Thursday, April 9, 2015

Goal #8-Breathe

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 I am finally coming to the end of my series on "Healthy Goals for 2015!" By now I hope that you are well into the "new" year and on your way to a better version of yourself than you ever imagined possible.  Here is what I've written about in the last three-plus months. You can read all of them by simply going back to my home page and scrolling down to "older posts." 

1)    Be curious-new studies show why asking questions or learning something new is good for you.
2)    Be generous-how giving back promotes long-life and a sense of purpose.
3)    Be grateful-learn to concentrate on what all you do have.  Being aware of things around you.
4)    Be healthy-helpful tips for being all you can be in body, mind, and spirit.
5)    Be present-when you are with a person be with them.  Also... "digital detox."
6)    Be intentional-how to schedule and make time for those you love and the things you want to do.
7)    Be you-authenticity is the way to go, even when it's difficult to fit-in to popular culture.
8)    Breathe-discover ways to decrease your stress levels with proper breath.

One of the first things I do when I find out one of my clients is having trouble sleeping is to help coach them in proper diaphragmatic breathing. * Remember that insomnia is epidemic in our society...over 80 million people in the USA alone have trouble either going to sleep or staying asleep each night.   I've written before on the importance of healthy, correct breathing because most of us exist  by taking shallow or uneven breaths which can result in all kinds of physical, emotional and spiritual health issues.  Here's a bit about proper breathing here if you want to read more.  If you are interested in learning more practical tips for healthy living or in purchasing my book, "Healthy Family, Happy Life," at

... raise roses in the rose city volunteers from the portland rose societyI'm sure that you are familiar with the saying, "stop and smell the roses."  And "yes", I actually do this each time I walk by a blooming rose bush because it is just too tempting!  For one, I get such pleasure discovering that there are actually still roses in people's yards that are very, very fragrant.
 The real message intended in taking a few seconds out of your busyness just to enjoy the fragrances, sounds, and sights around you is this:  once you become more aware of and acknowledge the beauty all around, you will become more grateful and more in touch with who you really are.
My daughter Christina ended her Saturday morning Yoga class this past week by reading the following:

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