. Then, there are the long-term family patterns replete with buttons that are often pushed right at the dinner table after a few too many glasses of bubbly. Whatever form it takes, the strain and tension of being overloaded can sometimes rise up and ruin our fun, family time.

So how can we deal with this inevitable holiday stress and put the joy back into the season? Here are some simple steps we can take to uplift our spirits and make sure we don’t get overloaded and react emotionally in the presence of habitual family patterns or simply collapse from exhaustion when we should be having fun. These seven steps are actually based on the chakra system and begin with the crown or seventh chakra going down to the root or first chakra. Check them out and see if they resonate with you.

7_chakraSet Intention (Crown)

Decide in advance how you would like your holiday experience to be.  You can use ideas like – peaceful, meaningful, relaxing, fun. Whatever words you come up with, you might want to form them into a simple mantra or affirmation to keep in the forefront of your awareness as you go through your socializing. Remember the aspects of an affirmation are threefold: positive, present tense and repetition. An example would be ‘I am peaceful and relaxed’ or whatever idea you want to remind yourself of when intensity arises. Say it often.

6_chakra 1Visualize (Third Eye, Mind)

Use mental images to picture how you would like to see the holidays unfold. You can imagine your home beautifully decorated with family members happily enjoying a home cooked meal and conversing with one another in pleasant tones. Or you might picture young children playing well together with their new gifts. Don’t forget to picture yourself attending to your tasks with ease in a relaxed manner. You may want to focus on the deeper meaning of the holiday you are celebrating and especially the fellowship of gathering together with family and friends.  Continue reading Overcome Holiday Stress Using Chakras

Dinner together

Thanksgiving Gratitude

We have much to be grateful for and we hope you do as well. We are grateful for air to breathe, a roof over our heads, food to eat, and friends and family with whom to share our blessings. Dean and I are grateful to have celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary!

This year we are grateful that Dean’s latest album Amber Sky (with Phil Heaven and Jeff Willson) had a successful release launch. We know you will enjoy the beautiful music of flute, viola, keyboards, and bass created by these three really good friends. Phil is Soundings of the Planet’s main engineer and helps keep things rolling in so many ways. Jeff is a good friend and massage therapist so he knows how to make music that all you massage therapists enjoy.

Quieting the Monkey Mind
Quieting the Monkey Mind: How to Meditate with Music by Dudley and Dean Evenson. Release date: Feb 2018.

We are especially grateful to almost have finished our book Quieting the Monkey Mind: How to Meditate with Music! You will be hearing a lot more about this project as the weeks go by and look for an early 2018 publication. This book is a distillation of what Dean and I have been learning for many decades about meditation, yoga, and how music can support them both. We share lots of tips, tools, and exercises to help both beginning as well as experienced meditators get more out of their practice. The book is in full color and we share a lot of our history and background in this very important field.

And now we are grateful that our 23-year-old granddaughter, Cybele Olsen, wants to come live here in the woods with us as she does an artist retreat preparing for the next phase of her life. We are really grateful that her dad, David Olsen, is helping her build her very own tiny home so she has a cozy place to live and work. He had a few days break from medical school when he was available to help. So far, four days building in the rain hasn’t dampened their spirit.

Tiny Home beginning
Granddaughter Cybele Olsen planning her tiny home with her dad David Olsen and Dean Evenson

We send you blessings of love and peace. May the music and media we create enhance the quality of your life on a daily basis. Whether you buy our CDs or downloads from soundings.com, amazon, or iTunes or from your favorite independent bookstore, it all contributes to our Peace Through Music mission. And of course, you can always listen to our music for free on Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, or any other streaming sites. We do get paid part of a penny every time someone listens and since Dean Evenson currently has over 193,000 monthly listeners on Spotify it all adds up! No matter how you hear us, we are grateful to you, our listeners and fans, for your support for almost four decades. Peace Through Music continues to make this world a more peaceful place.

