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Breathing

8 Ways to Fix an Ineffective Breathing Pattern

A healthy breathing pattern is essential for physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. So why don’t we pay more attention to it? Improper breathing is a common cause of ill health. ~Andrew Weil, M.D. Tweet BREATHING IS A MOVEMENT PATTERN According to researcher Dr. Karel Lewit, “Respiration is our primary and most important movement pattern… and also the most dysfunctional.”   Have you ever thought of breathing as a movement pattern? When

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What is Multiple Intelligences?
Learning

What Is Multiple Intelligences?

What does it mean to be smart? Many people think being smart means getting good grades in school, a high IQ, or the ability to memorize things well. However, in recent years, this notion of intelligence has been challenged, claiming that people have different intelligences. This is called multiple intelligences or “smarts.”  We all want our children to grow up confident and well-adjusted, so nurturing their natural curiosity and strengths

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Breathing

The Best 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

50 Inspiring Breathing Quotes

As a breathing coach, I compiled a list of my very favorite breathing quotes to inspire, motivate and remind you to take time each day to breathe on purpose. Why breathe on purpose? Breathing is the first thing we do when we are born and the last thing we do before we die, yet most of us pay little attention to it throughout our lives. Breathing is something we do

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Breathing

How Parents’ Stress Can Hurt a Child

Can parents’ stress really affect their children? I want you to think about how many times you’ve felt unnerved the past week. I can personally name a laundry list of things that can offset my entire day: running late in the morning, spilling my coffee, or traffic on the way to school. These type of stresses come second-nature to us parents, but we need to remember: Our kids are watching.

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Breathing

My Favorite Breathwork Tools For Parents on Amazon

Breakfast, packed lunches, school, work, chores, homework, and then dinner and bedtime routines. Our days as parents are never boring, are they? The last thing I want my fellow parents to do is to add another time-consuming ritual into their already-packed days. So, don’t let the word breathwork fool you. You’re only going to use your breath to work on your new stress-free lifestyle. The other day, I did an

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Childhood Anxiety

Childhood Anxiety Symptoms and How to Help

Approximately 15% to 20% of youth in the general population struggle with anxiety disorders and can affect their mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. [verywellmind.com] The effects of childhood stress can last a lifetime, so it is essential to understand what it looks like and how you can help. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Research shows that untreated children with

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Breathing Coach

What is a Breathing Coach?

The way we breathe has a profound impact on our everyday health and wellness. It’s such an important factor in our wellbeing; I decided to become a breathing coach. What is a breathing coach, you ask? Let’s dig into what a breath coach does and how it can help you feel better. What is a Breathing Coach? Breathing is something we all do, but most of us have poor breathing

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BE Buddy® Stress Relief Toy for Kids
Parenting Tips

5 Benefits of Stress Relief Toys Where To Get Them

Stress relief toys (or sometimes called fidget toys) help kids focus, relax, and relieve anxious feelings. My personal favorites include some kind of mindfulness element. These toys can help kids develop coping skills for dealing with intense emotions. *Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may

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Stephanie Esser-birth story
Breathing

My Birth Story

My Birth Story This is my birth story from the day I was born. Our life begins and ends with the breath. There are moments in life that take our breath away. And there are moments where we need to catch our breath. Either way, we often take breathing for granted until it escapes us.  This is how my life began.  As I reflect on my journey in becoming a

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