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The ABCs of Coping When the Coronavirus Brings Uncertainty, Anxiety and Fear

The ABCs of Coping with Anxiety from Wake Tech and WRAL:

1. Acknowledge your feelings. It’s ok to be anxious and stressed.

2. Be practical. Keep everything simple and easy-to-manage.

3. Choose calm. Deep breaths. Do you best to stay in the present.

Watch the WRAL video for additional tips.

Death, Grief

Whatever COVID-19 Brings, This Chaplain Wants You to Remember That the Death Rate is Ultimately 100%

From Religion Dispatches: Amid 24/7 breaking news conveying the intricacies of epidemiology, public health policy, and economic implications, the reality of human fragility is on mute. There have been few attempts to grapple with America’s belief in its own invincibility. Author and RD contributor J. Dana Trent wants to change that. Though we’d rather die than talk about dying she invites us to consider a necessary conversation on human fragility—right now. Read on at RD.

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Faith, Interfaith, Uncategorized

Elon’s Three-Day Ripple Conference Sparked Interfaith Discussions

From Emerson Wells: “Elon’s University’s student-organized Ripple Conference kicked off the weekend on Friday, Feb. 21. This year’s theme of “Interfaith in the Real World: Cultivating Community Cooperation” focused on the “practical applications of interfaith. Speakers touched on social justice and connecting across religions.” Read more at Elon News.