Nicole Fillion-Robin, LAc, MAcOM, Dipl.OM
Hey friends. I’m sure you’ve noticed, but we’re in for some *changes* these days. If you're like us you've been getting emails from every corporation you've ever given your email to about how they are handling this. A lot of what we take for granted is being challenged and I’m sure we’re in for some interesting times. Routines are off, and a lot of what we do for self-care in group community settings is being cancelled - and for good reason.
My hope is that we address the shortage in sick leave policies, more rugged safety net systems and make a shift from fierce individualism to a more tampered community-mindset.
If you are looking for support, we’ll be uploading some new Qigong videos, and also check out the existing ones on tapping and breath-work. Many TCM practitioners are offering herbal consultations online with the option of delivery to your home. Apps like Headspace and Insight Timer (& Insight Timer en español!!) have some wonderful, free, guided meditations for sleep and anxiety. Black Swan Yoga just started offering donation based online streaming classes and our favorite Yoga with Adriene has always been free and web-based. AOMA is featuring community classes offered online.
If you are like SCREW MINDFULNESS AT THIS TIME, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, might we recommend moving your body through neighborhood walks, hiking and cardio 6 ft away from friends for our extroverts (like Jenna Valentine) or on Peloton app for introverts (like ME: Nicole Fillion-Robin).
With all the chaos, try embracing the yin aspect of staying home in a world that is so often focused on the yang aspects of accomplishments and doing. Weed the garden, spend time self massaging on yourself and your loved ones.
If you have any leads for those suffering financially, post here to share. If you are yourself suffering financially, post on our facebook post & include a personal venmo/paypal link or links to your business' membership/prepaid services. You might just be surprised by the generosity of strangers.
Take good care, stay healthy and have fun. Also, THIS SUCKS, but we're in it together.
Love Your How the Heck Babes,
Nicole & Jenna