I am sure that your family members, friends, and other people in your personal spheres were impacted by these things.
As human beings possessing a limbic brain(the part of the brain responsible for emotional intelligence and empathy) we are impacted by the emotions and well being of those around us.
The goal is not to isolate and feel less, but find ways to maintain our emotional center and have a great set of tools in our toolbox to come back to center when life happens.
One of my teachers has a phrase I love,
"Unconditional freedom is freedom in all conditions"---which I take to mean, that freedom is a mindset and I am in charge of it. It is up to me to free my emotional state from being impacted by what is going on around me.
It is not to be numb, but to feel more, but be anchored in who we are in what we believe in.
Taking charge of my nervous system, and having a close network of friends and loved ones helps me to keep coming back to center.
What I wish for you, at the end of the year and moving forward, is freedom from worry, stress, and the power to come back to your center. Who you are meant to be when you are not just managing or dealing with life.
I wish you all the best holiday season of your making.
I look forward to being able to share more with you in the new year.