These past few weeks I found myself experiencing a crisis. During my crisis, I found myself tensing up, stressing out, and in some sort of disequilibrium. This crisis led me to question, how do others cope with a crisis or crises? Google defines crisis as the following: "A time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger. "the current economic crisis" synonyms:emergency, disaster, catastrophe, calamity; More a time when a difficult or important decision must be made. "a crisis
Spoiler alert! If you are going to see the movie Blindspotting and do not want any spoilers, then perhaps put this on your reading list for later. If you have already seen it or don't care about spoilers, read away! In the movie, Collin the main character is a young black man who is on parole. Collin is driving home from his job and is at a stop light when another young black man runs in front of Collin's truck. Closely behind the man running is a police officer chasing him.
One of the best feelings in the world to me is when I connect with another person because of our similar interests/world views, the ease of communication, and just having someone to enjoy an activity or my time with. Most of us make friends in elementary school and with time we learn from those initial friendships the qualities we look for in a friend. Some adults have childhood friends dating back to school age and some adults have lost touch with those neighborhood friendsh
When I used to work in hospice, I would meet several families and patients. As you can imagine, many of the patients that are enrolled in hospice are unable to care for themselves any longer. Because of that, they have caregivers. Caregivers range from family members to hired trained staff such as nurses aids. Caregivers in this traditional sense are individuals that assist people with activities of daily life or "ADLs" and iADLs that include anything from preparing food to b