Entries tagged with “COVID-19”

“It All Feels Like Way Too Much”

Where can you put your anxiety so that you can continue functioning?

“Moon River,” JT, and Me

Simple joys help us flow back to the best things in life. “Never have I so sensed in my patients and myself the necessity of cultivating awareness of simple joys.”

15 Calming Affirmations for Parents as School Starts in a Pandemic

Back-to-school time is usually a happy stress. This year, the pandemic and school closures have us all feeling extra anxious and stressed in a not-so-happy way. Try these affirmations for returning to school during a pandemic.

15 Mantras for Healing

Here are 15 affirmations for powerful healing support.

3 Nature-Based Practices for Battling Zoom Fatigue

How greening your space, petting your animal bestie, and taking a break to walk can fight Zoom fatigue and improve your work-from-home routine.

3 Ready-to-Use Practices for Peaceful Relationships in Challenging Times

As lockdown is lifted "relationships again will be thrust into adjusting to a new 'new normal.' These 3 steps will help you reconnect with your beloved in a way that deepens your closeness and leaves you both feeling more in love,"

4 Crucial Words for a World of Chaos

S&H editor at large, Stephen Kiesling, interviews Nedra Glover Tawwab, a therapist who quietly helps empower clients to speak up for themselves, set boundaries, and find peace.

4 Questions to Liberate You From Your Own Lockdown

“I realized my clients and I were under our own respective lockdowns way before this COVID-19 lockdown was mandated.” … Use this method to transform self-limiting beliefs, get unstuck, and move forward.

4 Steps to a Good Apology

Time doesn’t heal all wounds. Here is how to address what still nags at you, and to finally right those long-standing hurts.

4 Ways to Mindfully Consume News During Coronavirus

With news this intense and upsetting, we need to monitor our own consumption very carefully.

5 Predictions for the Future of Retreats

The baths will be back! Retreat veteran Mary Bemis shares her predictions for the future of retreats.

5 Shelter-in-Place Habits Worth Keeping

From a safe-seeming 6 feet apart, a neighbor and I waved hello. As if on cue, we both asked: “How are you?” And, simultaneously, we both replied: “Fine.” White paper masks furre…

5 Ways to Resolve Anger in Quarantine

Feeling angry and cagey in lockdown with your partner? Here are 5 methods to (resolving) the madness.

6 Techniques to Overcome Touch Starvation

Virtual gatherings are flourishing, but quarantining has cut physically isolated individuals off from the comfort of tender touch we crave in uncertain times. These self-soothing practices can help overcome skin hunger and the crave for human touch.

8 Tips From an Introvert on How to Stay Home

"With stay-home orders issued worldwide and offenders arrested for attending funerals and weddings, it's time that society learned a thing or two from introverts."

A Prayer to Comfort Those Passing

In these heartbreaking times, being together during life's passages is often impossible. Rabbi Rami shares a prayer to bring comfort to those who are passing.

All Together Now

“It’s true that we get clarity about what matters during a crisis, and, hopefully, as a society, we actually can readjust toward things that do matter.” —Singer Damian Kulash of OK Go

Altruism on Your Death Bed

A living will relinquishing your ventilator to a younger, healthier sick person can help spare our healthcare heroes from extra grief and pain.

An Unexpected Gift of Ginger

Like serotonin for your soul, ginger root during the pandemic can be a balm for anxiety—among its many other benefits. Mary Novaria spins a yarn about how the superfood brought her relief.

Are You There, God? It’s Me: Coronavirus

Finding God—and yourself—in a pandemic. Is there divine meaning?