I suspect there is part of us, as a culture, that has been looking for a reason to slow down, to rest, to give care to ourselves, and to tend to our family.

Regardless of the specifics of the current threat, the truth is that we’ve been fighting another pandemic as a culture for a long time.

Now is the time to learn to rest.

Bring it in. Let’s come back to where we are. Turn down noise. Let’s break away from the path we’ve been on and start walking a new one, a much healthier path for us and for those around us.


Even in complete isolation, there is plenty of opportunity to avoid rest. But this is an opportunity. Don’t miss the opportunity in this.

This is not my favorite reality, but I see beauty and potential for growth and healing in it, if we cooperate.

Many of us have been ready for this change for a long time. It was going to take an outside force like this to get us to take the first step. Here it is.

I believe there is a huge gift in all of this for us.

The habits we break and the new habits we build during this time, regarding health of the body and of our entire Self, are going to serve us as individuals, as families, and as an entire culture for the rest of our lifetime.

Monday March 16, 2020