The Healing Power of Sleep

“Innocent sleep. Sleep that soothes away all our worries. Sleep that puts each day to rest. Sleep that relieves the weary laborer and heals hurt minds. Sleep, the main course in life’s feast, and the most nourishing.” – Macbeth Those who work in emergency services have a constant flow of adrenaline running into their system,Continue reading “The Healing Power of Sleep”

Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Uncertainty – Part 5

At times like this, it’s easy to get caught up in your own fears and concerns. But amid all the stories of people fighting over rolls of toilet paper or lining up outside gun stores to arm themselves, it’s important to take a breath and remember that we’re all in this together. As a quoteContinue reading “Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Uncertainty – Part 5”

Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Uncertainty – Part 4

This is an extraordinarily trying time, and all the tried-and-true stress management strategies apply, such as eating healthy meals, getting plenty of sleep, and meditating. Beyond that, here are some tips for practicing self-care in the face of the unique disruptions caused by the coronavirus. Take care of your body and spirit Be kind to yourself. GoContinue reading “Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Uncertainty – Part 4”

Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Uncertainty – Part 3

Evidence shows that many people with coronavirus—particularly young, seemingly healthy people—don’t have symptoms but can still spread the virus. That’s why the biggest thing that most people can do right now to make a positive difference is to practice social distancing. But social distancing comes with its own risks. Humans are social animals. We’re hardwiredContinue reading “Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Uncertainty – Part 3”

Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Uncertainty – Part 2

We’re in a time of massive upheaval. There are so many things outside of our control, including how long the pandemic lasts, how other people behave, and what’s going to happen in our communities. That’s a tough thing to accept, and so many of us respond by endlessly searching the Internet for answers and thinkingContinue reading “Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Uncertainty – Part 2”