Some of you know that I've been a little MIA because of work. Early this week, I have to go to a big meeting where some ethically distasteful things are going to happen. (Not illegal or harmful, but smarmy and the kind of shit I hate.) I have no control over any of it, but will be asked my opinion. I had decided that I will offer my honest, but modulated opinion and then step away.

But I'm at work now and some one came in to talk to me about it. Now I am so angry I can barely see straight and am worried that I am going to lose it if I don't find a way to calm down. This is TMI, but I seem to be in peri-menopause and am having my first period for the first time in 3 months, which coincides with my first opportunity to have sex in three months, so I am mad about a lot of things and possibly hormonal ; ). And maybe with a cold coming on. Usually I am pretty good about confining my behavior to an edgy voice or an eyeroll or an opinion delivered directly w/o emotion, but I'm obviously exhausted, probably hormonal and possibly sick.

tl;dr: what do you do to appear calm when you need to.