Most of us have been on a roller coaster before and remember the dread, anticipation, and fear of going up the first massive hill on the coaster. It seems like the uphill climb takes forever, and we usually can’t see when we are going to crest the hill and start falling. The whole coronavirus situation feels a lot like this.
While there are many things we can’t do during this time of the coronavirus pandemic, there are many things we should do to maintain our physical and emotional health. And, they are things we can continue to do, no matter the circumstances, which will stabilize our mind and give us the resilience we need to succeed.
Every other year children in Utah schools are given a survey that asks: During the past 12 months, did you ever feel so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that you stopped doing some usual activities? In 2011, 13% of youth responded yes, but when the survey... Read More
As fellow human beings, our behaviors and genetics have allowed us to survive generation after generation. We come from a long line of ancestors who were cautious and often overestimated dangers in their environment to survive. Those who were more careless and did not constantly scan the environment for threats had less of a chance of living to pass on their genetics.