And here we are entering our 2nd pandemic summer.
Mixed feelings about welcoming back the warm, dry, long days of Vancouver Island and a possible end in sight for the pandemic as vaccinations are ramping up. But simultaneous apprehension about society opening up too quickly, whether our nervous systems are prepared to socialize again and unrest in many corners of the globe, esp in India, Colombia, Hong Kong, Fairy Creek (Pacheedaht First Nation) in our own backyard and most urgently, occupied Palestinian territory
As always, we have lovingly curated resources to continue supporting your nervous systems, providing insight on what is happening neurologically, as well as some strategies to help you stay regulated. We have also packed some thought-provoking Oscar winning films and a joyful selection of NPR tiny desk concerts. And a few tasty recipes to help you stay hydrated and also to beat the heat.
We encourage you to continue proceeding with caution by maintaining the 6 ft physical distancing, practicing good hygiene and masking up. As we remember that not all segments of our community have fair and equal access internet access, transportation and health care required to book and receive their COVID vaccine. Due to these inequalities, our general health and safety is still at risk.
Be kind, be safe and move through the world with compassion whenever you can for those around you and most importantly, yourselves.