The View from a small island: Pandemic of Fear. Stress, Snake-oil or Counseling

“Pandemic data are like the light of distant stars, recording past events instead of present ones.’                                                 Ed Yong, The Atlantic, September 9, 2020 Coping, accusations, impatience, to mask or not to mask, bleach remedy, Princess Bride and a certified young man at 51.  I am reminded this week I have a hot temper—like an … Continue reading The View from a small island: Pandemic of Fear. Stress, Snake-oil or Counseling

Post IV 2020 a Pandemic & the View from a Small Island: Do I Need a Counselor (therapist) or just a Rip Van Winkle* nap?

August 5, 2020 – a spike in COVID cases, politics in a pandemic, a mask incident in Staples, and a feel-good story from Africa, ‘when a teacher cries’: Living with low-level anxiety When coronavirus cases spiked across the world in the last week of July, my emotional self fell from a cliff, not a rock, … Continue reading Post IV 2020 a Pandemic & the View from a Small Island: Do I Need a Counselor (therapist) or just a Rip Van Winkle* nap?