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Joanne D'Amico

Health & Fitness, Mental Health, Alternative Health, Adult Sleep Stories, Sleep Stories For Grown Ups, Bedtime Stories, Grown Up Bedtime Stories, Stories For Sleep, Adult Bedtime Stories, Sleep Stories, Bedtime Stories For Adults, Bedtime Stories For Grown Ups

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Overview

Each week Drift Off welcomes you with a soft melodic voice that will help you fall asleep to classic stories from the public domain. Every episode begins with a brief relaxation to help you settle in, followed by the bedtime reading. Accompanying the calming narration is a soft melody thoughtfully chosen to complement the storytelling. A harmonious blend perfectly designed to lull you to sleep.

158 Episodes

Japanese Folktales for Sleep: The Tea Kettle & The Good Thunder

Hello my sleepy friend! I am thrilled to have you join me as we journey together tonight with 2 mystical Japanese folktales called The Tea Kettle and The Good Thunder. Each tale holds a unique charm and have been passed down from generation to generation...reminding us that life, in all its unpredictability, is a beautiful journey of growth and understanding. As usual we begin with a short settling in relaxation followed by the storytelling. I hope you enjoy these tales that I’ve chosen...may they bring you restful sleep. Sweet dreams! Your friend, Joanne Attributions 1. Settling in music is 'Healing' by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International — CC BY 4.0 2. Story narration music is 'Crystal Rain' by Christopher Lloyd Clark via Enlightened Audio 3. These stories were collected by Grace James and reside in the public domain Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements access 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to upcoming episodes exclusive access to full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2024

Maida's Little House Chapter 3 & 4 (Book 2 Maida's Series)

Welcome back my sleepy friend! Just a few months ago, we ventured into the Maida Series world with the first book of the series called "Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin. A tale that warmed our hearts about a wealthy little girl who is sickly and lame and finds happiness living in an ordinary neighborhood with ordinary children while tending her little shop. Tonight we continue that journey with the second book called "Maida's Little House. We will go on a magical journey with Maida and all of her friends, while they spend a happy summer together in a sweet little house in the country that has everything a child could wish for. So lie back and relax as we continue our journey once more into Maida's little world! Wishing you the sweetest of dreamzzz... Your friend, Joanne Attributions: Intro music 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via Epidemic Sound Narration music 'If We Go Now' by Moulins via Epidemic Sound Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements access 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to upcoming episodes exclusive access to full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

The Black Bowl - A Japanese Tale

Welcome back dreamy listeners! Tonight we will drift off to a beautiful Japanese tale called 'The Black Bowl'. This is an old Japanese folktale that was collected and then later retold by author Grace James in the 1900's in her book called 'Japanese Fairytales'. I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved narrating it for you! May this storytelling bring you peace and a restful sleep! Your friend, Joanne Attributions: Intro music 'Kimono of Tears by Mandala Dream via Epidemic Sound Narration music 'And There You Were' by Christian Andersen via Epidemic Sound Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements access 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to upcoming episodes exclusive access to full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 30 April 2024

The Black Bowl - A Japanese Tail

Welcome back dreamy listeners! Tonight we will drift off to a beautiful Japanese tale called 'The Black Bowl'. This is an old Japanese folktale that was collected and then later retold by author Grace James in the 1900's in her book called 'Japanese Fairytales'. I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved narrating it for you! May this storytelling bring you peace and a restful sleep! Your friend, Joanne Attributions: Intro music 'Kimono of Tears by Mandala Dream via Epidemic Sound Narration music 'And There You Were' by Christian Andersen via Epidemic Sound Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements access 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to upcoming episodes exclusive access to full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 30 April 2024

Little House on the Prairie - The Final Chapters! (Chapter 25 & 26)

[CONTENT WARNING: This story contains imagery of weapons and hunting animals as they were needed for survival during the late 1800's. The story also has racist elements in its portrayal of Native American Indians and may be offensive to some listeners. Although these racist elements are disturbing, it is part of our history and offers an opportunity for open and honest discussions about our past. Hopefully, it will be taken in the context of the times it was written in and portrayed.] Tonight we have the continuation of the cherished classic story of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder as I read for you the final Chapters 25 & 26. Little House on the Prairie is the second book of the Little House series. This story is about a little girl named Laura Ingalls and her family who leave behind their little House in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and are now heading to Kansas. The story captures the essence of pioneer life through the eyes of a young Laura. She provides vivid descriptions of the challenges and joys of frontier living with detailed accounts of hunting trips, encounters with Native Americans, and the hardships they face as early settlers. This book has captured the hearts of both young and old, making it a cherished classic. Enjoy and sweet dreams! Joanne xo Attributions Music 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn & 'On a Knee' by Golden Peas via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements access 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to upcoming episodes exclusive access to full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 23 April 2024

Maida is back! Maida's Little House Chapter 1 & 2 (Book 2 Maida's Series)

Welcome back my friend! Just a few months ago, we ventured into the Maida Series world with the first book of the series called "Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin. A tale that warmed our hearts about a wealthy little girl who is sickly and lame and finds happiness living in an ordinary neighborhood with ordinary children while tending her little shop. Tonight we continue that journey with the second book called "Maida's Little House. We will go on a magical journey with Maida and all of her friends, while they spend a happy summer together in a sweet little house in the country that has everything a child could wish for. So lie back and relax as we continue our journey once more into Maida's little world! Wishing you the sweetest of dreamzzz... Your friend, Joanne Attributions: Intro music 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via Epidemic Sound Narration music 'If We Go Now' by Moulins via Epidemic Sound Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements access 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to upcoming episodes exclusive access to full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 16 April 2024

Little House on the Prairie (Chapter 23 & 24)

[CONTENT WARNING: This story contains imagery of weapons and hunting animals as they were needed for survival during the late 1800's. The story also has racist elements in its portrayal of Native American Indians and may be offensive to some listeners. Although these racist elements are disturbing, it is part of our history and offers an opportunity for open and honest discussions about our past. Hopefully, it will be taken in the context of the times it was written in and portrayed.] Tonight we have the continuation of the cherished classic story of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder as I read for you Chapters 23 & 24 Little House on the Prairie is the second book of the Little House series. This story is about a little girl named Laura Ingalls and her family who leave behind their little House in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and are now heading to Kansas. The story captures the essence of pioneer life through the eyes of a young Laura. She provides vivid descriptions of the challenges and joys of frontier living with detailed accounts of hunting trips, encounters with Native Americans, and the hardships they face as early settlers. This book has captured the hearts of both young and old, making it a cherished classic. Enjoy and sweet dreams! Joanne xo Attributions Music 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn & 'On a Knee' by Golden Peas via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements access 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to upcoming episodes exclusive access to full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2024

