We examine the ways that unmanaged anger can impact our lives, support survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and celebrate our planet this Earth Day.
I hope this email finds you well. I hope that in the midst of all of the challenges of daily life and all of the larger, global crises, that you are still taking good care of yourself. Because sometimes that is all that you can do.
If you, like myself, have continued to read the daily news and find yourself feeling both outraged and heartbroken, I invite you to read our blog article: How Do I Manage My Anger?: Tips for Emotional Regulation in a Time of Collective Moral Outrage. I hope that this serves as a reminder that you are not alone in these feelings. And I hope that this article helps you honor them.
Today is also Earth Day, and I am trying to not just acknowledge that in name but to take steps to actively challenge myself to care for our planet. Today, that means a plant based diet. This weekend I’m planning to collect trash in our neighborhood. These actions aren’t huge but they’re what I can manage, and honestly, they help me feel better when I’m feeling helpless.
As always, if you’re needing support, we are here. Our email address is info@takeroottherapy and we can be reached by phone or text at (323) 388-5578.
Saba Harouni Lurie
On The Blog
While some have developed outlets for their frustrations, many of us don’t know how to process these emotions. We therefore carry the hurt and upset with us until it begins to impact our day-to-day lives. This can’t be sustainable and has been shown to have negative effects on our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. So how do we deal with all of the anger we’ve come to carry? In an attempt to answer this, we think about the psychology behind anger, understand how unchecked anger can take control of our lives, and learn ways to better respond to these emotions when they arise…
How to Help
According to the RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, an American is sexually assaulted every 68 seconds. Sexual violence is a widespread and pervasive issue that effects every community, regardless of age and gender identity, and because we as a society still largely stigmatize survivors and discount or question their stories, a majority of sexual assaults will continue to go unreported each year.
This April, take time to learn how to be a better advocate for and ally to survivors by educating yourself about the realities of sexual violence and working to silence the damaging myths that continue to surround this issue. Amplify the voices of survivors on social media. Discover ways to get involved in one of the numerous community organizing initiatives that work to end sexual violence. And most importantly, endeavor to destigmatize the act of talking about sexual assault so that survivors won’t continue to feel the need to carry their trauma alone.
Come join in this Earth Day celebration at lovely Sycamore Grove Park!
This is a free, zero waste, family event with free fruit and shade trees available to take home, a puppet parade, and other family friendly activities! Enjoy live music including Raul Pacheco and Lavender Diamond.
Sun, April 24, 2022
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sycamore Grove Park
4702 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90042
On this Earth Day, join the folks at Wolven, Avre, Nomadix (three sustainable L.A. based brands) to engage in a day of sun, fun and environmental stewardship!
GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Bags for the clean up will be supplied by Sunshine Series.
Light snacks, and beverages will be provided. Guests are encouraged to bring sunscreen and water. Guests will have the chance to win a sustainable Earth Day Bundle and other sustainable discounts. RSVP to receive more updates and information — or feel free to reach out.
Sat, April 23, 2022
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
12000 Vista Del Mar
Los Angeles, CA 90293