Although my children are spread out over several states, we are all experiencing a weekend of cold, damp and dreary weather. Such gloomy weather is perfect for cuddling up with a blanket, a cup of tea, a good book and some calm music. One peaceful music choice is George Winston.

My daughter, Alexis, and I are particularly fond of George Winston.  It is soothing to become aware of and relax your breathing and release the tenseness in your shoulders.

George Winston is an American pianist. His albums – Autumn, Winter into Spring, December and Summer were recorded by Windham Hill Records. As The Boston Globe reported in 1996, “Much of his playing is introspective, mood-setting and, frequently, tranquilizing.”

More information about George Winston and his Dancing Cats Record label can be found at