So you're taking a walk down a beautiful path in the woods. The scent of the air is lightly touched by earth, by subtle blooms. It just feels clean.
You notice a bright raspberry bush beside you and pause to pick a few.
They are fresh, ripe and just the idea of this being in your mouth makes you feel part of this world in a much deeper way.
You notice movement and look up. A small, baby bear. It's almost unbelievable, this experience. Until you look up and notice the mother bear.
Your pupils dilate. Heart rate increases. Blood sugar (glucose) rises. Blood pressure skyrockets. Cholesterol shoots out into the bloodstream to help white blood cells if clotting is needed. Brain activity heightens. Breath quickens and is shallow. Digestion is put on hold. Elimination immediate. The immune system backs off because all systems are focused on immediate healing.
This is what your body does when you're under stress! It's readying itself! What are you going to do? Run? Stay...
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