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Pandemic Exhaustion

March of 2020 seems a lifetime ago, a world where masks were worn only by medical staff and tourists.  Where pandemics were a thing of the past, at least that is how it seemed.  School shutdowns happened during natural disasters and massive snow storms.  Where wiping down groceries would have been deemed neurotic.  

Pivot, Plan B cont.

Last week’s blog topic, Plan B, resonated with members and those who follow the site on Instagram.  Life rarely going according to plan is a subject most of us are willing to pull a chair up and talk about, not because misery loves company, but because finding common ground creates community.  That is why SupportGroups is so successful, we offer a place where people can safely talk, allowing the circumstances and issues that are weighing them down to slide off, even if for a moment.    

Plan B isn't failure

Life at its most comfortable is when everything goes according to plan.  Family and friends play supportive roles in your life, plans are made and carried out, therapy is scheduled and your relationship with your therapist is one of trust and admiration, medication is on point, all issues and illnesses are handled and life is going well.  As lovely as that sounds, anyone outside a movie or a well written book doesn’t actually have any of those things in apple-pie order.

Feeling Overwhelmed

In our corner of the world we sit at our desk, typing at our computer after a morning filled with exercising before the sun peaked out, helping with school lunch packing, drinking coffee and driving to several school drop offs.  Living in a state where masks are being hotly contested it feels like an uphill battle both ways keeping our children safe and healthy, which leads us to feel overwhelmed and scared for the future.  Also, we feel generally out of the loop with all conversations and news regarding Afghanistan and the US withdrawing troops.  It has come to our attention

Face Masks, School and Mental Health

Before COVID-19 was a part of our everyday life, “wearing a mask” was a term in the mental health community regarding someone being fake, putting on a good show while internally not doing well or being dishonest.  Now, it is a necessary tool to keep ourselves and others safe from Covid and it is hard to remember what it was like not to wear it everytime we leave the house.  We now have amassed a nice array of colors and styles and they all reside in the tray of our car’s console.  They make regular trips to the washing machine and then get marched right back to their spot so

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