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Trouble sleeping? Want to fall asleep and stay asleep? Then this podcast is for you. Well-produced music and a calming voice will help you drift off to sleep in no time. It isn't just fairy tales it's also stories from famous authors around the world plus delta wave music, proven to help relax the brain quickly. The two together are the most effective way to help you drift off. No loud noises, no ads, no disruptions, great for all ages. Give it a try and wake up tomorrow rested. You got this ...
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As we venture into our story tonight, inspired by the whimsical and profound essence of Neil Gaiman's style, let us open our hearts to the magic of the narrative, to the wonder of dreams, and to the boundless landscapes of our own imagination. So, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let yourself be carried away into a world where dreams are wo…
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Tonight's story is from the Scottish Fairy Book by Elizabeth W Grierson, and I hope it makes you very, Fairy Sleepy. Until next time, goodnight! Support the show Thank you for all your downloads and amazing comments and reviews! I appreciate it! Please leave a rating and review on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your support r…
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We all have moments that steer our course into rougher waters. I apologize for the long absence and appreciate the downloads, reviews, and kind words of support. Tonight's story is new and the first moment I have had to sit down and record in a while. The theme of gratitude is one to remind myself to be thankful for what I have, especially as we en…
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This is a re-release without any intro or outro. Hopefully, it makes you very Fairy Sleepy! Support the show Thank you for all your downloads and amazing comments and reviews! I appreciate it! Please leave a rating and review on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your support really does make a difference. If this story captured …
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Tonight's story is Lily and the Lion by the Brothers Grimm; lots of creatures and symbolism in tonight's story, and at the same time rather tame for a Grimm Fairy Tale! I hope it makes you very Fairy Sleepy! Until next time, goodnight! Support the show Thank you for all your downloads and amazing comments and reviews! I appreciate it! Please leave …
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What do you get when you combine the original story with other versions and randomly create your own? You get tonight's story, The Littlest Mermaid, and I hope it makes you very Fairy Sleepy! Until next time, goodnight! Support the show Thank you for all your downloads and amazing comments and reviews! I appreciate it! Please leave a rating and rev…
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Can a mirror dream? I want to think so! Tonight's story is The Mirror's Dream from the book The Sandman's Hour: Stories for Bedtime by Abbie Phillips Walker. I hope it makes you very Fairy Sleepy! Until next time, goodnight! Support the show Thank you for all your downloads and amazing comments and reviews! I appreciate it! Please leave a rating an…
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How did celebrating the day we were born to begin? Magic, of course! I hope you enjoy this short story, and it makes you very Fairy Sleepy! Until next time, goodnight! Support the show Thank you for all your downloads and amazing comments and reviews! I appreciate it! Please leave a rating and review on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to p…
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The brownie is a beloved creature in Scottish folklore, and their helpfulness and mischievousness have made them a popular figure in fairy tales and legends for centuries. I do love new lore and stories to discover! Tonight's story is The Brownie O' Ferne-Den from the Scottish Fairy Book written by Elizabeth W. Grierson, and I hope it makes you ver…
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I always wondered if there were such a thing as a Sandman or beings who affect our dreams. Tonight's story is a short original about those thoughts. I hope you have beautiful dreams tonight, knowing good dreams are in the works! I hope tonight's story makes you very Fairy Sleepy. Until next time, goodnight! Support the show Thank you for all your d…
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Tonight we are in Iceland and traveling with five brothers who encounter Giants! The lore of giants in Iceland serves as a means to explain the island's dramatic landscapes, as well as to teach moral lessons and emphasize the importance of respecting the forces of nature. Through the stories of giants and their interactions with humans, the Iceland…
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Spring has sprung for many of us, and with it, wildflowers! Tonight's story The Frost Giants and the Sunbeam Fairies, from the book Swiss Fairy Tales, by William Elliot Griffis takes us to Switzerland to discover the lore of frozen landscapes to flowers in the Spring. I hope it makes you very Fairy Sleepy. Until next time, goodnight! Support the sh…
