By Philip S. Requejo
DOWNEY – While we cannot replace the value of face-to face interactions, we can find new ways to stay connected.
Especially during these times, simple acts of kindness like a smile, a phone call, or offering praise reminds us that we are on this journey together. We can still reach out to others with love. We can take this opportunity to reconnect with friends, start a new hobby, or return to activities that brought us joy in the past.
At a time when protecting our physical health requires extended periods of isolation, we need to be mindful of our mental health: it is crucial to continue to engage in social and work activities to stay connected with others. fortunately, remote video calling technologies (e.g., FaceTime, Zoom) are available for us to keep connected.