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Breathing

The Benefits of Nose Breathing vs. Mouth Breathing

Did you know that the way your child breathes can affect their sleep, their concentration, and their dental health? The benefits of nose breathing are pretty amazing! Let’s take a look at nose breathing vs. mouth breathing – plus how to help your child with proper breathing.Nose Breathing vs. Mouth BreathingWe’re simply not meant to breathe primarily through our mouths. Mouth breathing in children can result in a lot of

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THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF MOUTH BREATHING

How it Affects Your Health + What You Can Do About It Are you a mouth breather? While you may not give it much thought, mouth breathing can significantly affect your overall health. The consequences of chronic mouth breathing are far-ranging, from affecting your dental health to your sleep quality. If you or your child is a chronic mouth breather, don’t fret. You can take steps to correct this habit

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Mindfulness

What Mindfulness is and the Benefits

Mindfulness is an umbrella term for paying attention to the present moment. It can be practiced in many ways, including meditation, yoga, or breathing exercises. This is the condensed version of mindfulness that everyone knows and understands. It’s also where the misconceptions come into play.  Many people believe mindfulness is a formal meditation process. But there’s a difference between mindfulness and meditation.  Mindfulness is being present without overthinking, while meditation

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Breathing

The Best Breathing Books for Kids to Build Breath Awareness

Looking for some of the best books for kids to help them build healthy habits early in life?  Are you familiar with the many benefits of reading to kids?  Storytime is a great way to connect with your child, build language skills and, with a regular reading routine, create a sense of consistency and stability in their life. This, combined with deep breathing, can be a powerful social-emotional development tool

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Breathing

Pursed Lip Breathing: What It Is and How To Do It

Pursed lip breathing is a technique you’re probably familiar with. Think about the last time you tried to calm down your anxiety. You took a deliberate, deep inhale followed by a slow exhale through very pursed lips. We use this natural technique to catch our breath, calm our minds, or feel in control. But did you know that the pursed lip breathing exercise can also strengthen your lungs? Let’s talk about

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Childhood Anxiety

How To Calm Down with Anxiety: 3 Ideas For Consistent Calming

Stop. Breathe. These words are thrown around so frivolously to those who suffer from anxiety that it’s become an empty phrase. You know this already.  My goal is to help kids learn how to calm down with anxiety. However, as I always say: You have to help yourself first before you can help those around you.  If you want to help kids get out of their own heads to feel

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Self-Care

May is Mental Health Month – It’s Time To Address Your Own

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but what can you do to raise awareness that doesn’t seem—preachy? Every year, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) introduces a different method for highlighting mental health. For example, in 2022, NAMI is amplifying the message of “Together for Mental Health.”  Everyone experiences a mental health crisis at some point: from the burliest of men to the most reserved women. The curveballs that life

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Breathing

4-7-8 Breathing Exercise: What You Need To Know

Ever heard of the breathing technique 4-7-8? As far as exercises go, this one is a go-to for yoga instructors and breathing coaches like myself.  This particular technique is designed to help you gain a better understanding of controlling your breath (a.k.a breath awareness). Deep breathing exercises like the 4-7-8 method benefit anyone who experiences debilitating stress and anxiety.   Although there are many ways to calm anxiety in ourselves and

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Breathing

4 Benefits of Breathing Deeply + Deep Breathing Exercise Technique

In today’s society, we’re all about instant gratification. From social media likes to streaming services, we have access to feel-good devices with a click of a button.  If only it were that easy to get rid of real problems like anxiety, stress, and physical pain.  Actually, there is! But there’s only one tool we have that instantly subdues these issues: our breath. It’s hard to grasp the benefits of breathing

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Breathing

My Birth Story

As I reflect on my journey in becoming a breath coach, I can’t help but wonder if my birth story is a piece of the puzzle. I recently interviewed my mom with questions and details of my birth story and was surprised to hear what she had to say.  Our life begins and ends with the breath. There are moments in life that take our breath away. And there are

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