I know that for many of us 2016 has been an extraordinary challenging year. For me personally I saw the loss of Harbin Hot Springs, my spiritual center, my teacher and mentor Steve Carter, and the breakup of a very meaningful personal relationship. I also supported a dear friend through a series of extraordinarily challenging circumstances that many of us would not have survived.
On top of all of this, I witnessed, like you all did, the people of this country choose a racist, misogynist, xenophobic, real estate mogul TV reality star to be the leader of the free world over the most qualified candidate to ever run for President.
I am angry and scared, and have been having dreams of Nazi Germany and angry white men in pick up trucks randomly shooting women, gays, Blacks. Mexicans, and Muslims as they drive through the streets of our towns and cities. I fear for our earth, and our water, and our children and grandchildren.
Indeed, I have spent the last two weeks supporting many of my female clients who have been experiencing trauma and triggering of their PTSD because of this election.