Breathing is a fabulous stress reliever. Besides needing the oxygen to live, breathing can help us gain perspective, keep us from impulse decisions (can we say late night crunchy or sweet snacks!?!) and can reduce our blood pressure. It’s also a great way to get centered and feel better.

I have two tips around breathing for you:

  1. Take 5 deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. Taking at least FIVE deep breaths this way will help and give you all the benefits mentioned above.
  2. A great visual to release negative energy and allow more positive energy in is to imagine or visualize plus signs (+) as you breathe in and pretend or visualize there are minus signs (-) as you exhale. The + sign is all things positive and the – sign is all things negative so this is a great visual for you to release that which no longer serves you.

I recorded a quick video about breathing as a stress reliever. A great tip around eating is to take 5 deep breaths when you are thinking about eating something unhealthy and then check in and see where you are at. If you still want it, have it. If you are rethinking it, let it go. Either way, know you are always supported always and in all ways.

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Tandy Elisala

Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Center for Inspiring Greatness
Tandy Elisala is passionate about bringing hope and wholehearted living to people going through cancer and their caregivers. Tandy went through cancer four times and learned how to heal using conventional, complementary, and alternative therapy. She left her 23-year corporate career to take care of both parents simultaneously for 2 ½ years. She now teaches what she learned on her journey and how to thrive during and after cancer using the true sources of health and healing: hope and mindset, spiritual connection, relationships, alignment and mind, body healing. Tandy is a multiple best-selling author, radio show host, mother of three grown kids and her precious dog, Roxy. Learn more about Tandy at

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