There’s a bear out there!

Catherine Henderson writes about what we can do when we’re feeling anxious or worried

'Algy met a bear...' | Photo: MiNe (sfmine79) via Wikimedia Commons.

Algy met a bear
The bear met Algy
The bear grew bulgy
The bulge was Algy

Have you ever opened your door to find a bear outside? No, neither have I, but that doesn’t stop me worrying about something scary and unexpected happening, and sometimes feeling very anxious. I think that’s partly because we’re all descended from people who ran away from bears – and lions, and sabre-toothed tigers. Those that didn’t run away don’t have descendants.

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