This is a major issue. If one isn’t in need of this type of assistance? Then that’s an awesome thing. You maybe able to assist someone that does. But Mental Health & dealing with stress, play a big part in living a healthy life. I know too many, that are scared & ashamed to seek help, yet they suffer in silence. Not everyone needs medication (there are many options available today), yet some do. Sometimes, But often, people just need someone to talk to, show them different ways to view things, and or to connect with others who maybe going through the similar situations.
As Black people, we rarely trust the medical or psychiatric system (at times rightfully so), leaving us to go untreated & unhelped. It’s okay to admit that things aren’t alright, they’re not okay, and that you need help. I’ve seen many in my own family, battle with various stages of mental illness. I too battled it when I was younger, for trauma & abuse affects us all differently.
The point of my mini novel? GET HELP. Don’t just sit there ignoring it or hiding in shame. ~Maxwanette A Poetess
🌹✍🏾”We’re All In This Thing Called Life, TOGETHER…Remember?”✍🏾🌹
First Responders, Healthcare & Essential Workers. We also give our deepest love & condolences to those we’ve lost during this time. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
As we’re all going through the affects of COVID-19, we need to find something to do. Although staying informed is important, too much news can rot your brain cells. Not to mention, depress the heck out of you.
There’s so many things one can find to do at home, but here a few simple suggestions…
📱🙋🏾♀️Call People Up, Just Because🙋🏾♀️📱 See how others are doing. Video chatting is phenomenal. I for one derive great joy, when I hear a unison of “Hi-i-i Grandma-a-a!”😍 followed by bright eyes & wide smiles, that peer at me through my phone. It’s not better than seeing your loved ones in person, but it sure helps.
It’s also stressful & psychologically draining to be lockdown & or quarantined. People become fearful. We have to try & remember that these feelings are normal under the circumstances. It’s best to try and remain calm & keep your wits about you. But it’s okay to cry or be afraid. Speak with others about it if possible. Just don’t get lost in it.❣
🤓Learn Something New or Do What You’ve Put Off For Awhile🤓 Make online your friend if you haven’t already. You can also get a Penpal. And why not? So many of us are already home & could use someone to talk to. This is a perfect time to learn or brush-up on another language. Not to forget all our DIY-ers out there. It’s a great time to get to that project you never have time to get around to doing.👍🏾
💻✍🏾Learning Opportunities✍🏾💻 I LOVE Alison Courses (https://alison.com/). It’s free (unless you want certification), helps pass the time & incorporates knowledge. But there’s a lot of free/paid courses one can look into. Take a moment to look what your state has to offer. I took a free Food Handlers course a few days ago, online. It was 2 hours & worth it, as I always wanted to do it, but couldn’t find the time.
Udemy is offering free courses as well. I say take advantage of it while it lasts😉
👩🏾🏫We’re the Teachers👨🏼🏫 Many have taken on the role of Teachers with our children. It’s not easy – have you seen the new mathematics kids are doing today? WTH 🤷🏾♀️ But as parents, we have to help our children to learn & to help themselves. Thankfully there’s a lot of help out there. Don’t be afraid to reach out to other parents. Form a parents group to assist one another. Remember, we’re their 1st Teachers in life. We got this!😊
This is also a great moment to reconnect & restrengthen the bond with our children. Normally you’re away from one another for most of the day. Utilize this time to also have some fun with your children. Play games, cook, sing, dance, you name it, but do it together. ❣
📲Download An App That Can Be Useful In Learning or Even Something Fun.💻 Want to learn a language, play games, log into virtual reality, learn to play an instrument??? Then try it. There’s a myriad of Apps (Applications) out there for just about anything & everything. Hey, if you don’t see the App you’re looking for? Maybe you can create it. You’ve got time.😉
🎮GAMERS🎮 This maybe a gaming heaven for you all right now, lol! Have fun with it. Just remember to get up, stretch & do something else for a moment, other than running to the bathroom or grabbing a quick snack😉. Take a moment to breathe & relax. Game On!
📒Try Keeping A Journal.📒 It’ll be amazing to look back on where you were, when. It may also improve your writing skills. As many already know, writing can also be very therapeutic. It’s also as personal as you want it to be. Give it a try.🙂
🍴🍳Cooking Is Fun🍳🍴 Now is a great time to try new, fun & yummy things in the kitchen. Don’t waste food trying difficult things that may not come out well. Stick to simple & quick recipes. As we know, YouTube is GREAT for that. You’d be shocked to learn how quickly you can throw a meal together, with the simplest of ingredients.
📓✍🏾WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!✍🏾📓
It’s a perfect time to write poetry, novels, stories & music. Some may even choose to work on their memoirs😃. Go for it!
☯️🧘🏿♀️Get Your Yoga & Meditation On!🧘🏿♀️☯️ Have a lot of time on your hands? Are you feeling stressed out & boxed in? Then try some Yoga & Meditation. Some of the Meditation Music is so relaxing, that don’t be surprised if you fall asleep, lol! But it’s very calming. Play the music even with children. It can’t hurt! 😉
😴Rest Is Needed😴 Rest is sooo needed. Many of us live such busy & stressful lives. These are ingredients for your body to run down & even weaken your immune system. So don’t feel guilty over the new body indentation in the couch or mattress. Take this time to catch-up on some well needed sleep.
