Getting cozy. Appreciating the simple pleasures of life and the people around you. That's all part of the Danish concept called hygge. On this episode of Performance Today, the Danish Quartet shares some musical hygge and tells you how to hygge in your own home.
When reading a good book, the world picks itself up and rearranges things into a different perspective. Music does that too. When combined, the two are amazing conduits to spaces that are timeless and wholly dreamy. You can find these spaces in these five compositions.
Is it possible to help people feel relaxed and at home in places such as cinemas and airport lounges? In this video from Monocle Magazine, two interior designers describe how elements like lighting, patterns, furniture and textiles can help people feel at ease and welcome in public spaces.
'Stress can really take a toll on our health and well-being, especially when experienced for long periods of time,' says Joanne D'Amico, RN, RMT and guided-relaxation voice artist. 'It is extremely important to interrupt those long periods of stress with some deep relaxation.' Find out more about guided relaxation and D'Amico's work in the field, and listen to a sample guided relaxation session.