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In This IssueDecember 30, 2015

Article:  2016 Word of the Year: Breathe
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2016 Word of the Year: Breathe


I sigh a lot.

So much so that people I have been around at different times in my life will say, what’s wrong?

I am like, um, nothing. 

But you just sighed.

I did not.

Yes, you did.

Ok … so I have this thing -- I sigh.  A lot. 

I never really attached any meaning to it … just thinking to myself; ok, I guess I must sigh a lot.  So what.

Until I had the opportunity to go to an acupuncturist a few years ago. 

While doing the preliminary intake interview, he mentioned to me, do you realize you sigh a lot.

I said, so I have been told.

He asked, do you know why you do that? 

I said, I guess it’s some sort of reaction to something I am thinking about subconsciously or something.

He said, no.  You sigh because you have developed a shallow breaths breathing pattern. Your body is forcing a sigh to ensure it gets enough oxygen to function properly.

Imagine that … breath.  One of life’s most basic functions … respiration.  And for 50+ years, I still don’t know how to do it right.  HA!

Oxygen is huge when it comes to the body.  We can live weeks without food, a few days without water, but only a few minutes without oxygen.

Oxygen is responsible for processing foods and liquids into energy.  It contracts our muscles, repairs our cells, feeds our brains and even calms our nerves.

For 2016, I am most interested in the last two … helping my brain work better and forcing my body to relax.  The other two will happen by osmosis.

I have to admit, I am not one who always reacts positively in a crisis.  I have spun my wheels, panicked, gotten angry, and thrown pity parties … all to no reasonable positive conclusion.

During the times when I have consciously walked away from a critical situation and given myself time to think and to ruminate (breathe), I find answers come more easily, making sense out of the situation, and are beneficial for moving forward.

You would think that when I found something that worked, I would develop it into a habit.

In this case, not so much.  ::giggle::

Mastering the science of breathing, I believe, will help me establish a more resilient life. 

That is what I seek. 

I am not so naive as to believe life is without pain.  I live with struggles.  My struggles might pale in comparison to other’s suffering; however, I have to wage battles and claim victories over my own losses and tragedies every single day.

Why wouldn’t I want to figure out a way to handle that better?

Breath.  Could it really be that simple?

I am going to find out.  I plan to spend the year developing the art (and science) of breathing.

My focus will be not only on the benefits of breathing physically, but using breath to move forward with positivity, courage and thoughtfulness. 

I will learn to carve out moments in every hour of every day where I can … inhale … exhale … and breathe.

I love the power of videos and have created one to memorialize my Word of the Year. You can view it here.

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As one of the founders of the Get Your Thin On website, Biz has helped numerous people in reaching and successfully maintaining their weight goals.  Her expertise in the Dr. A.T.W. Simeons method of weight loss (The hCG Protocol, described in his book Pounds and Inches) has proven instrumental in her educating and assisting individuals apply and successfully utilize this system. Biz’s extensive research led her to design and create many tools and methods making the weight loss plan fit easily into anyone’s lifestyle. Various sources of this help are available through her personally sculpted FitCamp program portion of Get Your Thin On and coaching programs such as The Bod Squad.

While Dr. Simeon’s Pounds and Inches is foundational to her weight loss program, she has taken her research beyond weight loss and to the vitally important and highly successful maintenance program.  Her methods have also proven successful in helping clients adjusting nutrition or maintaining weight loss using other weight loss systems. Biz’s vast experience of coaching a variety of clients, understanding different body types, aiding them through life’s challenges has been key in clients achieving and maintaining their lifelong goals.

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