Toolkit for Tough Times: Toughing it Out

Remember the adage, “When the going gets tough the tough get going?” Well, can we all agree that the going has arrived?! These tough times call for some tenderizing measures, something to help in Calming the Rush of Panic with Creative Strength Training, for instance.

As we move into this uncertain fall and winter season, get ready, fortify yourself by Focusing and finding Strength in Stillness.

There are things you can do to help yourself make it through the storms of life like remembering your Dreams, taking time to Crochet Yourself Calm and instead of eating foods that won’t help you to Stay Fit for Life imagine what it must be like feast yourself full after sitting down to Eat Joy.

Ok, maybe you aren’t ready to partake in, even, a modicum of joy but, perhaps you’ll allow yourself to enjoy a Book of Delights.  In fact, multiply that and go on a hunt for books that delight you so that by winter’s end you’ll have yourself a Well-gardened Mind. Of course, by adding Healing Houseplants into your living space you can create your own little cocoon to weather life’s storms.

What if you find yourself suddenly or unsuddenly unhoused, insecurely housed without a roof over your head or a place to call home?  Seek, seek and find. Seek inspiration and find guidance in Journeys Out of Homelessness, check out King County’s Homeless Housing Program, keep trying, never give up until you are No Longer Homeless.

Bee you butterfly or bloom, the idea is to begin Transforming Your Life Through Self-Care, delving into the Racial Healing Handbook, allowing into your life Resilient Grieving: Finding Strength and Embracing Life After a Loss that Changes Everything. Everything is changing faster than we ever knew possible and we are Alone Together in the most tumultuous time of our lives and this world. Those terrible twins, trouble and tumult seem to show up with every turn of a day’s page.

Tinker Dabble Doodle Try to put yourself on the Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, especially if you find yourself on The Unexpected Journey of Caring for someone ill or wonder What Your Clutter is Trying to Tell You and, after all of these years you admit that you’re, now, ready to listen.

Feed your mind and mind your body with Food from the Radical Center, 100 Organic Skin Care Recipes or Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Healing for Men.

Take care, take good care 2020 is a Year of Wonder. It has left some of us wondering how we are going to make our way forward while others, awed by the wonder of life are ready to face whatever it brings.  Here’s one thing you won’t have to wonder about, the resource list Toolkit for Tough Times: Toughing It Out will bring some insight, ideas and inspiration to light your way through this world.  Pack wisely.

~ posted by Chris

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