BITE SIZE WELL-BEING TIPS

Welcome to the blog! This is where I will share my favorite tips on wellness. All easy to implement; from breathing to essential oil uses, and more. Essentially, these are small changes in your daily life with big impact on your well-being!

Sleep SOS - Part 1

Just like breathing, sleep 💤 is essential. You spend ⅓ of your life sleeping. Without quality sleep your brain functions will suffer and you’ll have difficulty learning, creating ...

Open only if you want a secret to weight loss

You inhale oxygen—O₂. And you exhale carbon dioxide—CO₂. This happens about 20,000 times a day. O₂ has two oxygen atoms; CO₂ has two atoms of oxygen and one atom of carbon. So you ...

Are you letting your health get away?

Just because breathing happens automatically doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to how you breathe.  After all, breathing is a vital function that is controlled both consciou...

Benefits of nasal breathing

The first requirement for better breathing is using the nose.   Let’s take a look at what happens during nasal breathing and why it's so important: The airways   are protected sinc...

Functional breathing

The other day I was talking to my daughter about how breathing can help with certain health problems. She asked if breathing is the cure to everything. The answer is simple: No. Br...

Get these benefits from slow breathing

The ideal respiratory rate is 6 breaths per minute. Most people breathe twice as fast, about 12 breaths per minute. Why should you try to slow down your breath? Here’s an overview ...

Are you engaging your diaphragm?

The ultimate checklist for proper breathing: use your nose engage your diaphragm The diaphragm is the main breathing muscle. When you breathe in, the diaphragm contracts down and t...

Hum all day, every day

Simple tip to switch on the rest and digest response of the nervous system: humming 🎶 Humming stimulates the vagus nerve ⤵️ ✨is the 10th cranial nerve ✨is the longest nerve of the...

Fun facts about your breathing

Let's take a look at some fun facts about breathing:   Your sinuses are hollow spaces within the bones between your eyes, under your cheekbones and in your forehead. They make your...

Breathing 102 - physiology of the breath

Breathing is essential to life. We take more than 20,000 breaths a day.  With each breath we inhale about ½ liter of air—absorbing oxygen—and exhale, releasing carbon dioxide.  Bre...

Breathing 101

You can achieve better breathing by 💠 using your nose  Nasal breathing ↴ Slows down the breath Provides temperature, humidity control, and air purification Improves quality & qua...

Try these to lessen plastic exposure

We use plastics everyday, in every way. Food storage is one of the areas where plastics reign supreme. We also hear that there are adverse health effects of the chemicals in plasti...

Try these to better your breathing

I want you to take a few minutes and pay attention to your breathing ⤵  Ideally you should use your nose and your diaphragm for breathing. Here's a quick guide: Put one hand on you...

Obstacles, move out of the way!

Ted Lasso fans, let me see your hands ✋   "Ted, did you do your 4-7-8 breathing?" This line caught my attention for obvious reasons. It's fun to hear something near and dear to yo...

NO - this is important for your health

Let’s talk about NO—nitric oxide. It’s produced mainly in the paranasal sinuses and is important for every organ in our body. Take a look at the list below for some of the benefits...

3 ways a breath coach can help you

Let's talk about what breathing can and cannot do: Breathing is maintenance for the body. Think about your car. You bring your car to regular maintenance in order to avoid a mechan...

Do you remember your dreams?

When you wake up in the morning, do you remember any of the dreams you had? I almost never did—up until a couple of weeks ago. An effect of doing regular breathing exercises for m...

How you breathe is

How you breathe is how you feel; how you feel is how you breathe! The question is: how do you manage this cycle? There’s a time and a place to take short, shallow breaths and to al...

What I use and recommend

I want to share with you some of the products I use/activities I do regularly. I hope you’ll find them beneficial to your wellness just like I do. Insight Timer: a meditation app w...

Ways you can add intention to daily chores

I was inspired to make every day chores more intentional after reading ‘Friendly at Home Fitness Manual’ by Susan Bingham. Susan was my Pilates instructor in Lehigh Valley, PA and ...