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In this week’s blog we wrote about the impact of the election–how to both stay present and move forward. These posts all have insights and advice on how to proceed after the election, as well.

The Critical Role of Self-Care for Handling Post-Election Stress “So what can you do if you’re feeling overwhelmed? Many of the practical steps you can take are common-sensical: exercise, see friends, be mindful, listen. And finally, when you’re ready, turn your feelings into action. ‘Try to place today in the timeline of your life,’ says Northeastern University psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett, author of the forthcoming book How Emotions Are Made.”

5 ways to deal with post-election stress “Now that the presidential election is over, you may be feeling high levels of stress and anxiety…. Dr. Deb Sandella, author of “Goodbye Hurt & Pain,” promotes a body-centered, transformational technique that frees you of negative thoughts, according to her website.”

Beware the “All Trump Supporters Are Like That” Trap “This is a post about moving forward. And it includes an apology. This week’s election created a firestorm in this country that was like nothing I’d ever seen. Emotions connected with national politics are more charged and volatile than I can remember in my 46 years.”

 

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