#7 - As We Inch Back Toward Normalcy - Be Kind, Don't Judge

After months of enduring the ravages of Covid-19, many states are cautiously loosening prior restrictions and stay-at-home orders. Many regard this as essential development, to preserve the economy, and prevent the entire dissolution of businesses, communities, and lives. Others regard it as dangerous and premature. A war of words over these differing...

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#6: Send Out Love and Compassion, In These Turbulent Times

Well, that was interesting.  Waking around 7:10 this morning, preparing my thoughts to finish up this 6-part series, suddenly felt my house shaking and swaying.  It only lasted for about 10 seconds.  But in this age of Covid-19 and its impact, the reality of an earthquake was particularly sobering.    Within a few minutes...

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#5: Recognize and Embrace the Positive - Even in Hard Times

The challenges of our lives, though hard to endure, often contain hidden gifts that can benefit us for years afterward - and this current crisis is no exception.  We can seek and find things to be grateful for, even in our most difficult circumstances.  That attitude of gratitude can help transform tragedy into triumph, despair into hope,...

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#4: Up Your Game - Taking Better Care of Yourself Physically

In the face of Covid-19 and its consequences, one of two things will happen to each of us.  Either we'll get more isolated, depressed, anxious, and unproductive.  Or - we'll use this time wisely to get stronger, happier, healthier, more creative, and more connected with ourselves and others. We can fight back against this crisis - not...

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#3: Find Peace in Something Bigger Than Just You

When life gets hard - when we feel like we're in over our heads, facing a problem beyond our individual capacity to solve - often those are the circumstances that can most powerfully awaken our innermost selves, our inborn spiritual awareness.   The storms and adversities of life can prove to be some of our mightiest teachers - allowing us to...

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#2: Build Meaningful Connections - Even With "Social Distancing"

 With so many recent Covid-19 related closures of large community centers - schools, workplaces, churches, theatres, etc.- many of us are finding a need to fill our time in new ways. And as "social distancing" is one of the top recommendations for minimizing the spread of the virus, how can we get through this period without feeling lonely and...

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#1: Prepare, But Don't Catastrophize: Turning Crisis Into Growth

Today, as I write this, is Friday the 13th.  Over the past 24-48 hours,  life has radically changed - for many if not most of us, in response to the Corona virus.   Some of these changes are inconvenient, disruptive - even life-altering.  But we can make powerful choices, to turn these challenging circumstances for our good.   Already,...

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