Hello my loves,
How are you doing? I know there’s a lot of emotions running through our minds in this unprecedent time. I have been up and down and all around in mine. I have been focusing on my tools that I have to stay mentally balanced in this hard time. Some tools that I use are daily journaling, contemplation and meditation, yoga every day, a little walk around my apartment complex to see the sun and trees, and I started birding from my window (so far, some sparrows and European Starlings mostly!) There are also so many organizations and people offering their skills/passions with free webinars, Zoom meetings, or Facebook live streaming. The science of positive psychology is helping me a lot to focus on gratitude, mindfulness, to stay present, and focus on what I can control; some folks I recommend are Louisa Jewell (offering free watercooler chats to talk about resilience concepts with folks and connecting) and Greater Good Science Center on Facebook. Melissa Etheridge concerts are so uplifting; that is one positive and loving lady (daily at 3pm Pacific time on Facebook live) I am also working with some coaches to keep building up my self-love and confidence to move forward in this time and beyond and what I want to cultivate with my future career. I also love Zoom yoga class sessions with my family (my sister Bekah teaches at a studio called Yoga Blend in Burbank, CA), and Skype, What’s App, Facebook Messenger, and Zoom calls and texts with loved ones. I never knew that technology could connect us in a positive way and I am so grateful for it at this time.
What are some tools or methods you are using to help you in this time? I miss you all and think of you often. Here if you want to chat or text! 😊
Virtual big hugs,
PS it is Spring! See pretty flowers blooming or birds gathering their nests together? This flower is from a spring walk at Balls Bluff in the DMV area we went on before we moved to Oregon. Spring is one of my favorite seasons to see different wildflowers bloom, I think this is a trout lily! Hope you can walk around your house/neighborhood/etc even for a few minutes to see this season!