DEAR ABBY: After many years, my sister and I finally have a decent relationship. I feel I can tell her about almost anything.
“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
I don’t know about you, but I think the price of beef at the grocery store is getting out of hand. It makes it hard to buy meat for the meals we love, like tacos. If the horror stories from the meat processing plants hasn’t turned you off meat already, the world is at least definitely learning a lesson about allowing consolidation of companies and monopolies of industries. So many plants are shut down partially or completely and it is creating a serious backlog. The meat is there and the demand is there, but there is no one to process it to get it to the consumers. I am not going to go into all of that, but it is an issue.
Over the past few weeks, have you found yourself asking, “How will we ever get through all of this?” The ability to recover from or adjust to change is known as resilience. After living through the last couple of months, the concept of resilience comes to mind as one sees people work so hard to find multiple ways to adapt to changes. As a parent, grandparent, or caring adult, it is ok to let children see you struggling so you can also teach them skills and strategies to be resilient. Here are a few skills that can help.
I use an app called SnugSafe. It’s a check-in service for people aging alone. Recently, Snug surveyed the members in their community and discovered how tech habits have evolved over the last few months. Here are the top findings, other surprises, and the overall results.