1. I taught the deep breathing technique I learned in my birth class to all of my children to help them relax, especially when they are in pain. It helps, if only to give them something to think about.
2. When I taught English in Japan my commitment was that when my students accosted Americans they would shout, “Hello!” rather than “Herro!”
3. Sometimes when I speak at my MOPS group I remind the women that they are off the clock and you can see them all relax a little more.