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How to Stay Sane if Trump is Driving You Insane: Advice From a Therapist

“I feel like I’ve lost faith in humanity, in our country, in myself,” a client told me recently. “Is this depression, or is this the election?”

“Good question,” I replied. The truth is, individual psychology is hugely influenced by political realities. Many of us feel insane right now because our world is not sane. Current events are very much at odds with our natural optimism, and our belief in human goodness and progress.

What made us so optimistic in the first place? Our nation was founded on idealistic, positive principles: human worth and dignity, the inevitability of progress, and the goodness of the human collective. Alex de Tocqueville in the early 19th century described Americans’ remarkable optimism with interest. As an article in the Atlantic described in 2015, Americans have maintained our unusually sunny outlook even through our darkest hours. If we have a national ideology, it could be encapsulated in Obama’s farewell address, with the assertion, “I truly believe we are going to be okay.”

From such elevated hope has come a long, hard fall. We find ourselves in a darkening political climate in which corruption, hatred, exclusion, and paranoia are prominent. Many are experiencing despair and anxiety like never before, judging by the increase in calls to suicide and crisis hotlines, and anecdotal reports from therapists. A national trauma, just like a personal one, is as disorienting as it is terrifying. It makes us question everything we thought we knew. Two questions must be answered in order to heal:

How can we integrate this crisis into our understanding of the world?
What do we do now?


[link:https://medium.com/@robin.chancer/how-to-stay-sane-if-trump-is-driving-you-insane-advice-from-a-therapist-42e982195e22|

Have you seen these free Mary Englebreit downloads?

You can find them here... https://www.maryengelbreit.com/collections/free-downloads







If you are on Facebook, I highly recommend her Facebook page, mainly because she keeps pissing off her wingnut fans and she just does not give a shit. This is what she wrote today in the description for a little fairy house, "The first is a drawing of a little house I'd love to run away to and forget all about the rapidly growing list of woes in the world. -snip- Alas, they are too small for you to actually hide out in, but they're so cute, they might help you forget Sean Spicer or United Airlines for a minute. In other words--- worth their weight in gold!" Most of her fans are very supportive of her political talk but the Trumpsters have a fit. Love it.

ALTNPS T-shirts

These are pretty cool. You can buy them at this link... https://www.sunfrog.com/Rubic86/AltNPS?79296

I'm not affiliated with them, just thought I'd share. They would be great to wear at the Earth Day Science Protests.







Science March on DC Has Picked a Date: Earth Day


https://twitter.com/ScienceMarchDC/status/826823981013561345

#ResistanceInPhilly

https://twitter.com/CCourtneyclift/status/824676517078769664

https://twitter.com/Latinos4Bernie/status/824678016987062272

https://twitter.com/phillywerise/status/824642093624815617

https://twitter.com/phillywerise/status/824670856060305408

https://twitter.com/MaketheRoadAct/status/824684589616693248

https://twitter.com/EmTSuss/status/824672916507918337

https://twitter.com/mfhughes1/status/824671565925253122

https://twitter.com/ResistanceMove/status/824669776123494402

12th and Market streets closed as protesters hold dance party outside GOP Policy Retreat in Philly

https://twitter.com/NBCPhiladelphia/status/824432763709386753

I've posted this in a couple of threads but thought it deserved its own thread.

Hoping lots of Philly area DUers can come out tomorrow. Here are the locations.

Thursday, 26 January

Resistance Philly, Location: Unknown
Dakota Access Pipeline Group, Location: Thomas Paine Plaza
Save My Care, Location Thomas Paine Plaza
Republican Retreat in Philly: Surround the Loews Hotel/Perimeter

Not sure of the time but UngaggedEPA twitter feed and blog will hopefully have updates. http://www.ungaggedepa.com/2017/01/blog-post_25.html

Protests Planned For Philly This Week at the GOP Retreat (Updated with film)

Philadelphia, PA - Republican Retreat Events
Wednesday, 25 January

12:00 PM – Event begins, Location: Loews Hotel
7:00 PM – Event concludes, Location: Loews Hotel



Thursday, 26 January

8:30 AM – Event begins, Location: Loews Hotel
4:30 PM – Event concludes, Location: Loews Hotel



Friday, 27 January 25, 2017

8:00 AM – Event begins, Location: Loews Hotel
11:00 AM – Event concludes, Location: Loews Hotel




Planned Demonstrations
Wednesday, 25 January

Black Out for Healthcare, Location: Unknown
The People United USA, Location: Thomas Paine Plaza
Queer Rage (r), Location: Loews Hotel


Thursday, 26 January

Resistance Philly, Location: Unknown
Dakota Access Pipeline Group, Location: Thomas Paine Plaza
Save My Care, Location Thomas Paine Plaza
Republican Retreat in Philly: Surround the Loews Hotel/Perimeter

EPA Ungagged is posting updates on their Twitter so check it for more info. https://twitter.com/ungaggedEPA?lang=en

https://twitter.com/NBCPhiladelphia/status/824432763709386753

Looks like Gucci trolled KellyAnne...

LMAO.

https://twitter.com/ChetPowell/status/824079034179080192

Contact The Electors

http://directelection.org/

I don't know if anyone has posted this link yet but it has very useful info for contacting the electors from the states pig man "won."

A collegemate of Donald J Trump Jr tells a disturbing story about Donald Trump Sr

Joy Reid just tweeted this...

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