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Daily Routine During Covid

We had this discussion during our group gathering. One thing everyone said and is true for me, as well, is, they DON’T do same same but they include the activities during the day and evening that usually are the same, just not as a routine.  So, I thought I would list them for you.  Each
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I Can’t Do It

“I need to be cheered forward,” the phone session caller shared with me. Continuing she added, “I was raised to always do what has to be done. Get it done.  I just can’t.  I hate this coronavirus. Can you help me?” I wanted to reach through the phone and hug her, sit her on my
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I Need You

We had so much fun at dinner, yes sheltered at home, being playful with the words I NEED YOU.  The eldest daughter started the conversation sharing that this is for fun and also a bit uncomfortable. She offered to be the “facilitator “to keep things flowing and feeding back if needed.  Here is a short
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Do You Have Zoom Fatigue?

Natalie spoke with AARP about video calls, why they may be draining, and how you can cope. Life coach and counselor Natalie Caine says that another way to keep calls enjoyable is to appoint a conversation leader in advance (someone who will, for example, ask everyone how they’re doing), and then structure the call on
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Unexpected Feelings and Thoughts During Covid-19

We are all experiencing the enemy of this pandemic.  That word, enemy, ignited a deep conversation during our women’s GROUP. How do I know if I have an ENEMY? These women gave me permission to share their stories: A woman in her 60’s shared that she hasn’t thought about having an enemy in her circle
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Happy Mother’s Day

“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” – Dr. Seuss In appreciation of all mothers here and those who have passed. Take care, Natalie 

Living Solo in Covid-19

Our women’s Zoom support group has partnered and solo women. They gave me permission to use fake names and share some of what’s up for them. They wonder how other solo women are dealing with isolation.  Sadie is working from home.  No pets. Her friends chat on face time.  Her sorrow is she fears she
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We Will Not Forget

We will not forget the tragedy of those who died from Covid-19 and the families and friends mourning their loss. Take care, Natalie

We Always Have Beauty

Thinking of you during this unexpected Covid-19, shelter in place, isolation. I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and finding moments of fun while living with uncertainty. Take very good care, Natalie

The Company of Good People

Covid-19 has taught many that people who are good are still GOOD even if sheltered at home. Surprise is, some who weren’t “generous with LISTENING and DOING,” now are, because they are able to make better choices. We were wondering if they have made better choices because they don’t have the PRESSURE of hopping on
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You Always Have Beauty

Working from Home During Covid-19

What an adjustment for many employees who so enjoyed feeling support from others across the desks and simply liked not being alone. During our Zoom chat, over and over the question of motivation landed in the room. Here are some suggestions: 1. Get up and go outside even for 10 minutes. Look around and see
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Natalie Caine, M.A.