unwanted stress

unwanted stress vs wanted stress.

suicide keri 2 – the death of us – ness.


the above from this idea/thinking…

tunnel jam

mashing up kids ideas
with this spot (n railroad ave, w 3rd)

and this idea:

adding perhaps a large screen so spectators can view from all angles, so avid skateboarders or bikers can critique and learn from all angles, having camera helmets,..
different ideas on painting, even to paint on the wheels, so it’s always morphing..

video above is Cristian and Peter’s answer to why do this?
per kids’ discussion: perhaps architect for humanity, or anyone that could mentor us, can see that while we might not have the visibly urgent needs of disaster relief in Japan, or hunger/thirst in Africa, or countless other needs in other places in the world, we are dying as well, from not participating wholeheartedly in life, from perhaps less visible threats… we want to create spaces to bring people together…we want to create more community in our town… in the people right around us…

Cristian and Gabe and others…were over the edge inspired by this…

Bret enters the picture..
hoping to re-connect with harvest farm and architecture for humanity… co-create something..
The average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s.”
teen stress
Kelly McGonigal
the land of supposed to’s – is killing us..
science of stress – via Maria
drawing the scientific community’s attention to the effects of stress on physical health and popularizing the concept around the world. (In addition to his scientific dedication, Selye also understood the branding component of any successful movement and worked tirelessly to include the word itself in dictionaries around the world; today, “stress” is perhaps the word pronounced most similarly in the greatest number of major languages.)
Dr. Esther Sternberg. Her groundbreaking work on the link between the central nervous system and the immune system, exploring how immune molecules made in the blood can trigger brain function that profoundly affects our emotions, has revolutionized our understanding of the integrated being we call a human self.
Sternberg examines the interplay of our emotions and our physical health, mediated by that seemingly nebulous yet, it turns out, remarkably concrete experience called stress.
Rather than asking if depressing thoughts can cause an illness of the body, we need to ask what the molecules and nerve pathways are that cause depressing thoughts. And then we need to ask whether these affect the cells and molecules that cause disease.
This dichotomy of good vs. bad stress, Sternberg notes, is determined by the biology undergirding our feelings — by the dose and duration of the stress hormones secreted by the body in response to the stressful stimulus.
If you were to measure the stress hormones in your blood or saliva, they would already be increased within three minutes of the event.
george’s vconnection words.. about measuring us
What makes stress “bad” — that is, what makes it render us more pervious to disease — is the disparity between the nervous system and immune system’s respective pace.
mental health et al
Gabor Maté on stress
lots here: healing (roots of)
when the body says no:
There is strong evidence to suggest that in nearly all chronic conditions, from cancer, ALS, or multiple sclerosis to autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease or Alzheimer’s, hidden stress is a major predisposing factor

tweet via Carol..on Robert‘s research

Carol Black (@cblack__) tweeted at 8:24 PM – 8 Jun 2017 :

And if anybody thinks that’s “romantic,” I’ll point out that even baboons can stop being such hierarchical assholes: https://t.co/9vAjSqCXYC(http://twitter.com/cblack__/status/873002883448426496?s=17)

Why hierarchy creates a destructive force within the human psyche (by dr. Robert Sapolsky)

the link between stress and hierarchy in baboons

2 min- findings: a baboon’s rank determined the level of stress hormone in his system.. so if you’re a dominate male.. you can expect y our stress hormones to be low.. and if you’re submissive.. much higher

stress ness

4 min – findings.. basic troupe.. eats food tainted w tb.. half males in troop die

5 min – it wasn’t random who died.. every alpha male was gone (if aggressive and non social) .. so left w twice as many females as males.. and males left with.. were ‘good guys’ – not aggressive jerks.. nice to the females.. socially affiliative.. completely transformed the atmosphere

6 min – tragedy left robert with fundamental lesson – how absence of stress could impact a society

8 min – if they’re (baboons) able to transform in one generation what are supposed to be textbook social systems sort of engraved in stone.. we don’t have an excuse when we say there’s certain inevitabilities about human social systems..

a nother way

are we brave enough to learn from a baboon – to thrive w/o stress.. can we


2017 – more teens than ever suffering from anxiety


Alex Steffen (@AlexSteffen) tweeted at 6:02 AM – 12 Oct 2017 :

Young people have more real reasons for anxiety than any generation in US history. (http://twitter.com/AlexSteffen/status/918446803405619200?s=17)


kid stress iphone.png

Lol https://t.co/zaKfyUPq5o

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/cblack__/status/921248206926811136


François Taddei (@FrancoisTaddei) tweeted at 3:37 AM – 10 Nov 2017 :

Vocabulary spoken is a better indicator of biological stress than self assessment https://t.co/HYOSJOHpin (http://twitter.com/FrancoisTaddei/status/928934602286206976?s=17)

use of function words (such as pronouns and adjectives) predicted gene expression significantly better than self-reports of stress, depression and anxiety…“By themselves they don’t have any meaning, but they clarify what’s going on,” says Mehl. Whereas we consciously choose ‘meaning’ words such as nouns and verbs, researchers believe that function words “are produced more automatically and they betray a bit more about what’s going on with the speaker

People with more stressed-out gene-expression signatures tended to talk less overall. But they used more adverbs such as ‘really’ or ‘incredibly’. ..also less likely to use third-person plural pronouns, such as ‘they’ or ‘their’. That makes sense too, he says, because when people are under threat, they may focus less on others and the outside world


unwanted stress, wanted stress, distress

when body says no

roots of healing