Each Breath Like the First

Jaleel Mackey

Jaleel Mackey

Often, individuals from difficult circumstances become top performers. Breathwork professional Jaleel Mackey was one of these people. Although the world thought he had everything, internally, he felt complete despair, and leveraged the restorative power of breathwork to heal longstanding trauma and rebuild his entire life.

Reflection Questions

What moments could you relate to in Jaleel's story?
What feelings did this story evoke for you? Did it bring up any specific memories or emotions?
What does it look like when you show yourself compassion, patience, and love during hard times?
Is your sense of self or identity tied to work or accomplishment? If so, how so?
What have you conquered in your life in with regard to your recovery?
Write down your current emotional, physical, and mental needs. How can you find ways to fulfill them during the day?
In which ways do your mental health and your physical health connect? Do you notice changes in your pain or fatigue when you are stressed out?
What is your relationship to your breath and breathing?