Covid and The Great Pause.

By Nicole Urdang | February 3, 2021
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If you’re lucky, and you know where your next meal is coming from, you have a safe place to sleep and your family is well, you can view this pandemic as an opportunity to practice what I’m calling The Great Pause. In many ways, the whole world is on pause. It feels radically different, yet […]

How COVID loneliness is different from non-COVID loneliness and how to work wisely with it.

By Nicole Urdang | September 19, 2020
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Loneliness is different from solitude. Solitude is something chosen while loneliness often feels foisted on you. The Covid pandemic has generated both solitude and loneliness for millions of people. How is Covid loneliness different from non-Covid loneliness?  If you’re an introvert, the social limitations Covid have imposed on your life might actually feel like a […]

Coronavirus Music Playlist 

By Nicole Urdang | April 8, 2020
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This compilation of songs, all of which can be found on YouTube, will bathe your soul in bliss. Some are in English and some in Sanskrit, the ancient holy language. All are designed to soothe your spirit during this strange and challenging time. Snatam Kaur Long Time Sun Harnam I’ll Be Fine Snatam […]

A Buddhist and yogic response to COVID-19

By Nicole Urdang | March 30, 2020
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Here are two practices, one from Buddhist tradition and one from yoga, to help you feel a sense of agency during this unusual time and to send out loving kindness to everyone who might be suffering. Tonglen, as described by the Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron, encourages you to: Feel your discomfort, anxiety or pain, emotionally […]

Staying emotionally strong and balanced during Covid

By Nicole Urdang | March 21, 2020
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Clearly, this is an extremely stressful time. It’s also an opportunity to trust yourself and use all the tools you have practiced to cope in the past. I have compiled a short list of things you can do to buoy your spirits, keep yourself physically healthy, and help others. If you have Bach’s Rescue Remedy […]