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At her stress talk, Helen Rienits talked about colours being important tools to relieve stress. Blue and green are soothing colours, so if you’re highly stressed it’s a good idea to surround yourself with those colours rather than, say, red or yellow, which are stimulating colours. That’s why it feels so good to go and look at the ocean, or to be surrounded by rolling green hills. As an aside for the Christians, she said, “so isn’t it great that God made the world predominantly blue and green?”

I’m at home, sick, lying on the couch in my pyjamas staring at a perfect, cloudless blue sky. It is very soothing indeed.