Article by Lori Gottlieb in The Washington Post.
A very clear and easy to understand essay that explains viral transmission and why, even though many are moving to re-open the economy, we have to remain vigilant against this pernicious illness. We’re not out of the woods yet with this thing. In fact, we’re not even close.
This is one of the best docs I have ever seen about the injury caused by unacknowledged trauma and the healing power of solid therapy. (Netflix.)
I want to share with you an exercise that a colleague created. It’s called, “The Appreciation Exercise.” It’s free, it’s easy, and you can do it with anyone you are currently stuck in the house with.
And when this ends we will emerge, shyly
and then all at once, dazed, longhaired as we embrace
loved ones the shadow spared, and weep for those it gathered in its shroud.
Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still.
For once on the face of the earth, let’s not speak in any language;
let’s stop for one second,
and not move our arms so much.
A couple of weeks ago, Jim Tompkins died. Jim was the father of my two oldest friends in the world, Mark and Derek Tompkins. I’ve known these guys since preschool. We were inseparable growing up and we’re still friends to this day.
What if you knew you’d be the last
to touch someone?
People come to therapy for a lot of different reasons. Ideally, you come because you want to know yourself at greater depth, and you want to bring more skill to your relationships. You want to live more deliberately and in greater alignment with your deepest values and aspirations.