Monday, March 30

Today, is Monday, March 30, 2020. The new blades of grass look cheerful. The ducks are bonding.   

While there is uncertainty and fear around us right now, there is also love and kindness around us, always.

During times of uncertainty, it helps to have some structured routines. We’d like to offer a daily anchoring message for those of you who may find it helpful for you, your coworkers, your loved ones, and/or your community/patients.

Here’s what you can do today, right now, during transitions, after listening to the news or when going to sleep:  

  • Roll your shoulders back, smile to yourself, & relax your jaw.
  • Take slow deep belly breaths, allowing your stomach to rise with each breath in and relax with each breath out. You may find that each breath gets better and better. Allow your shoulders to relax on each exhale.
  • Connect with the Ground
    1. Focus on your feet.
    2. Imagine drawing a chalk outline around each foot on the floor.
    3. See the image.

Anchor yourself with this daily statement:    

“I am [*Name*].     I am doing what I can to be helpful.   I love myself because I have kindness and love in my heart and soul.     I am part of the global community and we are all working together to get through this.     This is temporary.     We can do this.    As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness out to all people.”

Today’s Quote from Arthur Ashe  

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,    

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP