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I love finding new worlds through writing and reading. I am excited by creating new flavours and tastes in the kitchen. I am fascinated by nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. I adore my my dog, family and friends.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Glimpse into Wellness Wednesday; week 8 2014 - belly breaths

This week has been one of information overload for me after a visit to a cardiologist brought a new diagnosis. I am working on staying calm, processing the information, and looking at it with a positive view, and as a step towards better health with new treatment.
Therefore, I feel this week's Wellness Wednesday should focus on deep diaphragmatic/belly breaths. This type of breathing can reduce stress and pain, and improve crucial body processes such as your immunity and blood pressure. Once you have read this, take your focus away from the bright computer screen, away from the chores that need doing, and take your mind away from all that worries you.

Close your eyes, take a deep, slow breath through your nose, and focus on the rise of your abdomen/belly rather than your chest. Exhale slowly and feel the benefits of the increased amount of oxygen in your body. Be thankful for being alive, for being here to enjoy the good times, and for the good people in your life. Don't let the big problems overwhelm you.

Every time you feel like the worry is setting in, take 5 to 10 deep breaths.


  1. Great tip Gem. I have actually read about this somewhere else though I can't remember where. It's amazing how much benefit you can get from this in just a short moment.

    That aside, I'm sincerely hoping you're okay chickie.


    1. Thank you Dean. Your positive thoughts always help me!
      Yes, the deep breathing is incredible, and I am sure it is an awesome remedy to book writing stress too!!

    2. Indeed it is. Doing it for a longer time is so relaxing!