Don't be afraid to be normal and feel these feelings... especially during this time of grief and uncertainty. Know that you are human and not weak. Create a strategy to bring yourself some joy every day. Self-care is so important right now, so make it a priority and do not judge yourself for doing it.
Many of us have made the wise choice to quarantine and “shelter in place” for the next few weeks to help lower the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak. In doing so, we have also canceled any future travel plans, prepared for isolation by stocking up and are creating our “new normal” when it comes to working and teaching our kids schoolwork from home. It is no wonder our stress levels have skyrocketed as well as our anxiety levels. When the dust settles and we sit and really take n
So, it took me by surprise. The feelings of anger, anxiety, disbelief, fear, helplessness, powerlessness and uncertainty when I was told that three of my four jobs were laying me off due to the Covid-19 Virus. I seriously didn’t know what to do and I hadn’t felt like this in a very long time, mostly because it came as such a shock to my system. What I didn’t realize right away, was that I was going through the grieving process. I saw a great post on my friends' Facebook wall.
The cherry blossom (桜, sakura) is Japan's unofficial national flower. It has been celebrated for many centuries and holds a very prominent position in Japanese culture. There are many dozens of different cherry tree varieties in Japan, most of which bloom for just a few days in spring. Take a moment and envision sitting under this tree. Close your eyes. Take a deep inhale and smell the crisp blooms. Allow a smile to cross your lips and exhale feeling more calm and at peace.