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Jun 22, 2020

It’s been a wild 2020 so far. The tragic death of George Floyd only compounds that. I’ve never been one to indulge in politics and I often find myself on the sidelines because I don’t feel like I have a good opinion to contribute.

However, today I’m sharing the tips that I’ve been using to think about the state of the world, current events, and how I plan on navigating them moving forward.

In this episode, I talk about how I’ve been feeling in 2020 thus far with everything going on, self-discovery in the wake of recent events, and what I’m doing moving forward to hear the world around me more and find clarity. 

“You have the answers that you're looking for inside of you. You're always going to find info online, on the news, on social media that supports any and all viewpoints. And at the end of the day, to truly understand how you feel and what is right, you need to tune into yourself.” ~ @avainimiriyala

1. Tune out social media

There are so many voices out there on social media, that until you turn them off, you won’t be able to listen to yourself. Social media is just algorithms that are determining what we see and what we don’t. Pause them for a bit and search for yourself instead of absorbing whatever comes across your feed. 

2. Have conversations with the people around you

It's important for us to communicate and talk to our friends and families and ask questions. I don't think this should be any different. This is something that is happening in our lives. My best advice, and what's worked well for me, is to approach family and friends with empathy, no matter who they are, and ask questions and listen. 

3. Actively seek out resources

Learn, read, discuss, and look inside to figure out the facts and the stances you want to take. Educate yourself whenever and however you can.

4. Support looks different for everyone

It could be buying black art or music, it could be an energetic healing, it might look like a protest. Whatever you are doing, it matters and it’s helping. Remember that. 

5. Listen 

You have the answers that you're looking for inside of you. You're always going to find info that supports any and all viewpoints. At the end of the day to truly understand how you feel, you need to tune into yourself.

6. Find ways to show support and love

It’s important that we love each other, our communities, the black community, and our friends on an ongoing basis. If you want to see change, you need to show up and be consistent. We can make a difference, but only if we keep at it.


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