I work at a school, and so now that summer is here, I get to enjoy the same summer vacation as my kids. I’m making a concentrated effort to work on reducing my stress and improving my mindset with my extra time. In addition to taking 2 online classes (one on meditation, and the other on affirmations for healing), I am spending time each day in the outdoors, working in the garden, with my fingers in the earth. I feel like this is a nurturing thing for me.
I also am enjoying the power of music. I received this CD, Escapes by Jeff Gold, and thought, “Oh, I’ll wait and use it on a stressful day.” Let me tell you, that day didn’t take too long to come, ha ha! At the end of the school year, things are always stressful! I really enjoy the gentle musical sounds. This is a CD that I can focus on listening to, or that I can leave on in the background to create a relaxing atmosphere. My kids love it when I play music when I give them mini back rubs, and so I’ve been using this for that purpose as well. We’re all loving it!
As you know, my son has autism, and with it anxiety. Anything that I can do to help him relax is a huge blessing. Especially when it’s something natural, and so simple! This music has been more than enjoyable; it has been a blessing for me and my son. He will sometimes get upset and start to have a meltdown, and when he is calm enough to speak, he’ll ask for some “calm music”.
A little more about the CD:
The “Escapes – Music for Relaxing ” CD (and download) is a soothing collection of original melodies featuring beautifully arranged acoustic guitars, piano, strings and flutes. One full hour of smooth and melodic music, each song has its own unique sound, yet the relaxing tone of the CD remains fluid throughout the entire album. The tempo is ideal for healing and is often used for meditation, massage, reiki and yoga. It’s almost always on Amazon’s Top 10 “Relaxation Music” list!
Many parents of special needs children have found that “Escapes” can help to settle their kids down enough to drift off to sleep pleasantly, helping to make bedtime relaxing for everyone. Jeff’s very special nephew Russell helped to popularize “Escapes” by sharing it with his schoolmates and therapists, who found it to be effective for them too. “Escapes” has become an important part of many special needs dance, music and yoga programs and students of all abilities have found that it helps improve focus while studying.
Jeff Gold was kind enough to include a personal note of thanks along with the CD, and I really appreciated the gesture. It’s little things like that that really impress me! I’d recommend this CD to anyone. It’s fantastic, and the music is great!
Looking to relax more? Jeff Gold is offering a FREE download to all of my readers! Simply go to http://www.jeffgoldmusic.com/su_tradewinds to download Tradewinds, one of the most popular songs on the CD. Tell your friends as well; this offer is available to everyone! There are also other CDs available for purchase and/or download. I’m also hosting a giveaway for one lucky reader to win the FULL CD! Good luck.
*I received a complimentary copy of the CD for the purposes of this review. NO monetary compensation was received. The opinions are mine alone.