If you’re alone or quarantined, I have a new podcast where I’m recording short episodes from my home in New York City. There will be kiddo noises in the background, and my thoughts my not be completely coherent, but I’m here and I’d love to talk with you. So far I have episodes on being quarantined in NYC, finding sanity, figuring out all these feelings, and tiny habits that are getting me through. Listen on Apple, Overcast, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.
If you’re feeling scatterbrained, it makes sense—we all are. Here’s why:
“Goofs like getting into the shower with glasses on happen when multiple stressors rupture the normal mechanisms of attention and memory formation. And that feeling when your chest is tight and you’re certain you’re experiencing the early stages of Covid-19 — that’s stress, too, said Emanuel Maidenberg, a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. When we feel threatened, we’ll often unconsciously start to breathe more shallowly in order to flood the blood with oxygen, Maidenberg said. The change in our breathing doesn’t get our attention, but the resulting tightness in the chest and dizziness does.”
When I wake up I don’t know where to begin. So I take a sleepy morning selfie, wherever I am, and post it to Instagram and Facebook. I know that I’ve written about my relationship with social media, but right now I’m in love with these morning connections. Say hi on Instagram with me every morning, if you’d like. I’d love to say hi to you all.
I’m putting together five minute meditations and guided stories to help us through this. It’s all available for free, although if you want to make a donation you can—all donations will benefit the NYC Food Bank. Take a look and join me as I record and post short guided stories, audios, and meditations to help us through this. Available to everyone who needs it — Recess: Five Minute Resets For Sanity & Calm