Relief from Pandemic Fatigue

Pandemic fatigue, anyone? Yup. I, too, am struggling. It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. I have all sorts of things to write about but I can’t seem to get myself to do so.

Today I’m putting this post out there as a message in a bottle. I’m not sure who will pick it up, but if you do, I hope you know that you are not alone if you are struggling. These have been difficult times. It feels as if everything has been heavily dusted with grief, fear, and hopelessness.

There are moments where this sense lifts, and then we turn a corner and a giant dust cloud lands on our heads, leaving us coughing and wanting relief.

The next couple of weeks seem particularly full of dusty clouds in the horizon. Our country is in turmoil in ways that are hard to describe.

This post is meant as a reminder to take good care during this time and find those things that nourish and replenish body and soul–one and the same.

This past Monday Christen Parker-Yarnal, a dear member of our yoga community, sent me this image of her family practicing yoga together. I was reminded that we may not be able to prevent the dust clouds from gathering, but when they visit us or when we find ourselves a little bit disoriented by them, we can come back to one another, dust ourselves off, and remind ourselves that together we can find ourselves home.

Don’t hesitate to join us for yoga. No experience needed. These are free of charge and supported by community members.


  1. Thanks for the message. I feel less alone knowing that you, too, are feeling the grief of the present moment. So many lives unnecessarily ended. So many injustices flaunted or ignored. So many betrayals of so many people by people who seem not to care. It is a time of grief and horrors, but also of singing and dancing and loving and beautiful art and beautiful children. Thanks again for being the glue to keep us from falling away from each other, joannie

    1. I love you, Joannie! You have taught me so much about together. Grateful for you and Fran!!!!

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