207. BCAI: Wheee!: a relaxing story and mindful relaxation

Feeling confident on her bike, Max and Mia go out for a ride and find a little hill. How will Mia do?

Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Wheee!” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday!

Narrator: Male

Final Dragon Breath: 7:01

Wheee! Show Excerpt:

Clouds blanketed the sky, turning it a fluffy grey.  The wind circled the trees, causing the branches to wave and colorful leaves to whirl away.  Max smiled as he felt the breeze tickle his nose and said, “Mia are you ready? Come see this!”


“I’m coming!” Mia said.  She hurried over to Max, her bicycle helmet already on. “Let’s go!” She said.


“Hold on. Look at the trees.”  Max said.


“Wow!” Mia said. “Look at the leaves!”


Max smiled. “I thought you’d like that.”   Reds, golds, orange and browns swirled in the air as the wind carried them away from the trees.  Mia began to dance with the falling leaves, and so did her brother.  Around and around they turned, until the two flopped down on the ground dizzy and giggling.  They laughed until Max asked, “Are you ready to go to the big hill?”

Today’s Meditation: Today, enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing into the warm sand on a sunny beach.

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In the press:

Digital Trends warns listeners that “you may not make it through an entire episode fully conscious.” Yay!

We’re honored that the website of Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems includes us on their list of Technology to Boost Mental Health.

Jooki recommends us as an outstanding podcast for preschoolers.

We’re reaching listeners internationally! Sassy Mama Hong Kong included us in their article on transitioning into the new year, Sassy Mama Singapore recommends us for limiting screen-time while sheltering at home, and Haven Magazine Australia included us in their tips for getting through the school holidays.

Thank you to Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers of School Library Journal for listing us as one of “8 Podcasts To Encourage Mindfulness!”


We hope you enjoyed this Friday Favorite story!