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I’m not sure how else to put this….

You know when you are watching a Sci-Fi movie and the opening scene shows a happy family eating breakfast while the watching news. The reporter is usually talking about some catastrophic event/ or some war / or some virus/ or some zombie but the mom and dad still continue to get ready for work and the kids continue to fight over the orange juice and life goes on?

That’s what I feel like is happening.

There’s so much that is WRONG right now with the world. Every news story, every image, every report – WRONG. And I’m at Starbucks asking for light ice. I feel drugged and I know that this isn’t how it’s supposed to be.

I HATE those opening movie scenes because I used to think – THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN! If a virus was spreading I would be in a panic. I would be running or making noise or doing something. But now I know… I would just pass the orange juice.

This month for Mother Earth has been unkind to say the LEAST. And I am not helping her which makes me feel like CRAP.

But I don’t know what to do. I don’t know how to help the war overseas. I don’t know how to help Ferguson. I don’t know how to help the flooded families in Long Island. I don’t know how to help Michael Brown’s family. I don’t know what to do. So I do nothing and I know that doing nothing is the WORST THING TO DO.

I sat down this morning for about an hour and watched the news.I havent’ done that in ages. I almost cried. Every direction. Every angle. Every story. HORROR. And here I am so safe and sound – doing nothing at all to help alleviate the pain.

Today is a test. I need to change my ways. I just don’t know how to start.

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.