🚶🏾♀️🤑WORK🤑🧍🏼♂️ Sadly, many have lost their jobs or in employment limbo. Make sure to look into unemployment benefits within your state, with your local Department of Labor.
The entrepreneurial wave “Work At/From Home”, is key for many. It’s been around for sometime. But due to COVID-19, it’s under a huge spotlight. Now this isn’t an easy transition for all, but we should not only pay attention to it, but try our best to incorporate in our lives. Even when things change & people eventually return to working outside the home again, being able to work out of your home, can be used to your advantage. Tap into your skills, gifts & talents. See how that maybe incorporated into a possible business. This way “Work”, won’t seem like work at all. It’ll also be great preparation and or back-up plan, just in case COVID-19 lasts longer or if anything else in the future puts us in this or a similar position. My mother raised me with the saying “Nothing beats a man with a plan.” Now we can’t plan for everything, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.
💃🏾Dance, Music🎶 Exercise🧎♀️ Dancing, playing music & exercises are all linked together as fun and healthy activities. Learn a song and be mindful of your neighbors😉You don’t have to follow anyone’s anything. Simply engage and do YOU. Let loose & have some fun! 👍🏾
📖R-E-A-D-I-N-G📖 What better time to catch-up on our reading than now? Dust those books off, sign-up for Amazon Kindle, or simply Google for some free reading material. So try your best to take full advantage of it.
🐕Pet Time🐈 To our Pet-People, this is a great time to get some extra pet bonding in. By now, our pets get that we’re home. Have fun with the extra love our pets are sharing. Many people are blogging and or sharing their Pet-scapades on social media. It’s uplifting & crazy fun! Keep in mind, that once many of us return to work eventually, our pets may go through withdrawal & depression. They got used to us being there. So be prepared to retrain them and have patience. But have fun with our pet friends.
🌲If You Can…🌲
If you have a backyard, patio, or even step outside your front door (use a mask if you’re not alone or people happen by), try and get some fresh air and a little sun on your face. I personally go outside (as I reside on the ground floor), take a few deep breaths, blink up at the sun for a few minutes, then go back in,
because I don’t have an actual backyard, porch, balcony nor patio (beyond those trees are buildings). But it helps shake off cabin fever & assists the lungs. Not to mention the natural Vitamin D from the Sun.
There’s a myriad of things that we can all find to do, to keep us busy, occupied or distracted from the chaos. Before, during & after COVID-19, we still have to live. Even though we’re self-distancing don’t forget one of our favorite sayings,
🌹✍🏾”We’re All In This Thing Called Life, TOGETHER…Remember?”✍🏾🌹
Exciting news Earthing friends! This is the moment you’ve all been waiting patiently for. We are overjoyed to invite you to the Global Online Premiere on November 19th, 2019 of our award-winning documentary “The Earthing Movie.”
Premiere Invite + Info:
RSVP here on Facebook (facebook.com/events/2129889733987381) to get a gentle reminder when it releases so you can tune in online for free with people around the world and be the first to see the film (note: it will be available online indefinitely). Invite your friends and family, save the date in your calendars, gather together, get the popcorn ready, and celebrate the remarkable science and life-changing benefits of reconnecting with Mother Earth.
If you’ve been following us already, you know that this groundbreaking film reveals that the answer to our biggest health crisis may be literally right under our feet. It’s called “grounding” or “earthing” and it means directly connecting one’s body to the Earth to restore the electromagnetic balance needed to maintain optimal health. And the science backs it up. Over 20 peer-reviewed studies have shown that Grounding (Earthing) improves many internal processes, including the reduction of inflammation…one of the most damaging internal biological processes that leads to chronic pain and disease.
This film was made so you can learn, ground, heal, and share with everyone in your life. That spirit of giving is why we have decided to release the film independently – STREAMING FOR FREE, WITHOUT ADS – on YouTube and Vimeo. That way, we can reach the most people in the most direct way possible.
“The Earthing Movie” is directed by Sundance award-winning, Oscar-shortlisted filmmakers Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell (“Fuel”, “The Big Fix”, “Pump”, “Good Fortune”), and was an official selection at Sedona International Film Festival and the winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary at Dances With Films.
Featuring author and wellness expert Deepak Chopra, M.D, actress/activist Amy Smart, actress/author Mariel Hemingway-Official Fan Pageg, Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra, renowned healer Dr. Joseph Mercola, Earthing pioneer Clint Ober (founder of earthing.com), and many other exclusive interviews with scientists, physicists, medical doctors and well-known grounding advocates who explain both the science behind it and their often life-changing personal experiences.
On November 19th, we are celebrating YOU: our supporters, our fellow earthing and grounding family, and everyone who helped build this movement.
RSVP here on Facebook and follow the Eventbrite ticket link (facebook.com/events/2129889733987381/) to register to be the first to be notified of the launch, or go to earthingmovie.com
Thank you for your support! We are so excited to share the film with you all.
– Earthing Movie Team