What the Pandemic Teaches Us

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Hello my dear reader, 

I actually wanted my next blog post to be about activating and embracing you feminine qualities (and don't worry, it will be coming!), but I have something on my mind that I want to share with you first.

These days there is basically no way to escape the towering threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, also known as corona. While I do strongly believe in slowing down the spread of the virus by washing your hands regularly and for a sufficiently long time with soap, coughing and sneezing into a handkerchief or into the crook of your arm, and avoiding physical / personal contact with the risk groups (elderly, people with pre-existing conditions, people with a weak immune system etc.) – I don't want to encourage the panic that some newspapers and individuals (unknowingly) spread all around the internet. 

We seem to live in a bubble of fear and isolation at the moment, hoarding toilet paper, pasta and canned food like there's no tomorrow. 
Yes, it is frightening! 
Yes, it is humbling! 
And yes, it is definitely unpredictable to a certain point (hence the fear), but there is also so much potential for growth and learning in this whole crisis! This is a special time. A time where we are forced to realize that we as a world are ONE! Isn't is fascinating how corona shows us that national borders and social distinctions don't mean anything after all? There is no "you" vs. "me", no "they" vs. "us" – there's only us as a worldwide community. Yes, we are all affected by this virus in one way or another, and we have to learn to sacrifice our daily convenience and work together as one!

Here are 30 things we can all learn from this current crisis:

- How to cook at home.
- Supporting and helping each other.
- Finding joy in resting. 
- Appreciating your friends and family
- Getting in touch (over the phone or mail) with someone you haven't seen or talked to in a while.
- Really looking after yourself, both physically and mentally.
- Seeing the value of your "normal" life where everything you need is available all the time: grocery stores, gyms, malls, coffee-shops, cinemas, clubs, ...
- Being less selfish.
- Practising slow(er), less stressful living. 
- Not dragging yourself to work when you're sick (even with something as "trivial" as a regular cold) – value your health!
- Believing and trusting in something. 
- Doing meditation daily to balance out your stress levels.
- Choosing love over fear.
- Learning how to stock up and preserve the old-fashioned way (can, ferment, pickle, make jam, sauerkraut, relishes, chutneys etc.)
- For future vacations explore your local area instead of travelling all across the globe and leaving a large carbon footprint. Why not enjoy a good "staycation"?
- Coping with anxiety.
- Spending as much time outside as possible (even if it's just on the balcony or in your garden).
- Learning how to bake bread. (Yes, "breaditation" is a thing!)
- Learning about vegetable growing and self-sufficiency.
-  Thinking globally: If something happens in a different corner of the world do not pretend it doesn't "concern you".
-  Spending your time with things that bring us joy: drawing, painting, dancing, doing yoga, writing, reading, listening to music, playing with your pet, building a shelf for your home, knitting, re-potting your plants, decluttering your wardrobe, DIY-ing ...
- Becoming more adjustable and less fixated.
- Resetting your priorities: What is really important to you?
- Picking up a new hobby, like making candles or doing macramé.
- Teaching yourself a new skill – there are plenty of online courses and tutorials. Self-study!
- Confronting your inner demons and all the thoughts and feelings you have been suppressing by being busy and constantly distracting yourself.
- Using your resources (food and otherwise) consciously, but without greed.
- Making your home as cozy, comforting and joyous as possible. This is where you regenerate your energy – your "healing area", your "sacred space" – after all!
- Paying attention to what you focus on. Focus on the positive, no matter how dark is seems to be around you!

Sending out all my love and confidence to you! Trust in your ability to overcome this turbulence. You are stronger than you think – and you are not alone! We are all in this together.



  1. hi Maisy , yes you are so right in this, thank you for charing your insite with us lots of love and light

    1. 🤗 Even though it’s important to acknowledge the severity of the situation there's really no benefit in living in fear and assuming the worst. Focussing on the positive and nurturing hope and love is always the better option, right? 💕

  2. You are so right. We are all responsibel for our own (inner) world. Why not taking now the time to explore it more than usual. Spring is here!

    1. Exactly! Seasonally it's also the perfect time to do some spring cleaning - in the house, in the body, in our habits, our mindset... 🌻