Through Rose Coloured Glasses
As I write this, we are entering our third week of isolating. Life is certainly different and surreal. If someone had told me two months ago that most of us would be working from home, that many businesses would have to close down and that we would be fighting an invisible foe to this extent, I would not have believed it. Yet, here we are doing exactly that. As each day passes, it is dawning on us that this may last longer than we (or at least, I) had originally anticipated.
Although I didn’t always agree with her opinions, I rarely missed reading Christie Blatchford’s columns. She was never afraid to say what she thought, which is sort of refreshing in today’s world. Yet under the gruff exterior, there was something else: compassion, pride in being a Canadian and a thirst to get to the truth. I was sad to hear of her passing earlier this month.
I would have thought/hoped that by 2020, we as women would have learned the importance of supporting each other and lifting other women up as we celebrate their successes. I am sad to see that is often not the case, as was so evident with the comments following this year’s half time show at Super Bowl.
Most people who make new year’s resolutions resolve to get more fit and to eat healthier food. They focus on their physical well-being. According to British author and natural medicine advocate Sara Davenport, it is just as important to focus on your mental wellbeing and to “reboot your brain”.