Breathing Happy Author

Breathing Happy Author

Why do I write?

Why do I write?

It’s an honor and a privilege to be part of a global community of bloggers advocating for a smoke free world. We steal time from our busy lives to read each others’ blog and reflect on what they mean. I’m also grateful for anyone who finds something useful in my reflections. I have already stated Read more

What Happens When You Vape

The Many Side Effects of Vaping and E-Cigarettes

It is undeniable how vaping has blown up ever since its ‘discovery’ and immediate commercial introduction in the early 2000s. Vaping, to anyone who is still not familiar with it (though I doubt that there are still many of you guys), is another way of ‘smoking’, where there is no involvement of tobacco burning (as well as its many unpleasant impacts on physical aesthetics, but also to its deadly effects on the respiratory system) as it utilizes vapors (thus coining the term vaping) made by the boiling of the food-grade liquid mixtures inside its evolved cigarette-like receptacle. Read more

Running Today Let´s Eat First.

When I talk about going on a run, food always comes to mind, not because I am longing something to eat, but because I always ask myself if I should eat before running and if so, what kind of food? Read more

Five Ways to Fit in Exercise When You Work From Home

Working from home is great – you can work when you want, wherever you want, even work in your pajamas! The downside, though, is that many work-from-home jobs involve lots of sitting down and between working and running a household, it can be easy to let other things like exercise slide. Read more

Unexpected Changes…

I had an idea in my head when I was in my 20’s of what my life would look like by the time I was 40. It was really neat and tidy and full of accomplishment with little worry. It’s funny how what we sometimes think will be our reality doesn’t exactly pan out the way we plan. My husband told me once that he read somewhere that “If you want to make God laugh, make plans.” As I look back on our lives over the past 20 years I see just how true a statement that is! Read more

When Love Goes Out the Window

Love is an extra-ordinary feeling that can make or mar your life. It is the most powerful emotion that humans can feel. Yet, it is also something that makes our heart weep. Read more

Choosing Healthy: The Smokers’ Guide to a New Life

Letting go of a habit will never be easy. I started smoking when I was 17 years old, and for almost 8 years, I could not stop inhaling and exhaling the cancer sticks. Whenever I am stressed out or feel the urge to release all the challenges I’m going through, I smoke. Just sharing this story actually makes me teary eyed. It was a struggle for almost a decade. I wasn’t mindful of the people around me. Smoking for me is something I used to really need. I used to smoke a pack and a half a day. It was gruesome. It makes me sick just by imagining it now. Read more

How to Defeat Awkward First Dates by Being Active

In order to develop a great relationship you have to make it through the first date. It can be really awkward trying to decide where to go and what to wear. Instead of tying yourself down to a dinner table and awkward conversation try doing something fun. All you really have to do is Read more

Dealing With a Bad Mood

The mood is one of the variables.

Maybe during the day we are in a great mood and suddenly something happen to us spoils it. Read more

5 Foods to Make You Feel Better

If you have been in a depressed or gloomy mood, or if you have been feeling irritable, then maybe foods are ruining your mood. According to nutrition experts, you can actually make yourself feel better if you eat the right foods. If you still do not believe that your mood depends on the food you eat, then try eating the following: Read more