The Importance of Controlling Our Response to Stress

Picture this scenario: I’m giving a presentation to 150 people in an auditorium that has one door on the right side and one door on the left side. As I’m fielding a question from the audience, a mountain lion walks through the door on the right.

Would you expect me to announce that the presentation is ending prematurely, thank everyone for coming, casually stroll to the door on the left, and shake each person’s hand as they leave? Of course not.

You should probably expect to see me sprinting face first through the wall on the left, door or no door, probably breaking every bone in my face, and running down the street to escape an obviously dangerous situation.

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About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: or (732) 222‑2219.