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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: It really is the best medicine


Last updated 10/3/2020 at 7:46am

Human expression is different from other more biological responses like sweating when we’re nervous, which is a primal response of the fight or flight kind.

Probably the most common shared experience with the fight or flight response is public speaking — the thing that a majority of people fear more than actual death.

What I learned in five years of teaching public speaking — and a lifetime of hating it — is that the thinking/feeling part of your brain says, “No. No. No, no, no! Not a speech!” so the primal part of your brain responds, by immediately pumping adrenaline into yo...

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