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A Little Survival Kit for Troubled Times

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Collectively, we can all hope that we’ve passed (or are about to pass) through the lowest point in this winter of Omicron. But that low point has left many of us hurt, reeling, exhausted, and mentally rung out. It may also be a long climb up from the bottom—and when we’ve made it, we’ll almost certainly find ourselves in a world very different from the one we remember. 

All of which is to say that skills for self-care are more important than ever. In this essay, life coach and author Brad Stulberg offers five great coping strategies, and writes persuasively about why each one is worth your consideration. They may seem simple at first glance: be patient, don’t procrastinate, have compassion for yourself. But simplicity doesn’t necessarily make these concepts easy to put into practice. That’s where Stulberg’s brief but thoughtful guidance comes in.  

Have a look. There’s wisdom here. And in times like these, the more tools in our coping toolbox, the better. 

Click here to read the essay.


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