In the midst of Corona virus and quarantine, it's easy to focus on what we are missing and all the events that are now cancelled. In our small groups, we have been focusing on what is not cancelled...
Focusing on what we have is important during this time when we are feeling disconnected and deprived of our regular routines and activities.
It's good to see what is still here. Let's take this line of thinking one more step in that positive direction.
All of our good things that are not cancelled are more than just "not cancelled."
Positive things are all around us even when we feel deprived and isolated. As we are forced to slow down and stop the busyness of our regular routines, let's focus on the positives around us. What can we see now in this quieter time that we couldn't see when we were running our daily race? What opportunities are before us to embrace-if only for a short time?
I've said many time that I have so much to do that I could spend two weeks uninterrupted working on my house or in my office-I just might have that time soon. Now that it's upon me, maybe I'll take the time to get some projects done, but maybe I'll choose to enjoy more family game time or cooking together, or catching up on all those old movies I've wanted to show my daughter. Maybe we can laugh and talk for hours without worrying about the schedule and schoolwork being done before the next day.
Maybe this is a world-wide pandemic that will hurt us all-or maybe it's a gift of time and space so that we can appreciate the positive parts of life that never go away.
In the comments, reply with positives you see in your life right now to help us all focus on the light in the darkness.
Belaire Counseling Services remains open at this time if you need an appointment. We will be taking everything day by day, and some form of communication will be available throughout this quarantine. 225-291-1335, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks for our blessings and celebrating with family and friends. Thanksgiving can also be a difficult time for people who have lost loved ones to death or divorce or who have suffered trauma.
As we gather together this week and give thanks, remember the people who are lonely and hurting. Holidays are a good time to reach out and show our love for others. A kind word or an invitation can help lift someone's spirit and help them not feel lonely during the holidays.
If you are struggling during this time or know someone who is suffering, Dr. Belaire can help. See how Dr. Belaire can help at www.BelaireCounseling.com. To schedule and appointment call 225-291-1335.
We in the Baton Rouge area are deeply affected by the recent flooding. Many of our family, friends, and neighbors have lost homes, vehicles, possessions, jobs, and lives. As a community, we grieve together. Those of us who live in this community know how strong and resilient we are and that we come together to help each other in times of need. We celebrate each other and give of ourselves to our community.
Many people will experience trauma and stress as a result of the flooding. Dr. Belaire is available to counsel adults, children, and adolescents who have been affected by this disaster. To set up an appointment, call 225-291-1335 or email email@example.com.
Below is a list of places to receive aid if you have been displaced or affected by the recent flooding in the Baton Rouge area. As new resources are available, I will try add them to the list. Please feel free to comment with additional resources as they are available.
8894 Airline Highway, Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
10000 Celtic Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 330-6000 phone
888.49.MOVIE (66843) toll-free
(225) 330-6163 fax
Dr. Christine Belaire
Dr. Belaire is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a National Certified Counselor. Belaire Counseling Services is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana