Body Love and Body Kindness, Healing Difficult Emotions, Uncategorized

12 Cool and Surprising Things That Happened When I Practiced Deep Breathing for a Year

If you have been following my blog, you may know that last May I began a breathing practice. I have continued my breathing practice* all year, and I have been blogging about it each month. You can read about month one here. (And there are links to the other months, too.) I knew that good… Continue reading 12 Cool and Surprising Things That Happened When I Practiced Deep Breathing for a Year

Body Love and Body Kindness, Healing Difficult Emotions, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Month Six and Seven of Beautiful Breathing: I Completely Surprise Myself

You will notice that I have combined months six and seven into one blog post. There’s a reason for that. (This post is part of a blog series I write every month on a breathing exercise I began in May. You can find a link to other posts in the series at the end of… Continue reading Month Six and Seven of Beautiful Breathing: I Completely Surprise Myself

Body Love and Body Kindness, Healing Difficult Emotions, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Month Three of Beautiful Breathing: On Nature, Being a Highly Sensitive Person, and the Fourteen Mile Walk

I ran away from school in fourth grade. I blame it on those damn recorders in music class. I really liked school, and I really liked my fourth grade teacher Mrs. Nagel, so it wasn’t their fault. I even liked music and music class. It’s just that one week, we started playing recorders in music… Continue reading Month Three of Beautiful Breathing: On Nature, Being a Highly Sensitive Person, and the Fourteen Mile Walk

Body Love and Body Kindness, Healing Difficult Emotions, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety

Month Two of Beautiful Breathing: More Cool Things Happen

Two months ago, I realized I had erratic breathing patterns. This is something I have struggled with my whole life, but it has gotten worse in the last couple of years. So in April, I began practicing intentional breathing exercises every day, three times a day. My breathing exercises are really simple. I just breathe… Continue reading Month Two of Beautiful Breathing: More Cool Things Happen