13 Nov The Joy Junkies’ Guide to Dealing with the Trump Presidency [TJJS:EP177]

Dealing with the Trump Presidency

Dealing with the Trump Presidency


IIf you’re like me and much of the JJ community, the news of the Trump election was devastating to say the very least. You are likely scared and pissed and uncertain and at a loss of what actually happened and what-the-hell to do now.

In the last week, I have seen so many people hungry for guidance and support as we wade through these rough waters. How do we deal with our family and friends who voted for him? How do we continue to fight for what we believe in? What action can we take? How do I avoid a barrage of Facebook fights and insults?

And as always, when emotions run high, it can be so easy to be reactive, and in doing so, it can be easy to alienate the other side even more so. Which, as we have seen, doesn’t really get us anywhere. I wanted to create this pod as a way to get grounded and focused after what feels like a monolithic and insurmountable loss. This episode is, in no way, a bashing of the right and you will find no vitriol and acrimony. This pod is about being the people we want to be in the midst of a social climate making it increasingly difficult. If you have been having a challenge knowing what to do and how to handle yourself, please have a listen.

This pod explores:

  • How to allow yourself the freedom to grieve while being aware of the impact of your words and actions
  • How to handle social media and your friends and family who voted for Trump
  • How to focus on being the solution instead of colluding about the problems
  • A myriad of ways you can get involved and have your voice heard

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How to Let Go of Perfection

How to Let Go of Perfection



  • Niki
    Posted at 09:20h, 20 November Reply

    Amy, if you didn’t have a husband I’d marry you. I have clogged every newsfeed with this.

    I had behaved really badly shortly before hearing this and one thing I’ve been thinking of is that it is harder to feel worthy of what we’re fighting for when we are not proud of the ways in which we’ve faught.

    So Amy, I’ve loved you for a while, but I am totally girl crushing on you for this sode, and you too Mr Smith.

    Ps: I’d rather have the announcer than the grumpy gramps

  • Jeanne Apelseth
    Posted at 15:29h, 14 December Reply

    You are right. We should be acting with grace and kindness. I am struggling with that. But I will try to do better.

    • Amy Smith
      Posted at 21:44h, 14 December Reply

      Hope this episode was helpful… I have to remind myself to be WHO I want to be all the time, especially when others are behaving poorly.

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