The longest days pass so fast, and just like that, it’s been ten weeks since I began self-isolating.
To be honest, I’ve really got into the groove of this quieter way of living and I’m reticent about transitioning to more personal interactions just yet.
The best advice I’ve heard on how to emerge from lockdown is from Jack Heath the SEO of Sane. He likened it to coming off a retreat, and to ease yourself slowly back into society. It doesn’t have to happen with a bang!
The Facebook Live project
Realising that I’d be around the home clinic more than usual, I committed to doing a short livestream every weekday on Facebook and Instagram. Starting on 13 March, the daily check ins ran for nine weeks!
The archive, cataloguing some of the highs, lows and health tips during lockdown, is now on YouTube. Each day is different but a few recent episodes I’ve enjoyed making have included sharing a body scan, wholefoods pantry audit and even a video from the boudoir exploring comfort on a rainy day.
Be kind to your adrenals
Have you noticed your emotions are up and down lately?
Some clients have mentioned they initially felt anxious and overwhelmed, trying to adapt to new routines and coping with the unknown. After a while, as we became more accustomed to the ‘new normal’, we began to calm down.
When stress levels drop our adrenal glands pump out less cortisol, which sometimes feels like a crash. If you’ve been feeling tired, flat or even depressed, this may be a symptom of the adrenal burnout.
As we re-emerge and start catching up with friends and family again, new anxieties are creeping up for some. Socialising face to face again can also be oddly exhausting. Remember to pace yourself and take care of your adrenals.
Practitioner support – online workshop
Lockdown has also prompted many of us to reconsider how we work and live. Having worked online for over six years, I’ve been lucky to have minimal disruption but many colleagues have had a tough time reconfiguring their businesses.
But what next, do you go back to the same old way of practicing or is this a golden opportunity to reinvent how you work?
On 28 May I’m running an online workshop for practitioners and health business owners, who want to mine the lessons from these recent months and explore the gems they want to permanently integrate. Or take this opportunity to pivot entirely. Bookings and details here.
“No worries at all. We’re here to help”
Those two sentences in a recent email, had me on the verge of tears. With no luck resolving some frustrating and prolonged technical issues with my website, I contacted the original builders in New Zealand. Their swift response with those simple words made me feel not just relieved, but cared for.
I hope that’s how you feel when you connect with me about your health concerns or mentoring needs.
It’s a pleasure to have been of service for almost 30 years. Be assured it’s business as usual with my online practice and continued access to herbal and supplement dispensing. Just choose a time from the online calendar and book your initial or follow on appointment. Even if it’s been years since I last saw you in Melbourne, just book a regular 55 minute follow up.
I hope to hear from you soon.
PS My website is literally back up to speed again, after months of patchy loading times. Thanks for your patience.