Preserving Strength

When our strength is pulled on in unexpected and ambiguous ways, it’s important to have a bit of a strategy, even if we can’t control things. This article, lays out a few places where folks can get a foot hold:

How to preserve your mental strength when everything is uncertain

There is knowledge, and then there is movement. Neither is sufficient on its own. So, also find an online group of people doing movement (Yoga, stretching, Tai Chi, or meditation etc) and join them. Try to find a group that you can join daily or weekly and get to know – and make a regular practice of being there with them 🙂

In a slightly different vein, I want to add a soft song from a singer who relentlessly holds hope and shares it in song. Perhaps it’s a “lullaby for adults” as I heard someone call it: “I Forgive Myself”

Meeting Fear – Kim Barthel

Please meet Kim,  fellow OT and neuroscientist, she has been a part of seeding many trauma-informed initiatives around the globe.

She has some wise words about Fear and Covid-19. I was fortunate enough to be in her presence, at a recent conference about neuroscience of the brain with researched lessons about autism, trauma and connection:

Her website has many good things. This is one of them:

Also, scroll down to use the Blue Bubble as part of guiding your breath.