Are you struggling with sleep?  Has it become more difficult to get the sleep you need since we started social distancing? You are not alone! So, why are we struggling to sleep more during COVID-19? There are two main reasons for our increased trouble with sleep.  First, many of us are experiencing higher levels of […]

Quarantine and social distancing can be really hard to deal with as a teen – especially if you thrive on social connections and you may be missing out on special events such as graduation, exams, and prom. It’s completely okay to feel anxious, frustrated or bored during this time; and if you’re worried about the […]

Hearing messages of, ‘wash your hands’, ‘don’t leave the house’, ‘disinfect all surfaces’ and ‘the world has become a dangerous place’, have become the norm in our current pandemic. But what if these messages were already an internal liturgy that individuals faced? What if the existing unfounded fears of dirt, mess and infection and intrusive […]

Every day of self-isolation, I go for a 30-minute walk around my local lake at noon and 5pm. Everyday, rain or shine. The first few days I was reluctant, nervous, a little uncomfortable with the thoughts of this new norm of physically distancing myself from others. I started slow, I made a plan. I carry […]

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I have seen so many wonderful and helpful tools and tricks on how to cope during COVID-19. With the plethora of mental health tips and knowledge, I have summarised some emotional themes that relate to: 1) what many of us are feeling, and  2) what many of us need.    These emotional themes and needs […]

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I don’t know about you but I have noticed a significant shift in my ability to fall asleep with everything going on right now. I seem to get into bed and my mind begins to race with trying to find solutions to the uncertainty I am feeling and worrying about anything I can. My new […]

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Many people in this world are stressed out or grieving. It’s not all about the same thing as coronavirus impacts each of our lives differently and disproportionately.  Some of us are grieving the loss of our roles in life, the loss of our meaningful occupations, the ease of doing things that are important to us. […]

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One of our first requests in the ‘What do you want to do’ box came from a reader who expressed having a hard time motivating themselves to get out of bed, have a shower, start their day, and get on with the rest of it.  We’re going to address this question in three blog posts. […]

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WE ARE THE CONTROLLABLES.

The only way this virus stops is if we keep away from each other despite the consequences.

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