Breath and Breathing

Happy Tuesday one and all!

It is a happy day when we feel healthy and can breathe easy; metaphorically speaking, when life is going well and good.  Your breath is dependent on many things, but believe it or not there are techniques to help you physically breathe easier when you are stressed or nervous or unable to sleep.  The video of Dr Weil in this post, demonstrates a famous and helpful breathing technique called 4-7-8; very simple and effective and lovely when done while diffusing the beautiful therapeutic essential oil: BALANCE.



I wish you could smell BALANCE oil through the screen…its heavenly!  Since you cannot smell it here, allow me to share a description taken from the doTerra website.  The warm, woody aroma of Balance, doTERRA’s grounding blend, creates a sense of calm and wellbeing. We perfectly blend Spruce, Ho Wood, Frankincense, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile with Fractionated Coconut Oil to offer an enticing fragrance that promotes tranquility and relaxation. Spruce, one of the oils in Balance, was used by Native Americans for health and spiritual reasons and is still used today to bring harmony to the mind and body. Ho Wood, Blue Tansy, and Blue Chamomile can ease anxious feelings, while Frankincense provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions.


“Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders.”
Andrew Weil, M.D.


As we each know, breathing is a life or death activity, so it’s wise to keep those airwaves clean and open.

When you have trouble with your breath due to congestion, illness and allergies a beneficial and helpful support to allowing clearer and cleaner breath is BREATHE STICK & BREATHE ESSENTIAL OIL.  



This comes to mind today because last night in the middle of the night my 12 year old woke up having a hard time breathing and coughing through his overly stuffy nose.  He was tossing and turning and restless when I went into his bedroom.  Instead of of giving him a pill or synthetic decongestant, I went and got the vaporizer and filled it with clean water and added 10 drops of Breathe Essential Oil: doTERRA Breathe is a remarkable blend of essential oils including Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Ravensara, and Cardamom. doTERRA Breathe maintains feelings of clear airways and easy breathing while minimizing the effects of seasonal threats. doTERRA Breathe can be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet, or diffused at nighttime.

After setting up the vaporizer, which moistened the air with BREATHE, I then rubbed the Breathe vapor essential oil stick on his chest and back.

He was back asleep in five minutes, and slept soundly through the night.

Voila…doTerra – a natural solution to a really uncomfortable situation.

BREATHE ESSENTIAL OIL/STICK also excellent for athletes who need to open up their airwaves during physical activity.

Please feel free to reach me at [email protected] with inquiries and to get BREATHE for your family!

Wishing you the gift of good breath and positive energy on this gorgeous fall day!


Carpe Kefi!




Kiki is a master interviewer with 25 years broadcasting on Kansas City and Chicago radio. She was a prevalent force at WMAQ & WBBM radio where she was the first female airborne news/traffic reporter in the "Windy City". Kiki’s voiceover work has garnered her Omni awards for Evian water and Coca-Cola commercials. These days Kiki enjoys energizing audiences on stage during motivational speaking engagements, and through writing. Her highly regarded “Kefi-That Life Force” column, was published previously in The Greek Star. She’s currently working on her first non-fiction book. [ View all posts ]