 

Dream Big Summit

DREAM BIG SUMMIT with Dudley Evenson

Have you ever wanted to know exactly how to manifest your purpose, your soulmate, and a better life for yourself, and even the planet? Or, do you need some inspiration to stay motivated and keep the faith in these challenging times? Join me DUDLEY EVENSON on the DREAM BIG SUMMIT

Sign up FOR FREE and listen to myself and 30+ speakers presenting deep insights into how magical this universe is, and what you can do to help bring about a greater life for yourself and the planet. Learn how to Dream Big and how to make a difference on this planet!
WHEN, WHAT WHO: Click here and find out WHEN TO LISTEN FOR FREE, the Speakers, and their topics.

I’m very grateful to be part of this panel of accomplished speakers all sharing their wisdom and knowledge with you. These incredible speakers, wisdom keepers, and authors from around the world share STEPS you can take to CREATE YOUR DREAM into 3-D REALITY.

FREE GIFTS: All the speakers are offering FREE GIFTS. Claim your gifts, from EACH SPEAKER with your ALL ACCESS PASS MEMBERS to have instant access.

Dream Big Summit Oct 16-19
Dream Big Summit with Dudley Evenson, Ilona Selke and 30+ new thought leaders

WHO IS SPEAKING:
Have a look at the awesome speakers and their topics at this link

The Dream Big Summit will help you create a better life for yourself ad the planet.
TOPICS range from: • Soulmates and how to create better relationships • Activating your inner potential • Dolphins and the power of their consciousness • Near-death experiences • Miraculous healings • Quieting the Monkey Mind • Meditating with Music • How to walk through fire into your authentic self • Healing through music • Awakening your body, mind, and soul with breath into ecstasy • Accessing the power of the subconscious mind and soul • Transforming deep subconscious beliefs • Entering the holographic universe • How to shift dimensions • Conflict resolution techniques • Human Happiness • How to teach your children to reach multidimensional awareness • How to handle teenage problems • How to mediate instead mitigate • Protecting yourself from harmful electro • ET’s and HYBRIDS • Remote Viewing ….and many more topics

FIND OUT MORE HERE:

During this FOUR DAY SUMMIT from October 16 to 19, I am teaming up with 30+ experts in the field of the human potential movement. We will all share tips, advice, and strategies on how to tackle some of the common human issues and desires. This is just a sample of who’s going to be at DREAM BIG Summit 2017. I am excited for you to join this team of Dream Makers! Sign up today.

Last Chance to Grab the Dream Big Summit All-Access Pass for $97!
Each day for 4 days in a row, Oct 16-Oct 19, you will watch 6-7 interviews about creating a better life for you and the planet. BUT each one of these interviews is only going to be live for 24 hours each! Concerned you might miss some due to your busy schedule? Want instant access so you can start watching NOW?
Want to get access to a SECOND dive-deep advanced session with each speaker that isn’t being shown on the free summit? Then the All-Access Pass is what you need! The Dream Big Summit All-Access Pass is a membership site containing both interviews from each of our 30+ speakers on this incredible summit. When you upgrade, you’ll get instant and lifetime access to all the content.

Click here to upgrade now, because the price is going up to $127 at midnight Oct 15 NYC time! Hope to see you there. Have a great week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deobrat Mishra Indian Sitar Master Benefit Concerts & Workshops

This summer, Deobrat Mishra, 11th generation Indian sitar master, is touring in the Pacific Northwest. Soundings is pleased to sponsor his Sitar Concert Ragas and Kirtan in Bellingham, WA July 8 & 9 and his workshops on July 10 & 11. His sitar concert tour is a benefit for the Benares Music Academy and the Daya Foundation which empowers people through yoga, two very relevant organizations.

Since the very beginning of Soundings of the Planet in 1979, Dudley and Dean Evenson have been privileged to collaborate with outstanding musicians from around the world. Recently, Dean has enjoyed recording and performing with 11th generation Indian sitar masters – Deobrat Mishra and Pt. Shivnath Mishra. Their popular album on the Soundings label, RAGA CYCLE, is a blend of ancient ragas and modern interpretations.


Deobrat Mishra brings his energetic and innovative playing style back to Pacific Northwest. He is one of the most creative and innovative sitar artists in India. He was taught by his father, Pt. Shivnath Mishra, who had him performing on stage when he was five years old. The father-son duo has toured extensively in India, Europe and the Pacific Northwest to sell out crowds and more recently, Deobrat is traveling solo with a tabla player. Dean Evenson will join him on flute in Bellingham.

