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Songs for Guiding G.R.E.E.N. Thoughts

by Herb Hein

Inspirational lyrics with dynamic instrumentation for guiding listeners to grow in positive ways
Genre: Kids/Family: Educational
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Keep the Civil in Civilization
2:53 $0.99
2. Wake Up
2:37 $0.99
3. Guiding G.R.E.E.N. Thought Song
3:03 $0.99
4. What's Best for the Team?
1:33 $0.99
5. Brake to Take a Five Break
2:17 $0.99
6. Don't Listen to the Moon
2:06 $0.99
7. Transformation Song
1:32 $0.99
8. I Appreciate
2:40 $0.99
9. I Don't Ignore You
0:42 $0.99
10. It's Not All About Me
0:58 $0.99
11. Cooperation's in the Air
0:56 $0.99
12. You Are a Friend of Mine
3:37 $0.99
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Album Notes
Songs for Guiding G.R.E.E.N. Thoughts™ are songs written by the singer-songwriter and speech-language pathologist, Herb Hein, to help guide and inspire participants of Growing G.R.E.E.N. InterActions™, a social literacy program that he developed..

The Growing G.R.E.E.N. InterActions™ Program is an effective way for individuals to make life better for themselves and the people in their lives. These other people may be on various TEAMS, such as a Home, School, Friendship, Sports or Work TEAM. The program guides participants in choosing the best words and actions, so they can be thought of as Grateful, Respectful, Empathetic, Easygoing and Navigating (G.R.E.E.N.). The program includes Guiding G.R.E.E.N Thoughts™, brain-shaped affirmations that one can think about when considering the best choices for ensuring that Personal Goals and Common TEAM Goals can be met. Songs for Guiding G.R.E.E.N. Thoughts™ teaches some of the main concepts from the program and provides the inspiring lyrics and the musical energy to move participants to grow in positive ways.

1. Keep the Civil in Civilization- The first song follows the first lesson in the program that warns us to not let the Dark Ages of ignorance and illiteracy come back. Instead, it calls us to use our education to improve our relations to move forward, not backwards. If we can learn to do our part to act in a thoughtful, helpful, kind, civil way, we then are doing our part to help our civilization be a safe place where we can work together to meet our Common TEAM Goals.

2. Wake Up- This song encourages you to take positive action to take the steps forward to be the best character in your own best life story! Wake up and pick up the attitude and the power to take steps toward your best life, by developing and working to achieve your own Personal Goals! Let the image and the feeling of your potential best life surround you as you go on your way. You'll be glad you moved beyond your bed!

3. Guiding G.R.E.E.N. Thought Song- This song informs you that Guiding G.R.E.E.N. Thoughts™ can give you power. The lyrics explain clearly what every word in the G.R.E.E.N. acronym means.

I can be grateful for what I’ve got, yeah!
I can be grateful, whether it’s a little or a lot.

I can be respectful with the words I say.
Choosing the way to treat you right
gives us a good foundation.

I can be empathetic and care to know how you’re feeling.
I can be empathetic to help you on your way!

I can be easy to get along with.
I can be easygoing so we can meet our goals.
Yes, I can be easy to get along with,
sharing and taking turns are things that I can do.

I can be navigating around obstacles.
Makin' changes in direction helps me movin' forward.

4. What's Best For the TEAM?-This song, sung by Herb and a TEAM of student singers, reminds us that life is real, so what we do does matter regarding the choices we make in each and every life scene. Our actions change the scene with positive or negative consequences!

5. Brake to Take a Five Break-This is a self-calming song that guides the process of taking the time to concentrate on one's controlled breathing, slowly inhaling and exhaling five times. The lyrics also review the steps of the effective G.R.E.E.N. InterAction process including surveying the scene, determining who else is on the TEAM and what the Common TEAM Goals are, reaching up for a Guiding G.R.E.E.N. Thought, making a powerful transformation and taking action! The beautiful blending of the piano and string instruments makes it easy to get calm when listening to this song. Once you feel calmer, you will be able to reach for Guiding G.R.E.E.N. Thoughts to successfully take positive action to navigate through any scene.

6. Don't Listen to the Moon- This song was written when I was working with a very resistant student. As this young man's speech-language pathologist, I wanted to have him partner with me so he could take steps toward his own improvement. Finding him "on his own island", I channeled my difficulties connecting with him into this song. It inspires me, and hopefully others, to "take every chance to do what's right" and avoid anything that pulls us toward the "darker side". I hope it inspires us all to "stand tall in the light" to keep making the best choices even when it is difficult to do so. I am happy to say that the boy who inspired this song did eventually take some steps to "become connected".

7. Transformation Song- This electrifying song with its powerful guitar solo helps the listener take the steps of a transformation. Cues from your own body or from the feedback from others provide the information for you to know that the brakes need to be put on and a switch needs to be flipped so that a transformation can be made. The transformation starts with self-calming and self-regulation, and then allows for the free flow and use of Guiding G.R.E.E.N. Thoughts for G.R.E.E.N. Thought Liberation!!

8. I Appreciate- This is an acoustic song to help develop the thought and feeling of being grateful for everything you have. It encourages being mindful to appreciate "everyone and everything" that is around you. This song can be played as you fill out an Appreciation Box that includes all the people and things that you appreciate. It can be played every time you find it useful to be reminded how powerful it is to feel grateful.

9. I Don't Ignore You- The student singers join Herb in this short, effective song about being respectful by answering questions right away. No one should have to be a "mind reader" when asking a question. Play this song and then ask a question. You should be able to get an answer right away!

10. It's Not All About Me- This simple song with a rolling beat reminds us to care about each other. It is the program's song to encourage us to be empathetic.
It's not all about me because we're here together.
I try to know how you feel to make things better for you.
It's good to care about you to make things better for you.

11.Cooperation's In The Air-This is another song in which Herb is joined by the student singers as together they sing about the power of getting along with each other. Knowing how to share and cooperate so things are good for everyone makes it possible to achieve TEAM goals. It feels so good when cooperation's in the air!!

12. You Are A Friend of Mine--Growing G.R.E.E.N. InterActions™ includes a section on the importance of having friends and provides guidance regarding how to begin friendships and keep them going strong by having the friends continue to act in positive, helpful ways with each other. This song was written by Herb about his friendships and he sings it with his musical partner and friend, Jeff Proctor. Through this friendship, Jeff and Herb have learned to find harmony and share it with others. You are a friend of mine, you help make my life worth living!



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