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Coping through COVID-19: Social Distance Fatigue

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Coping with COVID-19 Daily Tip #38: Fatigue by Ben Michaelis No. It’s not just you. This is getting old. Many of the people I have spoken to in the past week have told me that they are growing weary of the lockdown. This was underscored by research out of the University of Maryland, […]

Coping through COVID-19: Every storm…

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Coping with COVID-19: Daily Tip #38: Every Storm… by Ben Michaelis ’nuff said. Sincerely, Ben P.S. If you know anyone who might be interested in receiving these daily emails, feel free to add them to the mailing list. Copyright © 2020 the group, All rights reserved. Questions? Feedback? Not interested in our newsletters? You can […]

Parenting Young Children During COVID

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Parenting Young Children During COVID-19 Sunday, May 3rd from 5:00-6:30 pm EST   Parenting young children is diffifult to navigate in the best of times.  During a global pandemic the challenge can feel nearly impossible. But you are not alone! Cultivtated Conversation topics include: Managing anxiety Maintaining structure Keeping it positive When people come together to […]

Coping through COVID-19: Throwin’ it Down.

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Coping with COVID-19: Daily Tip #36 by Ben Michaelis   Throwin’ it down. I’m throwing down a challenge for the month of May. Starting this Friday, May 1st, and ending Sunday, May 31st: Anyone who wants to keep active by either “closing their rings” via the Apple Watch, or walk 10,000 steps per […]

Coping through COVID-19: Daily Tip #35

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Coping with COVID-19: Daily Tip #35 by Ben Michaelis How will you remember this time in the future? Here’s a guest post from my friend, colleague and extremely talented psychologist and coach, Dr. Stephanie Levey on looking forward to a post-Covid time.  No regrets. This time of quarantine and social distancing comes with its […]

Newsletter Tip #31: Lean On Your Pets

Lean on your pets (not literally). My family has a cat named Softo. Her name is derived from the ancient Greek word “Soft-O,” meaning, “to be soft,” or “one who embodies the essence of softness.” Softo is exactly what my family and I need during quarantine: a carefree ball of fur, unaffected by the chaos […]

Newsletter Tip #30: Joy in Nature

“You cannot go against naturebecause when you do,Go against natureit’s a part of nature too.”– Love and Rockets, “No New Tale to Tell.” Prescription: Nature. Nature is a great, often underutilized tool for easing our minds. During the 18th and 19th centuries doctors routinely prescribed walks in nature or outdoor trips to their patients who were […]

Newsletter Tip #29: Create a New Habit

During this past month when our old routines and habits fell away, I’ve tried to impart the importance of replacing them with new routines and habits. I myself have integrated daily walks, not to mention these daily tips, which I hope you are finding helpful and uplifting. Member of the group, Glen, wrote to me […]

Newsletter Tip #28: Be Useful

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson Be useful. An ongoing theme with these emails is contributing and being of service in order to support those […]

Newsletter Tip #27: Take a Breath

Take a breath.  Notice where in your body you feel your breath. Is it in your belly or chest? Does your breath feel shallow or deep? Take a minute and observe.  Slow, deep breathing has been shown to help calm the nervous system and mind. If you’ve ever done yoga, gone scuba diving, or taken deep breaths […]