Happy Wednesday, Dear Readers! This week, may find you thinking about our nation’s mid-term elections with some anxiety, remembering divides that suddenly seemed so threatening two years ago.
What to do? First of all, name it. It’s important just to acknowledge how we’re doing. That’s a lot like Round 1 of a Living Room Conversation, where we ask: What are your hopes and concerns for your community and/or the country? Whatever they are, feel free to share them with us by emailing me in reply.
Second, join a Living Room Conversation. Bookmark this link. That’s where you’ll find invitations to all our online Living Room Conversations. But you can have one–in your own living room, house of worship, town hall, on-campus venue, or other community gathering spot. How to get started thinking about that? Click here.
Third, what topics are most pertinent right now? Perhaps one of these:
- Before the Election – 2018
- To Vote or Not to Vote
- Fake News
- Media and Polarization
- Relationships over Politics: Connecting with Friends and Family
When we reduce anxiety, we can hear ourselves think better, and listen better to others. We can also make clearer, more thoughtful decisions that will impact our country for a long time to come. We’re here to help!
Beth G. Raps, PhD
Living Room Conversations
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