Another tragic story – and this one so close to home. On March 27, 2021, the security in the family friendly neighbourhood of Lynn Valley, North Vancouver was shattered by a traumatic tragedy. A man randomly stabbed people at the Lynn Valley Library in the middle of a busy Saturday afternoon. This happened for no apparent reason.
The holidays can be a hard time for people even at the best of times, but during COVID-19 and with the increased restrictions and social distancing this holiday season is bringing an increased sense of loneliness and loss for many.
Here are some ways to cope, and even to thrive, during this unique 2020 holiday season.
What is COVID Fatigue?
Most people are feeling some level of COVID Fatigue right now – that feeling of being fed up with this pandemic, wishing it were over and overwhelmed with the high numbers of cases and the increased restrictions.
What is the Second Wave of Anxiety?
The stress and worry associated with this strange moment in time. We feel like we got through the first wave a bit tattered and now we are bracing ourselves for the second wave.
As emphasized in Alyson Jones’s blog dated August 27th, 2020, returning to school this fall comes with many unknowns. In the teaching and learning environment there are new rules, foreign protocols, and heightened levels of anxiety amongst children, parents, and school staff amidst the pandemic’s permeating affects and the Ministry’s ever-pivoting regulations around how best to keep children safe, happy, and engaged.