So this is a saga about BODs.
In 2014 I read about BODs (Breathing Out Dynamics) in a polio newsletter. As a polio survivor who was once in an iron lung breathing greatly interests me. I Emailed Betsy Thomason the RN who had presented this theory about BODs. We even talked on the phone and she sent me a draft of her book. The premise is that if we focus on the exhale breath rather than the inhale breathing in is effortless. Subconsciously I already knew this. It was exciting to learn this from a Respiratory Therapist. Anyway she said she was going to publish a book but it was quite a challenge to get it released.
Much later something popped up in Facebook saying an E-book was available. I haven’t really embraced E-books, but later I learned one could purchase Just Breathe Out as a paperback. Naturally I ordered it right away from Amazon. The book is way better than I imagined because the first part is personal anecdotes of diverse people who have practiced BODs to improve their breathing. The technique does not just benefit people with health issues – it can help anyone. She describes the technique in detail and encourages the reader to adopt the technique to improve their quality of life.
After reading the book I ordered more copies to share with family. Amazon’s tracking said they were delivered but mail-boxes on my street were raided so I didn’t get the order. However, Amazon shipped my order again at no cost. Yeah Amazon!
I purchased padded envelopes to mail two of the books overseas and I am happy to report they were mailed yesterday. I hope the recipients will read and adopt the breathing technique described and I also hope that the stolen books may help some strangers as well.
Thank you Betsy.