562. Tide Pool Friends: a soothing story and meditation

Odette Octopus makes a new friend while playing in the tide pools of Ahway Island.

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 5:03

Tide Pool Friends Excerpt:

It was a beautiful sunny day on the shores of Ahway Island. The trees were happily dancing in the wind as the sound of the ocean filled the air. The waves moved gently, wetting the rocks along the beach.


Underneath the cool waters was a bed of coral and colorful sea plants, Odette Octopus was floating near the coral, admiring the beauty all around her as she moved toward the shoreline. Odette loved to swim near the shore. In her experience, it was the perfect way to meet new friends.


Today, the strong wind was creating bigger waves than usual, and Odette was excited to swim in the big, rolling waves near the sandy shore.

Today’s Meditation: Picture floating in the safe and comforting waters of a tranquil pool.

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