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Questions for the Other Side Of Covid. Please Respond.

Questions for the Other Side Of Covid. Please Respond.

Questions for the Other Side Of Covid. Please Respond.



Nationally, regionally and locally, we are not anywhere near herd immunity with Covid, but we are gradually opening up and releasing restrictions in the early summer months of 2021.

I have become quite accustomed to some practices and have some inquiries around this bridge time.

Here are my questions:

Are we all still hiking?

Can I still meet up with most of you in the forest or the park?

Is it okay that I still want to spend long hours by myself reading or writing?

What if I still want to attend meetings on Zoom, which saves me time and allows me to discretely snack and knit?

And on a more serious note:

Instead of asking “What’s New” what if we shared our mental health best practices from the past year and self care practices instead?

Here is what I really want to know.

Small talk aside.

Has this time caused you to reevaluate your values?

If so, what does that look like in your thoughts, words and actions?

Who reached out to offer you support this past year?

Where did you reach out to extend support/offer resources?

Who inspired you this past year?

Where are you currently inspired?

Were you able to rest at all from March 2020 to now?

What does rest look like now?

If you couldn’t rest, are you seeking support to process your experience and any associated trauma?

Do you know where to access support?

What wild dreams showed up during these times?

Who felt really good to hug recently?

Where do you currently see possibility?

Have you find bridges from despair to hope?

If so,





How did these impact you to move forward?

Here is a potential resource for you.

Covid Resources

It is localized, but the info may be relevant regardless of location.

Please share openly and comment freely or email me at rachel@yogasong.net and let me know if you want to be quoted directly, anonymously or otherwise.

Peace and Deep Blessings,



Rachel Allen

Rachel Allen, B.A. Political Science/Sociology, is a Certified Music Practitioner, Sound Healer, Reiki Master, and Registered Yoga Teacher with a trauma informed/social justice framework. She has 20 years experience of working with some of the most amazing people on the planet; hospice patients and their families, patients in a variety of health conditions, survivors of sexual abuse, adults with mental illness and most recently, incarcerated women. Rachel is also passionate about supporting and working with caregivers to reduce burnout and compassion fatigue. Locally, Rachel teaches Creative Movement at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. Regionally and nationally, she teaches and presents at conferences and retreats, weaving live music, yoga, and creative movement into themes of compassion, self acceptance, and transformation. Rachel is committed to engaging people from all walks of life in the healing arts to create healthy, diverse, and joyful communities.