Damon Jacobs on Coping the Day After Trump's Victory
November 9, 2016
TheBody.com's prevention expert Damon L. Jacobs, who is a licensed therapist, quickly put out two short videos with his thoughts for friends, families and loved ones who are despondent and confused in the wake of the unpredicted victory of Donald Trump in the United States presidential election.
"How do we establish a sense of security in a world that's so turbulent right now," he asked from his home in Brooklyn. "For a lot of us, what this will challenge us to do is ask us to consider how we infuse love into a world that seems to be very focused on fear and hate. I don't have any really great answers readily available this morning, but I can tell you this -- I will be asking these questions."
"I have a firm belief in the power of love to get us through," he says.
"Don't make major life changes or decisions in the next week or two till you have your bearings and can make them mindfully and thoughtfully," he also cautions.
"Things are looking a certain way right now, but there are many, many men and women who have survived worse. They have written and talked about that; there's a lot out there we can learn from," he adds, recommending readings by Victor Frankel, Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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