November 12, 2016

Yoko Ono wins for most Brilliant Response to Trump Presidency.

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The outcome of the 2016 US presidential election has brought up a lot of intense feelings from, well, almost everybody, and rightly so.

Many of us have felt voiceless, powerless and perplexed by the reality that Donald J. Trump will be president over one of the most powerful and influential countries in the world.

But the truth is, we need to start to come to grips somehow with this reality—and the utterly flabbergasted feelings I have are hard to articulate.

However, I’ve found the exact response that sums up my own internal reaction to the new president perfectly—and Yoko Ono is the one who gave it.

Putting all historical reactions aside to this controversial woman/musician/activist on Friday, the tweet Ono released as her response to Trump may have nailed what many of us are actually feeling:

Sometimes we don’t need a story attached to a traumatic occurrence, sometimes we just need a good ol’ howl, and then to move forward to what we can actually do about it.

Yoko, you have my props for this one.


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Ruth Chadwick Nov 15, 2016 10:41am

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Sarah Norrad

Sarah Norrad was born a wild woman in the rural and rugged forests of the Nimpkish Valley, on Vancouver Island, BC. This is a place where the mountains, forests and rivers speak louder than the people. A transformational coach, certified yoga instructor, mindfulness and lay counsellor, and authoress, Sarah muses at the world through a lens steeped in mindfulness, adventure, and tenderness. Currently, she exploits the cracks in her own heart to write as a columnist at elephant journal, her busy brain to create content for others through her business and her keen spirit to sit as coach and counsellor, teaching powerful tools for success in all aspect of our lives, especially personal power. Please track down her offerings and her mindful self on elephant journal, her writer’s page or her personal Facebook, her website, Cowbird, Twitter and Instagram.