YOU ARE NOT ALONE
WE ALL NEED
POSITIVE THINKING AND INSPIRATION
Everyday brings on so many unexpected challenges that will trigger anxiety and stress. Today, this feeling has escalated to a greater feeling of vulnerability and loneliness. I find myself trying to find meaning on what is happening in our beautiful world today. In this time of crisis, there are some wonderful inspirational writers, social workers, podcasts and books that are getting very needed recognition. Starting with Elisabeth Kübler Ross, a Swiss-American psychiatrist who was a pioneer in near-death studies and author of internationally best-selling book, On Death and Dying (1969). This is where she discussed her theory of the five stages of grief. This may sound dark and sad, but it is not! I have found so much positive, energetic energy from her writing and this book. This is not about dwelling on loss, loneliness or being not in control of what we are facing. It is more about gaining strength, words of wisdom and building our faith. We will come out of this pandemic stronger and very much better human beings. Also, David Kessler, who co-wrote two books with Elisabeth, has also given me so much hope and strength. His book, Finding Meaning is just so beautiful. The messages are endless from being grateful to the life you got to know to creating a new meaningful understanding of the life we have ahead of us. Today, we so need to let the pain and suffering happen, feel it and accept it. This is the only way we can heal and become stronger for what tomorrow will bring. Gratitude is all about a win in the end. It is the life we got to know, the memories we appreciate and accepting what is ahead. He touches on so much more in his book and I strongly recommend you put it on your list of must reads.
Here is my list of those that give me balance and hope right now:
Elisabeth Kubler Ross
Sadhguru & Podcast
Brene Brown, Podcast & Ted.com
Deepak Chopra & CNN article
NPRFreshAir Podcast (I find this more informative than the daily news)
Inside the Hive Podcast by Vanity Fair writer Nick Bilton
Check out their books as well as podcasts. I am finding podcasts are a great balance between the news and music during the hours confined at home these days.