The Kick-Ass Blog
The pandemic has fallen on our society like rain on a staircase, running more easily off the privileged top steps and deluging the families on the lower rungs with a flood of accumulated intensity.
When politicians lose their elections, their campaign season is over, and they make a call: “I concede.”
When is your season over? And who do you call to concede defeat?
You win, pandemic!
You win, uncertainty.
In the pandemic, it’s hard to remember what month it is. Each day feels like a time-lapse video of our lives.
I was so ecstatic for the opportunity to talk with my meditation teacher, Emily Fletcher, Founder of Ziva Meditation, about parenting, virtual schooling, and how parents can find hope in the darkest of times.
We are spinning in circles from hand-washing to disinfecting to wearing masks. The uncertainty causes a secondary pandemic that has already infected us all. While we plan for the threat of a second/third wave of COVID infections, our nervous systems flood with stress hormones.
It was just another Thursday at work but I felt angry. On February 15, 2018, I showed up at my school in Southwest Philly the day after the shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida. I expected something to shift. However, on that Thursday, I could see that my job was...
Things you find yourself saying when you become a parent:
— Don’t make me count!
— Just eat it.
— I *was* listening.
And my favorite:
— Do you call that music?