The most important sources of inner peace are an open mind and a good heart. 

Dalai Lama

When living in troubling times with distressing news filtering in from all sides, most of us just want to escape to safe spaces and shut it out.  But with the ongoing nature of the current crisis, such distractions are temporary and not very satisfying. As an alternative to running away, here are resources and practices for exercising the mind, emotions and spirit to stay healthy and present during life's difficult moments. 

To live a life in the spirit, to be true to a life of the spirit, we have to be willing to be called on -- often in ways that we may not like.

bell hooks