Since so many people are telling me that they are avoiding the news these days, I’m hoping to provide some news you can use, here and now, including these headlines:
- My panel discussion of providing therapy groups remotely during the pandemic went very well yesterday.
- I’ll be performing my original song “Triggers” at an online Open Mic tonight.
- As always, I’m doing my best to lose my investment in the outcome while remaining totally committed to the process.
- I take selfies with my cat.
Is there any news you can use in these new photos?
More news you can use:
This may be more news you can use. My husband Michael and I have an old private joke, where we have this exchange:
Me: Michael! This (and I describe some thing that occurred that day) happened and guess what I did?
Michael: You cried.
I cry at lots of things, including Some Good News.
We can all use gratitude, so thanks to all who help me create these daily blogs, including YOU.
Categories: group therapy, life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism
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People who regularly read this blog might know that PTSD can stand for
During this age of anxiety, PTSD can also stand for
Plague Times Stress Disorder
Pandemic Terror Stress Disorder
Almost everyone I know has some form of PTSD, including me.
Here‘s something that’s been helping people deal with PTSD: Some Good News with John Krasinski:
I don’t know if this is a sign of PTSD, but I can’t make it through any episode of that wonderful show without crying.
Here are my latest PTSDs (Photos That Somebody Deserves):
What are your thoughts and feelings about PTSD, my Perceptive, Terrific, Super, and Dear readers?
Presently, Thanks Seem Deserved.
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Tags: Chicken thighs with apple cider vinegar, coronavirus, COVID-19, John Krasinski, my high school picture, Plague Times Stress Disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, Some Good News, Yogi Tea
“The coronavirus pandemic has changed our world” — an undeniable statement — is also the first sentence in the show notes for Anna Jaworski’s latest “Heart to Heart with Anna” podcast.
If you want to hear Anna and Valerie — both wonderful mothers of children with congenital heart defects — and also your daily blogger discuss our experience of COVID-19, click on the link in the previous paragraph.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed our world. And yet, our socially distanced world still has so much beauty, as I choose to see in my photos from yesterday.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed our world, but
- Harley doesn’t seem to notice,
- the full moon still rises, and
- good people are still finding some good news.
How has the coronavirus pandemic changed your world?
No matter how the world changes, I still feel so grateful for YOU.
Categories: group therapy, personal growth, photojournalism
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