Former actress and Hollywood icon Goldie Hawn recently lent her voice to a new Sleep Story for Moshi Twilight called “Goldie the Mindful Moshling.”
Moshi Twilight, brought to you by Mind Candy, is one of the most popular family companies out there, creating audio-only bedtime stories that are meant to soothe and relax children as they fall asleep. Moshi is free for download in your phone’s app store.
Goldie Hawn has been a long-time advocate of mindfulness, supporting mental health and mindfulness for children through the Hawn Foundation. Hawn has extended that and created a program called MindUp. MindUp works with neuroscientists to bring meditation programs to schools across the U.S. Hawn has also done a variety of talks, lectures, and keynote addresses on the importance of mindfulness – especially for children.
“All children in the world are our most precious resource for a happier, healthier tomorrow. They deserve all we can give them to thrive and succeed in this sometimes challenging world,” said Hawn.
Hawn is joining a variety of characters in the Moshi world. Previous participants that lent their voices to the program include Sir Patrick Stewart and Brian Blessed. Sleep stories are for after any bedtime books are done being read. It’s a soothing audio narration that transports the listener to magical places like “Franzipan Farm, Lush Lagoon and Pawberry Fields.” After the lights go out, children can keep listening to the melodic story until they doze off.
“We’re thrilled that Goldie Hawn has joined us by voicing our latest Sleep Story,” said Ian Chambers, CEO of Mind Candy. “Our Moshi Twilight tales – including Goldie’s journey of discovery – subtly allude to qualities we’d all hope to possess, from kindness and gratitude to self-belief and optimism, while helping kids relax and fall asleep. Goldie’s commitment to mindfulness and helping combat the growing issues of bedtime anxiety and sleeplessness is second to none. ‘Goldie the Mindful Moshling’ provides little listeners with a comforting way to drift off to sleep while reminding them of the positive power of mindfulness in their waking lives.”
According to Rebecca Robbins, Ph.D., a leading sleep researcher, more than 28 million kids have trouble sleeping at night. Trouble sleeping can be caused by a variety of things, including stress, stimulants like sugar and caffeine, traumatic events, or even medications. Not getting enough sleep can cause children to lose focus in school, be irritable, depression, mood swings, and a variety of other side effects. Meditation is shown to be useful for adults as well as children before bedtime, helping those who have difficulty falling asleep.
Robbins says, “While we’re all aware that sleep deprivation is common among adults, it’s creeping into our population earlier and earlier. Short sleep duration and behavioral sleep problems among children aged three to five are now at a staggering 20% to 50%, and insomnia is now as high as 20%. This is why the Moshi Twilight app represents a meaningful solution for parents and kids alike.”
Check out this recording sample for “Goldie the Mindful Moshling” voiced by Goldie Hawn: