Just as we all read the latest news that "More than 3,000 people in the US have died from coronavirus," a deep sense of grief over others' pain and suffering impacts us all, especially the nurses and doctors on the front lines who additionally experience heightened levels of stress and anxiety.
We grieve at a micro and macro level. We feel anxious and yearn for all of this to be behind us soon, even as all the evidence suggests that this is not a sprint, but a marathon.
Even as we all are likely experiencing the disquieting feeling of being un-moored from the routines of our daily lives, we must all still work to achieve a semblance of normalcy, as suggested herein, by getting a good handle on that over which we do have control—like staying at home, social distancing, good hygiene, and the like.
As severe as the devastation left by COVID19 is right now, we have to lean into those whom we love unconditionally and love us in return. We have to love ourselves, too, and accept this grieving process as a normal response to this crisis.
We must know and trust that somehow, some way, this too shall pass.