Feeling Anxious? 10 Ways To Deal With An Overwhelming News Cycle | Global Grind

Feeling Anxious? 10 Ways To Deal With An Overwhelming News Cycle | Global Grind

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

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Abduction of Girls an Act Not Even Al Qaeda Can Condone

Abduction of Girls an Act Not Even Al Qaeda Can Condone

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Another day has passed without a resolution to this terrible situation. This New York Times article discusses how other extremist groups, such as Al Qaeda, see the actions of Boko Haram as wrong. This is a call for us to really take action….because it is only a matter of time before this sort of extreme terror reaches our shores. Folks think it can’t affect us here, this is an African problem…but we thought this of Al Qaeda before 9/11.  #BringBackOurGirls.

“The violence most of the African rebel groups practice makes Al Qaeda look like a bunch of schoolgirls,” said Bronwyn Bruton, an Africa scholar at the Atlantic Council in Washington. “And Al Qaeda at this point is a brand — and pretty much only a brand — so you have to ask yourself how they are going to deal with the people who are doing things so hideous even the leaders of Al Qaeda are unwilling to condone them.”

See the rest of the New York Times article here

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