First Artwork Sketch idea (before the amazing Josie Jo worked her magic!)
Hello mindful travellers!
This is just a quick post for anyone interested in how the tracks from my new album, Everyday Meditations, started out. Here's a few samples of the beginnings of 'Just Got Home' and 'Night Sky'.
Enjoy! Andy 🙂
Just Got Home - First Sketch
Just Got Home - Final Version (sample)
Night Sky - First Sketch
Night Sky - Second Sketch
Night Sky - Third sketch
Night Sky Album Version (Sample)
Just another little update from South East London.
I'm still busy finishing my new album. I have just three more tracks to finish the music for then I go off to the mastering studio to make them sparkle : )
The album is aimed at busy people who maybe don't have heaps of time to meditate. I've included some new areas of contemplation as well as expanding on some areas I've covered in previous meditations. The album is a mix of longer and short meditations.
I hope this album brings everyone joy, peace and maybe a little more insight. You get a full refund if you don't obtain enlightenment on your first listen! : )
I thought I'd give you the track titles so here they are:
1. Rise and Shine: Morning Meditation
2. Peace Walking: Mindful Walking
3. Calming Commute: The Peaceful Passenger
4. Lunchtime Leveller: Short Check In
5. Just Got Home: Let Go and Recharge
6. The Night Sky: Evening Relaxation
7. Saturday Start Up: Putting Yourself First
8. Sunday Blues: Breathing Away The Sunday Blues
9. Lake Meditation: Relaxing Visualisation (BONUS)
Release date to be confirmed....
After many months of recording, editing, recording again, editing again, going back to my own meditation practice for inspiration, writing music, recording music, drinking coffee, recording more guidance, refining and meditating I am very grateful to have been able to create this album I am very proud of.
The album is available in my online shop. I hope you enjoy listening to the meditations as much as I enjoyed making them.
I launched my new online mindfulness course last week and thought I'd write a little blog about it.
Not everyone can get to a group mindfulness course or afford to pay for one so I wanted to create an affordable online course experience that combined all the elements of group mindfulness based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy courses.
The key element I kept in mind while designing the mindfulness course was that it was supportive and interactive from start to finish rather than "off you go, best of luck!". It's not easy learning something new and mindfulness is something that takes quite a bit of commitment if you want to get the most out of it.
To maintain the supportive thread and to make sure the course feels alive throughout, I've included daily emails that explore the themes of each week, a skype session half way through and email support over the 8 weeks.
I'm delighted with how the finished course has come together. Feedback from the early participants has been excellent and I'm looking forward to supporting more people through the course!
For more info on the course go here
Here's a sneak preview of some of the course content....
Peace is This Moment Without Judgment
Do you think peace requires an end to war?
Or tigers eating only vegetables?
Does peace require an absence from
your boss, your spouse, yourself? …
Do you think peace will come some other place than here?
Some other time than Now?
In some other heart than yours?
Peace is this moment without judgment.
That is all. This moment in the Heart-space
where everything that is is welcome.
Peace is this moment without thinking
that it should be some other way,
that you should feel some other thing,
that your life should unfold according to your plans.
Peace is this moment without judgment,
this moment in the heart-space where
everything that is is welcome.