Notes from Stephanie: Hope

Sometimes, Cooper sends me photos of beautiful sunrises that he sees.

When things are hard I lean into hope. 

After years of leadership in the gun violence prevention movement, I learned that to preserve my energy and #keepgoing, hope was essential. Sustained outrage sucked my focus and creativity, and when that happened, I couldn’t be useful to anyone.  

Here are things that are giving me a bit of hope and joy this week and maybe they’ll encourage you, too:

My favorite app created a playlist to help you cope with your stress. The way this guy lived his life.  Getting inside people’s heads on SubStack. My new book club.  I picked up this classic novel and got totally lost in it. And as always, helping you feel more confident and beautiful always fills my cup. 😘

What makes you feel hopeful?