The Joy Prescription Podcast


2. The Joy Prescription Podcast - Just Be Still & Breathe

Season 1, Ep. 2

Have you ever found yourself on the edge of burnout? Do you ever feel desperate just to catch your breath?

You’re not alone (and you’re in good company). My story of near burnout working as a rural family physician is how my healthy lifestyle blueprint, what I call my Joy Prescription, was born and became the framework for my own personal healing.

In this episode, my co-host and I unpack the “J’ in my Joy Prescription Toolbox. We explore the connection between breath, mind, and body from a scientific standpoint, including the direct link between emotions and breath. We also examine Psalm 46 for wisdom on how to manage the unrest we often battle within our souls and find hope!

We highlight these key concepts:

  • The heart posture that leads to peace
  • How emotions and breath are interrelated 
  • The extraordinary health benefits of an adequate oxygen supply 
  • One of the most accessible and transformative wellness practices that you can begin implementing right now (even while you’re listening to this podcast!)


Resources mentioned in this episode:

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor


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