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Folklore, Sorcerers, Italy? Yes, please! Tonight's story Virgilius The Sorcerer is taken from the Violet Fairy Book, Edited by Andrew Lang, and tells the story steeped in legend about the poet Virgil and the beginnings of Naples, Italy, oh, and the egg that protects it. Yep, you read that correctly! I hope it makes you very, Fairy Sleepy! Until nex…
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Happy St. Patrick's Week! Tonight's story is a bit of a collaboration between myself and technology because finding stories about Leprichauns is almost as difficult as locating an actual Leprechaun! I hope you enjoy the Luck O' The Irish this and every week, and the story makes you very Fairy Sleepy. Until next time goodnight! Support the show Than…
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A Full Moon may elicit stories of Werewolves but don't worry, it's Fairy Sleepy and isn't scary! Werewolves ARE scary, but this story is not, I promise! Tonight's story is called The Werewolf and comes from the lore of Swedish culture and the book The Swedish Fairy Book, Edited by Clara Stroebe and translated from the original story by Frederick H.…
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Is it possible that an engineer in Mexico captured a mythical creature on film?? I think it is possible; I'd like to believe it is! Tonight's story is called The Enchanted Types by L Frank Baum. It's about a small mythical creature affecting not just fashion but also the newspapers and advertisements in the human realm. It seemed relevant! Thank yo…
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I have always loved trees and nature and as much of the world looks forward to Spring's blooms or is coming out of the Summer months, this story resonates. Tonight's story is "The Pool and the Tree by Mary De Morgan," a sweet story that highlights the intricate ways in which nature works together. I hope it makes you very Fairy Sleepy! Until next t…
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Don't go into the witch's house even if you are left alone in the woods! Tonight's story is Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm is a classic Fairy Tale of scary proportions, although we expect nothing less from the Grimm Brothers. I hope it makes you very Fairy Sleepy. Until next time, goodnight! Support the show Thank you for all your download…
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What would you do if you captured Father Time? Tonight's story is called The Capture of Father Time by L. Frank Baum, and it's a silly little story but carries a cautionary tale right along with it. I hope it makes you very Fairy Sleepy! Until next time, goodnight! Support the show Thank you for all your downloads and amazing comments and reviews! …
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Imagine a quest that could give you all the keys to the family Kingdom...if only you can find the Silver Mountain! Experience a magical and captivating tale tonight with the story of The Silver Mountain from the Blue Rose Fairy Book, by Maurice Baring. Follow this quest where family ties play an important role while you drift off into a dreamy slum…
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Since ancient times, dwarves have been creatures of myth and legend – whether toiling away in dark caves searching for gold or helping heroes on their quests. Tonight's story is a cautionary tale The Treasure Castle by Henry Beston is a story about greed and punishment for breaking the rules. So grab your pickaxe, beware of the turret guarding the …
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Fairytale or FairyTail? Are you fascinated by the myth and mystery of mermaids? Yeah, me too! Many cultures over the centuries have told captivating stories of beautiful aquatic beings that resemble humans, living in harmony with the ocean. As enigmatic creatures, they’ve become synonymous with fantasy, by embodying both beauty and danger while spa…
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Would you answer a Sphinx if she asked you a question? Centuries of myth, legends, and secrets surround the Sphinx. Ancient Egyptian sects, Greek poetry, and believers of their stories have passed those stories down through generations. The Banished King is by Frank R. Stockton, who also wrote the story of The Lady or the Tiger from the last season…
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Happy New Year! The first story of the year is The Dragon of the North found in Andrew Lang's Yellow Fairy Book. The story involves a Dragon. Shocker, right?! However, there are other tales of lore to be found here, including the mythical King Solomon's Ring. It's like a mashup of fairy tales and lore; what could be a better way to start 2023? I ho…
