365 days of peace: a nervous peace

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It feels like everyone is on edge lately. Small slights that might have been overlooked are  magnified by fear, hyper-vigilance and adrenaline. It’s nerve racking. How do you break that pattern and expend that nervous energy in constructive peaceful ways?  239/126 August 27,2017 markers

365 days of peace: peaceful confrontation

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When we feel threatened instinct kicks in and we run or we fight. Is there a way to use our words instead of weapons and face  our conflicts without resorting to violence? Can you advocate for yourself and be assertive without becoming aggressive? 235/130 August 23, 2017 maple cut with a scroll saw and drawn on with marker