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As we transition into 2022, I would like to acknowledge aloud that I am tired.  Covid has reminded me it’s time again to root around inside my resilience toolbox to better manage my feelings coming up around the rug of hope and normalcy being recently pulled out.
The arrival of Omicron has knocked me emotionally which took some time to fully realize.  I remained generally grounded during the undulations of the last few years of Covid.  My family was safe and we were all able to adapt well.  For this I am grateful as I know not everyone had this experience.   I settled into a new “normal,” adapted my practice from in-person to online and provided therapy for a stream of individuals and couples living with the stress and uncertainty of Covid.
Over time, things seemed to be better.  They were better.  The relief was palpable in my community and across the country.
In the last month, as “the next variant” caught fire around the globe then landed here, a shift in my emotional state began.  Tension, fear, disappointment, sadness, anger, frustration and an uptick in overall negativity started knocking insistently at my door.  The feelings apparently managed to sneak in and tear up

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