It shouldn't come as a surprise that we say, "Deep breaths" to ourselves and each other at Karma Kids Yoga all the time when we know we're about to encounter (or are in the midst of) a challenge. Maybe it's a trying parent or an event with 30+ crazy excited kiddos or spending hours of our lives on hold with Verizon because the Internet is slow again -
Deep breaths, we tell ourselves. Deep breaths, we tell each other.
Never have I - never has the nation - been more in need of that advice than right now.
Deep breaths, because while there is a time to process shock and emotion and disappointment, we have to keep taking care of ourselves - and taking care of each other.
It often feels like laziness or cheating (because it often is!) when I simply use the week's blog post to outsource to other articles or videos, but today it simply feels like the only work there is to do.
We are about to be led by a man who has no regard for the freedom of the press, among many other things. Seeking the truth and protecting the vulnerable has never been more important in our lifetimes. Let's take a few deep breaths and go do the good work together.
There's a lot of overlap here, but they're all great resources.
27 Productive Things You Can Do If You're Upset About the Election
How to channel your post-election anger, sadness, and fear into action
The election is over, and here's what you can do about it
"If you're overwhelmed by the election, here's what you can do now"
Michael Moore's Morning After To-Do List
Finally, the phenomenal John Oliver finds the perfect blend of terrifying truth and desperately needed humor - as always.
Last Week Tonight