Vulnerability: COVID-19


I missed writing a blog last month because, well…all hell broke loose.

I write to you from my home.  Seeing my dear clients online or by phone.

We’re all experiencing little human contact.

Feeling vulnerable.

I’m sure you can relate.

This new world means that we’re going through all this together, at the same time.  I’m not writing today as any kind of expert.  The things I have to share are not from past experience that I’ve learned from long ago, which is what I’m more comfortable and used to sharing.

I’m feeling vulnerable, just as you are now.  We’re all going through this unprecedented event together.  Some more privileged than others, some hit harder, some struggling less, and some more.

Originally, I was considering writing this blog about lessons we have learned/are learning from all of this, but it just doesn’t feel right.  I think it’s more important to ask questions of ourselves at this time.

We can choose to use this time to ask the question, what do you want to emerge for yourself during this time?  This is one way to the more spiritual path that you might be seeking, or you may already be on.

What do you want to emerge?  What’s your intention?


Some podcasts I’ve listened to lately have mentioned that this time is a lot like being on a retreat that people usually pay good money to be on.

Could we use this time more wisely, like we would away at a retreat?

Would you like to cultivate patience?  That’s my number one intention right now.

Would you like to be more present? Create more gratitude? Self-Compassion?  Compassion for others?


Times of crisis seem to bring forth more compassion and vulnerability, which seems like a gift.  People are connecting more with loved ones than ever before.  These seem like some of the silver linings.  We hope to find and create many more silver linings throughout this experience.

Remember to breathe.

Be gentle with yourself.  Be kind.  To others, and especially to YOU.

Whenever possible, come back to the breath.  Be here now.

Vulnerability is the path.

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity.
If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”