Fellow warrior and healer wrote a beautiful piece.
The Descent and the Rising
The past two weeks have assailed, masticated, consumed, digested, and expelled important parts of my psyche. A week after basking in peaceful solidarity at the Women’s March, I found myself losing sleep and breaking out—both signs of acute distress. My mind swam with questions of identity, purpose, and action. I wrestled with fears around policy, violence, and integrity. All of a sudden I wasn’t enough, I wasn’t doing enough. Resist! Call your representatives now! Support this march and that protest! And on the internet, rage escalated everywhere.
I read this article, which I highly recommend, on how to stay engaged and not lose your mind. The author recommends that we focus our actions on one or two issues, and gives useful self-care tips. After a few days, I was surprised to find that no particular issue moved me enough to passionate advocacy. I…
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