Why Stay Home?

Thank you so much for this letter and especially the letter from “T”. I hope more people read this and understand the seriousness of this time.

Life After 50

As we work our way through another week of staying at home & continuing to practice physical distancing, many of us are experiencing a wee bit of angst and most likely, boredom.

We may be feeling the need to get out, to see & hug our family & friends, to return to a sense of normal.

I get it!  I feel you.

But here’s the thing.

In a nutshell, my current day to day struggle consists of not being able to physically see & hug my loved ones, not being able to go to a job I love and coming up with creative ways to exercise and fill my day while honouring rules of physical distancing.

Imagine, if you can, how it would feel to be a front line healthcare worker. The stress, the worry, the utter exhaustion.  My struggles, although very real to me, pale in comparison.

My daughter…

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I’m the Virus You Named COVID-19. Glad to Meet You.

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The power of stillness: how a mind shift can turn containment into a rich experience


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No one likes stillness; it is unnatural, taking into consideration that movement defines us. Stillness is socially abnormal since we are constantly asked to move, to be social, to commute, to be active. Consciously or not, stillness has not a great reputation socially speaking.

Why do we fear stillness? Does it remind us of death in a way? And what is the link with containment?

Yes it reminds us of death. Life is noise and action. Stillness is the anti-life.

However, the power of stillness occurs when there is a shift in perception. Take for an example the picture above, or any picture you have; it is an action or a moment that stood still in time. Without this stillness made possible by the camera, the moment refered to wouldn’t have been immortal. We wouldn’t have seen details, often blurred by movements. Worse, we wouldn’t have concrete memories.


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