Because the world grapples with the shift towards social isolation, managing pandemic-related stress, and an unsure future, we at Wanderlust know that our biggest strengths are the knowledge of our leaders and the ability of group.

Now we have reached out to the lighthouses in our instructing group to share some succinct, actionable insights with our group, in addition to to name on us to be daring and envision how this shift can create a greater world. As a result of extraordinary instances name for extraordinary management. 


As somebody who lives with a extreme anxiousness dysfunction, the concept of social distancing isn’t new for me. I’ve usually needed to follow social distancing as a approach of managing my dysfunction. I don’t usually get pleasure from being in massive crowds, nor am I a fan of the societal pressures of continually being “on”.

Because the COVID-19 outbreak, I’ve allowed myself to exist within the complexities that make up my humanness. I’ve leaned in to my good days and dangerous ones alike, with a view to discover the teachings that exist in each. I’ve struggled with my anxiousness, been challenged by despair, and have been tempted by my addictions, whereas nonetheless having to satisfy the tasks of being a father, a husband and a enterprise proprietor.

[Learn Quentin’s piece ‘7 Methods to Ease Anxiousness Throughout COVID-19’ proper right here]

To be able to keep grounded and linked I’ve applied a day by day household “psychological well being verify” to collectively have interaction in dialogue with my household about our ideas and emotions, which has led to elevated assist and understanding for one another, particularly throughout this disaster. For extra on what to do if you happen to reside with individuals who have anxiousness, learn right here.

All we’ve right now is our humanity, each individually and collectively, and that’s the place I’ll proceed to focus my consideration transferring ahead.


I imagine it will be significant for many people to problem our standard definition of what “common” is and what it seems to be like.

After I was identified, I used to be informed by my physician I’d have to be on remedy for the remainder of my life if I needed to really feel “common”. Being a black man in America, my “common” is stuffed with racism, classism, miseducation, harmful run-ins with police, redlining, and so on. I don’t want a tablet to be “common”.

It will be important for us to take stock of what “common” is, and determine whether or not or not we need to uphold it or change it. Common shouldn’t be judging somebody primarily based on their non secular beliefs, gender id or pores and skin colour. It shouldn’t be making victims of sexual assault really feel as if it’s their fault.

These are the “regulars” we should always all be dedicated to not returning again to. We must always take this second of inspired stillness to do our half individually and collectively to alter the narrative of “common” for the betterment of us all.

Quentin_meditatingQuentin Vennie is a celebrated wellness skilled, motivational speaker and creator of the bestselling memoir, Robust In The Damaged Locations. His work has been featured within the Huffington Publish, Thrive International, Entrepreneur, Fox Information, MindBodyGreen, and others. Quentin has been acknowledged as one among Black Enterprise journal’s 100 Trendy Males of Distinction and by the American Basis for Suicide Prevention for his contribution in elevating consciousness for psychological well being and suicide prevention, in addition to showing because the wellness keynote speaker for Colin Kaepernick’s “Know My Rights” Camp. Quentin works with youth in under-resourced communities, serving to them perceive their traumas and switch them into triumphs, and spearheads initiatives that make yoga and mindfulness accessible amongst communities and populations that don’t ordinarily have entry to them.

Discover extra about Quentin on his web site, Fb and on Instagram.


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