Staying Sane in the Age of Trump

I’ve been despondent since November of 2016. Reading this helps me. I hope it will help you too.

Coffee Shop Rabbi

Image: The word “stress” written in red pencil.  (pedrofigueras/pixabay)

A publication called Student Loan Hero reported in January that 60% of Americans are feeling stressed over the Trump Administration. Their survey was limited to questions about people’s financial fears. Add to that all the people worried about the future of democracy, those fearful of nuclear war with North Korea, and all those worrying about the wild stories circulating in the news, and it’s a stressful, stressful time.

How can we possibly manage all this stress?

I am a firm believer in the wisdom of the Serenity Prayer:

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.  – Reinhold Niebuhr

There are many things that I cannot control right now. One way to lower my stress is to take each thing that worries me…

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One response to “Staying Sane in the Age of Trump

  1. Rachel Sommer

    It does help. I can’t go to protests, but I have been giving blood (O neg) every two months and fighting for my kiddos to have Individualized Education Pkans that give them the tools they need, so there’s that…


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