COVID-19

October 5, 2021
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Giving Up My Office

  Giving Up My Office   2020 began with a major life transition for me. My beloved mother had just passed away. At nearly 98 years old she was a vital, curious person who engaged friends and activities from an apartment in New York City not far from my office. […]
September 1, 2021
Disconnecting From Technology One Day Each Week

Disconnecting From Technology One Day Each Week

  Disconnecting From Technology One Day Each Week   Unplugging one day a week. Our day of rest. With technology available at our fingertips 24 hours a day, the boundaries have become blurred in our lives between work and rest. This can lead us to feel distracted all the time, […]
June 3, 2021
An Opportunity to Forge Your New Normal

An Opportunity to Forge Your New Normal

Each of us experienced COVID-19 in our own unique way. We have an opportunity to create our new normal which can reflect a healthy and balanced way of thinking about the multiple aspects of our lives. Our increased numbers in vaccinations across America are allowing us to emerge from our […]
May 11, 2021
Zoom Memorials

Memorials on Zoom – We Can Remember to Be Kind

As have many of you, I have had the experience of attending ZOOM memorials for people who have died. Some of these on-line gatherings were graveside funerals while others occurred weeks, months, or as in the case of my mother, a year after the person’s death. These memorial tributes, organized […]
February 9, 2021
We Can Be Superheroes

We Can Be Superheroes

I get it. Unless you are Batman, Darth Vader, Spiderman, The Lone Ranger, or Zorro, or you are trick-or-treating at Halloween, or attending a fancy masked ball, you probably do not like wearing a mask. Safe to say NOBODY LIKES WEARING A MASK. But, like crosswalks and stop signs, we […]
January 29, 2021
Minds Matter - Behavioral Health in Pandemics and Beyond

Minds Matter – Behavioral Health in Pandemics and Beyond

January, 2021 by Dr. Dale Atkins Isolation and loneliness are key issues in our post-pandemic world. The COVID-19 crisis has actually distracted us from this issue. We may believe loneliness will go away when the pandemic ends. Wrong! Loneliness will continue after the pandemic is in the rearview mirror. Isolation […]
December 5, 2020
How We Can Care for Our Aging Parents (During a Pandemic)

How We Can Care for Our Aging Parents (During a Pandemic)

I had begun writing this piece before COVID. I recently unearthed it in my “unfinished — to be used at another time” file. Now, we are in the midst of holidays that look nothing like the holidays we envisioned when I first thought about this piece. I wanted to write […]
October 5, 2020
COVID-19 and Mental Health

COVID-19 and Mental Illness

The current pandemic has made us hyperaware of the added risk of exposure to COVID-19, especially for those of us with underlying illnesses. Most of us tend to be compassionate and understanding, often going out of our way to make these individuals feel safe. However, the same sense of compassion and understanding […]
September 28, 2020

This teacher’s COVID-19 song made our hosts cry with laughter | Your Morning

No one was expecting those deep and moving lyrics. Hosted by Ben Mulroney and Anne-Marie Mediwake, along with anchors Melissa Grelo, Lindsey Deluce and Kelsey McEwen, YOUR MORNING delivers a fresh perspective on today’s headlines, engaging conversations with trending celebrities and news makers, plus helpful advice and know-how to make […]
September 3, 2020
How to Find Your Way Out of the Rabbit Hole (and into a more spacious world of possibilities)

How to Find Your Way Out of the Rabbit Hole (and into a more spacious world of possibilities)

I offer a heartfelt thank you to all of you who took the time to respond to the Rabbit Hole newsletter. I appreciate that we have begun a discussion and welcome (actually invite) you to share situations when you have been in the rabbit hole. When did you realize you […]