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If you have felt the strain of being removed from others, you are not alone.  Reports of people struggling with social distancing and staying at home continue to rise. And with Mother’s Day coming up – a day that already is hard for many – the idea of not being with family may be especially hard.

It’s always a good thing to reach out to others who you think might be hurting.  Today, I want to challenge you to think about how you are feeling?  Are you down? Hurt? Sad? Are you struggling?

Often when we are feeling these things we want to give up or we just retreat inward. But just in the same way it’s helpful to reach out to people are hurting, it’s also extremely healthy for you to reach out to others when you are hurting.

When you become vulnerable and reach out to others you’ll more than likely experience what you really need – connection, compassion, and understanding.

While this might not magically make you feel great, you’ll know you are not alone and this can set you on a path to feeling better.


**Eric has his Masters in Counseling and when not on B105.7 works as a private practice counselor.**


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