Let’s face it. Everyone reading this has felt some angst or cabin fever or anxiety during this pandemic. Let us unwrap this feeling of wariness and be cognizant of it. Let us be aware of our hopes and fears so that we do not allow the current situation to overly manipulate our emotions to the point of breaking.
As we begin to emerge collectively from this most confusing life event, let us acknowledge the math and science behind the fact that we are all inordinately lucky to be in this perfect world, and that we are extremely fortunate to be breathing fresh air every day with the perfect amount of UV rays, and let us also realize that our collective and individual realities have been forever altered with this novel virus, providing us all with a renewed perspective of the fragility and specialness of our fragile lives we all share on this beautiful planet. (read more)
Have you had a ‘breaking point’ during this pandemic? Please share with us. I will share mine over a series of posts in the coming months while attempting to address and be aware of the various struggles which many of you have encountered over the past year. Be it stress, anger, alcohol or drug abuse, anxiety, loneliness, or general fear for you and your family’s health, I intend to make the case that Mother Nature and some fresh air could be at least part of the cure.
I will share the real story of how we invented the Tail Table, alongside how that plays into my lifelong struggles for mental, and physical balance. While pharmaceuticals have their place, and are a wonder of technology and science, I truly believe that the ideal cure for most of life’s problems is Mother Nature. Join us on this journey, the Tail Table Lifestyle to get more people into the otherworldly and pure experiences for which nature abounds.
I will leave you to think of this facts;
- 26.2% or 1 in 4 American adults currently suffer from a diagnosable condition. This amounts to a societal cost of 300 billion dollars per year.
For the next 4 months as we emerge from this pandemic, I will illustrate thoughts, emotions or behaviors revealed to me through a series of insights or interviews with people who have personally experienced mental illness. These people are our family members, our friends, our co-workers and our neighbors. Love and support makes all the difference.
I will also attempt to tell the story of how we created the Tail Table out of a need to get outside more, even though we have a creative adventurous spirit. If this pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we are resourceful and need fresh air and freedom.
“Because the birdsong might be pretty,
But it's not for you they sing,
And if you think my winter is too cold,
You don't deserve my spring.”
― Erin Hanson