At this time I am prioritizing articles and websites that have been helpful for me in maintaining wellbeing during the time of COVID 19.
I’ve grouped the resources into three categories. I’ll provide a brief introduction to each resource and why it has been important to me. Feel free to forward to my email any pieces you think might be helpful to others.
A. Information that helps me understand and respond responsibly to the physical realities of the virus.
- Easily understandable and fast moving 8 minute video The Coronavirus Explained and What You Should Do from Our World in Data. Explains the virus and its spread. https://youtu.be/BtN-goy9VOY.
- Clear steps we need to take as a body politic to stop the COVID virus – article from New England Journal of Medicine. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2007263?query=NC
- Short video on how virus/bacteria spreads from body via droplets, hands, surfaces. From Isreal via Kathy M. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2007263?query=NC
- That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief, Harvard Business Review shedding light on common emotional responses to the pandemic and physical distancing and isolation. https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief?fbclid=IwAR2avTS7KeJLlI-9Gu-_IMwsdZEFbdmKCg7xHdCegFYC7KdAO6FrPRBiPG0
- World Health Organization (WHO) article on Mental Health and Psychological Resilience during the COVID19 Pandemic. Helpful hints on understanding and responding compassionately to heightened emotional needs, of children and others during the pandemic. http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19/news/news/2020/3/mental-health-and-psychological-resilience-during-the-covid-19-pandemic.
- George Goehl on the solace of a contemplative practice in these uncertain times. https://ourfuture.org/20200402/right-now-we-all-need-a-practice
- Taking a look at teachers’ stress and wellbeing while teaching on- line and often simultaneously schooling their own children at home. https://www.edsurge.com/news/2020-04-07-teachers-are-anxious-and-overwhelmed-they-need-sel-now-more-than-ever
- This link will take you to a great article for parents and students who are schooling from home and might feel stressed about covering all of the CONTENT they feel their schools are requiring.I appreciate the focus on three basic skill sets for staying abreast of learning so that you are prepared to re-enter an educational system at any time : literacy, numeracy and skills that help you get along with yourself and others. https://flip.it/xTGVl_
- This is a helpful tool for visualizing pandemics over the ages. https://www.visualcapitalist.com/history-of-pandemics-deadliest/
B) Resources relevant to the Big Picture opportunities – political, social, emotional – offered by the ‘trigger event’ of the global pandemic.
Many resources below on how to nurturing everyone’s social and emotional wellbeing during these unsettling times.
- The “Emotion Scientist” Blog – posts Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel and Director of the Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Free webinars for parents and teachers with tips for nurturing social and emotional development during pandemic from the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning. See CASEL Cares webinars at https://casel.org/covid-resources/
- Free webinars for teachers and parents on fostering emotional and social development during this period of schooling at home. Social, Emotional, Ethical Learning from the Center for Contemplative Sciences and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University. https://seelearning.emory.edu/.
- EQ tips collected by 6 Seconds for sustaining emotional and social wellbeing during the pandemic. https://www.6seconds.org/2020/03/10/eq-resources-covid-19/
- Helpful hints and practices for caring for yourself and your children in these unsettled times focusing on social and emotional wellbeing. Many of Lorea’s articles and videos are also available in Spanish. Lorea Martinez https://loreamartinez.com/work-with-me/
- Paul Engler article on how COVID-19 pandemic could be a trigger event toward social justice if it can spawn a movement. https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/03/19/coronavirus-historic-trigger-event-and-it-needs-movement-respond.
C) Approaches to understanding the metaphysical implications and impacts of the global pandemic.
- This is a moving video to accompany the poem And The People Stayed Home, written by Kitty O’Meara in response to the pandemic. https://act.350.org/go/193196?t=6&akid=117103%2E418199%2EFbBCMo