We are living in trying times. The COVID pandemic and racial tensions/divisions have created a perfect storm for folks to feel like they’re losing their minds. What are we to do? How do we maintain any semblance of sanity amid insanity? What will help us turn the tide on all the crazy?
Are mental health professionals the answer? I believe mental health professionals are needful. Their training and experience lend toward helping clients’ process through difficult feelings, thoughts, experiences (past or current), and/or perceived threats. They are empathetic, compassionate, and they prod their client toward clarity. But, is the mental health professional enough? Are there other things we might do to aid in our well-being?
I’m a believer in self-agency, agency over ourselves – our health and well-being. It may include seeing a mental health professional, but I believe it also takes proactively choosing engagement in things that help us feel productive and energized. It includes making good food choices, supplementing (vitamins/nutrient-rich supplements), exercise (make it fun), and learning something new each day (or at least once a week).
It also includes connections and community! We may be somewhat stifled in our social connection during this time, but technology provides us with an alternative interaction (it can be as creative as our minds can think up). No, it doesn’t replace a hug or kiss, but it does provide our hearts a little comfort as we engage with others on the other side of the screen.
So, what’s a girl to do during COVID-19? Here’s my suggestion for something fun, provocative, and engaging:
I created an interactive movement program that combines my devotional book – ‘Dancing to Freedom’ with instructional video sessions. Now, the title reads ‘dancing’; however, this program does not require that you be a dancer or that you love to dance. I provide repetitive video instruction each day, and each day builds on the last. Each day you do a little reading, some movement, and some writing.
The Dancing to Freedom program is a wonderful way to engage your mind and body, to learn something new (especially about yourself), and during these trying times can be done from the safety and privacy of your home.
I encourage you to join me on this Dancing to Freedom journey (and invite your girlfriends too)! You can even chime-in on my blog posts (in the comments area) to engage with me and others participating in the program.
Hop on over to the Devotional Page and get your copy of Dancing to Freedom today!