Entries tagged with “COVID-19”
Where can you put your anxiety so that you can continue functioning?
Back-to-school time is usually a happy stress. This year, the pandemic and school closures have us all feeling extra anxious and stressed in a not-so-happy way. Try these affirmations for returning to school during a pandemic.
Here are 15 affirmations for powerful healing support.
How greening your space, petting your animal bestie, and taking a break to walk can fight Zoom fatigue and improve your work-from-home routine.
As lockdown is lifted "relationships again will be thrust into adjusting to a new 'new normal.' These 3 steps will help you reconnect with your beloved in a way that deepens your closeness and leaves you both feeling more in love,"
“I realized my clients and I were under our own respective lockdowns way before this COVID-19 lockdown was mandated.” … Use this method to transform self-limiting beliefs, get unstuck, and move forward.
Time doesn’t heal all wounds. Here is how to address what still nags at you, and to finally right those long-standing hurts.
With news this intense and upsetting, we need to monitor our own consumption very carefully.
From a safe-seeming 6 feet apart, a neighbor and I waved hello. As if on cue, we both asked: “How are you?” And, simultaneously, we both replied: “Fine.” White paper masks furre…
Feeling angry and cagey in lockdown with your partner? Here are 5 methods to (resolving) the madness.
Virtual gatherings are flourishing, but quarantining has cut physically isolated individuals off from the comfort of tender touch we crave in uncertain times. These self-soothing practices can help overcome skin hunger and the crave for human touch.
"With stay-home orders issued worldwide and offenders arrested for attending funerals and weddings, it's time that society learned a thing or two from introverts."
In these heartbreaking times, being together during life's passages is often impossible. Rabbi Rami shares a prayer to bring comfort to those who are passing.
“It’s true that we get clarity about what matters during a crisis, and, hopefully, as a society, we actually can readjust toward things that do matter.” —Singer Damian Kulash of OK Go
A living will relinquishing your ventilator to a younger, healthier sick person can help spare our healthcare heroes from extra grief and pain.
Like serotonin for your soul, ginger root during the pandemic can be a balm for anxiety—among its many other benefits. Mary Novaria spins a yarn about how the superfood brought her relief.
Finding God—and yourself—in a pandemic. Is there divine meaning?
The Cinematherapy book series co-author shares picks for flicks and TV series to uplift you during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Someone you know has died due to COVID-19. Here’s the script on writing your gentle condolences.
Finding perspective on COVID-19.
“If we are going to survive as a species worthy of survival, we will have to get beyond the limits of ‘us’ verses ‘them’ and open to the truth of all of us together.”
There is so much happening in the world right now that we have no control over. Here are some resources to help you reconnect to your heart and find stability.
In the face of pandemic, there remain milestones—and growth—worth celebrating.
Is coronavirus news ramping up your anxiety? Does the thought of social distancing make you fret? Try these five strategies to help you cope.
"A woman in her 40s was seated on a bench at the park entrance. She was weeping. I asked her if I could help. She replied that although she was healthy, she was scared."
The liminal space is the area between, the area of change and transition. It’s uncomfortable, but don’t attempt to ‘do’ your way out of liminality by setting goals and plowing ahead.
On the heels of her new book, we chat up Karla McLaren on what we can learn from our anger, how to approach anxiety, why positive emotions aren't always positive, and more.
Finding balance isn't easy in these tightrope-walking days. But: “Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.” –Rumi
“How can you help yourself feel a sense of calm, reassurance, and peace? The answer is at your feet. Literally.”
These feel-good foods are better alternatives than inhaling a sleeve of ultraprocessed crackers.
Consider teaching your child mindfulness during this period of homeschooling.
Whether you’re surviving or thriving through solo lockdown, the Hermit Tarot card shines light on the solo journey through quarantine.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick doth proclaim: “There are more important things than living.” Are there?
Kids stuck at home due to coronavirus pandemic? Here are some ways to keep them mentally and physically fit.
Pandemic wasn’t one of the vows. How to hunker down with someone and love them still.
“Our hearts convey the most poignant picture through the eyes. It is not merely a window, but a reflection of our state of mind.” —Jeffrey Benjamin, MD
“There are very extreme opposites in response to this pandemic, which, in a sense, are in all of us. I’m just hoping that the positive, compassionate response is the one that sings out the loudest.” —Jai Uttal
Shortages of masks and other critical protective equipment are leaving nurses and other healthcare workers vulnerable while they serve on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. What are we doing right now to protect them?
The news that a tiger in the Bronx Zoo tested positive for COVID-19 is raising questions about interspecies transmission and how to keep our pets healthy.
Maintaining your psychological and spiritual health during the coronavirus crisis.
Stuck at home? Feeling out of sorts? We picked 10 episodes of our podcast, Essential Conversations, to help you get through the pandemic.
“As we find ourselves in the midst of various stages of reopening across the globe, our collective memory of this disaster can either fade away into history or become a drumbeat for a more just, equitable and sustainable society.”
“When it comes down to direct intervention, I’d rather not be on a stage singing about an injustice when I see it happening in front of me. I’ll jump off the stage and address the injustice directly. But this (pandemic) work would be terrifyingly boring without a good soundtrack!” —Navajo Musician and Activist Klee Benally
Pregnancy naturally causes anxiety—then tack on a pandemic. Writer Julie Peters shares her journey and how working on stress-management skills helps.
Discover how CBD can help you through the pandemic.
“I don’t think there’s a right or wrong way to feel about being in isolation or quarantine in this unprecedented situation. ... We are being stripped—like Inanna in the underworld—and we are being offered the gift of hard-won wisdom.”
If we dig deep, we can unearth wonder(ful) ways to survive and even thrive through this stressful time.
Read about a difficult journey home from India during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Wearing a mask in public is a deliberate act of caring for others … a concrete way to live the challenge to love your neighbor as yourself.”
Rabbi Rami is answering your questions, with special editions of his online column Roadside Musings.
“As we practice caution and social distancing, let us not distance each other in our hearts. As we are forced to slow down and stop our busyness, let us feed more than our fear.”
Learn a breathing technique to rev up your immune system.
“One way we experience the paradoxical nature of the spiritual path is in the tension between independence and dependence. ... Now Americans on the razor’s edge of the spiritual path are also confronting the troublesome paradoxes of our nation’s history and our responsibilities as citizens.”
Lydia Dugdale, author of The Lost Art of Dying, on the art of dying and why we should instead face our finitude squarely—while we still can.
“Whether we are singing alone as an outlet for our personal anger or raising our voices together in action, fierce singing may help us bring much needed change. Yes, it’s the end of the world as we knew it. And it’s about time.”
I know as problems go, this is not the biggest thing, but I really miss practicing yoga in a studio.
World War N is a fight against nihilism, the belief that power is the only thing that really matters.
Quarantine is causing abrupt changes in our body time clocks that may hinder digestion, immune system function, energy, and mood. Here’s how to create a healthy schedule.