To be honest, I've been in a funk ever since the election last November. I stopped knitting, found cooking dinner to be a chore, and have been really upset in general. I'm still upset (and don't foresee that changing any time soon based on the events of the last week and a half), however I am also choosing to channel my frustrations into action, no matter how small, and look for the good in life.
How I'm staying informed: Listening to political podcasts such as Pod Save America, Slate Political Gabfest, NPR Politics Podcast, and Face The Nation. Reading as much of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate and The Atlantic online that I can.
How I'm balancing out the potential for information overload which leads to more stress/worry: starting up knitting again, lots and of spontaneous dance parties with the kids to Gianna's new favorite song "Can't Stop The Feeling" by Justin Timberlake, spending more time with friends face to face, embracing the school fundraiser night at the local pizzeria, looking forward to Ryan Adams' new album later this month, and engaging in some fanciful escapism while listening to the Anne Rice classic Interview with the Vampire. I haven't read it since I was in junior high. I devoured the whole series years ago. Also, lots and lots of cute cat videos.