One of the biggest struggles we all face right now is the almost Herculean effort it takes to be stuck in a state that we hate: WAITING. In fact, it goes counter to our modern ways of no longer waiting for anything and our intolerance when things are slow.
Whether it is due to the loss of the freedom to meet a friend for coffee, go to work, drop kids off at school, visit a grandparent, or attend a spin class, we are now a world in mourning. What a strange sense of loss it is to have the entire world as we know it suddenly put on pause, with no clear time for its restart.
I am hearing from and reading about a lot of parents who are struggling with managing their own guilt and shame around being in a state of isolation with their children and having to add to their already difficult role of parent, chef, disciplinarian, consoler, teacher, etc.