Being a back country adventurist I pay attention to Bear attack stories; Time magazine “A 57-year-old man hiking in Yellowstone National Park with his wife was mauled by a mama grizzly”, Fox news “A polar bear on Friday mauled a group of young British campers on a trip to a remote Arctic archipelago where visitors are warned to carry guns in case of attack”, and so many others in the news. But they have never brought on a sense of fear until I observed a potential BEAR attack. Here is my story - - I came upon this biker and bear situation during a motorcycle adventure. Biker was on his 1st leg of a 16 month trip to Argentina. Click on the picture for more info
The DOW up 200, then down 400, then up 137, then down 217, causing me great stress and wondering what I should do with my investments. I see my friends pulling their already reduced hair line out when we discuss our investment and retirement funds. I look around at my family, friends, and neighbors it appears we are all very anxious. The bonds between many people appear to be stressed right now.
My prescription; PLAY. Playing reduces stress, places our minds somewhere else, and when playing with others strengthens the bonds between humans. Most of our fondest memories are times we had fun with others. Hiking, biking, and snowshoeing activities can be easy on the pocket book and bring forth adventures. During long stressful times consider matching work hours with fun hours. My favorite medicine for stressful times is to play.