coping with trauma & dealing with disaster

Our cities & our homes are underwater.

Our sense of safety has been swept away.

We will rebuild.

The love & support we share with each other will be woven into the foundation of our new lives.

I have two pieces to share ::

First, a 7 min interview on coping with trauma and dealing with disaster {the practical}.

Second, a poem from a poet that has guided me through many difficult times {the inspirational}.

Rise Together

It’s a beautiful time to be alive.

And the long walk home is peopled –

We are everywhere.

Yet the struggle to surrender is where we often walk

alone.

So the next time you fall

look

to either side where you lie

and take the hand

of your dear Brother or Sister

whose own face is muddied.

We can rise together,

even if we fall alone –

for it’s a beautiful time to be alive.

even 

on 

this 

long 

walk 

home

.

~ Em Claire