Sonya Thomas lcsw

Keep Calm and Carry On

Today will be my last daily blog post on Keeping Calm and Carrying On during this unique time in history.  I do intend to share wise words, provocative thoughts, and perhaps perspective shifting resources as I come across them in the coming days, weeks and months.  In that vein, have you read the below viral blog?  It is circulating widely, and is worthwhile, especially if, like me, you can tend to constrict and become more self-focused during stressful times.  I try to be gentle towards my tendency to be that way.  It is a vestigial survival mechanism.  I also want to be gentle with others’ whose fears and anxieties are running rampant in ways that get in the way of seeing the larger picture.  With that in mind, the below  can evoke expansiveness of spirit, serving as an antidote to contraction:

I also think the below articles from the New York Times are quite good.  I am huge fan of Harriet Lerner, and as usual, she delivers.  The second article stresses the importance of acceptance as a key ingredient of equanimity.

Until next time, Keep Calm and Carry On.