I can’t believe that we have lived an entire year of pandemic. As of March 11, the coronavirus outbreak was officially declared a pandemic. The year has been filled with fear, worry, despair, health awareness, and with a new profound appreciation for health and life. Everyone has been touched by COVID, either being ill or knowing someone who passed away from it.

Every day we glued ourselves to the latest updates, from the empty streets, store shelves empty of toilet paper, wearing masks, social distancing, and a new kind of loneliness that is indescribable, especially for those who are gravely sick and dying.

WI-FI Video conferencing has become the main way of communication for school and work. In the past, losing a WI-FI connection was an annoyance, but now it can be detrimental without it. Approximately 19 million Americans, or 6% lack broadband services especially in rural areas?  47% of the world’s population (about 3.6 billion people) do not use or don’t have internet access. It can be very scary to be disconnected because you don’t have a choice.

I feel deeply for the 10 million people who have lost their jobs, home, hunger, and just trying to make ends meet. Everyone is frazzle waiting for life to become normal again. The level of anxiety and fear is rampant while waiting to get the COVID vaccination.

Since December 14, 2020 more than 90 million doses have been administered reaching 17.7% of the total US population. Currently 2.2 million shots are administered daily. To learn more about vaccination updates.

We all have a social obligation is to act responsibly to protect the collective right to health. Everyone must be made responsible for preventing the spread.  In the meantime, we can help each other the best while waiting to be vaccinated which cann lead to feeling more helpless and lonelier.

What you can do in the meantime while waiting

  • Stay in touch with family, friends, and the elderly
  • Manage your stress and tension with any self-care practice. Be aware of how many trips you’re making to the pantry or the refrigerator. As a reminder, I just saw a Japanese word catch phase – Kuchisabishii, “When you’re not hungry, but you eat because your mouth is lonely.” Let’s not make this a pandemic30.
  • Limit yourself to media. Watching too much television can trigger fear and anger.
  • Keep your routine. Routines are comforting.
  • Make a note to appreciate your current status no matter how small.
  • Practice healthy practices (social distancing and wearing a mask.)

About the Writer, Healer, Film Maker and Educator

Helen Chin Lui is a  Certified Reflexologist, Certifield Energy Medicine Practitioner, Reiki Master and teacher. She is the owner of the Healing Place LLC and Healing Place Energy School LLC

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