Lost in Translation? Exploring the language of breathlessness

Life of Breath post-doctoral researcher Rebecca Oxley writes: ‘Breath Lab’ is designed as a living experiment to promote discussion around…

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A Painful Silence: bringing domestic violence into conversation

The header image shows a representation of the three wise monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil and speak no…

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Breathe Easy Durham Dales at Breathing Space

The header photograph was taken by Paul Waine, and shows Bev Wears of the British Lung Foundation and Rebecca Oxley,…

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Restoring Breath: Questions, medical advancements and the importance of bystander participation

Tina Williams, PhD student on the Life of Breath project, writes a post prompted by the inaugural lecture of Prof….

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‘Out of his nostrils goeth smoke’: whales, whaling and breathing fire

In the second of a series of posts on cetaceans (see also ‘The cetaceans may give rise to some perplexity‘),…

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‘The cetaceans may give rise to some complexity’: breathlessness in whales and dolphins

In the first of a series of posts on cetaceans (see also ‘Out of his nostrils goeth smoke‘, Project Manager…

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Near-death experiences: mortality at Medicine Unboxed

Kate Binnie writes about the recent Medicine Unboxed conference (November 18th-20th, Cheltenham). Next year’s conference is on the theme of wonder…

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Who was chasing him?

Jess Farr-Cox, Life of Breath Project Manager (Bristol) and her father David Scoins, lifelong runner (green vest, above), sometime sports…

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‘I need security to survive’

Kate Binnie, yoga teacher and music therapist, shares a memory of a hospice patient: Paula wakes early every day and…

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Making the invisible visible (2)

Rebecca Oxley, post-doctoral research fellow on the Life of Breath project, writes about the recent project launch in Durham (see…

Breathless in Bristol (2)

PhD student on the Life of Breath project Tina Williams, writes about the recent Philosophy of Medicine conference, with help…

Breathless in Bristol (1)

PhD student on the Life of Breath project Tina Williams, writes about the recent Philosophy of Medicine conference, with help…

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“This is what my breath looks like”

Nicola Caroli, breath teacher, writes: “This is what my breath looks like and when you have no breath you can…

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Making the invisible visible (1)

Sarah McLusky, Project Manager (Durham) writes: What is breath? We all know what it feels like. We can perceive the…

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Way up high

Jess Farr-Cox (Project Manager, Bristol) writes: Our recent official launch of the project was in many ways a model of…

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Bristol Life of Breath Launch Event

The Life of Breath team and guests gathered at Royal Fort House on 14 May 2015 to launch the project…

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‘There is something in there’

Project Manager (Bristol) for Life of Breath Jess Farr-Cox writes: The second Breathing Space meeting (see ‘Taking a deep breath’ for an…

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Cataloguing Breath Through Choreography

Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Bristol Kate Elswit writes: I am currently collaborating on Breath…

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‘An ongoing presence’

Newly-appointed PhD student on the Life of Breath project Tina Williams writes: The patient experiences her illness from within, as…

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‘I will not be drowned’

Project Manager (Bristol) on the Life of Breath Jess Farr-Cox writes: Consider how we use breathing (particularly long, slow exhalations) as…

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Taking a deep breath

Project Manager (Bristol) on the Life of Breath project Jess Farr-Cox writes: The first meeting of the core project team (Breathing Space) was…

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