Remember how, when the pandemic started, we were bombarded by email statements about COVID-19 and the changes and precautions businesses were taking?
It became overwhelming to receive emails from the many organizations I follow, even those that seemingly had nothing to do with the pandemic, like my credit card company.
But now, I find myself feeling both astounded and inspired by the emails from literally every list and organization I follow, from music venues to retail stores to health organizations to my favorite podcasts, all of whom in their own way are recognizing and taking a stand against racial injustice.
These organizations are making statements that they stand in solidarity with Black communities and #BlackLivesMatter and the protests happening around the world.
Many are acknowledging and recognizing how they may have both contributed and benefited from the systemic racism in our country. They are asking, “What can we do to recognize and help combat system racism?”
I am asking myself the same questions and I am listening, and learning and trying to educate myself.
This coming together and acknowledgement of the role we play in this issue is wrenching and encouraging!
You know, for many of us, this lockdown quarantine time has encouraged, even forced some of us, to reflect on ourselves, our lives, our choices, our goals, and our values.
Many of us have been taking a look into who we are and who we want to be, both in our personal and our professional lives.
Have you been taking stock?
When you do, that generally means you’ve begun to explore your emotions and feelings about yourself and what is going on around you, your choices, and your life.
This is a wild time we’re living in my friend.
And as much as there is sadness, exhaustion, isolation, and frustration, there is also a sense of a communal feeling of hope, inspiration, reflective curiosity, and action.
I find I am feeling a connection with humanity in a way I’ve not felt before.
What are you feeling?
The coronavirus situation and now the civil unrest surrounding us is demanding we pay attention, reconsider, and reflect.
This month, my weekly bulletins and Facebook Lives are focusing on emotions and how they relate to health and wellness.
So with that in mind, I recommend pondering the following five questions, through journaling or conversations, or both:
How do I feel right now in June compared to how I felt in March? Is there a difference?
What are the top three emotions I am feeling right now?
Am I allowing my body to feel? Or am I ignoring my feelings?
Where in my body do I feel it? What does that mean to me?
Do I accept my feelings, and how?
When you take time to explore your emotions, name your feelings, and identify the sensations of them in your body, you learn from them and you can learn how to release them in a healthy and productive way.
When you do serious introspection, it’s not only for yourself, but for those around you as well.
Are you ready to take the next step with me?
I am offering a FREE 60 minute online session for those of you who are interested in addressing and exploring your feelings with me.
In this session you will share what is going on for you emotionally right now. I will guide you through a safe and loving process of identifying and attending to your feelings with the goal of connecting to yourself, and learning how yo actually feel your feelings so they don't get stuck inside you.
If you’re interested, please reply back to this email and we will set up your FREE 60 minute online session.
I am taking social media break and will not do a Facebook Live this week. However, I look forward to having you to join me next Wednesday, June 17 at 12pm EST on my page, Alyssa at Wellness HQ.
P.S. Catch the YouTube replay of last week's Facebook Live, "It's an emotional time. Are you emotionally honest?”
June 9, 2020