The Nightingale and the Rose by Oscar Wilde & Calming Guided Bedtime Relaxation

Welcome back my friend! Tonight’s bedtime story is a masterpiece penned by legendary Oscar Wilde called ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’, a beautiful story of love, sacrifice, and the beauty of nature. A tale that transports us to a garden not so different from one you might find in a dream, where a nightingale overhears a young student who is weeping over unattainable love and decides to embark on a heartfelt quest. The storytelling begins with a beautiful short guided relaxation with soothing sounds to help you relax and settle in. The story also ends with a short relaxation to help you transition into a restful night's sleep. I hope this episode helps you feel calm and at ease! I wish you the sweetest of dreams! Your friend, Joanne Attributions Intro music "Everything will be OK" by Sayuri Hayashi Egnell via Epidemic Sound Story music "Adrift" by Christopher Lloyd Clarke via Enlightened Audio Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements access 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to upcoming episodes exclusive access to full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2024

Little House on the Prairie (Chapter 21 & 22)

[CONTENT WARNING: This story contains imagery of weapons and hunting animals as they were needed for survival during the late 1800's. The story also has racist elements in its portrayal of Native American Indians and may be offensive to some listeners. Although these racist elements are disturbing, it is part of our history and offers an opportunity for open and honest discussions about our past. Hopefully, it will be taken in the context of the times it was written in and portrayed.] Tonight we have the continuation of the cherished classic story of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder as I read for you Chapters 21 & 22. Little House on the Prairie is the second book of the Little House series. This story is about a little girl named Laura Ingalls and her family who leave behind their little House in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and are now heading to Kansas. The story captures the essence of pioneer life through the eyes of a young Laura. She provides vivid descriptions of the challenges and joys of frontier living with detailed accounts of hunting trips, encounters with Native Americans, and the hardships they face as early settlers. This book has captured the hearts of both young and old, making it a cherished classic. Enjoy and sweet dreams! Joanne xo Attributions Intro music 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Narration music 'On a Knee' by Golden Peas via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2024

The Tears of Prunella

Welcome back! Tonight's bedtime storytelling is 'The Tears of Prunella' by Evelyn Sharp. In this dreamy fairytale, we follow a young lad who is deaf due to an enchantment bestowed upon him by the whims of fairyland. This enchantment separates him from the world he so dearly wishes to be a part of and, with unwavering determination, he seeks to become a real boy—not for the sake of hearing the songs of birds or the rustle of the wind, but to hear the tears of his princess and offer the comfort that only true friendship can provide. As always, the story begins with a short 'settling in relaxation' followed by the storytelling. The soft background music will continue for short while after the storytelling to help you transition to sleep. Enjoy and sweet dreams! Your friend, Joanne :) Attributions: Intro music 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via Epidemic Sound Story music 'Adrift' by Christopher Lloyd Clark The Tears of Prunella (from the book 'The Other Side of the Sun) by Evelyn Sharp & resides in the public domain Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2024

Little House on the Prairie (Chapter 19 & 20)

[CONTENT WARNING: This story contains imagery of weapons and hunting animals as they were needed for survival during the late 1800's. The story also has racist elements in its portrayal of Native American Indians and may be offensive to some listeners. Although these racist elements are disturbing, it is part of our history and offers an opportunity for open and honest discussions about our past. Hopefully, it will be taken in the context of the times it was written in and portrayed.] Tonight we have the continuation of the cherished classic story of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder as I read for you Chapters 19 & 20. Little House on the Prairie is the second book of the Little House series. This story is about a little girl named Laura Ingalls and her family who leave behind their little House in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and are now heading to Kansas. The story captures the essence of pioneer life through the eyes of a young Laura. She provides vivid descriptions of the challenges and joys of frontier living with detailed accounts of hunting trips, encounters with Native Americans, and the hardships they face as early settlers. This book has captured the hearts of both young and old, making it a cherished classic. Enjoy and sweet dreams! Joanne xo Attributions Intro music 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Narration music 'On a Knee' by Golden Peas via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2024

Lady Daffodilia

Welcome back to another Drift Off episode! Tonight's storytelling is a silly whimsical tale called "Lady Daffodilia' by author Evelyn Sharp. Let the soothing narration and music carry you all the way to the land of restful sleep. I hope you enjoy this bedtime reading! Sweet dreams! Your friend, Joanne Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 5 March 2024

Little House on the Prairie (Chapter 17 & 18)

[CONTENT WARNING: This story contains imagery of weapons and hunting animals as they were needed for survival during the late 1800's. The story also has racist elements in its portrayal of Native American Indians and may be offensive to some listeners. Although these racist elements are disturbing, it is part of our history and offers an opportunity for open and honest discussions about our past. Hopefully, it will be taken in the context of the times it was written in and portrayed.] Tonight we have the continuation of the cherished classic story of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder as I read for you Chapters 17 & 18. Little House on the Prairie is the second book of the Little House series. This story is about a little girl named Laura Ingalls and her family who leave behind their little House in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and are now heading to Kansas. The story captures the essence of pioneer life through the eyes of a young Laura. She provides vivid descriptions of the challenges and joys of frontier living with detailed accounts of hunting trips, encounters with Native Americans, and the hardships they face as early settlers. This book has captured the hearts of both young and old, making it a cherished classic. Enjoy and sweet dreams! Joanne xo Attributions Intro music 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Narration music 'On a Knee' by Golden Peas via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 27 February 2024

The Brave Grenadier

Welcome back sleepy listeners :) Tonight, I have a special tale to share with you called ‘The Brave Grenadier' by Henry Beston. This enchanting tale will transport you to an imaginary world of bravery, kindness, and adventure whilst enveloping you in a warm, comforting blanket of relaxation and tranquility. I hope this delightful tale brings you a peaceful sleep! Sweet dreams, Joanne *All background music via Epidemic Sound Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 20 February 2024

