In the wake of the tragic terrorists attacks in New York City and Washington, Tom Marcoux, author of "Coping When Tragedy Strikes" offers these suggestions:

  • Take time to create peace for yourself. Turn off CNN - check-in every three hours. Keeping CNN on constantly keeps you in an adrenaline-state.
  • Rest, exercise, talk with family members with the TV off.
  • See a counselor or support group.
  • Distract your mind with a movie.
  • Maintain daily routine as a much as possible.
  • Devote time to spiritual practices.
  • Write in a journal, read spiritual books - gain a larger, comforting perspective.

"Researchers find unrelieved stress causes health problems. It's crucial that everyone use a coping strategy," says Marcoux.