Great point, well-articulated.
Great point, well-articulated.
Yes! There is a lot that can be fixed before exercise is even a blip on the radar.
I would add easy access to nature for everyone. That was the point of Central Park. Yes, some people got to live right next to it, but everyone could access the park and get away from the noise and cramped living conditions.
This needs to be sung to the heavens. I fell into a hole of “wellness warrior” blogs preaching restrictive diets to heal disease, and the single truth that has been seeping in over time is how thoroughly they see health not as as a group responsibility, but an individual conceit- they’ll give you cricket flour recipes… Read more
yeah, thats fair. And Kristin can certainly do that with her cheekbones. Sorry, thats my all-time crush up there, feeling a bit delicate and old. I need a nap.
Valid point, dammit.
I hear you. Your pain is the result of our country’s abhorrence of “socialism” leading to an almost complete lack of any social safety nets. Without them, in a crisis (and even in everyday life), a large number of people will hit the ground - hard. But knowing that doesn’t help your predicament, and things aren’t… Read more
Your frustration is totally real. There’s no good answer here. Lockdowns may be unsustainable but so is an unchecked pandemic sweeping through the population and decimating it. This whole situation is showing us starkly how fucked up our social systems are...but what that actually translates into, I don’t know.
We need another paradigm; the old one isn’t working. Up here in Canada, the Universal Basic (or Living) Income is gaining some traction. If everyone had enough money to cover housing and food, or at least part of it, then working would allow people to, a) save for a rainy day without worrying as much about an… Read more
You’re so welcome. You are seen and your thoughts are valued here.
What could solve this is weekly testing for everyone. You test negative, you can work at/go to the salon, bar, restaurant, party, etc. I hear scientists in Israel have come up with a COVID test that is a breathalyzer and gives results in minutes. That could be a game-changer. Of course, our govt apparently wants… Read more
I’m sorry about your situation. I hope things improve soon. ♡
I feel your pain, but I also feel the ire should be directed at our appalling lack of federal leadership as well as the fact that the current UI setup doesn’t adequately provide survival compensation for workers who are unable to report to their jobs during stay-at-home orders. We, as a society, should be agitating… Read more
Can we also talk about those paperback covers? Because whoever came up with them is a marketing genius. They were so VERY CREEPY AND PERFECT. Like the pictures hidden behind the cutouts were too spooky for regular supermarket bookshelves. My teen brain was into it.
Let’s hope and pray (if you believe in anything) that an FDR for us is out there now. This virus will go away but the consequences of it will linger in so many insidious ways. I hope that the feckless governors and the people in the WH and Congress who sat on their hands and sold stocks and warned their friends are… Read more
I told colleagues earlier this week that the suicide rate might outpace the death rate from the virus. When you add in the economic uncertainty (either through job loss or trying to steer a business through this), being isolated, being locked up with others, the endlessness of this situation, existing mental… Read more