Little House on the Prairie (Chapter 15 & 16)

[CONTENT WARNING: This story contains imagery of weapons and hunting animals as they were needed for survival during the late 1800's. The story also has racist elements in its portrayal of Native American Indians and may be offensive to some listeners. Although these racist elements are disturbing, it is part of our history and offers an opportunity for open and honest discussions about our past. Hopefully, it will be taken in the context of the times it was written in and portrayed.] Tonight we have the continuation of the cherished classic story of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder as I read for you Chapters 15 & 16. Little House on the Prairie is the second book of the Little House series. This story is about a little girl named Laura Ingalls and her family who leave behind their little House in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and are now heading to Kansas. The story captures the essence of pioneer life through the eyes of a young Laura. She provides vivid descriptions of the challenges and joys of frontier living with detailed accounts of hunting trips, encounters with Native Americans, and the hardships they face as early settlers. This book has captured the hearts of both young and old, making it a cherished classic. Enjoy and sweet dreams! Joanne xo Attributions Intro music 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Narration music 'On a Knee' by Golden Peas via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 13 February 2024

Little House on the Prairie (Chapter 13 & 14)

[CONTENT WARNING: This story contains imagery of weapons and hunting animals as they were needed for survival during the late 1800's. The story also has racist elements in its portrayal of Native American Indians and may be offensive to some listeners. Although these racist elements are disturbing, it is part of our history and offers an opportunity for open and honest discussions about our past. Hopefully, it will be taken in the context of the times it was written in and portrayed.] Tonight we have the continuation of the cherished classic story of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I will be reading Chapters 13 & 14. Tonight's reading also includes a short little relaxation to help you settle in before the narration begins. After the storytelling is over, the music will continue for a while longer to help you transition peacefully to a restful sleep. Little House on the Prairie is the second book of the Little House series. This story is about a little girl named Laura Ingalls and her family who leave behind their little House in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and are now heading to Kansas. The story captures the essence of pioneer life through the eyes of a young Laura. She provides vivid descriptions of the challenges and joys of frontier living with detailed accounts of hunting trips, encounters with Native Americans, and the hardships they face as early settlers. This book has captured the hearts of both young and old, making it a cherished classic. Enjoy and sweet dreams! Joanne xo Attributions Intro music 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Narration music 'On a Knee' by Golden Peas via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 6 February 2024

Top 3 Drift Off Episodes 2023: Over 1.5 HRS Uninterrupted Storytelling

Tonight, I have the pleasure of whisking you away on a journey with the top 3 bedtime stories that captured the hearts of Drift Off listeners in 2023. We begin with Chapter 1 of Maida’s Little Shop by Inez Haynes Irwin, followed by The Story of Pretty Goldilocks, a French fairytale by Madame D’Aulnoy and lastly a tale from Finland called ‘The Princess Mouse’. So snuggle up under those blankets and let the magic of these delightful stories be your gentle guide to the land of dreams! Your friend, Joanne Top 3 Episodes of 2023 were: 1. Chapter 1 Maida's Little Shop (Inez Haynes Irwin) 2. The Story of Pretty Goldilocks (Madam D'Aulnoy and later collected by Andrew Lang) 3. The Princess Mouse (a retelling by Aaron Shepherd) All music in this episode by Epidemic Sound. All stories reside in the public domain. Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 30 January 2024

1.5 HRS of Uninterrupted Storytelling for Sleep

Tonight, I have the pleasure of whisking you away on a journey with the top 3 bedtime stories that captured the hearts of Drift Off listeners in 2023. We begin with Chapter 1 of Maida’s Little Shop by Inez Haynes Irwin, followed by The Story of Pretty Goldilocks, a French fairytale by Madame D’Aulnoy and lastly a tale from Finland called ‘The Princess Mouse’. So snuggle up under those blankets and let the magic of these delightful stories be your gentle guide to the land of dreams! Your friend, Joanne Top 3 Episodes of 2023 were: 1. Chapter 1 Maida's Little Shop (Inez Haynes Irwin) 2. The Story of Pretty Goldilocks (Madam D'Aulnoy and later collected by Andrew Lang) 3. The Princess Mouse (a retelling by Aaron Shepherd) All music in this episode by Epidemic Sound. All stories reside in the public domain. Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 30 January 2024

The Wood Beyond the World

Welcome back my sleepy listeners! This evening’s storytelling reminds us of the magic of bedtime stories and how they’re able to whisk us away to imaginary realms far beyond our dreams. Captivating our imagination while providing solace and comfort as we prepare for a deep restful sleep. So go ahead and snuggle deeper down under the covers or fluff up that pillow a bit more until everything feels just right. And...get ready to be transported as I read for you “The Wood Beyond the World” by Henry Beston. Sweet dreams! Your friend, Joanne xo Attributions *All music in this episode is used with subscription music license via Epidemic Sound & Pond 5: 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn 'Weightless Moments' by Mathilda Skonare Karlsson 'Shimmering Waves' by JJessep via Pond5Attributions *All music in this episode is used with subscription music license via Epidemic Sound & Pond 5: 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn 'Weightless Moments' by Mathilda Skonare Karlsson 'Shimmering Waves' by JJessep via Pond5 Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 23 January 2024

Little House on the Prairie (Chapter 11 & 12)

[CONTENT WARNING: This story contains imagery of weapons and hunting animals as they were needed for survival during the late 1800's. The story also has racist elements in its portrayal of Native American Indians and may be offensive to some listeners. Although these racist elements are disturbing, it is part of our history and offers an opportunity for open and honest discussions about our past. Hopefully, it will be taken in the context of the times it was written in and portrayed.] Tonight we have the continuation of the cherished classic story of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I will be reading Chapters 11& 12. Tonight's reading also includes a short little relaxation to help you settle in before the narration begins. After the storytelling is over, the music will continue for a while longer to help you transition peacefully to a restful sleep. Little House on the Prairie is the second book of the Little House series. This story is about a little girl named Laura Ingalls and her family who leave behind their little House in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and are now heading to Kansas. The story captures the essence of pioneer life through the eyes of a young Laura. She provides vivid descriptions of the challenges and joys of frontier living with detailed accounts of hunting trips, encounters with Native Americans, and the hardships they face as early settlers. This book has captured the hearts of both young and old, making it a cherished classic. Enjoy and sweet dreams! Joanne xo Attributions Intro music 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Narration music 'On a Knee' by Golden Peas via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 16 January 2024

