Though this pandemic is a unique experience, Chinese Medicine has thousands of years of accumulated wisdom to address our symptoms: Whether it’s relentless stress, loneliness, illness, infertility, pain, anxiety, insomnia, endurance.
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we’re in it for the LONG RUN
I’m thinking of you as we approach our one month of sheltering in place. I’m starting to feel weary and imagine that you are as well. Some of us are realizing that what worked for us initially, is no longer working for us at this point in time. The patterns and structures that we cobbled together, in crisis mode, aren’t withstanding the duration of time. What’s now required of us is similar to the perseverance of a marathon runner. In this week’s newsletter are a few ideas to get us back on track at a sustainable pace:
TAKE A BREAK FROM SCREENS & NEWS
Step away from screens and the constant news cycle. While it’s important to stay informed, the excessive exposure to screens is rattling our brain and impacting our vision, sleep, and mood. Remember the temporary pleasure of distraction isn’t worth the long term angst. Consider giving yourself scheduled breaks in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
Remember to engage your body and your breath intentionally! Fresh air and movement are vital tonics for immunity, mood, and sleep. Breathing provides grounding and is a powerful reset button.
Rekindle your inner child: get creative, try something new, let yourself be amazed by the ordinary, as if you were discovering it for the first time. When you spark your creativity, your energy clears and brightens.
Be willing to let go of what is no longer serving you. Staying with old habits can be toxic to us. It can set us up for expectations that we, others, the world cannot meet.
Examine your daily and weekly patterns and see where your behavior is the most hurtful and adjust your expectations.
that everyone is frazzled: Your children, partner, your colleagues, parents. This is not the time to take things personally.
with yourself and with others.
PLACE THE MASK ON YOURSELF FIRST
Both literally and figuratively, when you are in survival mode, you cannot be of service to others without attending to your most basic needs first.
Communicate your needs clearly, while staying mindful of other’s reserves.
FIVE STONES CLINIC
Vanina Wolf, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
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