Out of an abundance of caution for all during this COVID-19 Pandemic, I am conducting psychotherapy and life coaching sessions through secured online video.

At the beginning of 2020, I, like so many of my colleagues, really felt – deep down – that in-person sessions were far superior to virtual sessions. While I was way more careful about spreading germs than my friends, I still felt embarrassed to hand someone a mask if they came to an event coughing. Every week, I work from my home, and I’d trek to one of my favorite coffee shops to work on things that I needed to focus on – it was both a treat and – I thought – a necessity. I went grocery shopping almost daily, inventing excuses sometimes for simply getting out of the house.

I faithfully got to the gym at least 3 times a week, to yoga twice a week. … the list of things that routinely filled my day seem endless.

It’s been almost a year, and the funny thing is I can’t remember all the things I did every day or every week that made it hard to do anything else. Then, when the initial lock-down came in March, I began to transition my client load to online-only, to limit grocery shopping to once a week or less, to work out from home and jog more – a lot more.

Because I really didn’t have anywhere to go, all that time I used to spend going somewhere was time I could now spend on things that never got done before. I discovered that those things I felt I could only do at a coffee shop I could do very readily at home. I discovered that a virtual session could be just as rewarding and fruitful as in-person sessions.

And now I am not at all embarrassed to tell someone to wear a mask.

Life has changed – for both me and you. We all have a huge chance to look at how we do things, how we prioritize, and the possibility of creating something new – something we couldn’t even imagine almost a year ago.

Why you should make useless things

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“Create. Not for the money. Not for the fame. Not for the recognition. But for the pure joy of creating something and sharing it..”
– Ernest Barbaric

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