A Chance To Breathe...
Why now Bar?

With everything going on in the world right now, we thought it'd be helpful to try to gather some information, put on one handy page, and get some dialogue going. By no means are we experts, and, as we know, this is a very fluid situation, but if there is a way we can all work together, we can not only survive this period of social distancing, but - dare we say it - maybe we can even thrive. Of course this newsletter isn't the be all and end all, and some will find better resources. To that we say, "Great!" And then we say, "Share it!!"

Today we have a unique opportunity to reshape things; to think outside the box and to develop a new way of thinking. We are being given the gift of slowing down, of reassessing, and of being with ourselves.

Of course these are challenging times, socially, emotionally and financially for many of us. So let's sit in that a bit; meditate, process and develop a plan. While we're all different and unique and will go through this our own way, let's not forget that we're in this together. For my family, we needed a few hours out in nature a few days ago to help put it all in perspective. If you want to see how that went, see my video about it here .

Slow down. breathe and lean on each other, Now, more than ever, is the time to come together.

A poem attributed to Kitty O'Meara

And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.
And listened more deeply.
Some meditated, some prayed, some danced.
Some met their shadows.
And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed.
And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.

Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health

Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. All of this is taking its toll on people's mental health, particularly those already living with conditions like anxiety and OCD. So how can we protect our mental health?

Coronavirus will also cause a loneliness epidemic
Deborah Johnson Lanholm, 63, lives in Sicklerville, New Jersey. A retired nurse, she’s the primary caretaker for her older sister, Helen Palese, who lives with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. “She’s nonverbal,” Deborah says. “I do her speaking for her. So every other day, we do something together. We go to the movies. I take her to my crocheting group. We go out to dinner or the mall. But she’s with other people. All of that will have to stop because she’s too compromised.”

Feeling overwhelmed by it all? Perhaps you need some interaction or support? Please go to the links below to find on-line support and connection.
Loeta Consulting Group has no professional or personal relationship with any of the programs at the above links, links should not be considered an endorsement of the programs,
Time for a laugh!
Laughter is so important for all of us. Sure these are serious times, but that doesn't mean we can't share a good chuckle. Laughter is healthy and needed by all of us. So on that note, see any good memes lately? Share them with everyone; because who doesn't love a good laugh!!!
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