The Rainy Sleep Story of Jack and the Beanstalk & Sleep Talk Down to Rain Sounds

Welcome this rain sleep story featuring the classic fairytale of 'Jack in the Beanstalk'! Immerse yourself in the gentle pitter-patter of raindrops as you I take you on a tranquil journey into dreamland. The sleep story is followed by a sleep-inducing talk down to rain sounds designed specifically to bring you relaxation and comfort, making it the perfect companion for a restful night's sleep. Sweet dreams! Joanne Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 9 January 2024

Bertie's New Year

Welcome back sleepy listeners! I hope you had a safe and happy holiday season :) I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful support throughout this past year! Also, a very special thank you to my Drift Off Premium subscribers! You make my heart happy and you help me stay inspired to keep this podcast going! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! Whatever makes you happy...whatever brings you joy...may it all be yours in 2024! Tonight we're going to embark on a journey of relaxation as we prepare both mind and body for a restful snooze. I will be reading a delightful short story by Canada’s most treasured authors, Lucy Maud Montgomery. She’s the author of the beloved “Anne of Green Gables” series and her work encapsulates her talent for creating vivid imagery while evoking a sense of nostalgia. As we welcome a brand new year, I’ve chosen to read Bertie’s New Year and I hope you enjoy it! Happy New Year my sleepy listeners! May you have the sweetest dreams the whole year through! Cheers to you all! Your friend, Joanne Attributions *All music used in this episode is via Epidemic Sound 1. Intro music: 'Lane of Tranquility' by Dawn Dawn Dawn 2. Settling in: 'Drift Up' by Amber Glow 3. Story music: 'Moon Over the Sea' by Sayuri Hayashi Egnell Story 'Bertie's New Year' (by Lucy Maud Montgomery) resides in the public domain Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 2 January 2024

Little House on the Prairie (Chapter 9 & 10)

[CONTENT WARNING: This story contains imagery of weapons and hunting animals as they were needed for survival during the late 1800's. The story also has racist elements in its portrayal of Native American Indians and may be offensive to some listeners. Although these racist elements are disturbing, it is part of our history and offers an opportunity for open and honest discussions about our past. Hopefully, it will be taken in the context of the times it was written in and portrayed.] Tonight we have the continuation of the cherished classic story of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I will be reading Chapters 9 & 10. Tonight's reading also includes a short little relaxation to help you settle in before the narration begins. After the storytelling is over, the music will continue for a while longer to help you transition peacefully to a restful sleep. Little House on the Prairie is the second book of the Little House series. This story is about a little girl named Laura Ingalls and her family who leave behind their little House in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and are now heading to Kansas. The story captures the essence of pioneer life through the eyes of a young Laura. She provides vivid descriptions of the challenges and joys of frontier living with detailed accounts of hunting trips, encounters with Native Americans, and the hardships they face as early settlers. This book has captured the hearts of both young and old, making it a cherished classic. Enjoy and sweet dreams! Joanne xo Attributions Intro music 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Narration music 'On a Knee' by Golden Peas via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 26 December 2023

Heartwarming Christmas Stories for Sleep: Paulina's Christmas & The Star

Welcome back my friend! Tonight we will drift off to a couple of "feel good" Christmas stories! The first story is called "Paulina's Christmas" and the second is "The Star". Both stories have similar themes about two sweet little girls, Paulina and Ruth, who show kindness to a stranger and then both receive an unexpected surprise at the end of the story. I hope you enjoy these heartwarming tales that inspire hope, faith and love this Holiday Season. As always, the storytelling begins with a short relaxation to help you settle in before the story begins. At the end of the narration, the music will continue for a little while to help you drift off peacefully without waking up. So let's get snuggly under the covers and sweet dreams! Attribution: All background music is by https://www.epidemicsound.com Intro: 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn First Story: 'I'm OK You're OK' by Sayuri Hayashi Egnell Second Story: 'Jamnmod' by Strom Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 19 December 2023

Little House on the Prairie (Chapter 7 & 8)

[CONTENT WARNING: This story contains imagery of weapons and hunting animals as they were needed for survival during the late 1800's. The story also has racist elements in its portrayal of Native American Indians and may be offensive to some listeners. Although these racist elements are disturbing, it is part of our history and offers an opportunity for open and honest discussions about our past. Hopefully, it will be taken in the context of the times it was written in and portrayed.] Tonight we have the continuation of the cherished classic story of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I will be reading Chapters 7 & 8. Tonight's reading also includes cozy crackling fire sounds along with the soft background melody accompanying the narration. After the storytelling is over, the music and fire sounds will continue for a while longer to help you transition peacefully to a restful sleep. Little House on the Prairie is the second book of the Little House series. This story is about a little girl named Laura Ingalls and her family who leave behind their little House in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and are now heading to Kansas. The story captures the essence of pioneer life through the eyes of a young Laura. She provides vivid descriptions of the challenges and joys of frontier living with detailed accounts of hunting trips, encounters with Native Americans, and the hardships they face as early settlers. This book has captured the hearts of both young and old, making it a cherished classic. Enjoy and sweet dreams! Joanne xo Attributions Intro music 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Narration music 'On a Knee' by Golden Peas via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 12 December 2023

