"It has been nearly a year since much of the U.S. entered coronavirus-related lockdowns. For many people, they're approaching the anniversary of when they realized that life as they knew it was being fundamentally altered from how it had been a month, a week or even a day earlier.
The work-from-home era began. Bare grocery store shelves, empty subway cars, the absence of rush-hour traffic all seemed like post-apocalyptic scenes. Things that people often took for granted — like hugs, seeing friends at birthday parties, dinners out together and midday coffee runs with colleagues — were no longer considered safe and harmless as they had been before.
Around the world, there was still so much unknown about the coronavirus and so much uncertainty about how life would look in two weeks — let alone one year later." - Contributing author, NPR
While the road ahead may still have its challenges, we invite the opportunity to begin a process of healing. I encourage you to connect with a local therapist to not only process and reflect on the past year, but also learn learn evidenced-based and clinically-backed lessons and practices to help begin cultivating change and a sense of restoration.