I don't know about you, but I've been trying to make sense of the many different and often conflicting information about covid. I have felt confused, overwhelmed, angry and sometimes like I am going mad trying to make sense of it all. It seems to me that this is how we feel about climate change, we know something bad is happening, but feel powerless and overwhelmed with what to do about it. I think covid can teach us about climate change and how to deal with it.
Welcome to the start of the Grounded Wisdom; conversations between people like you and me about how we can use this time of uncertainty and fluidity to tip our lives and larger systems and ecologies into ways of living which grow well-being for humans and the more than human world.
I've written about how I have sniffed my way and found my way in a new eco-centered space and would love you to join me in 'not knowing' and curiosity about how we can use this strange time to re-set and live more harmoniously and sustainably.
Joseph Campbell's Hero's journey goes some way to helping us see lock-down and COVID-19 in a larger context so we can consider how we want to emerge into the world; what we want to leave behind and what we want to grow.
Death, divorce, separation; any kind of ending can lead us to feeling bereaved.
At this covid time we are all facing bereavements, losses and mourning. Here is what I know based on my hospice work and also my own experience of grief.
There is more to help you below:
My book 6 steps to relationship recovery goes into more detail about grief and carrying on with life: https://www.julieleoni.com/books/
Free meditations on emotion here might help: https://www.julieleoni.com/media-oswestry-shropshire/
I'm available to support you: https://www.julieleoni.com/coaching-training-oswestry-shropshire/
And there are more blogs on grief here:
We all write stories about the future and what it might be, but actually this moment is where we live and it is the only place we can find peace. Use your body awareness and a guided visualisation to clear your mind and find ease.
So it's weird isn't it? Our routines and structures have changed and so our days can seem unstructured and strange. Here's a tool I use a lot to help me build a happy day, no matter what the restrictions and changes are.
Hi, I'm a secondary school psychology teacher with two teenage sons adapting to these weird covid days and wondering what I can contribute to the world at this time.
I first meditated in India when I was 23 and have practiced mindfulness and mediation in a number of traditions. I have taught meditation in schools for over 30 years and now I teach yoga as well to people of all ages. I am a life coach and writer and I regularly blog and am featured in Psychologies Magazine.
I have my own website with free resources and courses at www.julieleoni.com.
These podcasts are to help you and your family find ease and acceptance in these fast changing times. I hope they are of service to you.