Spirituality and Health

The Wonders of Deep Breathing by Tal Ben-Shahar

Shallow breathing is a reaction to the unyielding stress of modern life—and is itself a cause of further stress, which leads to more shallow breathing. To stop this downward spiral of shallow breathing and stress—even in the midst of the daily mayhem—I can take three or four deep breaths and enter an upward spiral of deep breathing and calm.

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Small Choices, Big Impacts by Tal Ben-Shahar

Tal Ben-Shahar, an Israeli author-lecturer whose PhD is in organization psychology, is known for teaching Harvard’s largest courses in positive psychology—with 1,400 students. (He’s been on PBS, too.)