The Value of Your Anger

If you take nothing else from this article I wrote for Advancing the Dialogue, take this quote: “Now, it is important, more than anything, to codify in writing the validity and beauty of emotion as a means of understanding when it is truly time for significant and potentially frightening change.”

Advancing the Dialogue

Initially, I imagined that this article would be a first-step aid in working through the ordeal of mental illness during a time of political strife. I would have emphasized the need for self-care – and I still do in fact – as time away from the dramas of over-arching “civil” society is a need we seldom allow ourselves to fulfill. I would have given some of my own particular go-to’s for alleviating a depressive episode, or a psychosomatic panic attack, in the privacy of one’s own space.But that is not what needs to be written right now.

Now, it is important, more than anything, to codify in writing the validity and beauty of emotion as a means of understanding when it is truly time for significant and potentially frightening change.

Many across the world, much less in the United States, are feeling a combined surge of grief, shock, and frustration…

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