I thought today’s quote by John Lennon fits in nicely with our recent theme of hope.
If you need a little extra help, I encourage you to try a new meditation from the Women’s Meditation Network, Everything is Going to be Okay. It’s less than 10 minutes long, and it will help you connect with the stillness inside of you.Continue Reading
A year ago today, I started writing extended Sunday Quotes columns. The first column was, appropriately, titled “Fear.” Back then, I couldn’t have imagined in my worst nightmares that more than a year later, we’d still be dealing with the pandemic.Continue Reading
Pandemic wall: a particular, often sudden, feeling of emotional and spiritual exhaustion in the time of Covid. The term was popularized by New York public radio host Tanzina Vega, but the term “hitting the wall” originated in endurance sports such as running or cycling, and is a condition of sudden fatigue and loss of energy. Continue Reading
At a time when there’s so much fear and anxiety around us. it’s more important than ever to have the tools to remain calm in the center of the storm. One tool we all have is our breath. Deep breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which counters the fight of flight response that the current crisis continuously activates.Continue Reading
As this pandemic drags on, the big and small losses we’ve all experienced keep mounting, and even the most positive a among us can get tired of always looking for the silver lining. But that’s precisely why it’s more important than ever before that we don’t lose sight of life’s small pleasures.Continue Reading
I would guess that most of us were pretty happy to say goodbye to 2020. However, given how 2021 started, right now it’s hard not to wonder whether this year will really be that much better, which is why it’s more important than ever to hone our coping skills and learn new ones.
There is no doubt that change is coming, and perhaps, there’s even the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, but right now, we’re still stuck in the “messy middle” of what I hope will be a transformational year on a lot of different levels.Continue Reading
Finding stillness in the middle of all the chaos in our world is challenging, and it’s never been more difficult than during these last months. I believe that learning to be still, returning to our center, that place inside that settles our fears and calms emotions, is a vital survival skill at all times, but especially now. Continue Reading
Have you found yourself with a shorter than normal fuse lately? Do you find yourself overreacting to minor mishaps? Do you feel irritable for seemingly no reason? You’re not alone, and there’s even a name for it: pandemic frustration.Continue Reading
A therapist friend of mine often says “just another flipping growth experience!” when life throws challenges at her. Well, she uses a different “f” word, but you get the idea. Her words always pop into my mind when things get tough – and as far as tough goes, this year wins hands down over any other year.Continue Reading