Unless you are living under a rock right now, it’s almost impossible to avoid all of the fear, confusion and uncertainty about the Corona virus.
There has been nothing like this before that has had such a global impact in every single country of the world, and as the world struggles to adapt, it can feel like these years of chronic illness have given us a bit of an inside track when it comes to living with issues such as: inability to get access to food, self isolation, not knowing what the future will bring and living in fear for the future of your health.
For me, it’s been a real insight seeing so many of my Facebook friends being confronted with a small taste of the the reality we have been dealing with and seeing just how badly so many of them are doing!
I also admit to having to do quite a bit of biting my tongue, unfollowing people for a while and being much more diligent about managing my social media to stop myself from getting drawn into all of the fear, complaints, conspiracy theories and dire, negative predications of what is going to happen to jobs, economies and businesses.
In episode 4 of the Emotional Autoimmunity Podcast, I talk about some of the opportunities we have to create meaningful conversations about the parallels between what our healthy partners, family and friends are going through right now and how that applies to our own situation.
By doing that, we can create bridges of empathy that can hopefully, be remembered by our loved ones long after the Corona Virus is over and life begins to resume some sort of normality and we all begin to rebuild.
After all, we will still be dealing with chronic illness as well as any changes that this pandemic brings to our countries and the world.
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