My heart is so heavy for all my Black family members, friends, and community.
The racism in this country is disgusting, but you know what shook me even more over the past few days? Seeing so many vile comments filled with hatred in places I never dreamed they’d be. I was flabbergasted, and my heart sank even more. But at least this brought racists out to the surface, right? So I know who I don’t want in my life.
Like I learned years ago in therapy… we must have darkness to see the light. And this week, I can see that light in the unity, in the protests still going strong, and in the changes starting to happen.
As an empath, I’m trying to find the balance between keeping up with what’s going on, using my energy to speak out and act, and resting so that I’m not completely depleted.
We must keep fighting against racism and police brutality. There’s obviously a lot of work to do, and it’s going to take all of us to make real change happen. But we must also take care of our mental health.
This is hard. This is heavy. It’s going to be a long road, and we can’t quit. So know that it’s okay to take a break when you need one. I always find that when I do that, I come back even stronger.