What if we were to take 10 seconds. 

Just 10 seconds to close our eyes and breathe. 

What if we took those 10 seconds to breathe, more than just one time a day? And what if we made it a conscious part of our practice and routine of being alive, of being human, to make sure that we breathe?

How often do you hold your breath?

I hold my breath all the time. I hold my breath when I'm recording for this podcast, during the day, in conversation, when I'm watching TV. I hold my breath in moments of excitement. I hold my breath in moments of tension and anxiety. 

What if we stopped doing that?

What if we fully allowed ourselves to breathe?

What if fully allowing ourselves to breathe, meant we fully allowed ourselves to live?

Every moment that you hold your breath, that you hold it in, you're holding in a part of who you are.

By holding that part of you in, you're not allowing yourself to express who you are. 

Every breath is an opportunity for expression.

Why do we hold that breath in? It's something that I've been thinking a lot about and trying to understand for myself. 

What stops us from fully expressing who we are? 

To hear all of my thoughts on this - and why I really believe we hold our breath in - make sure to listen to today's BONUS episode. 

This is something that I've been thinking a lot about and so I thought - why not podcast about it? 

The month of May was a really transformational month for me - mind, body, and soul. I'm excited to start to share a little more of that with all of you, which honestly starts by sharing more episodes like this one that are just straight up reflections. 

So, whether you’re listening to this today, this week, or in months from now I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day and don't forget to breathe. 

I'll see you right back here for another #SeekTheJoy Tuesday! 

Until next week, ✨ #SeekTheJoy - hit SUBSCRIBE - and it would mean so much if you could give the podcast a rating and/or review on iTunes ✨💛🎧

Ratings and reviews help Seek The Joy get seen by new people, and I'm so grateful to each and every one of you who has rated the podcast! 

If you rate/review the podcast on iTunes make sure to e-mail us a screenshot of your review to and as a token of my appreciation and gratitude for your love and support, I'll send you my NEW #SeekTheJoy Guide for Infusing More Joy into Your Life document! I've created this guide based on what I've learned from these #SeekTheJoy conversations. Along with this guide, you'll also receive two limited edition Seek The Joy Podcast stickers which I will mail out to you!

The sixth episode in our series, The Power of Storytelling, airs on June 21st! We want you to be part of it! To learn more and to submit your story, visit the Share Your Story section of our website. Fill out our interest form - and we'll get back to you ASAP.  

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