Dr. Mara’s latest blog in Ariana Huffington’s ThriveGlobal.com:
“Trolls suck.” ~ Betty White
Lately I’ve been experiencing two major themes on a daily basis, both on social media and in person-to-person interactions. Those themes are that of anxiety and anger. These emotions seem to feed off of each other. One might even be the outright the cause of the other.
We have anxiety about the fate of the earth, our country, and our health. Every day, we deal with increasing extremes in our weather or predictions that it’s only going to get worse. We have disagreements about politics. Even friends are fighting with friends about the best path for the future of this country (well, at least people are paying attention for a change). And we have new scares about epidemics and pandemics that are out of our control.
It’s no wonder that we feel stressed out. And it’s no wonder that we feel angry.
While expressing anger toward others is frequently the go-to coping skill to deal with the increasing pressures and stresses of the world, it’s the human connection and support of others that can be the most effective path to peace. The question, then, is how do we get there?
Here are a few tips that might help.
Read more HERE….