November 11, 2019

Betsy Thomason, the revolutionary respiratory therapist, questions everything.

Think about this question:
How can one bad, even deadly, habit—vaping—help you eliminate another bad habit—smoking cigarettes? 


Here’s the answer: you don’t have time or money for both. Your most recent habit persists. AND YOU STAY HOOKED

Who else is talking about this?
Who’s asking how to get UNHOOKED without getting hooked on something equally as bad, like drugs, or caffeine, or snacks, or ???

Here’s the answer:
YOU must start asking how YOU are going to change. Start by reading Just Breathe Out—Using Your Breath to Create a New, Healthier You.

October 17, 2019

Betsy Thomason, the revolutionary therapist, speaks her mind:

Do you wonder why we are wasting time and money on research to prove that vaping causes serous lung damage?
Don't we already know this?

Believe me, vaping requires no brilliant minds doing research to prove that it - vaping - causes serous lung damage.

Lungs are designed to process air - clean air, that is. We know that air pollution causes asthma. In addition,  it is well known now—after decades of industry lies—that cigarette smoking not only causes lung disease but is implicated in heart disease and diseases in every other organ nourished by air, which would be all organs and tissues.

Why wouldn’t the same reasoning apply to these nefarious vaping gases?

Instead of vaping, try focusing on your outbreath. Be relaxed and be amazed.


October 9, 2019

Betsy Thomason, the revolutionary respiratory therapist speaks her mind:

On Monday October 7, 2019. Fresh Air’s Terry Gross (National Public Radio) interviewed Anthony Roth Costanzo, the Metropolitan Opera countertenor. He plays Pharaoh Akhnaten in Philip Glass’s opera by the same name.

Terry asked Anthony how he is able to generate his incredible sound and the accompanying emotion and drama. Costanzo said that singing is all about breathing and that “the diaphragm is an exhalation muscle. It controls how the air goes out."

Wow, this is music to my ears. In other words, we should all Just Breathe Out, as the title of my book suggests. To paraphrase Costanzo, life is all about your outbreath.

October 4, 2019

Betsy Thomason, the revolutionary respiratory therapist, speaks her mind:

Got anxiety? Want a drug-free resolution? 

Here’s a secret about breathing to help you: It’s all about your outbreath.

Try this: Blow on your imaginary pinwheel. Just hold up your index finger in front of your lips. Keep that pinwheel spinning comfortably; then pause briefly to let in the air; then return to blowing out gently.

Your very own outbreath stimulates your nervous system to relax. Observe the calming effect you are engaging. Be amazed.