Bringing together both sides of the political spectrum

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Beth Workman, Chillecothe Gazette

Have you found yourself feeling out of sorts since the 2016 election? I spent a year trying to find an outlet for my discontent. With no solution in sight, I jumped with both feet into the political arena. Although this kept me busy for almost 9 months, the feelings of discontent did not disappear after the election. My husband asks me all the time if I am ok. Maybe I’m not ok, but maybe I’m not alone. Maybe some of you aren’t ok either.

While searching for ways to deal with my discontent, I came across a group called Braver Angels. It is a bipartisan organization that is trying to bring both sides of the political spectrum together: to learn to respect each other, to try to understand each other’s thoughts and feelings, and to learn to solve problems by using both sides’ perspectives.  They are trying to help rid our country and our psyches of this political polarization.  I made the long trek to Cleveland to see this group in action.  I was very impressed with the workshop and would like to bring a workshop to Chillicothe.

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