Quarantine Day 21

I had such an eerie experience on my walk today. There were no cars, no breeze, and the birds fell silent for a bit. It felt as though time had stopped ... and this sensation of being alone enveloped me briefly. It was like, beyond fear, it was more like this visceral knowing of isolation. [...]

Quarantine Day 19

Sun permeates trees, inviting Spring awakens dormant rootsLet it fill your lungs and spiritWith hope Lazy day today, though I did go on a walk and did a minimal amount of work. Fighting against cabin fever is so much easier when you can go outside and actually feel the sun warming your skin. I was fortunate [...]

Quarantine Day 17

 I was a little bored today... well, that's an understatement. Working from home is getting to me more than I thought it would. Though I would normally work from home some days during the week, being forced to much of the time is wearing me down. Today I played with some makeup and made the [...]

Quarantine Day 16

Looks like we’re getting another 30 days of this. It’s sobering, seeing the estimated projected death toll for the US with the current data. I don’t think I’ve ever felt quite so awestruck by something, in a bad way. I gave a guest lecture this evening, virtually, on sex addiction. I have been scheduled to [...]

Seascape Saturday

Check out some of my very favorite blue spotted feesh. These blue beauties are absolutely stunning when the light hits them. Truth be told, I am sad that I won't be able to go to Belize in May as scheduled... but I absolutely understand and respect the reason. I know I'll likely get to go [...]

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Quarantine

This can certainly be a challenge-- I know that it has been interesting, illuminating, and rough for me at the same time. There are some things that are easier for me than others-- working from home I don't mind so much, but restrictions on my movement have proven to be the worst aspect for me [...]

Quarantine Day 11

Today was weird. It wasn't until after 1 pm that I looked up anything about the virus. I kind of feel guilty about that in a way? But I also think it was good for my mental health. I was working to transition my master's counseling course this semester to an online format, engaging with [...]

Quarantine Day 9

I actually went out of the house today because I am a mental health therapist, which is deemed "essential." I would agree. Especially now. I went to a deserted office to conduct telehealth sessions. The three that I had went pretty well, despite a few technology hiccups. It did kind of get to me-- going [...]

Quarantine Day 7 (for me)

This was part of my day today ... reading in the sunroom. I forced myself to take the day off- something I haven’t done in a while. And though I didn’t get the creative writing started that I wanted to, I felt better than I have in a long time. Just taking the day for [...]