Don’t Try to Fix Anything Right Now

In times of crisis, the best thing you can do for yourself is learn to live with uncertainty

Kathleen Smith
Forge
Published in
4 min readMar 23, 2020

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Mother using her phone looking anxious with her children present.
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IIt’s been a little fascinating and a little concerning to see just how many of us have turned into anxiety-fueled experts as pandemic anxiety has taken hold over the past week. My social media feed is now full of new epidemiologists, homeschool…

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Kathleen Smith
Forge
Writer for

Kathleen Smith is a therapist and author of the books Everything Isn’t Terrible and True to You. She writes about anxiety, relationships, and Bowen theory.