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During these days of COVID, it’s easy to become solitary and lonely. But those old tried and true ways to communicate are still available.

Reach Out in Traditional Ways

How about calling a friend for a long chat? Or writing a newsy letter? Cards are a way to share artwork when our walls are already filled to the max.

Lonely, Reach out, new media

Chat with friends using new media.

Reach Out Using New Media

We also have new ways to reach out to others – a variety of social media, such as Facebook, and visual chats like Skype and Zoom.

Don’t Forget the Library

Or you can reach into your dusty bookcase and pull out a book so the author can speak to you from the pages.

Homebound? You can arrange for library materials to be delivered to your home from your local library. If you can get out, librarians can help you find something that you’ll love in a media you like. If you can’t get out to go to the library, you can call the library for help.

I love the new apps (such as Hoopla, Libby, and Overdrive) for audiobooks. Hearing a library book read out loud fills the empty space on cold days.


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Author: Martha Childers

Martha Childers, EdS, LPC is a multicultural psychotherapist specializing in couples, grief and caregiver stress. Martha is a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and Kansas. She received her masters and education specialist degrees in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She practiced Zen through a variety of Japanese traditional arts for 3-1/2 years. Since that time, mindfulness has been an integral part of her life. Her interest in human nature, beliefs, and life styles led her to become a counselor.

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