Like you, I have been struggling with my thoughts and feelings about the state of our nation and the world.
I've wondered whether some relationships will survive this era (and if I even want to try to salvage some of them).
It's okay to be angry, anxious, fearful, and uncertain - this is part of what makes us human.
I am angry. I struggle with uncertainty. I wake up in the middle of the night worrying about the state of the world.
I am human.
And even as you and I strive to acknowledge our truths of the moment, it's also vital to find a balance between honoring where we are and how we feel, all while retaining a sense of the larger picture: what we feel, say and do affects us and others, now and going forward.
And so it's really vital to strive for emotional balance - both to reduce our own suffering and to help us feel and do and be better. All of us.
Below is a repost of a recent blog about 10 things we can do to recenter.
In the video above, I am super candid about both how hard it is to find balance in all of this, and, more important, how the heck we can begin to heal ourselves and our world.
I wish you peace and healing, now and always.
It's hard to know what to say when there is so much chaos around us.
In the last 24 hours, I've felt shocked. Angry. Fearful.
Chances are, you have, too - regardless of your political beliefs.
Often, when we feel overwhelmed, our first instinct is to flee from or deny those feelings. Or, on the flip side, we can feel engulfed by them.
Many of us probably spent the bulk of yesterday glued to the TV and social media (I myself am guilty of this).
And maybe others stifled anxiety by overeating or otherwise hoping to dull our emotions.
I'm sure a number of people found it difficult if not impossible to sleep.
It's not easy to recenter when things feel over whelming. But here are 10 things you can do to shift perspective and feel more grounded in the short term.
(And these are good practices to having in the longer term, as well.)
Doing these things will help you feel more centered, sleep better, and do better in general.
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Please enjoy this complimentary meditation designed to foster feelings of self-compassion, wellbeing, and healing at all points in time.
Set aside a half hour, get comfortable, and give yourself the gift of greater ease.