Enjoy a short selection from one of our favorite composers, while taking time to breathe, center, and reset for the day, guided by Mindful Music's founder and narrator, Stacy Sims.
"Music," wrote John O'Donohue, the late Irish poet and philosopher, "is what language would love to be if it could." In this strange season, as we contend with isolation, anxiety, life changes and challenges, we're also finding a deeper appreciation of music's power to move us, nourish us, accompany our complex emotions, and connect us to each another.
May also happens to be National Meditation Month — a perfect time, we thought, for WGUC listeners to experience Mindful Music Moments, a Cincinnati-based program that brings a daily dose of classical calm to thousands of school children around the country.
"We've had the good fortune to be able to share our Mindful Music Moments school program with families at home, staff and patients in hospitals, and now, WGUC's audiences," Stacy writes. "Our mission is to improve the mental and emotional well-being, connectedness, and effectiveness of all citizens through arts integration, mindfulness, movement and healing-centered practices. There is no better time than the present for us to share this work."
We'll collect all the morning selections and mindfulness prompts here as we go, so you can relive and share the moments, any time.