Love and kindness
During the turmoil surrounding us, take the time for self-care. We are still experiencing ongoing trauma, layered with injustices and no end date. It is ok to feel unproductive, sad, anxious, confused, overwhelmed - we are missing a sense of routine.
Practicing loving-kindness is a great meditation! You are allowing yourself to send kindness your way and to others. It may feel awkward sending love to yourself or others, and that's alright. Be open to receiving love and compassion.
Tip: Practice reciting a set of wishes, prayers, intentions or positive self-statements towards yourself, others, and the world.
It breaks my heart when I see people I care about suffering especially when they are at the center of bullying. It’s so easy to hide behind a handle and say hurtful words. Then, when you add likes and shares to the bullying it can make it worse. Think twice about liking or sharing hurtful messages. If someone had said hurtful words or posted negative pictures of you, would you appreciate people adding to the conversation? Most likely not. Behind every post is a real person with real feelings.
Here is what you can do to help someone deal with online bullying:
As always, check out our Resiliency Resource page!