Mister Rogers once said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”
There is so much information to access about coronavirus. But taking in too much is stressful and not good for the immune system. I’m balancing my need to know with my need for self-care by getting information from only a few trusted sources. To me, experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Sanjay Gupta who have knowledge, data, and experience are some of the biggest helpers and heroes. They help me keep things in perspective and navigate around speculation and rumor.
Yesterday, I took Mister Roger’s advice and looked for the helpers. I noticed the grocery store employees who work hard to keep the shelves stocked and make us feel safe and welcome. And I listened to an interview with Bill Gates who discussed actions being taken by his foundation and others to fight the virus and save lives. It was helpful to hear about the heroes.
Who are the helpers and heroes you noticed today?
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Hi. I’m Alison Ross, founder of Non-Dieting Health in Agoura Hills, California. I’m a licensed psychotherapist and neurofeedback practitioner specializing in eating and body image. My favorite things are my family, my dogs, yoga and working with my clients.