Quieting your mind in an anxious time

SFC-24_Mar_2020My March 24, 2020 book culture column for the San Francisco Chronicle:

These are trying times. We’re sheltering in place, and many of us have big swaths of time on our hands. ¶ For me, tuning into the daily news cycle is out of the question. You’d think I’d have no problem burrowing into a book—my most pleasurable pastime is being on the couch with a great read. But I find myself unable to focus. I’m jittery and distracted.

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