Dorothy’s Dementia

Breathe in, Breathe out!   Sometimes easier said than done.  (-:    Sometimes when Dorothy calls, she is so out of breath that I wonder if she knows that she is not breathing.  Sometimes I say, mom- just relax and take a deep breathe. Usually, this is the wrong thing to say – especially when she is ready to sing her song. (LOL)

Have you ever watched a little baby – even a toddler nap or sleep? They breathe so deep that their little bellies expand so much you think they are going to pop.  You can almost see them growing with each breath.  Their little bellies seem to expand like a balloon and then release back – in and out -in and out—-it’s actually very calming to watch. Somewhere along the way – at a certain point in our growing years we stop breathing deep.  It seems that the only time we breathe deep after this point in time – is when we exert ourselves in physical exercise or pleasure.   Or for those of us who practice yoga. 

My favorite doctor, Dr Jayne- tells me time and time again to stop and take 10 deep breaths – just like a baby would-at least 4 or 5 times during the day.  I will admit when I take the time to do this it renews me, emotionally, spiritually and mindly – (yes, I made this word up).     (-:

So, if you are taking care of a sick, or demented person- remember to breathe- and try to get them to do the same.

Peace & Love,

Cheryl Doreen

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