Tag Archive: COVID-19

Conflicts and Core Beliefs During Covid

By: Dr. Roger Landry, Teresa Beshwate, and Danielle Palli We all have core beliefs, most of which were defined and shaped at a young age: how we view ourselves, others and the world around us. We have biases about what’s good and bad, safe and unsafe, who to trust and who to distrust. And we constantly seek out evidence to […]

Master-PEACE Living at Friendship Village (a Resident Report)

Chloris Wendt is a long-time resident of Friendship Village of Bloomington, a Masterpiece Living Center for Successful Aging in Bloomington, MN. Below, she writes about the positive experiences she, her husband (Harry), and other residents have had at their community, and the support they are receiving during the Covid-19 pandemic… *** MASTERPIECE LIVING – FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE, BLOOMINGTON MN Resident’s Report; […]

What Corona Taught Me About the Rest of My Life

By: Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH The Corona pandemic of 2020 will go down in history as a massive shared experience that altered how we live, work, and socialize. Even those of us spared tragic consequences were nonetheless significantly affected as our everyday lives were upended. For me, this was a time to inspect my priorities; to take a holistic […]

Q & A with Dr. Roger on Covid-19

(Brought to you by Dr. Roger & Friends: The Bright Side of Longevity) In a very special Dr. Roger & Friends: The Bright Side of Longevity episode, Dr. Roger fields new health-related questions about Covid-19, social distancing and other changes in the future, and how re-opening states may impact us. This is an excerpt from the team’s Facebook video series, […]

Challenges That Change Us

By: Teresa Beshwate The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a steady stream of negative emotions, impacting nearly every person on the planet. Yet we know that life is not without difficulty and a host of big, difficult emotions – emotions our primitive brains want to protect us from feeling. Looking back, what challenges have helped you evolve into who you are […]

Why Am I Doing This Again? (Why Meditation is Important During Covid-19)

By: Danielle Palli  We are all feeling the effects of Covid-19, in varying ways and to varying degrees. And when working remotely (or not working at all), caring for family members, homeschooling children, checking in on the health of loved ones, trying to remain healthy and safe ourselves, upending our outdoor activities and social calendar, all while managing stress, loneliness, […]

Corona Strong

By: Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH I live just outside of Boston. When in April of 2013, two bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon, I was so proud of how the people of Boston and Massachusetts came together to not only initially respond, but also to resist letting fear change how we lived. Boston Strong they called it, and it […]

You: The Boss of Your Brain

By: Teresa Amaral Beshwate, MPH Due to the covid-19 pandemic, many people have experienced several weeks without change in day-to-day life. Yet soon, parts of the country will begin to reopen, with each state taking a different approach. Naturally, our brains want to rush to judgement, deeming the situation as right or wrong. This is a sign of the brain […]