The news has felt particularly hard the last few weeks. Orlando. Baghdad. Turkey. Nice. Dallas, Baton Rouge, and St. Paul, to name a few.
Sometimes, the cycle of tragic current events can feel like too much, as we bounce from one terrible event to the next. For sensitive souls, bearing this news can make you feel like a raw nerve. Throw in a vicious election cycle and you've got a pretty toxic brew. These times, they are heavy.
It is important to be conscious. We can't ignore what's going on in the world. But what happens when the news simply breaks your heart? Healing self-care practices can help us make it to the other side.
Self-care isn't about being selfish or numbing out. It doesn't make you uncaring to need a break. Sometimes, for the sake of your well-being, it's necessary. Here are six self-care practices that will help you to heal in times of tragedy so that you can continue to be your wholehearted self: