As I reflect on the events over the last few weeks affecting us here in the United States, it is easy to be overwhelmed. The release of the police shooting video from Chicago; the shooting of peaceful Black Lives Matter protestors in Minneapolis by alleged white supremacists; the protests around the nation at colleges and universities addressing racial inequalities; and the madness that is the “Trail to the Chief”, also known as the presidential campaign for 2016. While we are beginning the holiday season, which can be stressful enough in and of itself, the negativity that is real life affects us all. In light of this, I encourage you to read the suggestions as set forth by this author. It was intended for the Paris attacks, but the advice is applicable in any troubling news cycle. Sometimes it is good to detach and go to our own little “bubble” to protect our sanity; we are then better able to act when needed to address injustice. All Warriors get tired!
Last week’s horrific terrorist attacks in Paris gripped everyone around the globe, and with good reason. Lives were lost in an unwarranted, vicious cycle of events, that targeted innocent people going