JourneyCare Collection

Graceful Passages plus Care for the Journey, Vol. I & II (Spoken Word with Music)

For anyone whose life and healthcare practice could benefit from the support of insightful, wise and caring guides, our JourneyCare Collection provides the music of Emmy award-winning film composer Gary Malkin woven with selected spoken messages from leading voices in contemporary health awareness.

Included in JourneyCare Collection:

Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying

(2000, New World Library) 2 CD gift book

An award-winning, leading audio in hospice and clinics as well as supporting individuals on their spiritual path, Graceful Passages is a 2 CD Giftbook that has proven highly effective in reducing anxiety around major transitions, and supporting family members, patients, and health care providers with a spiritual sanctuary around the dying process. Over 100,000 copies in use throughout America and across the world.

One CD offers messages spoken by spiritual teachers and counselors from a variety of faith traditions, including Ram Dass, Thich Naht Hanh, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Rabbi Zalman Schachter, and others, together with sublime music. A 2nd CD, Unspeakable Grace- The Music of Graceful Passages, is ideal for creating a gentle and sacred atmosphere anywhere, anytime. Written and produced by Michael Stillwater and Gary Malkin, together with psychologist Doris Laesser Stillwater, with music by Gary Malkin.

"The healing effect of this music and these words on our mind/body cannot be overestimated...Graceful Passages touches us where it matters most."

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., Author: Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

Care for the Journey: Messages & Music for Sustaining the Heart of Healthcare

(2005, Companion Arts) Volumes I & II: 2 CDs

The Care for the Journey audio resources are CD's of spoken messages from leaders in compassionate care supported by original scored music. They are used by health professionals and healing practitioners as a continuing education tool and for inspirational self-renewal, both privately and for 'setting the tone' for meetings and rounds.

Developed by the creators of Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying, a leading palliative care resource, these CDs helps strengthen skills and capacity for emotional presence, relational medicine, and healing dialogue. The role and impact of grief and loss, communication skills, and self-care practices are explored.

Care for the Journey speakers include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Rachel Naomi Remen, MD; Angeles Arrien, PhD; Christina Puchalski, MD; Christiane Northrup, MD; Ira Byock, MD; Joan Borysenko, PhD; Jean Watson, PhD, RN; Naomi Judd, RN; Jeremy Geffen, MD; Tom Lant, RN; and others.

"This work is a spiritual practice. When we touch another person physically, we're touching more than just their body. We're touching their mind, we're touching their heart, we're touching their very soul."

Jean Watson, PhD, RN
Author, The Theory of Human Caring
Excerpt: Care for the Journey Audio Resource

This bundle also includes:

Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying

(2000, New World Library) 2 CD gift book


CLICK HERE to view sample track- The End of Suffering w Thich Nhat Hanh


CLICK HERE to view The Welcoming, a WisdomFilms production of the Graceful Passages track featuring Michael Stillwater


CLICK HERE to view Franciscan Blessing, a WisdomFilms production of the Graceful Passages track featuring Fr. Max Mizzi


CLICK HERE to view Be Here Now, a WisdomFilms production of the Graceful Passages track featuring Ram Dass

An award-winning, leading audio in hospice and clinics as well as supporting individuals on their spiritual path, Graceful Passages is a 2 CD Giftbook that has proven highly effective in reducing anxiety around major transitions, and supporting family members, patients, and health care providers with a spiritual sanctuary around the dying process. Over 100,000 copies in use throughout America and across the world.

One CD offers messages spoken by spiritual teachers and counselors from a variety of faith traditions, including Ram Dass, Thich Naht Hanh, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Rabbi Zalman Schachter, and others, together with sublime music. A 2nd CD, Unspeakable Grace- The Music of Graceful Passages, is ideal for creating a gentle and sacred atmosphere anywhere, anytime. Written and produced by Michael Stillwater and Gary Malkin, with music by Gary Malkin, co-produced by Doris Laesser Stillwater and Dan Alvarez.