5 HRS of Sleepy Tales & Cozy Cabin Ambience to Tuck You In

Tonight we have 5 HRS of sleepy tales to tuck you in! That's right! 5 full hours of uninterrupted storytelling and cozy cabin ambience perfect for sleeping. But before we begin, I will guide you to visualize being in a warm and safe, cozy cabin. The crackling fire sounds and gentle tapping of rain will make you feel comfy, cozy and relaxed which is so important when trying to fall asleep. Maybe these sleepy tales will take you back in time when things seemed a little more simple then our modern day. Hopefully the simplicity and wholesomeness of these old short stories from the 1900's will help you feel calm and peaceful so you can easily drift to dreamland. When the narration ends, the crackling fire and rain sounds will continue for a while longer to help you stay asleep. I hope you enjoy this super long storytelling tonight. May it bring you restful sleep! So go ahead and snuggle under the covers and then...sweet dreams! Attributions: Music *All background music is from Epidemic Sound and used legally with purchased subscription music license https://www/epidemicsound.com Short Stories *All of the stories reside in the public domain. The story titles are listed in order down below along with the author's name. 1. The Finished Story (Lucy Maud Montgomery) 2. An Invitation (Lucy Maud Montgomery) 3. Anna's Letters (Lucy Maud Montgomery) 4. Dorinda's Desperate Deed (Lucy Maud Montgomery) 5. The Story of An Invitation (Lucy Maud Montgomery) 6. Jessamine (Lucy Maud Montgomery) 7. The Girl at the Gate (Lucy Maud Montgomery) 8. A Fortunate Mistake (Lucy Maud Montgomery) 9. Miss Sally's Letters (Lucy Maud Montgomery) 10. Dandelion (Louisa May Alcott) 11. Nelly's Hospital (Louisa May Alcott) 12. Annie's Dream (Louisa May Alcott) 13. Tilley's Christmas Gift (Louisa May Alcott) 14. The Springtide of Love (Pleydell North) Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 5 December 2023

Little House on the Prairie (Chapter 5 & 6)

[CONTENT WARNING: This story contains imagery of weapons and hunting animals as they were needed for survival during the late 1800's. The story also has racist elements in its portrayal of Native American Indians and may be offensive to some listeners. Although these racist elements are disturbing, it is part of our history and offers an opportunity for open and honest discussions about our past. Hopefully, it will be taken in the context of the times it was written in and portrayed.] Tonight we have the continuation of the cherished classic story of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I will be reading Chapters 5 & 6. Tonight's reading also includes cozy crackling fire sounds along with the soft background melody accompanying the narration. After the storytelling is over, the music and fire sounds will continue for a while longer to help you transition peacefully to a restful sleep. Little House on the Prairie is the second book of the Little House series. This story is about a little girl named Laura Ingalls and her family who leave behind their little House in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and are now heading to Kansas. The story captures the essence of pioneer life through the eyes of a young Laura. She provides vivid descriptions of the challenges and joys of frontier living with detailed accounts of hunting trips, encounters with Native Americans, and the hardships they face as early settlers. This book has captured the hearts of both young and old, making it a cherished classic. Enjoy and sweet dreams! Joanne xo Attributions Intro music 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Narration music 'On a Knee' by Golden Peas via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com Feel free to drop by on the podcast website to learn more about it! https://www.driftoffpodcast.com Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 28 November 2023

The City of the Winter Sleep

Tonight’s bedtime reading is from The Starlight Wonderbook called ‘The City of the Winter Sleep’ by Henry Beston. This delightful tale follows the journey of Princess Theolette, who lives in a city that goes down into slumber during the winter months. According to their law, anyone who tries to escape the winter sleep would receive dreadful penalties. Princess Theolette wants to explore the wonder of winter regardless of this law and the brave princess runs away during the winter sleep and resolves to return before the city awakens to the coming of spring. Will she return to the city on time? Let's find out! So let's get snuggly under the covers and sweet dreams! Attribution: All background music is by https://www.epidemicsound.com Intro: 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn Settling In: 'Drift Up' by Amber Glow Narration: 'Imagine Sleep' by Hannah Lindgren Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts OR using the link driftoff.supercast.com You can also show your support by buying us a coffee. Donations help keep the show going! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/driftoff Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 21 November 2023

Little House on the Prairie (Chapter 3 & 4)

[CONTENT WARNING: This story contains imagery of weapons and hunting animals as they were needed for survival during the late 1800's. The story also has racist elements in its portrayal of Native American Indians and may be offensive to some listeners. Although these racist elements are disturbing, it is part of our history and offers an opportunity for open and honest discussions about our past. Hopefully, it will be taken in the context of the times it was written in and portrayed.] Tonight we have the continuation of the cherished classic story of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I will be reading Chapters 3 & 4. Little House on the Prairie is the second book of the Little House series. This story is about a little girl named Laura Ingalls and her family who leave behind their little House in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and are now heading to Kansas. The story captures the essence of pioneer life through the eyes of a young Laura. She provides vivid descriptions of the challenges and joys of frontier living with detailed accounts of hunting trips, encounters with Native Americans, and the hardships they face as early settlers. This book has captured the hearts of both young and old, making it a cherished classic. Enjoy and sweet dreams! Joanne xo Attributions Intro music 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Narration music 'On a Knee' by Golden Peas via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorship announcements 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts or using the link driftoff.supercast.com You can also show your support by buying us a coffee. Donations help keep the show going! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/driftoff Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 14 November 2023

Little House in the Prairie (Chapter 1 & 2)

[CONTENT WARNING: This story contains imagery of weapons and hunting animals as they were needed for survival during the late 1800's. The story also has racist elements in its portrayal of Native American Indians and may be offensive to some listeners. Although these racist elements are disturbing, it is part of our history and offers an opportunity for open and honest discussions about our past. Hopefully, it will be taken in the context of the times it was written in and portrayed.] Tonight's bedtime reading is a couple chapters from the book Little House on the Prairie. This has been requested many times since I started the Little House series, so here it is finally! If you enjoy this storytelling and want more chapters please leave me a review and let me know? Thank you! :) Little House on the Prairie is the second book of the Little House series. This story is about a little girl named Laura Ingalls and her family who leave behind their little House in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and are now heading to Kansas. The story captures the essence of pioneer life through the eyes of a young Laura. She provides vivid descriptions of the challenges and joys of frontier living with detailed accounts of hunting trips, encounters with Native Americans, and the hardships they face as early settlers. This book has captured the hearts of both young and old, making it a cherished classic. Enjoy and sweet dreams! Joanne xo Attributions Intro music 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Narration music 'On a Knee' by Golden Peas via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes NO ADS or sponsorships of any kind 2 monthly bonus episodes get early access and listen first to some podcast episodes ad-free YouTube audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts or using the link driftoff.supercast.com You can also show your support by buying us a coffee. Donations help keep the show going! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/driftoff Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 7 November 2023

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EPISODE: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

