The World Feels Pretty Scary Right Now…

The world feels pretty scary right now. I hope you are all staying safe and hanging in there. 

We are all in this together, even if we aren’t physically together. One of the best ways to reduce fear is to manage our risk. Right now that means isolation for many of us. Being a cancer survivor means knowing how it feels to be isolated. So, in some ways, the Coronavirus situation is somewhat familiar for most of you.

We at SHAREing and CAREing know something about bringing people together in isolation. I’ll be checking in with posts like this. We are also in the process of offering support and special wellness groups via Zoom so we can meet online. Keep an eye on our Events page for more on that soon.

There are a lot of good resources out there to help us through. For me, creativity and beauty have always been an antidote to fear. But when we are anxious, they can be harder to connect to. Here’s one quick way you can connect to beauty right now: stop reading this… breathe deeply… and notice what is beautiful in your immediate environment. These may be big obvious things, or small ones that you may have not have seen before. 

The beauty in my environment right now is some delicious purple grapes by my computer, my sweet napping dog, and this poem Blessing by John O’Donahue:

And so may a slow wind work these words of love around you, an invisible cloak to mind your life. 

Please let us know if there is anything SHAREing & CAREing can do to make this scary time easier.

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