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Fairy Sleepy! A Visit from St. Nicolas By Clement C. Moore, otherwise known as the poem Twas the night before Christmas. Support the show Thank you for all your downloads and amazing comments and reviews! I appreciate it! Please leave a rating and review on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts…
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Happy Holidays! Tis the season to be jolly and experience long Winter nights. Jack Frost's Fairies decided to play instead of work but yet created something beautiful! I hope you enjoy tonight's story, The Frost Fairies, by Margaret T Canby. Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year. I look forward to 2023 and a new season of Fairy Sleepy! Join me f…
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Jimmy Scarecrow is bummed out! It's winter, and he's freezing without any crows to scare away. Santa and a sweet child to the rescue! I hope tonight's story, Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, makes you very Fairy Sleepy! Until next time, goodnight! Support the show Thank you for all your downloads and amazing comments and revi…
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OH NO! Santa has been kidnapped by wicked spirits! Tonight's story is A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz. It's a story about human behavior with some holiday cheer tossed about! I hope it makes you very Fairy Sleepy during this holiday season! Until next time, goodnight! Support the show Thank you for all your …
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A cat in boots might sound funny, but tonight's story shows just how cunning cats can be! Tonight's version of Puss in Boots is the classic tale written by Charles Perrault, and of course, other versions of Puss have been popular in recent history. I hope tonight's story makes you very Fairy Sleepy! Until next time, goodnight! Support the show Than…
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I hope The Golden Goose makes you all as sleepy as eating turkey does! Thank you for listening to tonight's story, The Golden Goose, by the Brothers Grimm. While technically not a traditional Thanksgiving story, there are some themes of giving, sharing, and helping out those in need, plus a lot of food! Enjoy your time with family and friends! Fair…
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I'm sure this is a story we have all heard before, but it is also a fascinating study of the human condition. Not wanting to look stupid sometimes leads us to look stupid. Yep, been there! Tonight's story is The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson. I hope it makes you very Fairy Sleepy! Until next time, goodnight! Support the show Than…
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Do Dragons have Grandmothers? I'm guessing yes! Tonight's short story is about a dragon and his grandmother who foils her grandson's rotten plans. Ah, family! Written by Andrew Lang, The Dragon, and his Grandmother is a short story about tricks and riddles, and I hope it makes you very Fairy Sleepy! Until next time goodnight! Support the show Thank…
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Fairies and Merlin lore? Yes, please! All I know is that if I were dancin' with Fairies, I'd look like Elaine from Seinfeld, so I'll be avoiding any crags of Merlin or otherwise! I hope you enjoy tonight's story, The Fairies of Merlin's Crag, from The Scottish Fairy Book, by Elizabeth W. Grierson. Until next time, goodnight! Support the show Thank …
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Ever peeped at a Pixie? Me neither, because bad things happen! Tonight's Halloween story isn't especially scary unless having a Cornish Pixie and a bunch of Spriggans coming after you on Halloween night sounds scary. Frankly, it sounds terrifying! No worries, tonight's story isn't scary, but then again, it is Halloween week! Until next time, good n…
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Ever feel down when work gets hard, or you don't feel recognized? Me too! Tonight's story is a short Fairy Tale by Hapgood Moore with a fantastic message. I hope it makes you very Fairy Sleepy. Until next time Goodnight! Support the show Thank you for all your downloads and amazing comments and reviews! I appreciate it! Please leave a rating and re…
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Are you a dog person? Me too! Tonight's story, while a bit sad and a bit ghostly, is also a reminder that our best friends will be waiting for us at the gate written by Myla Jo Closser, and I hope it makes you very Fairy Sleepy! Until next time goodnight! Support the show Thank you for all your downloads and amazing comments and reviews! I apprecia…
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Can ghost stories ever be funny? According to Washington Irving, they actually can! Do not fear; tonight's story, The Specter Bridegroom, from Irving's book A Traveler's Tale, is one such story. A ghost story that isn't scary. A scary tale that isn't ghosty! Either way, you shouldn't be kept awake with fear; that defeats the purpose of Fairy Sleepy…
