Calm Pills - Soothing Space Ambient and Piano Music for Relaxing, Peaceful Sleep, Reading or Mindful Meditation

Calm Pills - Soothing Space Ambient and Piano Music for Relaxing, Peaceful Sleep, Reading or Mindful Meditation

Calm Pills are ad-free, multi-artist ambient albums, seamlessly mixed to help with relaxation, meditation, reading or deep sleep. Mostly consisting of instrumental ambient sounds, natural soundscapes and soft piano music, these mixes will help you completely relax your mind and body. Also available as online radio and through Alexa or Google smart speakers: CalmRadio.UpliftingPills.com

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January 10, 2023
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This mix is dedicated to Mike Graff, a Minneapolis-based composer, producer, and sound designer creating exquisite ambient-cinematic music as Dear Gravity. His work has graced almost all editorial ambient playlists you will come across, and has been featured worldwide in a variety of films and projects.

Mike's motivation for creating this beautiful music is one that I d...

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Nights are long, and winter in the northern hemisphere is here to stay. I hope you all are keeping warm and wanted to sign off this year with one last Calm Pill mix for you to enjoy during the holidays.

Thank you for your support this year, especially everyone who took the time to write a review or support the show using the link below. Even though there's no way for me...

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December 2, 2022
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This mix celebrates a life milestone. Now that I'm 40, I look back in appreciation of every period of my life that has shaped who I am. What seemed like hardship was a necessary lesson in retrospect, and a step in a grand plan to get me here. Here is a place where I feel content, with a clearer Purpose. Creating these mixes is part of it. It's my way of helping my f...

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November 20, 2022
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"Take me to your dreamland
A place where we can be forever
As our bones crumble to dust
Our souls will astray
Into your dreamland
Away from endless pain
Our hearts will be mended
Our minds will be found
Let us live for the moment eternally"

Take Me to Your Dreamland by ok okay

Making this mix was a labor of love. If you feel like supporting Calm Pills online radi...

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October 30, 2022
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Gratefulness and humility are two qualities that elevate humankind. Combined, they cushion our falls in life. Because in a way, they help us "fall upwards", such that our hardships become catalyst for ever greater appreciation of blessings we once had, and ones we continue to have. When we let go of entitlement, we develop a sense of awe towards everything we get to...

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September 24, 2022
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"One autumn day I was in the park. Absorbed in the contemplations of a very small, beautiful leaf 🍁. Shaped like a heart, it was barely hanging on the branch, nearly ready to fall down. I asked the leaf if it was frightened because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling.

The leaf told me, “No. During the whole spring and summer I was completely alive. I...

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September 5, 2022
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"imagine, the time when we all learn the art of living
rather than just continuous breathing
there'll be no more lies
there'll be no more cries
we'll all have our sun shining through
and we'll look at the same skies of blue
peace will be at hand

wave farewell to the terror of the nights
terminated are the painful fights
For there will be no more battle
i...

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July 1, 2022
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"In each of us
There once was a fire
And for some of us
There seem as if there are only ashes now

But when we dig in the ashes
We find one ember
And very gently we fan that ember
Blow on it
It gets brighter
And from that ember we rebuild the fire

Only thing that's important is that ember
That's what you and I are here to celebrate

The ember gets stronger
Flame s...

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June 10, 2022
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"Cold and drifting,
nothingness and floating,
swimming through zero gravity,
A thought emerges slowly,
drudging through the whale's mind.

"What is this..?"
This lonesome earth is not my home
I'm just wanderin' through
I'm waiting on my chariot ride
To home beyond the blue.

What splendor there awaits!"

― From Final Thoughts of a Whale in Space...

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April 12, 2022
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This mix is an ode to one of my favorite ambient mix series of the same name by Alex Hephaestian. Themed around highlighting ethnic ambient music from around the world, Alex's mix series (which you can stream on Mixcloud) shows such mastery in combining exquisite mixing and mystical storytelling. It chronicles the journey of Oushie who travels far from his home to visit...

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March 27, 2022
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"When you fall in love with a work of art, you’d die to meet the artist.

I am a student of the galleries of Pacific sunsets, full moon rises on the ocean, the clouds from an airplane, autumn forests in Raleigh, and first fallen snows.

And I’m dying to meet the artist."

Poetry by Yasmin Mogahed, from her book Reclaim Your Heart

Making this mix was a labor of love. I...

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February 25, 2022
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"The sun is so beautiful in the early morning. It does something to the trees that you don’t see any other time of the day. I think we all want the same thing: A quiet peace. Maybe just even a single moment of it, to close our eyes and just be okay. For even a single second, to not feel worried about something, sad about something. To not crave something we don’t–or can...

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February 5, 2022
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This mix is inspired by heal., a magnificent meditative album by the talented man behind Project AER. He usually produces heartfelt lofi music, but when he turns to ambient, his work lives up to that of the best you've ever heard.

"What's meant for you will be
The rest will fade away
Just give it time and see
That some things just can't stay

Don't think...

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January 13, 2022
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To Chris, in celebration of his birthday, life, and legacy. He would have been 37 today (Jan 13). Less than a year ago, his passing was our rebirth. It imbued me, his sister and his family with a sense of duty to live out his legacy. The life that he could have had. The life he would have wished for us. Rest in peace my friend.

"So it begins my friend.
The end, but not ...

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December 23, 2021
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As 2021 comes to a wrap, it feels like we should be seeing the pandemic off, but the reality is anything but. With more imposed restrictions coinciding with the holiday season, I released this mix to hopefully provide solace to those celebrating alone or unable to spend it with some of their loved ones.

Musically, this mix features 3 tracks from a masterpiece new album by J...

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December 2, 2021
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It's my 39th birthday today :) 🎂

Inspired by the soothing music of Human Is Alive (humanisalive.bandcamp.com), I wanted this mix to induce reminiscence of happy moments from our past. Amidst the swirl of incessant, attention-demanding world we live in, I sometimes get these fleeting recollections of past events, people, or even things that brought me joy. I made...

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November 18, 2021
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"In the shadow of a moonlight gaze
a cold and misty type of haze
washes over me as if my soul
has left and made me half, not whole
as night envelops everything around
the darkness heaps its magic on the ground
as features change and dampness marks its place
a pleasing smile appears upon my face
I love that nature calls me every day
Inviting me to meet it on the way
and ...

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October 21, 2021
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This episode celebrates 50th Calm Pill milestone 🎉 Thank you everyone for supporting the show by tuning in, sharing it with friends or leaving a review. And thanks to those who choose to express their gratitude with small donations. It really warms my heart to see the impact this music has on so many people, and it gives me the motivation to keep going. Here's t...

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September 30, 2021
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So what about it all my friend ?
Has life smiled upon your face?
Do you feel the warming emanate
From within the planet’s grace?

Dare you hold the flame aloft for me
To strive under your spell ?
…For should you guide me to tomorrow
We can tomorrow’s burdens break

— From To He Who Holds His Hand Aloft by Marshal Gebbie

Making this mix was a labor of love. If you feel like s...

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August 22, 2021
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Inspired by Constance Demby's album Sonic Immersion, my hope for this mix is to help you bring calmness to a disturbed mind, inviting you to interface with the moment in full awareness. Take a deep breath and embark on this journey. See you on the other side.

If you missed last episode, I was happy to share that Calm Pills Radio, a 24/7 online ad-free station, is now av...

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