“We must take hold of our emotions and constructively communicate our feelings and what it is that we need without inflammatory language and violence as this never offers us a resolution.
As we express our emotions with specific behaviors, we MUST be mindful of the example that we are setting for our impressionable youth.
Do we really want to send a message of validation of violence and hate, and one of condoning unhealthy behaviors to receive attention? We need to demonstrate constructive and mindful behaviors, and use of appropriate language to resolve conflict.
Please, use your self awareness skills as you feel your emotions escalate to regulate your voice and your behaviors where we can resolve our issues in a peaceful manner. Here is where love, empathy and compassion across all races, colors, and religions need to ask the question, “What action can we take right now together as a community to begin the healing process across all barriers creating connection through a wider lens?”
Wendy Blanchard, MS, CHHC, CPS