Appointments and Support during the COVID-19 pandemic

by | Mar 29, 2020 | Emotional wellbeing, Herbal medicine, Nutrition | 0 comments

Hello my friends,

Firstly, I hope you are well and taking care of yourselves as best you can through this challenging and stressful time.

Like most of you, over the past couple of weeks I’ve had some unexpected challenges thrown my way and have had to significantly adjust my personal and professional life. 

This week, both my husband and I began working exclusively from home and took our daughter out of school. I won’t be seeing anyone in the clinic for the foreseeable future (we’ll see how this changes in the coming weeks and months… like many people, we’re in limbo… waiting…) but I will be taking a small number of phone and online appointments each week, mixing and delivering herbal orders, etc.

I also want to acknowledge that my husband and I are in the privileged position of having jobs that can transfer to a home ‘office’ (*ahem* kitchen table), which ensures our livelihood through this uncertain time. I know there are many others (including friends, family and people in our extended community) who are not so lucky and have all of a sudden found themselves in a precarious position with little or no income.

As such, we are committed to giving what we can of our energy and resources to those in need, in both our physical and virtual community. I want you to know that if you are looking for support or help and you are struggling financially in the face of current seismic changes, please reach out to me. I mean it. Get in touch with me and I will do whatever I can to help you. Whether it’s a herbal tonic to support your fractured nervous system, a pandemic-pantry meal plan, emergency toilet paper (!) or just someone to talk to… please know you can reach out to me and I will do what I can to help. We’re all in this together ?

I will also leave you with two resources on COVID-19 which are validated, regularly updated and offer the best advice on the disease itself, prevention, management and public health measures:

  • The Department of Health’s Coronavirus Information Page is updated daily and has a lot of useful information, including links to health services in your area if you suspect you need to be tested or require specific support.
  • The World Health Organisation has a dedicated page with updated information and advice on coronavirus, and how to look after yourself and others.

Lastly, I want to give a HUGE shout out to all the frontline health workers, the teachers and child care workers, the people restocking shelves and delivering grocery orders… to those people who are keeping things running… you put yourselves out there every day to support the greater community and I wholeheartedly appreciate YOU.