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
Purrs of Wisdom
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 recently attended a Zoom even hosted by Mitra Rahbar, a spiritual teacher, healer and poet, titled Tools and Tips for 2021. In the seminar, she offered a number of extremely helpful suggestions on how to navigate through this already rather turbulent year. Mitra shared some of the tips from the seminar on Facebook.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
As this crazy year comes to a close, we’re finding ourselves in the middle of a holiday season that is anything but normal. And yet, I believe it’s important that we do whatever we can to make this season meaningful.Continue Reading
Whenever I get bogged down in the energy of worry and fear, which unfortunately happens on an almost daily basis in this challenging year, I remind myself that I can choose to shift my energy – but it’s not an easy task these days.
Sometimes, just looking at Allegra sleep in a sun puddle will shift my energy to a better place, but sometimes, I need a little more than that. A recent meditation created by Katie Krimitsos of the Women’s Meditation Network has helped me tremendously. It’s only 10 minutes long, so you can listen to it at just about any point in your day when you feel the need to shift your energy. Click here to access the Choose More Love Meditation.
I encourage you to check out all of the meditations offered on Katie’s website. They’ve been sanity savers for me these last few months.
What helps you shift your energy from fear to love?
If you feel like you might just lose what’s left of your mind some days, you’re not alone. Uncertainty, combined with all the bad news out there, can send our thoughts spiraling out of control into apocalyptic territory. It’s hard not to be fearful all the time.Continue Reading