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30 pieces of classical music all under 2 minutes

Last year I ran a poll with one question: What is the number 1 reason for why you don’t regularly meditate? 
35% of people in this poll all said that the *number 1 reason* for not meditating regularly is they don’t have time.
And I get it – which is why I tell people that, on my busy days, my morning meditation is 2 minutes. It’s strange that the misconception with mindfulness is that you need half an hour or more to do a meditation. It’s just not the case.

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World Mental Health Day 2023

World Mental Health Day (WMHD) 2023 is here—a compelling reason to prioritize your mental health. It’s a day to pause, reflect, and take meaningful actions to support mental wellbeing, both for ourselves and those around us. 
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quietnote in tune

But what actually is mindfulness? Everyone is talking about, but every time I have a go at meditation, I just end up more frustrated than I was before I sat down. I would love to give it a go but I never really have the time for it…
Well, that’s where quietnote comes in. We are a start-up company who use our expertise in music to offer an innovative and highly accessible approach to mindfulness. We know that teaching mindfulness through music can offer a simple yet effective way for you to finally ‘get mindfulness.’

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10 Ways to Improve Your Meditation Habits this May

As we approach Mental Health Awareness Week this May, I thought it would be fitting to think about our meditation habits. Our life is full of habits; whether we deem them positive or negative is a personal feeling, but I’m quite confident in saying that if our meditation routine becomes a natural habit, then it’s certainly a positive one. In this article, we’ll explore 10 ways to help you build a positive meditation habit, so we can all gain the benefits of a more mindful life.

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Mindfulness through Music. The combined scientific benefits!

The combination of mindfulness and music, or as we call it mindfulness through music, provides a powerful tool to help us cultivate inner peace, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve our overall wellbeing. Here I’ve put together a few of the proven benefits of incorporating mindfulness and music into our daily lives to discover how this unique combination can help us achieve our goals, improve our health, and live a more fulfilling life. Of course, everyone has their own unique experience however the following studies show some really exciting research into the world of mindfulness and music.

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Why these numbers are so important, regardless of your mental health.

Whether you are in peak health, have been struggling with severe mental health difficulties or find yourself somewhere in between, this article is for you and it might just help to save someone’s life. In this article I am wanting to highlight some of the most important numbers, websites, and online chat services aimed at helping people with their mental health. Some are for emergency situations, but the majority are there to help out when life gets difficult and you’re not sure where to turn.

What you must keep in mind is that you may not need to use this information, but I can guarantee that you need to know this information. One of the most important reasons for having easy access to these facilities is because if you find yourself in an emergency mental health situation, such as dealing with someone who is suicidal, then having quick access to these numbers might save their life. As well as this, the last two years have taught us that anything can happen.  Mental health problems are bought on by hundreds of different reasons; having this knowledge might just lend you a helping hand one day.

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31 musical meditations for your month

Through this article I would like to share 31 musical meditations. One for you to practise every day of the month. Most of them are really quite short, a few of them require a little bit more time but I’ve designed them to fit into your day no matter what. You can try them at your desk to give your mind a rest whilst at work or save them for the evening to help you rewind and relax. As with all of our mindful practices, if and when you find your mind wandering off, simply acknowledge where it’s gone and bring it back to the focus, whatever that may be. I hope you have a wonderful month, whatever may be in store for you.

When I invite you to listen, all I want you to do is listen. Try to avoid multi-tasking. Make time to focus on just listening.

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a mindful climate

With the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow coming to a close I thought I would take this opportunity to talk about the important connections between climate change, music, mindfulness and meditation. Below I focus on six important and interesting talking points about how we can all do our bit to help our planet. Alongside this, I have added some links to some wonderful charities and organisations that are out there on the front line helping to make our world a better place. 

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what is quietnote?

I personally believe that through music anything is possible. To describe a wonderful piece of music in words is near impossible but I’m sure we have all had those goosebump moments where our hair stands on end, perhaps you have even been moved to tears? Our greatest adventures are usually accompanied by a soundtrack. Music can transport us, be used as a tool for expression and help us through our darkest days.

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mental music podcast

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In February 2021 I was really pleased to be invited onto The Mental Music Podcast as a guest speaker. I joined Max Thomas (founder of Mental Music) for an afternoon to talk about mental health, the work quiet note is doing highlighting music in the practise of mindfulness and meditation,  as well as the importance of being pro-active about self-care. It was a lovely afternoon and I am really please to share the podcast as well as some words from Max himself.

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