All posts tagged Breath

Gift Of Life

Published March 3, 2018 by tindertender

Willow in wind

Here I stand
in the doorway
of my mind.
The wind
rushes past
my left as it
goes behind
me and circles
back around
to my right,
wrapping me

in its embrace.
Where is this
breaths source?
I look, yet
just at the arc
in front of me
where it turns,

there is a blank
space where
I cannot see.
This ellipse 
of ever rotating
breath, I am
grateful for that
which gifts
me life.

A Time For Action

Published January 12, 2018 by tindertender

A twinge strikes the tenderness of a wound,
Muscles spasm in reaction.
Patience is wearing thin,
No distractions, for they are irritating,
Nearly as irritating as this periodic burning.

A friend says hello, and another does as well,
Struggle to respond wriggles from dry fingers ~
Tired mind.

Restless legs kick out,
Teeth clench,
Breath expelled, held,
And expelled again.
Whoooooooooo ….

Time to do something about it.

I Rise, I Shine

Published April 2, 2017 by tindertender

Bang, Bang, Bang …
The ball drops.
I hear it hit the backboard
And drop again.

Sleeping dogs lie.
Surrounded by sound,
The stomach flip flops,
Unease fills the body.

“Breathe” I say,
Draw it in and fill the lungs.
“What are you doing?” he says.
I respond, “What are YOU doing?”

Breathe again,
Feel the breath move through the body.
Swallowing doubt,
I release the holds on the mind.

There is a shift,
Many feel it.
I am not alone,
Love prevails.

Manipulation, control,
They have no place here.
Here, freedom dwells,
Clawing at the walls I climb.

I climb from the darkness
Called “ownership” and I claim my right.
This life is mine,
I choose where time is spent.

Before time, He was there.
After time, He will still be there.
I wait, I learn,
I rise, I shine.


Want To Quit Smoking?

Published February 19, 2017 by tindertender

When I quit, way back in 2003, I did not know this and used Nicorette for 4 days (which worked wonders for me after many failed attempts). I cannot vouch for the truth of Stevia working as this article states, however if it IS true and can help someone, then I want to share it.

Good luck!! Breathing is fabulous!!


There is a natural herb which is quite effective when it comes to this serious habit. A recent German study showed that Stevia can help with quitting smoking and drinking, since it can block the cravings for nicotine and the signals in your brain. Stevia is a herb that origins from Paraguay and it is a member of the chrysanthemum family. Its use is mostly as a sweetener which is healthy for our body.

Take Stevia and put a few drops directly on your tongue, because that is all you need to stop the cravo for cigarettes. You will immediately feel the  effect of the Stevia since it will block the cravings at once.

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