◼︎PANDEMIC Every state in the U.S. is now reopening. The pace, restrictions and guidance vary based sometimes on science and sometimes on politics. And sometimes on both. The jury is out regarding which state's approach is best or whether it's wise to even be reopening at all right now. Perhaps we'll see the verdict in … Continue reading COVID: My Readers Speak
◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL I needed this! I'm overwhelmed these days with the pressures of work. I was cleaning out my personal email this afternoon and stumbled upon the latest edition of David Allen's Productive Living Newsletter. It pointed to a series of quick videos offering very helpful and grounding advice under the title Two-Minute Tips … Continue reading Two-Minute Tips for Turbulent Times
◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL These are hard times. As the COVID crisis enters its third month, millions are struggling with difficult feelings arising from cabin fever, loneliness (or overcrowding!), unemployment, debt, and more. Overshadowing everything is an eerie anxiety, a persistent nagging uncertainty over our basic survival. Will I get sick? Will I die? Will … Continue reading Finding Peace in Difficult Times
◼︎PANDEMIC Sweden's approach to handling the Coronavirus crisis is almost 180° opposite of virtually the entire rest of the world. There are some similarities to world practices. Social distancing is recommended (but not mandated) and homes for the elderly don't allow visitors. There's also greater distancing in restaurants, but otherwise life in Sweden is pretty … Continue reading Sweden’s Strategy: No Lockdown
◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL This is my third post in a series titled Music: Refuge, Solace & Inspiration where I've assembled some of the music people worldwide are creating and uploading while in isolation and quarantine. Among the most remarkable examples is a stunning father & daughter duo from Utah, Mat and Savanna Shaw. Savanna is … Continue reading Music: Refuge, Solace & Inspiration 3
◼︎PANDEMIC May 1st is Opening Day when America starts emerging from lockdown — maybe. The pressure to do so is immense, and I get it. We are in the midst of a worldwide crisis that working people across the planet are experiencing as a very intimate and personal struggle. Thrown out of work millions have … Continue reading May 1st: Lives vs Livelihoods?
◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL On Monday I posted how people are producing music online to help lift their spirits and those around them. As difficult and scary as this crisis is, there's beauty too. In so many ways, people are rising to their best selves. Music is one way. It gives me hope, both here … Continue reading Music: Refuge, Solace & Inspiration 2
◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL YouTube is filled with incredible music inspired by the crisis we're all enduring together, most of it created in lockdown and quarantine. A lot of the music is funny -- audio memes -- and some of it is poignant. All of it is uplifting! “Music was my refuge. I could crawl … Continue reading Music: Refuge, Solace & Inspiration