About Karen Powers Wan

I help people and communities build restorative prosperity.  I am an award-winning writer and sustainable program director, and certified meditation instructor from the Open Heart Project. I also serve on the Sustainable Aurora Advisory Board of the second largest city in Illinois, and the board for the National Water Center in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. 

©2019 by Karen Powers Wan.

Healing with Music

Music is an important aspect of the restorative experiences that I offer. Not every type of music is restorative.   Science has found that the most restorative music includes pauses between phrases and motifs.


We make an effort to create restorative healing pauses in music in the background of my meditations.

Science has also discovered that listening to music can increase your creativity and focus as you work.  This is why we also offer Music to Work By, which can be used at any time.

Every month I offer a new restorative pause that I have developed with my talented colleague and friend Joe Malambri.  Joe is an innovative composer and pianist. We have been working together for many years.

The Restorative

Power of Music

Calming Your Mind and Heart With Gentle Music

What beautiful music these two fantastic artists have produced together!  I have been listening to "The Begin Again" collection as I am writing my next book, and it has such a wonderfully cathartic, soothing, and peaceful effect.  Each time I listen, I feel rejuvenated with an increased sense of clarity and optimism.   Bravo, to these two artists for producing such an uplifting gift. 

— Justin Buffer, Author,

Educational Consultant,

Cambridge Learning Center

Creating Music With Joe Malambri

It's a delight to create music with Joe Malambri, and I love to share the results of our collaboration with you.


Sometimes inspiration comes from songs my creative writing. Others times meditative music is inspired by artists as varied Grieg to Billy Joel.  


In this short video, you get a peek behind the scenes of our creative process with Joe at the piano.


Each song we offer is developed with care and attention to beauty and restorative properties. Joe then uses enhances his compositions with music software that allows him to refine the wide array of music that we brainstorm on my piano each year.

You might like the mindful holiday sounds of our latest Mindful Holiday Collection!

Some Kind Words About Our Music