When the word just is used as an adverb it means simply or only. Sometimes just is used to indicate lesser importance. The phrase “just breathe” might seem simple or inconsequential but the message of just breathe or simply breathe can benefit most people. Breathing is a wonderfully complex and essential human function. We are […]
Just Breathe, Simply Breathe
WRITTEN BY: Patrice Powers-Barker, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, Ohio State University Extension, Lucas County
REVIEWED BY: Melinda Hill, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, Ohio State University Extension, Wayne County
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