Stella could feel the bright light of the room before she opened her eyes. She rolled over and lifted herself out of bed the way Betsy taught her all those years ago. “Don't get right up!” she’d say, “It isn't healthy, roll over onto your side and use your hand to push yourself up. Trust me, it will change your whole day." So she did.
On a cold frosty Friday I left my little ones with their grandpa and went for a solitary walk, much like Jane Eyre often took to the fields surrounding old Thornfield manor. My soul felt refreshed and unbound, as if it were a ball of the softest wool, beginning to unwind and float away in the quiet February wind.
There’s no surprise that the pandemic is affecting our mental health. Our mind is suffering from constant bad news, isolation from society and our daily life that seems to be the same every day. A healthy relationship with ourselves is now more important than ever. When everything around us is chaotic and unsure, let’s help ourselves find peace and comfort at home.