[CONTENT WARNING: The content in this story is NOT APPROPIATE for young listeners or anyone with a sensitive nature. The following story is a psychological mystery and may be disturbing to some listeners as it contains elements of violence, insanity, paranoia, and dismemberment of a human body.] Welcome to tonight's Halloween Episode where I will read 'The Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe, published in 1863. This short story is related by a narrator who tries to convince the listener that he is not insane while describing the details of a murder he committed. I know this is not my typical storytelling choice but I wanted to challenge myself and try something new. I hope you enjoy it! After you listen...perhaps you can settle in for the night with a more relaxing tale to help you drift off! Happy Halloween my friend! Joanne xo Click on this link for anyone who prefers something a little less spooky and more appropriate for young listeners! A Tale for Halloween by Loretta Ellen Brad (original release date Oct 25, 2022 https://www.buzzsprout.com/1651672/11205916-a-tale-for-halloween.mp3?download=true Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes 2 monthly bonus episodes access full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation *You can subscribe via Apple Podcasts or using the link driftoff.supercast.com You can also show your support by buying us a coffee. Donations help keep the show going! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/driftoff Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 31 October 2023

Maida's Little Shop (Chapter 14)

For tonight's bedtime storytelling, I will be the final chapter (Chapter 14) from the Maida Book Series called Maida’s Little Shop. This gentle story by Inez Haynes Irwin was published in 1909 and is about a sweet little girl named Maida who is sickly and lame. Her father is well known to be one of the most wealthiest men in America. He decides to buy her a little shop in Charlestown Massachusetts, to give her a purpose and to help restore her health. However, he has one condition, that she not tell anyone who she is or who her father is. And for the first time in her life...Maida makes wonderful new friends because they think she is just an ordinary girl. I hope you enjoy this charming bedtime story and I wish you a peaceful night's rest! Sweet dreamzzz.... Intro music is ' Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Music during the narration of story is 'A Thousand Wells' by Anna Landstrom via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes 2 monthly bonus episodes access full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts or at driftoff.supercast.com You can also show your support by buying us a coffee. Donations help keep the show going! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/driftoff Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 24 October 2023

Maida's Little Shop (Chapter 13)

For tonight's bedtime storytelling, I will be reading Chapter 13 from the Maida Book Series called Maida’s Little Shop. This gentle story by Inez Haynes Irwin was published in 1909 and is about a sweet little girl named Maida who is sickly and lame. Her father is well known to be one of the most wealthiest men in America. He decides to buy her a little shop in Charlestown Massachusetts, to give her a purpose and to help restore her health. However, he has one condition, that she not tell anyone who she is or who her father is. And for the first time in her life...Maida makes wonderful new friends because they think she is just an ordinary girl. I hope you enjoy this charming bedtime story and I wish you a peaceful night's rest! Sweet dreamzzz.... Intro music is ' Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Music during the narration of story is 'A Thousand Wells' by Anna Landstrom via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes 2 monthly bonus episodes access full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account regular & premium episodes linked to your favorite podcast app It's super easy too! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 17 October 2023

The Birch and the Star (Bonus Episode Preview)

This is a preview of a bonus episode that is only available to Drift Off Premium members. To listen to the entire episode, you can sign up at driftoff.supercast.com Tonight I will be reading a story called ‘The Birch and the Star’ by Gudrun Thorne Thomsen from the book “The Birch and the Star and Other Stories” published in 1915. This tale is about a young brother and his sister and their tiring but hopeful journey back home. Music in this episode is 'Near Dawn' by S. A. Kari via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes 2 monthly bonus episodes access full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account regular & premium episodes linked to your favorite podcast app It's super easy too! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 12 October 2023

Maida's Little Shop (Chapter 12)

For tonight's bedtime storytelling, I will be reading Chapter 12 from the Maida Book Series called Maida’s Little Shop. This gentle story by Inez Haynes Irwin was published in 1909 and is about a sweet little girl named Maida who is sickly and lame. Her father is well known to be one of the most wealthiest men in America. He decides to buy her a little shop in Charlestown Massachusetts, to give her a purpose and to help restore her health. However, he has one condition, that she not tell anyone who she is or who her father is. And for the first time in her life...Maida makes wonderful new friends because they think she is just an ordinary girl. I hope you enjoy this charming bedtime story and I wish you a peaceful night's rest! Sweet dreamzzz.... Intro music is ' Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Music during the narration of story is 'A Thousand Wells' by Anna Landstrom via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes 2 monthly bonus episodes access full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account regular & premium episodes linked to your favorite podcast app It's super easy too! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 10 October 2023

Maida's Little Shop (Chapter 11)

For tonight's bedtime storytelling, I will be reading Chapter 11 from the Maida Book Series called Maida’s Little Shop. This gentle story by Inez Haynes Irwin was published in 1909 and is about a sweet little girl named Maida who is sickly and lame. Her father is well known to be one of the most wealthiest men in America. He decides to buy her a little shop in Charlestown Massachusetts, to give her a purpose and to help restore her health. However, he has one condition, that she not tell anyone who she is or who her father is. And for the first time in her life...Maida makes wonderful new friends because they think she is just an ordinary girl. I hope you enjoy this charming bedtime story and I wish you a peaceful night's rest! Sweet dreamzzz.... Intro music is ' Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Music during the narration of story is 'A Thousand Wells' by Anna Landstrom via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes 2 monthly bonus episodes access full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account regular & premium episodes linked to your favorite podcast app It's super easy too! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 3 October 2023

Nelly's Hospital (Bonus Episode Preview)

This is a preview of a bonus episode that is only available to Drift Off Premium members. To listen to the entire episode, you can sign up at driftoff.supercast.com Tonight we have a heartwarming tale by Louisa May Alcott and some guided relaxation to help you drift off. The bedtime reading is a short little story by Louisa May Alcott published in 1865 about a compassionate young girl named Nelly. who is intrigued by the happenings of the civil war. Her brother comes back from war wounded and while watching her mother help care for his injuries, Nelly is inspired to become a nurse. Her mother suggests that she must first learn how to properly care for her patients. So Nelly starts a little hospital for little creatures and animals. She is very kind and is very good at taking care of her patients. I hope you enjoy this heartwarming little story that begins with a little relaxation to help you settle in for the night. Sweet dreams! Intro music is ' Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Music during the narration of story is 'Shape of Your Breathing' by Hannah Lindgren via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes 2 monthly bonus episodes access full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account regular & premium episodes linked to your favorite podcast app It's super easy too! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 28 September 2023

Maida's Little Shop (Chapter 10)

