Healing Together

On this day, 1/20/21, Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris take the oath of office for President and Vice President of the United States, respectively. It has been a surreal and difficult four years for our country. We now have a President that vows to govern for the people – all of the people. This is what we needed to hear.

Whether we voted for the Biden/Harris ticket or not, these are the two individuals that will guide our country for the next four years. We need to put aside our differences and look at how we can move forward and make our country the very best country that it can be.

We start by making the effort to heal ourselves, while at the same time reaching out to heal the great divide that has happened in our country. These are just a few steps that we can take to start the process (and it is a process, not an overnight miracle):

  • Accept that the current state of affairs is what it is.
  • Forgive ourselves for disagreeing with others, and forgive them for disagreeing with us.
  • Stand behind our leaders – give them our support when we feel that we can support them, and speak up directly to them when we feel that issues are not being addressed appropriately.
  • Understand that masking, social distancing, and washing our hands are part of the process that we have to go through to get back any semblance of normalcy.
  • Understand that the new administration needs to be given time to get the COVID-19 vaccines out there and in place and that there needs to be government help in making those vaccines available to the population as a whole.
  • Reach out and help your neighbors and your community, in whatever way that you can.
  • Recognize that mental health at this time is an issue. Try not to judge people too quickly, or too harshly.
  • Begin your day by writing out a list of five things that you are thankful for. In the worst of times, we can be thankful for something.

This is a new begining for all of us – I wish you all well!

For information on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Mental Health Hotline (English and Spanish): 1-800-662-4357

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

(c) January 2021 Bonnie Cehovet

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Moving Forward

“You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward. Just take the next step.”  Anonymous

We have to be willing to move forward to continue growing. It isn’t always easy, but as we step out, as we move forward, we open up our perception of what can be, and we open up our life. I did that in October of 2015 when I made the move from Washington State back to Nevada. It was an interesting (and scary!) trip, driving alone, with three cats and a packed to the brim car! But we made it (even after my alpha male managed to chew through his carrier while I was zooming down the freeway, and jumped onto my steering wheel!) The house that I had rented, unseen except for photo’s on the Internet, was perfect for us – in a safe, quiet neighborhood, near everything that I needed.

I had lens implant surgery done right after I moved to Nevada – long story short, I had cataract surgery done when I was in my early thirties on both eyes. The ten-year study had not been finished when I had my first surgery, so they were unable to implant a new lens. The interesting thing is that when the lens was implanted, it did not improve my ability to read, but it did give me better peripheral vision.

I am continuing my journey with reviewing books: I am currently reading a book from an author that I met on LinkedIn. I have reviewed his previous books, and am thoroughly enjoying this one also. I just received quite an interesting book from a delightful publicist that I have been working with for many years, and will be reading and reviewing it next.

I am incredibly excited about my decision to become involved in a new business! I am signing up for it on May 1st, and will take you on this journey with me! Opportunities that I would never have imagined as a young woman are opening up for me now.

Stay tuned!