I just wanted to check in and see how you are. It’s been about a month since many cities and states have had stay-at-home orders, including Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the whole state of New Jersey. Adjusting to and coping with this new normal can feel really difficult.
The past two weeks have been weird. Here in Philadelphia, we have been ordered to stay at home, except for essential personal activities. Schools are closed, many people are working from home, and it’s difficult to find a roll of toilet paper at the store.
How has your holiday season been so far? Are you looking forward to the rest of the holidays or are you wishing that you could fast forward to January and skip the whole thing? For a lot of us, this time of year creates a slew of mixed emotions.
In big letters under the magazine title on Parents magazine are the words “Imagine Kindness”. In a much smaller icon under the giant “P” for People, it says “the kindness issue”. Two totally different types of magazines, yet they are both focusing on kindness.
It’s 10:30 on Monday night. I worked 9-5, picked up dinner on the way home, played a game of hide and seek, gave my daughter a bath, and put her to bed. Since she fell asleep, I have been on my laptop doing work for the past 2 hours. I should be relaxing from my long day,
Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about spending time with family during the holidays. I wish I could say that all of this talk was positive and that everyone was looking forward to their holiday visits with excitement and hope, but unfortunately, this was not the case.
You’ve been struggling with stress and anxiety for some time now, but you haven’t figured out what to do to feel better. As a result, you feel depressed and angry, you’re not sleeping well and life just isn’t as enjoyable as you’d like it to be. You’ve wondered if you should see a therapist
I hope that you are enjoying the beauty and magic of the season. Unfortunately, for many people, the busyness of this time of year can lead to a lot of stress and interfere with being in the moment.
With the holiday season upon us, I began to think about what I am thankful for. With fear and anger rampant in the hearts and minds of many post-election, taking time to be grateful feels like a needed respite.