Last week, I gave the first in a series of three talks for the Junior League of Summit about psychological well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. This virus poses a significant threat not only to our physical health but also to our mental health. The consequences of dealing with illness (either one’s own or a relative’s), social isolation, disruption of one’s life and routine, and 24/7 family time can be significant and far-reaching.
In last week’s talk, shared here, I discussed the use of mindfulness strategies to cope with anxiety, sadness, and the many other negative emotions we may be feeling during this pandemic. I look forward to my next two talks, focusing on caring for yourself (May 20th at 8 PM) and setting reasonable expectations for yourself and your kids (June 3rd at 8 PM).