Tonight's bedtime storytelling is the continuation of Maida's Little Shop from the Maida's Book Series. During tonight's episode, I will be reading Chapter 10. This gentle story by Inez Haynes Irwin was published in 1909 and is about a sweet little girl named Maida who is sickly and lame. Her father is well known to be one of the most wealthiest men in America. He decides to buy her a little shop in Charlestown Massachusetts, to give her a purpose and to help restore her health. However, he has one condition, that she not tell anyone who she is or who her father is. And for the first time in her life...Maida makes wonderful new friends because they think she is just an ordinary girl. I hope you enjoy this charming bedtime story and I wish you a peaceful night's rest! Sweet dreamzzz.... Intro music is ' Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Music during the narration of story is 'A Thousand Wells' by Anna Landstrom via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes 2 monthly bonus episodes access full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account regular & premium episodes linked to your favorite podcast app It's super easy too! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 26 September 2023

The Weird Witch of the Willow Herb

Tonight’s storytelling is a tale from the book ‘The other side of the sun’. A compilation of 8 little stories by Evelyn Sharp. I will be reading the first story which is called “The Weird Witch of the Willow-Herb”. May this gentle storytelling bring you restful sleep. Sweet dreamzzz... Music in this episode is 'Letting Go of the Day' by Hannah Lindgren via https://www.epidemicsound.com Intro relaxation is a Yoga Nidra script by Taryn Diamond. She trained me in the Teacher Restorative and Yoga Nidra Training Program in 2020. https://www.taryndiamond.com/ Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes 2 monthly bonus episodes access full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account regular & premium episodes linked to your favorite podcast app It's super easy too! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 19 September 2023

Maida's Little Shop (Chapter 9)

For tonight's bedtime storytelling, I will be reading Chapter 9 from the Maida Book Series called Maida’s Little Shop. This gentle story by Inez Haynes Irwin was published in 1909 and is about a sweet little girl named Maida who is sickly and lame. Her father is well known to be one of the most wealthiest men in America. He decides to buy her a little shop in Charlestown Massachusetts, to give her a purpose and to help restore her health. However, he has one condition, that she not tell anyone who she is or who her father is. And for the first time in her life...Maida makes wonderful new friends because they think she is just an ordinary girl. I hope you enjoy this charming bedtime story and I wish you a peaceful night's rest! Sweet dreamzzz.... Intro music is ' Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com ANXIETY and/or INSOMNIA Are you having trouble managing anxiety and/or having sleeping difficulties? You don't have to go through this alone. Check out our sponsor 'Betterhelp' and get a 10% discount by using the promo code driftoff and start feeling better today! Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes 2 monthly bonus episodes access full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account regular & premium episodes linked to your favorite podcast app It's super easy too! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 12 September 2023

Maida's Little Shop (Chapter 8)

For tonight's bedtime storytelling, I will be reading Chapter 8 from the Maida Book Series called Maida’s Little Shop. This gentle story by Inez Haynes Irwin was published in 1909 and is about a sweet little girl named Maida who is sickly and lame. Her father is well known to be one of the most wealthiest men in America. He decides to buy her a little shop in Charlestown Massachusetts, to give her a purpose and to help restore her health. However, he has one condition, that she not tell anyone who she is or who her father is. And for the first time in her life...Maida makes wonderful new friends because they think she is just an ordinary girl. I hope you enjoy this charming bedtime story and I wish you a peaceful night's rest! Sweet dreamzzz.... Intro music is ' Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com ANXIETY and/or INSOMNIA Are you having trouble managing anxiety and/or having sleeping difficulties? You don't have to go through this alone. Check out our sponsor 'Betterhelp' and get a 10% discount by using the promo code driftoff and start feeling better today! Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro free listening to all episodes 2 monthly bonus episodes access full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account regular & premium episodes linked to your favorite podcast app It's super easy too! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 5 September 2023

Maida's Little Shop (Chapter 7)

For tonight's bedtime storytelling, I will be reading Chapter 7 from the Maida Book Series called Maida’s Little Shop. This gentle story by Inez Haynes Irwin was published in 1909 and is about a sweet little girl named Maida who is sickly and lame. Her father is well known to be one of the most wealthiest men in America. He decides to buy her a little shop in Charlestown Massachusetts, to give her a purpose and to help restore her health. However, he has one condition, that she not tell anyone who she is or who her father is. And for the first time in her life...Maida makes wonderful new friends because they think she is just an ordinary girl. I hope you enjoy this charming bedtime story and I wish you a peaceful night's rest! Sweet dreamzzz.... Intro music is ' Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Music during the narration of story is 'A Thousand Wells' by Anna Landstrom via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro and ad-free listening to all episodes access to 2 monthly bonus episodes access to the Drift Off audiobook library with full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep hypnosis or guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account all episodes (regular & premium) linked to your favorite podcast app It's easy! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 29 August 2023

Sleepy Train Ride (Bonus Content Preview)

This is a preview of bonus content available on Drift Off Premium. To listen to the full episode visit driftoff.supercast.com Be lulled to sleep during this sleepy train ride guided meditation that will take you on a journey through the countryside. The hypnotic sounds of the train tracks and the gentle voice narration will help you relax deeply as you travel to your final destination...the land of restful sleep. Sweet dreamzzz... Music in this episode Intro 'Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Sleep relaxation 'Shimmering Waves' JJessep via https://www.pond5.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro and ad-free listening to all episodes access to 2 monthly bonus episodes access to the Drift Off audiobook library with full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep hypnosis or guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account all episodes (regular & premium) linked to your favorite podcast app It's easy! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 28 August 2023

Maida's Little Shop (Chapter 6)

For tonight's bedtime storytelling, I will be reading Chapter 6 from the Maida Book Series called Maida’s Little Shop. This gentle story by Inez Haynes Irwin was published in 1909 and is about a sweet little girl named Maida who is sickly and lame. Her father is well known to be one of the most wealthiest men in America. He decides to buy her a little shop in Charlestown Massachusetts, to give her a purpose and to help restore her health. However, he has one condition, that she not tell anyone who she is or who her father is. And for the first time in her life...Maida makes wonderful new friends because they think she is just an ordinary girl. I hope you enjoy this charming bedtime story and I wish you a peaceful night's rest! Sweet dreamzzz.... Intro music is ' Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Music during the narration of story is 'A Thousand Wells' by Anna Landstrom via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro and ad-free listening to all episodes access to 2 monthly bonus episodes access to the Drift Off audiobook library with full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep hypnosis or guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account all episodes (regular & premium) linked to your favorite podcast app It's easy! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 22 August 2023

