I'm not happy, I'm cheerful. There's a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them.
Beverly Sills (1929-) American Opera Singer
We all cope. Some days we cope more effectively than others. Without our coping we would die--truly!
How do you deal?
Food? Alcohol? Rage?
Exercise? Prayer? Meditation?
I have two favorites.
One is writing. I have a journal where I spill my guts. God forbid that anyone should ever find it when I am gone--or now for that matter! You would not believe the whining and growling and mewling and puking I can put forth.
The other is talking to someone who loves me. Having a witness for my pain and an audience for my words is healing. Getting "it" outside myself helps.
Then there's music...and laughter.
How do you cope? Please, share with us. I'd love to hear.
Wanda Tucker, Coach
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