These are my new coping mechanisms:
FEELING my emotions and letting them run their course and not stuffing them down anymore - my feelings are the most important part of my life and not dealing with them leads me into trouble
CONNECTING with spirit and asking for their help if I need help
BEING GRATEFUL for my family and the love we share and the joy and faith and happiness that we have uncovered in the greatest of trials
I am trying (but still struggle with) ice cream... And TV, though I have given it up most of the time :). Those were my old coping mechanisms.