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Sitar Ragas & Kirtan
2 concerts, each with different music. Attend one or both! First half Sitar Ragas, Second half Kirtan singing


Saturday July 8 @ 7:30 pm
Firehouse Performing Arts Center.
1314 Harris Avenue,
Bellingham, WA.

Sunday July 9 @ 7:30 pm
The Majestic on N. Forest
1027 N. Forest, Bellingham, WA

Monday July 10 @7:30 pm
Nada Yoga Sound Healing
Turtle Haven Studio
Deming, WA (leave message at 360/738-9368 if interested)

Tuesday July 11 @7:30 pm
Traditional Indian Rhythms & Melodies for Western Instruments
Soundings of the Planet Studio
Fairhaven/Bellingham, WA
(leave message at 360/738-9368 if interested)

Bellingham Concert details here. You can also contact us on this link

Order advance tickets for Deobrat Mishra 2017 Northwest Tour here.
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Deobrat Mishra has received numerous music awards over the years. Selectivity, melody and rhythmic complexity are typical features of his lively playing style. He is Director of the Benares Music Academy on the Ganges whose mission is to keep classical Indian music alive.

The Benares Academy of Indian Classical Music provides musical training and home for students ranging from the community of ‘untouchables’ in India, children of impoverished musicians who can’t afford to pass their traditions along, as well as to international travelers. Students have the opportunity to study music that engages the brain, heart, body, and mind toward integration, optimism, and service. Classical Indian music instruction is offered by scholarships made possible by these events.

DAYA Foundation is a change-agent organization based in Portland, Oregon that empowers students to discover their essential life skills through the yoga. Students are from diverse populations, including those isolated by trauma, incarceration, residential treatment centers, or with mental or physical health challenges. Their prison programs train adults in custody to become yoga instructors for other adults in custody.

 

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Fathers Dads

Honoring Fathers Everywhere

Modern Fathers.

We love the dads of today who carry their babies in a backpack or close to their heart. It used to be this practice was only used by mothers but now fathers get to have the blessings of a much closer contact with their young children. As women have become strong and more empowered of late, we acknowledge that fathers have become softer and more gentle. We see this as a wonderful process that allows men to develop the more nurturing side of themselves and that is surely a benefit to them and their children as well. Dean Evenson got to carry his children in a baby backpack and was always around for family dinner practically every day of their lives growing up.

Dean Evenson and his kids all grown up
Dean Evenson and his kids all grown up

What is the measure of a man?

Is it by the measure of his biceps? Or the amount of love in his heart? Is it how much he can push his way through? Or how gentle he can be in carrying his child? I once heard the definition of a good ‘husbandman‘ (gardener) as one who knows when to plant the seed. I would add that it is equally important to know how to care for the seed so it can grow to fullness and bear the fruits of its harvest.

I am grateful to have found such a man in Dean Evenson who has been such a good husband to me and father to our three children. He has also been the father of Soundings of the Planet and all the musicians who have come through our studio. The burden of a father can be heavy and we need to remember that fathers need all the love and support they can get. So as Father’s Day approaches, let us remember to honor the fathers in our lives and let them feel supported too.

History of Father’s Day

We were intrigued to learn that Father’s Day was first started in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father, William Jackson Smart, was a Civil War veteran and a single parent who raised his six children there. In 1909, after she heard a sermon about Mother’s Day being started by Ann Jarvis, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. She initially suggested June 5, her father’s birthday, but the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons so the celebration of Father’s Day was deferred to the third Sunday of June. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910.

We would love to hear about your father or a dad you admire. When you comment we will send you a free mp3 of our music.

In Appreciation of Father’s Day, all recent Soundings of the Planet releases are on sale for $9. Happy Father’s Day to all the Fathers out there!

