Amidst the variety of difficulties you may be experiencing at this very unique and challenging time,I hope that you are safe at home and healthy. I trust in the human spirit and our resiliency to overcome hardships. I’ve also learned how critical it is not to feel alone as you go through them.
Connection is a great healing balm to anxiety. Further, having an authentic relationship, one in which you feel 100% accepted being your true self, is deeply nourishing and beneficial to your mental and physical well-being. If you aren’t feeling supported in your relationships, is there someone in your life you could reach out to today as one step towards building a stronger bond? Additionally, acknowledging and expressing gratitude for the people in your life who do support you can reinforce some stability in the midst of all that may feel quite unstable right now.
What has been one of the most inspiring things I have witnessed over the last several weeks is the outpouring of supportive resources and how much more accessible they are due to being offered virtually. An Evolve clinician, Lauren Korshak, MFT, compiled a comprehensive list ranging from articles, apps and podcasts to places where you can make donations to support others locally and globally. Check it out here. Also, the Some Good News series on YouTube has brought many happy tears.
We are navigating uncharted territory. These weeks are challenging and we’ve had to adjust to a new way of life that is constantly surrounded by uncertainty, all of which can be stress, anxiety, and fear provoking. As we continue to transition into this shelter-in-place lifestyle, it’s important to pay attention to our mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.
For example, how can we be flexible and intuitive with the way we move our bodies or the forms of exercise we engage in? What our bodies and minds need during this unique time may look quite different than it did 2 months ago, or what it will look like 2 weeks from now. Through intuitive movement, we engage in practices that reconnect us to the day to day needs of our bodies, what feels good, and what we actually enjoy doing! Click here to read more.
New book by Shrein Bahrami, MFT
Find Solace in Solitude
Being alone doesn’t have to be lonely. Consider taking time to reflect, regroup, and reconnect with the most important person in your life―you. The Loneliness Companion can help you cope with feelings of alienation and isolation while finding comfort and community in our hyper-connected modern world.