being productive

What does being productive mean right now?

Most of us around the world are staying home right now, trying to minimize the coronavirus pandemic. Some of us are still working or have transitioned to working from home, some have been laid off and some are working on the frontlines. And everywhere on social media and internet sites, we’re barraged with social media […]

grief and anxiety

Managing grief and anxiety in difficult times

I’m hearing a lot from folks who are really feeling the weight of social isolation with this new COVID-19 reality.  Some were feeling like they were managing and suddenly feel like they’ve been blindsided by emotions. Others share that it’s been hard but now, nearly two months in, they’re barely coping. Then, of course, there […]

social isolation

How introverts and extroverts can manage through social isolation

You may have heard the joke that staying home sheltering in place is what introverts have been training for their whole lives.  Or the meme asking introverts to please check on extroverted friends because they are not okay with social distancing. While it’s true that facing social isolation is arguably harder on extroverted personalities in […]