Terrorists, bombing,  factories exploding, earthquakes, domestic violence, hate talk.  Scary stuff. Sigh. I watch cooking shows, but hubby is a news addict, so I get my fill of scary news.  First, a poster quote to think about what matters.

Facing fear is important; so is knowing when to run.

Facing fear is important; so is knowing when to run.


Tip one: Danger is a fact of life. Kindness matters most as I often say, but to be kind in this world, one has to survive.  So my tip: stay aware, but not immersed. Meet people with kindness, but know it will not always be repaid with kindness.  Bullies and criminals and terrorists all see kindness as weakness and an invitation to prey.

Tip two: For some more advice check out this interview with calmness guru Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Interview: Jon Kabat-Zinn Gives Advice for Unhappy News Junkies; Guided Meditation Audio | KQED News Fix.

Tip three: My book: Self-soothing – Create Calm in Your Life is the best seller among my eBooks books.  Check it out.  Cheaper longer lasting and cheaper than a latte.  If you buy it please like, share, comment or review.  You will be practicing kindness and strengthens you as well as others.


Life is a struggle, full of bad times, but the good times are just as plentiful and by thinking about before acting, you can live a good life.

As usual thank you for all you do to support me.



The first and most important: Emotional Fitness Training is a self-help, knowledge sharing, coaching program. It is not therapy. Nor does it replace therapy when therapy is needed. If the exercises and support provided here do not help you gain control of negative feelings, more may be needed. Support groups, coaching, and therapy are other paths to emotional fitness.

Anyone with suicidal thoughts, thoughts of harming other people, or who engage in dangerous out-of-control behaviors needs professional help. Anyone with serious suicidal or homicidal plans need an immediate psychiatric evaluation.  Call a suicide hot line if you are unsure of where or how to get help. Suicidal hotlines USA.  Life can be better.

The second: I have dysgraphia, a learning disability that peppers my writing with mis-spelling and punctuation errors. All my books are professionally edited. Not so my blog post. Although I use all the grammar and spelling checks, mistakes slip by. If they bother you, seek another source of support for life’s less savory moments.   Life is too short to let problems you can avoid irritate you.

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