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It’s a good day when grace catches on…
By 2018, CNN’s Kirsten Powers felt increasingly sick with anxiety and stress from the polarized climate in the United States. Her daily job as a political analyst had her swimming in the divisiveness and arguing for hours on Twitter.
She reached a point of unwellness and realized she had to have grace for herself, and grace for others– or no one would get well. This may be a good book for you, if you find yourself at a holiday get-together or work lunch table and sitting with people whose opinions you passionately oppose.
Seems to be the hardest when it’s a blood relative we are politely close to. Or daily coworker. Or even harder: when it’s a supervisor or parent, romantic partner, or maybe even child.
Powers explores in her new book Saving Grace how to simultaneously hold your values and hold space for the whole humanity of another person. And… how to recognize your “no’s” and your “yes’s”, when to act, when to remain silent, and when to draw a boundary. Most importantly—she covers how to draw it: with grace.