Self-Compassion Nugget #3
When I see yet another email about the killing of a Black human being; when I see yet another video on Facebook about a Black woman being threatened; when I am asked to sign yet another online petition asking the Justice Dept. to protect Black children--I feel like throwing up, raging, and crying.
You, too might be feeling this way. In fact you might experience post-traumatic stress disorder--if you don't take steps to care for yourself.
This Washington Post article warns about the vicarious trauma experienced as we encounter degradation of Black life on our social media feeds.
A Black psychologist recommends unplugging for a while if you start to get overwhelmed.
In these traumatic times we must know what's going on AND we must care for ourselves. Let's not mirror this larger society's degradation of Black life. Let's tend to ourselves.
Peace and Love,