How Are You Now?

How Are You Now?

I’ve stopped counting the weeks.  When I first decided to shelter at home, I thought it would be for only two weeks (remember those good old days!?)  As the weeks passed, each Friday on our family Zoom chat, I would ask one of my nieces, How many weeks is it now?  I can’t even remember the last time I asked her that.

These certainly are strange times and everyone you speak with has a story about it.  Everyone is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in a different way – seeing it through their own lens.

I have had to remind myself, more than once, of my coping plan: don’t look too far ahead, make a plan for today and maybe tomorrow, replace offline activities with corresponding online ones.

Personally, this meant instituting regular Zoom visits with family and friends – even my Book Club went online:  Professionally, there was little that changed since I have been delivering my Kalliergo programs online since early in 2019.

Right now I’m attempting to distract myself from COVID-19 by focusing on preparations for my greatest Life adventure yet:  Soon, I am moving to Ottawa where my daughter and her husband live.  Talk about Life surprising you!

Wait! Distract myself from COVID-19?!  Impossible.

I recognize what is happening.  Even as I grieve for the losses and the upheaval in the world, I rejoice that we are breaking out of our pre-COVID chaos, changing the world, at last.  Community and connection have become the coveted currency.  The world is marching toward community.  I am in that march.

I’m ready to help.

I deliver workshops that teach community leaders how to build community with their groups;  workshops that teach Professors/instructors/teachers how to build community in their virtual classrooms; workshops that teach student leaders how to knit their groups into communities.  I customize programs for any group/organization that wants to build a community culture, and it all happens online.

When I work with students – and with the faculty members who work with them – I reach future business leaders, politicians, teachers, researchers, psychologists; future parents!

Imagine the community consciousness spreading around the globe with these initiatives!

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About The Author

I have always loved writing and community building. I’ve written a book about healing and happiness, The Happy Place, as well as a Community Building book, Sounding the Drum: Community Building in the Digital Age,both available at any Amazon store. I’ve been through life changes that I thought were the end of my world, but I’m still here. You never know what will happen next. Isn’t that what makes life interesting?