MESH Moment of the Month: March

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Moments of MESH: Taking Care of Ourselves

By Ali Reich

It’s been quite the year.

One full year that we’ve all been on this journey together, while apart. One year since COVID-19 sent our kids home from school (remember when we thought it would only last 2 weeks?), and we all masked up – and hunkered down. Coronavirus upended much of what felt safe and familiar. The challenges it has posed are countless. In addition to the obvious physical threat, the pandemic has had widespread impact on our mental, emotional and social health.

When preparing for takeoff, flight attendants remind us to put on our own oxygen masks first, before trying to help others. This year has sent us all on a different sort of trip, requiring a different kind of mask. And, like when traveling to another physical destination, we sometimes need to be reminded to take good care of ourselves so that we can be there for the ones we love.

Check out this link for lots of great ideas about how we can tend to our own mental, emotional and social health, as well as that of others. You’ll find live and prerecorded webinars, podcasts, free activities, guided meditations, and ways to build coping skills for ourselves and our kids and teens.

Camp Harlam’s leadership cares deeply – and all year round – about our entire community’s wellbeing. We are happy to serve a resource for your family. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our professional staff if we can be of assistance!

And remember, THINK CAMP!

Ali Reich is a member of the MESH Task Force. Check out last month’s Moments of MESH here.