I’ve always believed darkness is essential to growth – pain forces a reckoning, an awakening, a rattle to your core. I know from personal experience. My darkest times always lead to deeper, richer happiness. But this crisis is foreign and not like anything I’ve felt before. It’s global heartbreak. It’s war. And, perhaps for the first time in history, we all have a common enemy.
So I feel there’s an opportunity here. When else in history have we all gone through the same thing at the same time? I remember Hurricane Sandy and the new communities that emerged during the recovery. Everyone pitched in to help each other. It wasn’t mayhem, it was a kind of peace. There’s a chance to do something similar on a global scale.
Disasters derail the rhythm of regular life. And in the disruption is a silver lining. While we self-isolate, time is sort of frozen. We have the space to focus on things that feel impossible in normal life. We can spend more time with family. We can be creative.
We can learn. We can think.
Without minimizing what’s going on, we want to help you see the positive here. Our goal at CZH is to help everyone feel grounded. And that’s more important than ever. So here’s a list of things that can keep you connected:
Positivity from the chaos
money is just energy so keep it flowing!
purchase gift certificates to POPPY’s Brooklyn so that they can stay afloat while they are closed
place orders online for small companies that make things sustainably and with so much care. Here are some of my faves.
Did you know there is a rad guy who delivers avocados to your house? Text him! (347) 703 -7181
Take time to check in with your loved ones as much as you can. I know my mom and dad look so forward to our facetime calls
Google hang outs over dinner?
A whole host of great resources for mind, body & entertaining small people
Some of the greatest inventions of all time happened during economic down turns so let’s turn our panic into creativity, so draw, write, paint, cook, make things with your hands!
Send handwritten letters to people who may be suffering more than others.
And here too for some fun ideas for how to keep your kids immune systems in tip top shape with nutrition.
Oh and here for anyone in need of a virtual dance party