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This is for my husband on our anniversary, I love you and your love of golf! Have you ever fallen asleep while watching golf on television? Yeah, me too! Tonight's story The Charm of Golf is a short story written by A.A. Milne perhaps best known for his stories of the Hundred Acre Wood and Winnie the Pooh. Like all authors, the tendency to muse abo…
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A golden bearded dwarf with a really bad temper but some cool magical items, a dragon, a magic horse, a prince, and a princess can only mean one thing...all the elements of a good old-fashioned Fairy Tale! Tonight's story is The Dwarf with the Golden Beard from the book "Wonder Tales from Many Lands" by Katharine Pyle. After all this talk of dragon…
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Does guided meditation/visualization work better to help you drift off to sleep? For some, it helps to focus on breathing and guided visualization to drift off to sleep. This bonus episode is guided to help you relax and, sleep rather than a story. If you like it and want to hear more email me at podcasts@fairysleepy.com and I'll write some more. I…
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Rainbows are a symbol around the world of hope, peace, love, and perhaps pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. Mostly they are beautiful reminders of the calm after the storm. Tonight's story begins with rain and ends with a rainbow and hopefully deep sleep. The Maker of Rainbows by Richard Le Gallienne is a reminder of one of my favorite quotes …
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Can trees talk to each other or is that just a Fairy Tale? In tonight's story, The Garden of Memories by C. A. Mercer addresses a living, breathing, forest, and even science suggests that trees communicate. Although tonight's story isn't a Fairy Tale, it is a reminder that nature lives too all around us, and protecting nature is something we can al…
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Do you dream of Italy? You might tonight! Don't worry the Delta wave music kicks in after the intro but I just couldn't help myself! I hope it makes you very, Fairy Sleepy! Thank you to my listeners also, all your reviews make me smile and I'm so happy the stories help you relax and sleep. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting the sh…
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Travel with me to Japan this week and listen to the story of The Wood Cutter and the Moon Child from the book Japanese Fairy Tales compiled by Yei Theodora Ozaki. The soft sounds of Japanese flutes, and calming nature sounds compliment the story to help you fall asleep fast. I hope you enjoy the story and the music. Have a nice dream and a wonderfu…
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I love to travel and during my many travels coming back, many times, felt like I was waking from a dream. Tonight's episode is a bit different. The story and the music are different. Tonight we walk together west of Brittany's beautiful coastline and find the island of Belle-Île-en-Mer, whose name aptly translates to ‘beautiful island’. It is Franc…
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Nature is good for the soul and often reminds us to slow down and take it all in. Tonight's story is a walk through the English Countryside from the book Vanishing Roads And Other Essays By Richard Le Gallienne written in 1915. If you have had a rough week or are having trouble sleeping take a walk through the English countryside tonight and I hope…
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Like life, some stories don't always work out the way we might think or perhaps leave things open-ended for the reader or listeners' interpretation. Tonight's story is just like that! Old Pipes and the Dryad by Frank R. Stockton isn't your typical Fairy Tale but then neither was The Lady or the Tiger, also written by Stockton and an earlier episode…
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Waking up in the middle of the night? Yeah, me too! This week's story The Haunted Mind by Nathanial Hawthorne addresses those moments when we wake up in the middle of the night and let doubt and fear creep into our minds but also reminds us to think of happier things to drift back to sleep. We've all been there so I hope this story is a good remind…
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*** GIVEAWAY OF THE FAIRY TALE CODE BY BEST SELLING AUTHOR CAMERON JACE*** Listen for info on how to win a copy, LINKS ARE BELOW! Happy Wednesday, Fairy Sleepers! It's the one-year anniversary of Fairy Sleepy! Thank you so much for being on this journey with me! Tonight's story is a Grimm Fairy Tale that isn't really so Grimm. I hope it makes you v…
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Happy Wednesday Fairy Sleepers! This week's story is Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp from the Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. Even though the story of Aladdin has been told and retold numerous times, you might be surprised at the origin of the story! I hope this original rendition and its history make you very, Fairy Sleepy! Next week is the one-yea…
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