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Managing Stress during a Pandemic

Another week has flown by, more days at home with the occasional outing to buy groceries or a guilty visit to a non essential store, while ALWAYS wearing a mask-because HELLO, it really isn’t rocket science, but then at some point of the day you check the news for the daily COVID-19 numbers in your city.

It is hard to stay upbeat somedays...

It is hard to stay upbeat somedays, we vacillate between reading about peaceful marches, watching people being shot and killed before our eyes (it seems like a fictional horror show or thriller-not real life, RIGHT?), reading stories about people with COVID-19, going out to appointments and grocery stores with masks on and then looking around and seeing people without masks...the desire to crawl back into bed with a sleeve of Oreos is just really strong some days.

6 months into 2020, what a wild ride of a year thus far!!!

To all our amazing members, welcome to Thursdays where we put our newest thoughts, ramblings, support, wisdom and questions here in our blog. We are almost 6 months into 2020, a year that seemed so full of promise and innovation and then it rose up and slapped us upside the head, and in came a word most of us had only mouthed when watching a movie or reading a book, Pandemic.

It feels like the world is burning...

Since the death of Amaud Abrey, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd the world has rightfully been in an uproar! Watching the protests, participating in the protests, watching the politicians pontificate, having conversations with our children about their deaths... adds additional anger, stress, anxiety, depression... to our already taxed mental health. Processing all this as either an ally or as a person who has had to deal with oppression because of the color of your skin, the religion you espouse, your sexual identity...

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