Skepticism is healthy. Cynicism is toxic to health, and harder to keep at bay in a pandemic.
I know quarantine is getting tougher when watching The Birdcage almost breaks me.
2020 was terrible, and 2021 will likely still be awful. But it shouldn't keep us from finding small victories to help others (and ourselves).
A schooltime crush let me see early how fighting despair is always better than giving up to it.
All the time, but especially during a quarantine, it's okay to not be super amazing awesome.
Anger shouldn't motivate us at the cost of our physical health, even amid injustice in a pandemic.
Life is full of distractions that threaten our sense of identity, especially in quarantine. Keeping our identities it means learning to embrace quiet and solitude.
Sheltering in place made me realize how much I miss many people in my life. One of them a woman whose unyielding personality helps fuel her selfless work in a soup kitchen.
Giving thanks to others should not be an excuse to avoid your share of work in a pandemic.
In a culture hyperfocused on productivity and economics, we should remember humans are more than their work. Especially when a pandemic takes it away.
With the number of confirmed coronovirus cases accelerating, I try to remember what I can and can't control .