Lent

I’m on a sort of social media blackout for Lent. I highly recommend it whether you’re religious or not. Today is the first time I’ve checked Facebook or Twitter since Tuesday and it’s been wonderful!

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How to #StayOutraged Without Losing Your Mind

This article was written in January but I’m just finding it now.

Mirah Curzer gives us a list of 4 ways we can avoid going insane while living in the Twilight Zone.

The short version:

  1. Don’t get used to Trump – Get away from him.
    1. Take a break from the news.
  2. Focus your energy on one or two issues.
    1. This completely. I have been dealing much better since I stopped trying to care wholeheartedly about everything.
  3. Make activism fun.
    1. It’s OK to think stuff is funny.
  4. Take care of the basics.
    1. Take a bath, for God’s sake!

via How to #StayOutraged Without Losing Your Mind

How are you staying sane?

Planned Parenthood in Texas

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks said state health officials “likely acted to disenroll qualified health care providers from Medicaid without cause.” He said the preliminary injunction will preserve the court’s ability to render a meaningful decision on the case’s merits.

“Such action would deprive Medicaid patients of their statutory right to obtain health care from their chosen qualified provider,” wrote the judge who was appointed by Republican former President George H.W. Bush.

Well, duh.

via U.S. judge blocks Texas plan to cut Planned Parenthood Medicaid funds