The spread of COVID-19 is forcing people into isolation, self-quarantine, and keeping individuals from being able to do the things they love. Studies have shown how detrimental isolation can be to one's health, especially for the elderly. So, how do we combat the negative effects of social isolation, while following regulations that have been proven to help slow the spread of the virus?
Michele L. Sulivan, who helped create Together.Stronger, was born with a rare form of dwarfism and rose through the ranks to become the first female president of the Caterpillar Foundation, impacting millions. She has spent her years encouraging others to embrace the opportunity to see life from a different point, which she reflects on in Looking Up: How a Different Perspective Turns Obstacles Into Advantages.
* Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness. What better way to bring your community together than to offer help where needed and lean on your neighbors, friends, and family when you need help? Reach out and ask for help and strengthen your bond with those around you.
* Find a new line of sight. It is true that we are prone to seeing problems rather than opportunities. While the COVID-19 outbreak is an obvious problem, we also can find some new opportunities here. In a time when our lives have become so busy and centered around activities outside the home, we now must relearn what it is to effectively...