HOW DO I DEAL WITH MY DEPRESSION OVER THE U.S. ELECTION AND NATURAL DISASTERS?

DEAR DALI MAMA:

I have been depressed ever since our new “president” has been elected. I can’t even say or write his name and every time I see his ugly face on tv or hear his arrogant voice on the radio, I feel sick to my stomach. And now with the hurricanes and floods, sometimes I feel overwhelmed and paralyzed. What can I do?

—Depressed (United States)

DEAR D.:

You ask an excellent question: What can you do? No matter what one’s political views are, transmute your resistance and depression to action that makes this world a better place. For example, temporary foster homes in every state are needed for animals displaced by the floods and the Red Cross is looking for donations for the people there, including necessities such as diapers and tampons.

Explore how you can start by taking small steps to help. As a country, energetically, most Americans have great generosity and heart. I suspect you do as well. Show yourself and this country what truly makes America great.

Many who were similarly disgusted by the current president have mobilized, turning their outrage into positive action. For example, the president’s “pussy” comment sparked a sudden surge of many women and men stepping up to political leadership on both local and national levels.

On an energetic level, the election of the current president is a call to wake up on both a national and international level. What are the ways you were asleep and what are you going to do now?

I am looking forward to seeing what you are capable of, my friend.

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