Maida's Little Shop (Chapter 5)

For tonight's bedtime storytelling, I will be reading Chapter 5 from the Maida Book Series called Maida’s Little Shop. This gentle story by Inez Haynes Irwin was published in 1909 and is about a sweet little girl named Maida who is sickly and lame. Her father is well known to be one of the most wealthiest men in America. He decides to buy her a little shop in Charlestown Massachusetts, to give her a purpose and to help restore her health. However, he has one condition, that she not tell anyone who she is or who her father is. And for the first time in her life...Maida makes wonderful new friends because they think she is just an ordinary girl. I hope you enjoy this charming bedtime story and I wish you a peaceful night's rest! Sweet dreamzzz.... Intro music is ' Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Music during the narration of story is 'A Thousand Wells' by Anna Landstrom via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro and ad-free listening to all episodes access to 2 monthly bonus episodes access to the Drift Off audiobook library with full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep hypnosis or guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account all episodes (regular & premium) linked to your favorite podcast app It's easy! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 15 August 2023

The Widow's Son (Bonus Episode Preview)

This is a preview of a bonus episode that is only available to Drift Off Premium members. To listen to the entire episode, you can sign up at driftoff.supercast.com Tonight we have a sleepy Norwegian folktale to help you get sleepy. It is called 'The Widow's Son' by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Engebretsen Moe. I haven't read this story before so we will discover together what this story is all about :) May this bedtime reading help you drift off peacefully! Sweet dreamzzz... Music in this episode is 'Letting Go of the Day' by Hannah Lindgren via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro and ad-free listening to all episodes access to 2 monthly bonus episodes access to the Drift Off audiobook library with full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep hypnosis or guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account all episodes (regular & premium) linked to your favorite podcast app It's easy! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 10 August 2023

Maida's Little Shop (Chapter 4)

For tonight's bedtime storytelling, I will be reading Chapter 4 from the Maida Book Series called Maida’s Little Shop. This gentle story by Inez Haynes Irwin was published in 1909 and is about a sweet little girl named Maida who is sickly and lame. Her father is well known to be one of the most wealthiest men in America. He decides to buy her a little shop in Charlestown Massachusetts, to give her a purpose and to help restore her health. However, he has one condition, that she not tell anyone who she is or who her father is. And for the first time in her life...Maida makes wonderful new friends because they think she is just an ordinary girl. I hope you enjoy this charming bedtime story and I wish you a peaceful night's rest! Sweet dreamzzz.... Intro music is ' Tranquility Lane' by Dawn Dawn Dawn via https://www.epidemicsound.com Music during the narration of story is 'A Thousand Wells' by Anna Landstrom via https://www.epidemicsound.com Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro and ad-free listening to all episodes access to 2 monthly bonus episodes access to the Drift Off audiobook library with full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep hypnosis or guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account all episodes (regular & premium) linked to your favorite podcast app It's easy! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 8 August 2023

Miss Sally's Letters

Tonight’s storytelling is a request by one of my Premium members. She wrote me recently telling me how the podcast has been helping her sleep better and that she loves the stories by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. So tonight’s episode is dedicated to Janet as I read Miss Sally’s Letters which was published in 1910. Thank you Janet for your kind message and support. May this bedtime reading bring you restful sleep and peaceful dreamzzz... Music in this episode is 'Dimma' by Van Sandano Miss Sally's Letter by Lucy Maud Montgomery (story resides in public domain) Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro and ad-free listening to all episodes access to 2 monthly bonus episodes access to the Drift Off audiobook library with full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep hypnosis or guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account all episodes (regular & premium) linked to your favorite podcast app It's easy! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 1 August 2023

Blissful Deep Sleep Relaxation (Bonus Content Preview)

This is a preview of bonus content available on Drift Off Premium. To listen to the full episode visit driftoff.supercast.com Drift into a blissful deep sleep with this gentle guided sleep meditation that surrounds you in love and light. Allow your breath, body, and mind to soften and relax feeling safe and supported as you drift off peacefully. Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro and ad-free listening to all episodes access to 2 monthly bonus episodes access to the Drift Off audiobook library with full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep hypnosis or guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account all episodes (regular & premium) linked to your favorite podcast app It's easy! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 30 July 2023

Mother Holle (Bonus Episode Preview)

This is a preview of a bonus episode that is only available to Drift Off Premium members. To listen to the entire episode, you can sign up at driftoff.supercast.com Tonight's storytelling is a classic fairytale by the Brothers Grimm called Mother Holle about a widow and her 2 daughters. One daughter is her own daughter, who is unattractive and unkind and whom Mother Holle loves dearly. The other is her step-daughter, who of course is quite lovely as usual with these vintage stories..is mistreated and unloved. So take a moment to get all cozy and comfy under the covers and lets find out what happens in this Cinderella-like fairytale story! Sweet dreamzzz... Music in this episode is 'Near Dawn' by S.A Kari via https://www.epidemicsound.com CONTENT WARNING: Tonight’s story is a vintage fairy tale and is not the Disney version and may contain sensitive descriptions that may not suitable for young listeners. Parents and guardians should listen to the whole story first before deciding whether this episode is appropriate for their young child. Thank you. Become a Drift Off Premium member today and receive: intro and ad-free listening to all episodes access to 2 monthly bonus episodes access to the Drift Off audiobook library with full length audiobooks for your enjoyment and relaxation a monthly guided sleep hypnosis or guided sleep relaxation episodes that link directly to your Spotify account all episodes (regular & premium) linked to your favorite podcast app It's easy! Go sign up at driftoff.supercast.com You can also support the show by leaving us a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts . This really helps our audience grow! Content Warning Disclaimer: This podcast is a sleep aid for adults. Most stories may be family friendly, however, adult supervision is required! We recommend that parents/guardians listen to the full episode first to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for their young listener. Safety Disclaimer: Podcast content is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for medical, psychological or professional counselling. Only listen when you can relax safely.

Transcribed - Published: 27 July 2023

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