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Breath Is Life: Taking In and Letting Go
How to Live Well, Love Well, BE Well

Breath Is Life Book Wins Awards!

Congratulations to the 35th Annual
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Winners!

The 35th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award ceremony and dinner was held LIVE! on Friday, May 5, 2023 at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa, where Laurie Ellis-Young and George T. Ellis, PsyD accepted two Silver Awards.


Health & Fitness


Bill Fisher Award for

Best First Book: Nonfiction

November 11, 2021
The Marsh

Minnetonka, MN

.“. . . the WHY, the WOW, and the HOW of working

with your breath for optimal wellbeing. . .” 

- Rosa Marroquin, MD


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Breath is Life combines ancient wisdom, stories and leading-edge neuroscience to help you harness the remarkable gift of your own breath.


“. . . artfully written, filled with inspirational anecdotes and moving vignettes while being totally grounded in scientific research.”  – Robert Hetzel PhD, former director AES (American Embassy School) India


Laurie Ellis-Young and George Ellis

Laurie EllisYoung MTC, SYT, founder of Breathe The Change LLC, and cofounder of the nonprofit BreathLogic, and George T. Ellis PsyD, LP, discovered the extraordinary power in the ordinary breath through different paths.


Laurie was drawn through yoga, meditation, and trekking in the Himalayas and Andes. George was attracted by scuba diving and neuroscience research. Experiences working with diverse populations on five continents convinced the authors that breath awareness and breath practices can radically transform and enhance people’s lives and organizational systems.

Photo by Jeffrey Hunsberger

breath is life

taking in and letting go
how to live well, love well, BE well

  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Become stress-resilient
  • Create inner & outer peace
  • Increase your energy
  • Sleep soundly
  • Make better decisions
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