Wow it's almost fall already and there's not end in sight to this Covid-19 Pandemic. It's no wonder people are stressed out and need help falling asleep. The moment people close their eyes their mind probably starts racing and gets filled with all the worries and anxiety that this situation has brought into our lives.
We've had a lot of positive feedback from listeners who say that our Guided Sleep Meditations help them forget about all this for awhile so they can get the sleep they need. That's one of the reasons we create our meditations, to make people's lives a little bit easier, no matter the circumstances and help them reduce stress and stay rested.
Recently we added a new subscription option for our Premium Content by making it available on the Super Cast platform. Super Cast is a premium podcast subscription site that allows us to offer our premium content based on monthly subscriptions. When you subscribe to our premium podcast on Super Cast you receive a Private RSS Feed containing our premium sleep meditation that you can add to your favourite podcast player. One nice thing about this service is that you can add the feed to the podcast player of your choice by simply clicking on the link in the email you receive when you join.
A wide variety of Podcast Players are supported by the Super Cast Platform (see the list below), and as new sleep meditations are released, the show up in the player automatically. Two subscription levels are available, Premium which offers about 128 sleep meditations and Premium Plus which offers over 160 sessions. Premium subscribers will receive 2 new meditations each month and Premium Plus will receive 4.
If you're interested in subscribing to Tracks To Relax Premium you can start a 3 day free trial on Super Cast by Clicking Here.
We should also mention that our subscribers on Patreon have a similar option and also receive a Priave RSS Feed, the main difference is that on Patreon, you'll need to copy the feed address and manually add it to your favourite podcast player. Patreon subscriptions start at just $2 with our Bronze level (1 new session a month) and a Silver ($5) and Gold ($10) level are also available. With patreon you also have the option of paying annually and saving 10% which is nice if you plan on listening for awhile and don't want to miss any new releases. If you're not already a patron, you can learn more by clicking here.
Recently we've travelled from Ontario to Edmonton, Alberta and are working from Alberta for a month. Our daughter is expecting our second Grandchild, so we had to figure out a way to travel across the country while maintaining isolation. This includes not using public restrooms, using masks in any public place and seriously maintaining social distancing.
We didn't want to fly because we would have to isolate again for two weeks after arriving and we didn't want to take the risk of doing that. The solution was to purchase a 5th wheel trailer and a truck for our trip.
We took 4.5 days to make the drive. Towing a 12,000LB of trailer certainly makes the drive more challenging than just driving the family car as uneven roads and steep hills directly affect speed and handling of the vehicle and trailer. The roads through Winnipeg on the Trans Canada Highway were the worst roads we encountered, absolutely horrible!
This is our first time RVing and it's exciting to have the comforts of home when we stop for the evening. Being able to use our own bathroom along the way has been pretty convenient as well.
We are now parked in a RV park in Edmonton and are enjoying visiting with our 1st grandchild, our daughter and her husband. In a few days our second daughter will be joining us in Edmonton after travelling (isolated) from Vancouver Island.
The day before we left, our laptop crashed during an update and we've had to find a place in Edmonton to get it repaired, we'll be back to editing and creating new meditations today with a bit of luck! We're currently editing our sleep story edition of Chapter 1 of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and hope to release it in the next day or two, so if you're not a yet a Patron, head over to patreon and sign up :) With a Silver or Gold membership you'll get access to over 100 sleep meditations and our sleep stories as well. Visit www.Patreon.com/trackstorelax for details.
Our daughter is due to have the baby on July 6th, so we are excited to see if he appears on time or comes a bit early. We're excited to meet our new grandson! Stay tuned for updates!
Sleep is a corner stone of good health!
The better you sleep the better you feel. The better you feel the more energy you have to achieve your goals, no matter how big or small they are. If you're not getting the quality sleep you deserve, then you owe it to yourself to give Tracks To Relax a try.
You can start listening for free HERE and if you like what you're hearing then we hope you'll join our online family by becoming a Patron and getting access to many more sleep meditation sessions.
To say we are in challenging times in an understatement. So many of us are stuck inside, watching the news way to much and wondering just how bad things will get. This of course increases our level of stress and worry which in turn causes our adrenal glands to produce adrenalin. When we stay stressed for a long period of time, our adrenal glands can become depleted and this then makes us feel even more worn out, tired and less resourceful.
