It seems like everyone I know is out of sorts right now – at the time I’m writing this the northeastern US still has 44 million people without power and it sounds like it will be weeks until basic services are restored, a presidential election is next week, and there is just a general feeling of unsettledness.
But, I don’t want to dwell on the negative – there are plenty of places to go on the internet if that’s what you are looking for. Instead, I want us to stop and focus on the good things in life – there are lots of them and we don’t see them. Because of our body’s survival instinct, we naturally focus on the negative (since the negative is where “danger” comes from). But, that negativity, whether it is internalized or not, is quite stressful on the body. [Read more...]