Rindie Eagle, MA, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
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The mental health crisis unfolding against the back drop of the pandemic is a story of its own.  The worries of people are vast and steeped with layers of anxiety, numbness, stress, lack of control and the unknown.  Feelings of joy, optimism and aha moments are also swirled in this emotional cauldron.  Anger too.
Something I’ve struggled with when writing pieces to help support emotional health and relationships during this pandemic is how to be helpful while honoring everyone’s experience.  Many are relatively comfortable while sheltering in place as they weather the storm and have the “luxury” of time to practice self-care or contemplate silver linings.  But others are in serious crisis wondering how they are going to pay for food to feed their families or living in logistically challenging circumstances.
I read something speaking to this recently.
We are Not in the Same Boat
I heard that we are all in the same boat, but it’s not like that. We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat. Your ship could be shipwrecked and mine might not be. Or vice versa.
For some, quarantine is optimal. A moment of reflection, of re-connection, easy in flip flops, with a cocktail or coffee.

Originally published at http://loveandlifetoolbox.com