I don’t expect anyone to start a regimented running plan, but there are emotional and physical benefits to simply walking. The meditative effects of walking, the bilateral stimulation of the brain, has shown similar information integration properties and benefits as REM sleep (our dreaming sleep). Dr. Francine Shapiro, a California psychologist, found one day while walking and thinking about something that was troubling her, that her eyes began to track right to left in sync with her walking. She found that after her walk, the disturbance she felt previously had nearly disappeared. This began the basis for the widely accepted treatment modality, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Repossessing, EMDRIA.ORG). I challenge all of you to move at times when it’s the last thing you want to do. Sitting by yourself stewing over what went wrong in a conversation or situation has not reaaaaallly ever worked, so literally just walk it away!