Posted April 22, 2020 in News Articles
As officials advise social distancing and staying home and as schools and universities close, we must create new rituals for being. This is a unique time to settle into a new or old practice, to bring together family for a moment of mindfulness or reconfigure our ideas of what virtual gatherings can look like. Our well is overflowing with soothing resources to share with you during these possibly tense times. Try them out, share with a friend or loved one, let us know what is working best for you!
The Cleveland Orchestra edition Mindful Music Moments
Together with The Cleveland Orchestra, we have created a specially-curated, free 10-week playlist for the entire community. The brief musical selections, featuring the Cleveland Orchestra, are preceded by short, guided meditations designed to reconnect you with some of TCO's most beautiful performances. Each week, we feature a single piece of music with different prompts each day to deepen our appreciation of the moment and the music.
Simply fill out this brief form and look out for a 'Welcome Email' from The Well to access The Cleveland Orchestra community playlist.
ArtsWave edition Mindful Music Moments
We are so grateful to partner with ArtsWave to bring you Mindful Music Moments each day for the next 10 weeks.
We have created a specially-curated playlist just for subscribers to the ArtsWave edition of Mindful Music Moments. The brief musical selections, featuring the Cincinnati Symphony and the Cincinnati Opera, are preceded by short, guided meditations designed to reconnect you with the arts and nurture your spirit. In about four minutes at a time that’s convenient for you, we hope this mindful arts break, brought to you by ArtsWave, will add a little calm and light to your day. For April, you will find Mindful Poetry Moments on your playlist, our annual partnership with The On Being Project.
Simply fill out this form to access ArtsWave Edition Mindful Music content.
WGUC May Mindful Music Moments
May happens to be National Meditation month so we are partnering with 90.9 WGUC to bring Mindfull Music Moments to the airwaves. 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. Tune in daily at 7am on 90.9 WGUC or listen later via their website: https://www.wguc.org/special/mindful_music.php
Mindful Poetry Moments with The On Being Project
Now more than ever poetry and music can help us make sense of the world. Mindful Poetry Moments is a chance to pause and reflect on poetry’s ability to encounter ourselves, the world, and the mystery of each other.
In collaboration with The On Being Project Mindful Poetry offers five weeks of content, containing recordings of contemporary poets reading their work from On Being with Krista Tippett radio show and podcast and/or Poetry Unbound podcast. The audio will be accompanied by mindful prompts and meaning-making questions. All Mindful Poetry content is free thanks to The On Being Project and the generous donations of individuals and organizations in The Wild Geese Collective.
Participate simply by filling out this form.
Start your day with a moment of meditation. Now more than ever our nervous systems need a break from the news to connect within. Join Stacy Sims every day at 8am est on The Well Facebook Live for a brief meditation. If 8am is too early for you, each meditation will be posted for later viewing. Longtime City Silence hosts at Miller Gardette in Walnut Hill will also hosts Facebook Live meditations. Monday Morning Mindfulness 8-8:35am est and City Silence Thursdays 8:30-9:05pm est.
We also have a handful of meditations from the archives on our Vimeo. If you are brand new to meditation we suggest started with “The Art of Silence: Why Meditate? Info and steps to get started.”
You can also check out:
Mindful Activities from our Stories From the Well contributors
Each month we share a Story From The Well from contributing writers, sharing their practice, purpose and journey. Each story is accompanied with an activity. They are great for the whole family to try!
Mindful Mandala Printable Coloring Pages
Mindful Weaving from Abby Schnure
Starting a Gratitude Practice from Rachel DesRochers
Mindful Dog Walking From Julie York Coppens
Tuning In with Sound Healing from Max Raphael
Currere Body Story from Dominique Brown
Pause and Ground 54321 from Sarah Yeung