April is Stress Awareness Month, and to say that 2020 was “stressful” feels like an understatement. The good news is that there are tools and coping mechanisms that exist to alleviate stress; and, if you live with chronic stress or any other underlying physical or mental health condition further impacted by stress, there are ways to lessen its effects.
For years, feeling a sense of accomplishment came from the sheer number of things I achieved, not what they were or what they meant to me. Now, I am trying something new. Each day, I am writing down one thing I was proud of doing regardless of prestige, scale, or recognition.
Each year for Giving Tuesday, Ethos donates to the organization of each team members’ choice in their name. It brings us joy to give back to our communities in whatever way we can, and we are proud to have been a part of the Giving Tuesday contributions. Our team believes that awareness is a key factor, which is why we are happy to share more information about the organizations we donated to!
We are outraged by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. We grieve for them and the many, many others before them who lost their lives to police brutality and racial injustice.
Emotional work can be brutal, draining, exhausting, and heavy. It also helps others come to a sense of acceptance, equanimity, calm, release, and joy. It is a genuine service that draws from scarce resources.
It’s not often that we think of a horror movie as the inroad to a more balanced and centered kind of emotional intelligence, but at the heart of The Babadook is a parable about how to manage emotions in a healthy way.