In order to avoid this state of adrenal trickle (where you adrenal glands are constantly active) you need to take regular breaks from stress. One of the best ways to do this is to listen to a Tracks To Relax Nap or Bedtime meditation. These meditations can distract your mind and relax you deeply so you can enter into a parasympathetic state. This is the state of rest and repair where your body can replenish it's resources instead of depleting them.
Luckily as human beings we have imaginations and that allow us to pretend that we are somewhere else, doing something fun or relaxing. We can imagine a future when this event is a thing of the past and life gets back to "Normal". We can imagine ourselves having a massage at the beach, or walking along the Ocean shore collecting shells or doing just about anything else that's relaxing.
With a soothing voice and wonderful meditation experiences, we can help you relax deeply. Whether you join our online family by becoming a patron on Patreon, or just listen to our free podcast, our meditations can help you take that break you need. It's like a hug for your mind in a challenging time.
Join our online family at by becoming a patron HERE.
Or listen to our free meditation podcast HERE.
Well for now, this existence we call life, is a whole new ball game. Here in the great white north and pretty much anywhere north of Virginia, the weather is still cool and snowy or rainy, so it’s not all that enjoyable to get outside. That will change soon and this social distancing thing will become a little less isolating. Plus we’re all bound to get used to the idea after the first month or two of this Covid-19 right?
Virtual Walks and Runs
So lately I (Alan) have been running on the treadmill for exercise and playing music while doing so (thank you Spotify). Recently I started also watching Virtual Runs on YouTube while running. It’s surprising how easy it is to trick your brain into thinking your doing something you’re not actually doing. One of the runs is along a pathway that leads along the shorelines of a Hawaiian Island and it’s amazing how uplifting it is and how much it felt like I was outside running! If you can’t get outside right now and you want the illusion of being there, try a virtual walk on youtube and immerse yourself in the experience. Even if you’re just walking in place, or sitting down and watching it on your TV or at your computer, I think it might help you feel better!
Here are two virtual walks/runs we enjoy:
What’s a married or any couple to do when everything is closed and you’re stuck at home? Have a date night in! Make a special dinner together and then get dressed up in fancy clothes, play some lovely music and even have a dance! After dinner, retreat to your TV room for a movie and be sure to make some popcorn too! Nikki’s been making some home made fruit rollups with fresh strawberries and other fruit and since we don’t have any NIBS, these fruit rollups will be on the snack menu too. We love movies with tropical settings, like Captain Ron, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 50 First Dates and Into The Blue. Choose something fun that you know you’ll enjoy and forget about everything else except that special person for awhile. Our new WiFi connected lights in the bedroom will be in OCEAN Mode to finish off the evening. ;)
We love the Wii. We know there are more up to date video game systems out there, but the Wii lets us bowl at home. If you have friends that still have a Wii and you can video chat with them, it might be fun to have a virtual Wii bowling night. Play three games for top average and have fun almost like you would if you were together. and the bonus? You won’t need to worry about your friends drinking all your beer! :)
Another thing we are doing to keep busy is dehydrating stuff! When I say we, I mean Nikki because I’m just mainly eating the stuff that she has dehydrated! We recently bought a food dehydrator and have been shredding and dehydrating potatoes to make hash browns, making dried fruit, zucchini slices with taco seasoning and are about to make our own beef jerky. We may be stuck inside, but our goal is to never run out of healthy snacks! Plus it’s a great way to preserve your perishables.
We hope you are finding creative ways to keep busy and take your mind off all the negativity right now. We’re going to be releasing a couple of daytime sessions over the next few days so that when you want to take a break you can with a wonderful NAP Meditation.
You can now search our meditations on Patreon using your Browser (not the patreon app) at www.patreon.com/trackstorelax You’ll now see a new search box at the top right. If you want to get started wth some of the NAP Sessions we already have you can find them by entering the search word “nap”. We’re going to release a daytime version of “Riding out the storm” so you can use that session during the day or at night as well.
Don’t forget to end your day with a Tracks To Relax Sleep Meditation! Sleep is one of the cornerstones of health and wellness. Getting a good night’s sleep can help boost your immune system, improve your mood and give you the energy you need to stay positive!
We'll be here, continuing to create for you. Take care everyone and stay safe!
Sending you peace and love,
Alan & Nikki
Nikki and I are so glad you found our Tracks To Relax Sleep Meditation Blog! We're working hard to bring you new guided sleep meditations each and every month through either Patreon and Podbean!