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Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There

Don't Just Do Something, Sit There ~ Renee Trudeau

Besides joyful movement (Nia dance, yoga, walking with friends and hikes in nature), the daily ritual that most helps me quiet my mind, release stress and lessen my need to control my circumstances, is meditation.

Photo: Renee Trudeau

I feel edgy. And unsettled. And a bit anxious. Between the bomb violence in Austin last week (my hometown), the current political climate, the wonderful but emotional March for our Lives rallies on Saturday and my always-pushing-the-boundaries teen, I’m not feeling too grounded. So rather than slide into my typical MO of over-doing or trying to solve my issues and the world’s–I’m stopping in my tracks this morning and embracing advice: “Don’t

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