Take a deep breath and count to 10! That’s been the common remedy for avoiding a negative or overly emotional response for ages. I grew up knowing this. Maybe my Grandmother said it to my Mom when I stuck an orange seed up my nose as a toddler. Anyway, it’s true. Breathing deeply can center you and help you avoid extreme emotional swings. When things are out of control, you can control your breath. Observe the calmest, most pleasant person you know. Odds are they are breathing fully and steadily before they begin to speak. Alternative health care practitioners are having success treating anxiety, panic attacks and even depression with breathing practices. Best of all, there are no negative side effects. So, take a deep breath, count to 10 and see your glass half full!