 

 

 

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Memorial to fallen soldiers

Memorial to Collateral Damages of War

Memorial Day commemorates fallen soldiers but it should also recognize the loss of innocent civilians whose deaths are considered ‘collateral damage’ of war. Sadly, the never-ending war against terrorism seems to yield many such killings. Recently the deaths of 22 young people at a Manchester, England concert has captured the world’s sympathy and attention as did the stabbing of 2 brave men on an Oregon train who tried to stand up to hateful, anti-Muslim bullying. We must also ask why do we not mourn the hundreds of civilians killed in bombings across the Middle East on an almost daily basis?

Our Soundings of the Planet motto is Peace Through Music and we continue to work toward peace and understanding in our world. We realize that fighting violence with violence is an ever-escalating situation that will not yield resolution. What if we respected all lives, especially the lives of our so-called enemies and their families? What if we changed our course and redirected our energies toward healing misunderstandings and finding common ground even when there appears to be none?

Every Day is Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery honoring fallen soldiers.

These are thoughts we are pondering this Memorial Day weekend. We realize there are no easy answers to these questions. In fact, death from war has existed since the beginning of recorded history. Yet, today in this era of instant worldwide communication, we have a great opportunity to stop fanning the flames of conflict and divisiveness and focus our attention toward understanding and mutual respect. We can’t help but think that putting our energies toward acceptance of people of different races, cultures and religions might at least begin to plant seeds of possibility for a more peaceful world. This can happen right in our own communities, where we live, where we work. When we address the source of conflict, we stimulate a cascade of events that can ultimately have a national and global effect.

A few years ago, we became aware of the cost of war trauma to our own soldiers. We developed some tools to help returning soldiers deal with their PTSD. If you or anyone you know suffers from such trauma, you can download our RELAXATION BASIC TRAINING GUIDE. We hope it helps in a small way people dealing with the negative results of war and trauma. Relaxation Basic Training Manual:
http://soundings.com/relaxation-basic-training-manual/

We welcome your thoughts and ideas on this subject. When you comment on our blog, we’ll send you a free mp3 of our music. Also, we hope you will take advantage of our Memorial Day Special. Enter the code: MEMORIAL17 at checkout to receive your discount.

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nature

Mother Nature Heals Hearts

As Mother’s Day approaches, we contemplate the love of mothers everywhere as well as the all-embracing love of Mother Nature herself. In uncertain times like these, it is easy to feel lost or hopeless and make us want to climb into our mother’s lap for solace. But what if our mother isn’t with us any more or there is no human mom to wrap us in her arms and comfort us? Where can we find that support that often only a mother can give? The answer is simple: GO OUTSIDE! Unplug from your technological existence, move away from the pixelated screen and step out into nature. Whether you live on a farm, small town or in a big city, nature is always available to you. In urban areas you may have to search a bit harder but there are large parks, pocket parks, rooftops and other areas where you can take a moment and rejuvenate in the sacred embrace of the natural world.

Red dragon flowers with humming bird. Mother Nature at her finest.

Equal time for nature! We typically spend most of our days and nights in the warm and dry security of our own home or workplace. We may walk from the house to the car and drive through nature, but most likely, we just watch as the trees flow past our windshield without taking the time to stop and smell the blossoms. So when you feel overwhelmed by the man-made world or bad news, it can be a great benefit to take a break from your busy lives to focus on the life-giving and nurturing aspects of nature.

Mother Nature ~ she built the mountains, breathed the wind and her tears of joy filled the sea. We too are children of Mother Earth whether we walk, fly, swim or sing.

Spending time in nature is one of the most reliable boosts to your mental and physical well-being. Even Business Insider Magazine touts scientific reasons for spending time in nature. Some of the benefits include increased short term memory, restored mental energy, stress relief, reduced inflammation, improved concentration, immune system boost, and improved mental health to name a few.

Researchers found nearby green space was even more important to health in urban environments. In fact, they wrote, “our analyses show that health differences in residents of urban and rural municipalities are to a large extent explained by the amount of green space.”

So dear friends, this Mother’s Day, be sure to treat yourself to spending time in nature and receive the blessings of our ultimate mother – Nature, Earth or whatever you choose to call it. You deserve to be nurtured.

Also, for some peaceful music to support your Mother’s Day experience, all Soundings of the Planet CDs are on sale for $9. Just use the code MOTHER17 at checkout to receive the discount. Peace Through Music blessings to you!