Settle Your Mind Today

Happy Day!

The two times of year that are overly hectic include the Christmas 🎄 Holiday Season and Springtime. Today we are at the height of the former, and if we don’t take a minute to breathe, we might just experience combustion.

What to do?


At some point in this day, make it a priority to be in a quiet space, unplug all screens and devices and stay still for a period. For some people this period may last 5 minutes, for others, it could be an hour. Close that Office door and start the aromatherapy diffuser with a peaceful essential oil, engage in a breathing exercise, rest in front of the fireplace, take a bath, read from your favorite book or take a lovely walk with your best friend in the brisk fresh air.


Just give yourself five minutes today to momentarily recharge.


• Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose, keeping your mouth closed but relaxed. Your breaths in and out should be equal in duration, but as short as possible. This is a noisy breathing exercise.

• Try for three in-and-out breath cycles per second. This produces a quick movement of the diaphragm, suggesting a bellows. Breathe normally after each cycle.

• Do not do for more than 15 seconds on your first try. Each time you practice the Stimulating Breath, you can increase your time by five seconds or so, until you reach a full minute.


Andrew Weil is my go-to guy for living WHOLE AND HEALTHY..thank you Andrew for the breathing tips.

Ok…go have a happy 😊 day!



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 ]