Since we first started discussing coping, I've read some interesting, related articles:
"But as she learned to knit and purl, hours melted away. She realized she was no longer focusing on the future, imagining catastrophic things happening to her loved ones."
- This is your brain on knitting via CNN
"Children like Luke, who experience neglect, severe stress or sudden separation at a young age can be traumatized. Without appropriate adult support, trauma can interfere with healthy brain development."
- Teaching kids to calm themselves via New York Times
Question - What did you think of this "recommended reading"?
I was struck by how the coping mechanisms were equally relevant in times of great trauma as well as daily stress.