Last weekend my great grandfather Oscar Stanley Risland turned 95! Family far and wide celebrated his life and reunited once more.
While there I, finally after 30 years, took the time to soak it in. Took a little selfish time to breathe for myself. It was incredible. It's the silliest thing to say aloud. Yeah, sure, take a deep breath and it will help calm you and put you in the moment. But for the first time, it actually worked. And it felt wonderful. Try it sometime. See what happens.
Also, I rode a horse. So perhaps that helped.