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The Science Behind Your Sigh of Relief

What research reveals about sighing and how you can harness your breath to feel good anytime

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If you breathed a sigh of relief when you saw the Associated Press call the presidential race for Joe Biden on November 7, 2020, you weren’t alone. Sighs of relief were heard around the world. The New York Times reported that “Biden Victory…




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Emily PG Erickson

Emily PG Erickson

Writer with a master’s degree in psychology. Helpful, science-backed stories about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood. www.emilypgerickson.com

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