Drowning in crises

I confess that I feel completely overwhelmed by crises happening in my life. Every time I think I’m actually happy and things are going pretty well, something new happens and I’m knocked down again by the stress and sadness. I love my people so much. It’s heartbreaking when I’m helpless to be able to stop the awful things happening to them. I’m struggling so much in my own life and barely managing to stay afloat, and I’m losing sleep and feeling sick because of all the worry about them. I don’t know what I can do other than just be there to listen, but I feel so depleted so much of the time that I’m just too exhausted to do the things I need to do for myself. Sometimes the world is just too damned much. It’s times like these when I wish I had a partner to lean on, just to be able to share the weight of it all.


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May 20, 2022 at 9:36am

I could have written this verbatim but I usually think it's just me.

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I feel the same

May 20, 2022 at 10:03am

and all I can do is keep heart in the teachings of our Elders. "Be thankful for life and always remember the three basic questions: Where were we before we came to this Planer? Why are we here? And where do we go next?" The answer is we are here to become a better human being. OCM Sto'lo Coast Salish salutations.

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Sleep is key

May 21, 2022 at 11:58pm

Everything is harder when you haven’t slept. Have you tried melatonin? It’s a natural hormone your body produces but, if you take a small dose it can set you back on track. The top three stress busters are exercise, talking, and doing something creative. It sounds like you care a lot for the people you worry about and you have done all you can. Praying is my last resort but helps when I can take no more. Good luck.

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