After this past year, most of us are sitting atop a mountain of tension and unexpressed anger. In this week’s episode, I discuss why anger is essential to survival and what can make the difference between anger that hurts us and others and anger that transforms our worlds.

00:55 I’ve been angry lately.

1:36 How has your foundation been strained over the past year?

2:11 Quote from former US poet laureate Tracy K. Smith

3:04 The fuel for anger is virtually everywhere.

3:30 My latest favorite song – I’ve listened almost daily.

4:20 Toko-pah Turner quote

5:30 The balancing act with anger.

6:04 This is where anger can be perilous.

6:52 A personal example of grounding my anger

8:25 Anger is an essential tool when used well.  And a rough club when wielded without choice.

8:45 Here’s what makes the difference.

8:55 This week’s homework

Resources:  Tracy K. Smith and Michale Kelber-Diggs on On Being with Krista Tippett interview. “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman (2018).  Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home (2017) by Toko-pah Turner.

Podcast produced by Sal DeRosalia

Music composed and performed by Mia Kelley