By Lisa E. Papp

Our world is going through so many changes right now. It is a challenging time for many of us. When lives and livelihoods have been disrupted, how do we maintain a sense of calm and balance?

James Papp writes “One of the most powerful tools we have to help us in life is choice. Sometimes, so much of what we do is on autopilot. We live in routines we do not mentally interact with, but just follow without considering that we could experience life differently. And when stress and difficulty come into our lives, we forget we have options.” 

We have choices in what we include in our life. A low-information diet, including unplugging from the news for awhile, can be good for our well-being. We can choose calming music and positive TV, movies, and books. Being in nature can help us feel more relaxed and stay balanced.  

There are many helpful tools available to promote relaxation. Our friend, hypnotherapist Jeni Miller, has created a variety of guided meditations including a free relaxation meditation. This recording is perfect for daily use whenever you need more peace, clarity, creativity, or physical relaxation. You can find Jeni’s offerings here:

Be gentle with yourself and be gentle with others.

Choose to use the tools and activities that help soothe you.

Keep calm and carry on.


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Lisa E. Papp

Lisa E. Papp is an activist, writer, and an Independent Solar Advisor with Powur PBC. She helps homeowners and commercial building owners learn if solar power is right for their building and, if so, guides them through the process. She can work in most U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and much of Canada and Australia using a network of the best local and regional solar installers with finance options. In the U.S., when you install solar in 2019, you can take a credit on your federal taxes of 30% of the entire cost of your solar energy system. For solar info, please visit to contact Lisa. She is also Marketing Director for promoting her husband, James K. Papp’s book and photography.