Some Responses

"If you are going through challenges, or helping others going through transitions of any kind, I highly recommend Graceful Passages. The music is extraordinary, the spoken wisdom is timeless, and the gift book is exquisite. Let this masterpiece of healing music and inspiring words be an audio sanctuary for your soul and a priceless gift to share with someone you love." Jack Canfield, co-creator, "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series

"Graceful Passages invites us to listen to the depths of our being, in sickness or health. This is a true liturgy of soul, a blessing for the caregivers, companions and family of those in transition. The beauty of music, word and spirit brings us to the world of Grace." Don Campbell, Author: The Mozart Effect and Music: Physician for Times to Come

"Graceful Passages connects me with my soul and inner wisdom, and moves me to tears of gratitude. I'm moved beyond words by this work." Christiane Northrup, M.D., Author: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

"The healing effect of this music and these words on our mind/body cannot be overestimated...Graceful Passages touches us where it matters most." Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., Author: Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

"I recommend Graceful Passages for patients, family members, physicians and other healthcare providers. It is a wonderful tool to help people touch the healing power of their spirit and inner resources." Christina M. Puchalski, MD, Founder/Director, G.W. Institute of Spirituality and Health

Graceful Passages provides anyone in transition with a powerful experiential tool for being more compassionate, aware and appreciative.

Total Time:
Messages CD: 72 minutes
Music CD: 66 minutes

This bundle also includes:

Care for the Journey (Learning Edition)

Message and Music for Sustaining the Heart of Healthcare

Listen to Samples of the Recording:



(2010) This Care for the Journey audio resource (Volume Two- The Learning Edition) is a CD of spoken messages from leaders in compassionate care supported by original scored music. It is used by health professionals and healing practitioners as a continuing education tool and for inspirational self-renewal.

Developed by the creators of Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying, a leading palliative care resource, this CD helps strengthen skills and capacity for emotional presence, relational medicine, and healing dialogue. The role and impact of grief and loss, communication skills, and self-care practices are explored.

This work is a spiritual practice. When we touch another person physically, we're touching more than just their body. We're touching their mind, we're touching their heart, we're touching their very soul.

Jean Watson, PhD, RN
Author, The Theory of Human Caring
Excerpt: Care for the Journey Audio Resource

Care for the Journey supports the personal and professional lives of nurses, physicians, social workers, chaplains, clinicians and administrators, staff and volunteers from hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices, and medical and nursing students.

Care for the Journey: Sustaining the Heart of Healthcare, is an educational initiative strategically designed to respond to the demands and stresses on the healthcare professional of the 21st Century. Programs and resources are designed to rekindle the spiritual and emotional dimension of the professional healthcare provider. Participants explore the acceptance of human limitations in medicine as a gateway to deepen and sustain the human connection in healing.

Imagine the wisdom of Christiane Northrup, MD, Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, Joan Borysenko, PhD, Christina Puchalski, MD, Jean Watson, RN, PhD, Angeles Arrien, PhD and other leading experts in medicine, spirituality and psychology, facilitating experiential learning. These inspiring perspectives invite practitioners to explore their inner resources and develop greater capacity to sustain their role as a healer.

This bundle also includes:

Care for the Journey (Gift Edition)

Messages & Music for Sustaining the Heart of Healthcare

(2005) The Care for the Journey audio resource is a CD of spoken messages from leaders in compassionate care supported by original scored music. It is used by health professionals and healing practitioners as a continuing education tool and for inspirational self-renewal.

Developed by the creators of Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying, a leading palliative care resource, this CD helps strengthen skills and capacity for emotional presence, relational medicine, and healing dialogue. The role and impact of grief and loss, communication skills, and self-care practices are explored.

About Care for the Journey

This work is a spiritual practice. When we touch another person physically, we're touching more than just their body. We're touching their mind, we're touching their heart, we're touching their very soul.

Jean Watson, PhD, RN Author, The Theory of Human Caring Excerpt: Care for the Journey Audio Resource

Care for the Journey supports the personal and professional lives of nurses, physicians, social workers, chaplains, clinicians and administrators, staff and volunteers from hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices, and medical and nursing students.

Care for the Journey: Sustaining the Heart of Healthcare, is an educational initiative strategically designed to respond to the demands and stresses on the healthcare professional of the 21st Century. Programs and resources are designed to rekindle the spiritual and emotional dimension of the professional healthcare provider. Participants explore the acceptance of human limitations in medicine as a gateway to deepen and sustain the human connection in healing.

Imagine the wisdom of Christiane Northrup, MD, Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, Joan Borysenko, PhD, Christina Puchalski, MD, Jean Watson, RN, PhD, Angeles Arrien, PhD, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and other leading experts in medicine, spirituality and psychology, facilitating experiential learning. These inspiring perspectives invite practitioners to explore their inner resources and develop greater capacity to sustain their role as a healer.

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