One of my students started crying yesterday. She was upset because she was moving out of the city, away from the studio and the people she knew, to care for a relative's child for several months. Despite the panic-y voice inside that unhelpfully shouted 'quick! say something comforting!' I simply got her a tissue and listened to her a bit. When I felt it was a good time to speak, I suggested she focus on one day at a time, rather than get wrapped up in worst-case scenarios about the future. 'The future is too heavy to carry all at once.' I told her, 'and who knows what's really in store? Why not focus on what you know for sure, what's happening right now?' It calmed her down enough for us to have a lovely lesson. I hope she took what she needed from it.