Kids and Validation during COVID

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA The Worst of Times We are in trying times. Many of us are trying to get through the day. And then we are faced with an angry, sullen teenager. Or a toddler that is pitching a fit.We really do want this to be over, quickly, don’t we?We want to shout: “GetContinue reading “Kids and Validation during COVID”

Children Anxiety and Corona

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA There is so much sorrow and loss swirling around us during this Pandemic. As adults, I speak with many who are struggling. But what about the children? They haven’t developed the verbal acuity to describe what is happening within their hearts. They let us know in other ways. Sponges Children areContinue reading “Children Anxiety and Corona”

Marriage and Corona

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA In the Beginning There may have been a time in your marriage when you would have liked to spend every waking moment with your beloved. In the days of fresh love, rapture enchantment and devotion marked your days. A wedding was followed by a honeymoon that you wanted to last forever.Continue reading “Marriage and Corona”

How do we Get Through Quarantine?

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA How do we Get through Quarantine? We’ve examined the what of our current situation.But what about how we are to live?There are several key components to get through this in a healthy fashion. 1. Keep a Routine If you are not going to work, avoid the temptation of sleeping in until noon. Get up andContinue reading “How do we Get Through Quarantine?”

Grief 102

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Grief 102 In a previous post, I explored the different parts of the Grief Cycle and how we process through it. But I’m feeling pretty lousy, and I don’t know why. Grief affects us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is the emotional response to loss. And earlier we discussed just howContinue reading “Grief 102”

What–in the World–is happening?

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA What—in the world—is happening? These are troubled times. We are dealing with it in different ways. As I talk with people, I find a variety of reactions. These are but a few: What am I supposed to do? Group 1: Many health care professionals go to work. We pray for theirContinue reading “What–in the World–is happening?”

How Should We Then Live?

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA How Should We Then Live? A Pandemic We are in the midst of a Pandemic: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)It is not the first that the world has endured.Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was first reported in 2012.Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus caused a severe outbreak in several regions of the worldContinue reading “How Should We Then Live?”

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