It is March 18th, 2020 and we are in the midst of a global pandemic.
The corona virus, (COVID-19) has become an international crisis.
We are in a state of emergency and experiencing global grief, on so
many levels. There is uncertainty with health, social isolation and
many are not working as restaurants and industries close their doors.
These are very challenging times. And as always I encourage
everyone to acknowledge and allow their grief, their feelings and fears. We need to talk about it and know that it’s understandable, having
all of these feelings. We don’t have to strong for everybody and
pretend that everything is OK. It’s OK to say we’re struggling…
and then we have a choice.
We have the choice to fuel the positive and focus on what we
CAN do and move forward together. Because connection and
Just Showing Up for ourselves and each other is key at this time.
So I’ve chosen to reach out to people; text, email, call and hosting a Facebook Live every day at 4:30 EST to connect people and also to
share and hear ideas from others; children are at home because
schools are closed. What can we do with our children? People are struggling even to get groceries. So let’s share ideas and support
each other in any way we can.
I share this with you today to encourage you and asking you to
share positive thoughts and ideas, anything you’ve tried and can
suggest to help people move through this time of uncertainty.
And if anyone would like a #IJustShowedUp bracelet and card,
just reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send
you one: I Just Showed Up teaches people of all ages how to
Just Show Up for themselves and others, so they are empowered and resilient when grief arrives.
And grief is here—globally. And so is choice!
We will get through this. You never know what awaits on the other
side of grief. I believe we have tremendous opportunity to be strong together, to support one another through all of this and to create positivity as we get to the other side.
We can do this, together. Please share your ideas and join us on
Facebook Live daily (How long? For however long it takes!).
Take good care of yourself and each other.
Better times are ahead.
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Yvonne Heath is a Canadian Transformational Speaker, Television Host, Author and creator of the #IJustShowedUp movement.
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