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  •  Do not lose heart (4+ / 0-)

    This is a very hard place to be.

    I am running for my second term in our county.  I fight my own version of your despair every day.

    Perhaps I will write my version of your diary a year from now.  or tomorrow.  But today, here is what I do to stay sane:

    (1) realize that I have to breathe in as well as breathe out.  self-care matters.  a lot.  I grow my own garden and harvest what i sow.  

    (2) I take time to play.

    (3) I no longer watch TV. Ever.

    (4) And when I feel despair welling up, I get off the computer.

    That's just me.  But I do not want despair to "have a seat at my table" as an invited guest.  Sometimes I re-read Clarissa Pinkola Estes words of encouragement.  Do not lose heart

    Take gentle care of yourself.

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