By now the coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected everyone by some degree. When most people talk about COVID-19 it is usually associated with a negative connotation. It’s not hard to understand why that is. We were very unfamiliar with COVID-19 a few months ago and there is still constant fear and uncertainty for our future.
This year marks the 50th celebration of Earth Day! Celebrated on April 22nd of every year it is a time to give back to mother nature. Having a clean environment is essential for healthy living. Earth day is a day where people around the world unite to demonstrate their support for environmental protection and restoration. It may seem that environmentalism has gone mainstream in the past few years (I’m calling you out VCSO girls), but there is still a lack of important improvements globally. Continue reading
Taking the time to do something that makes you happy is called self-care. It is the practice of improving one’s health. Self-care may look differently for everyone. It is not a one size fits all. For some it may be pouring a glass of wine after a work day and for others it may be going to the gym to exercise. We all practice self-care everyday to some extent, but it is important to be more mindful of exactly how we are taking care of ourselves each new day.
We all have had this happen to us; you plan on doing something and the universe intervenes cancelling what you had wanted to do. Like most of the people in the world the coronavirus interrupted our lives forcing us all to readjust. Businesses had to change their practices, schools moved to remote online learning, families asked to stay in quarantines, and so on. Depending on your field of work you are either able to work from home (WFH), going in-person as you would normally only now with heightened emotions and awareness, or furloughed/layoff. Continue reading
The initial association when one thinks of hospitals is most likely negative. Visits to the hospital are usually when one is sick or injured, unless you are there to visit someone or to work. It’s hard at first not to look at hospitals in a negative way. If you are in the emergency room (ER), you can see, and sometimes hear, the pain and agony that others are going through.
What you do is more important than what you say. How do you handle yourself in difficult situations?
Airports are interesting. There are a lot of things going on wherever you look. When you take the time to look around, you will find travelers, family members, friends, flight attendants, pilots, security, and various workers of the airport who allow our visit a to be enjoyable as possible. Hugs are given, good byes are said, tears are shed, and status updates are made.