Lockdown Lessons:
How Isolation is Changing My World

This may not be the blog post you would expect.

My journey, perhaps like yours, has been about more than refining the food and supplements I take to support my immune system.

My journey has been one of discovery. I’ve come to see how out of balance I have been, how much I need a rest and reset. This rude awakening has been a long time coming.

I initially thought this lockdown would be a great opportunity to tackle tasks both undone and new and to revisit personal agendas that I’d long set aside for what I perceived to be other, more important, undertakings.

Imagine my surprise to find myself staring at piles of to-do lists and not finding any creative thoughts within. In numbness and rebellion, I have been frozen.

My internal voice berated me for a lack of forward motion. In my own inner turmoil, I have lashed out at the world, including my friends and colleagues.

It is only when my inner voice started speaking in kindness to me that I began to realize how long it has been since I stopped to sit in one place. To give myself a time out.

Yes, I am still tending to work, but coming at it from a more realistic place.

And then the most amazing thing happened. As I have been willing to share my conundrum with friends and colleagues, many have responded in kind. Thank you so much for speaking up. I thought I was the only one.

I have also heard from a number of practitioners who have noticed a change in the supplements needed by their clients. Now that we are staying at home in greater numbers, practitioners are seeing better health with less stress.

I counsel my clients all the time to rest and take care of themselves. Now I am having to take my own medicine.

May you be gentle with yourselves,


Images from iStock/Anastasia Molotkova (main), sam thomas (post). 

Lynn Mayer, CNC

Lynn Mayer is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Health Coach in Telluride, Colorado, who helps clients find and maintain health through a nutrition and lifestyle program. She is trained in kinesiology and lab testing as diagnostic tools as well as the Neuro-Emotional Technique (N.E.T.) and the Emotional Freedom Technique (E.F.T.)—powerful tools that create change and transformation in one’s well-being.

Lynn received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition from San Diego State University in 1977 and completed her master’s degree in psychology from the University of Santa Monica in 1994. Lynn has post graduate training in Contact Reflex Analysis, Nutrition Response Testing (N.R.T.), N.E.T., and E.F.T.

Lynn is available for consultation in person, by phone (970-369-4790) or through her website www.thejoyofhealth.com.

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