As I sit here in Hamburg, Germany far away from family, I often find myself dissolving into tears. I miss my mother, I miss my sisters. I miss my first husband who is my best friend in all this world. And sometimes, when I cannot hold the fears at bay, I break down with fear I will never see them again.

I know I am not alone. The hyper fixation with social media to keep in touch with friends and family. Watching news almost 24/7 whether on television or my cell phone. Neglecting the activities that I should be attending to, like this blog, my writing, and promoting my editing work.

But there is one thing that has always sustained me in my life. READING. I have always called it my therapy, never knowing it really is. Which brings me to the point of this post.

Bibliotherapy — find out how reading can help you through this world crisis. Over on my Liza Lorenz author website I explain the history and the benefits of book therapy. Here’s the link:

Still, it’s not easy to find inexpensive books, but if you have a computer or ebook reader, check out the new National Emergency Library. It provides digitized books free.

How are you de-stressing during this time? Put tips and tricks in the comment section. And be safe and well, everyone.

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