The New Normal: Love (and Masks?) In A Time of Corona with Dennis Schoneveld

Conversations from the Heart - August 7th 2020

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Exciting Guests, Love, Family

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

Are you feeling like you are perpetually living in a state of not knowing? You are not alone!

As the world struggles through this pandemic, nothing is certain, and no one really has any answers. The best we can do is take good care of ourselves, hold each other up, and listen to Rachel and Dennis try to work through it on the Yoga Girl podcast.

This week’s episode features Rachel’s husband, the man that holds her up, Yoga Girl’s very own producer, tech guy, camera man, the hilarious, distinguished gentleman behind the magic, Dennis Schoneveld!

As Aruba faces a new coronavirus outbreak after opening its borders to the US, Rachel and Dennis contemplate - is this the new normal? Are we all getting used to not knowing what will happen? Are we getting comfortable living in this new normal of not knowing if businesses will be allowed to operate, if schools will open, if daycares and restaurants are safe? Are we supposed to wear masks every day? How long will this last? The new normal is unknown, and everything can change so quickly.

Now, Dennis and Rachel contemplate another lockdown, how they made it through the first one, what will happen in the future, parenting, their businesses and more, all through the lens of the new “normal” and the unknown.

This episode would not be complete without answering some of your questions from IG! Will they have another kid, how did they made it through quarantine, will they run off to Costa Rica and create a surfing commune, will it get better or worse in the future? Tune in to find out!

Key Takeaways

  • If you are going into lockdown or you are in lockdown, try to move your body. That makes a world of difference for your mental health.
  • Stop asking questions about people’s bodies! Asking people if they are going to have another baby might be triggering to some.
  • If you are struggling with your partner in lockdown, can you be grateful for having the companionship, someone to hold your hand through the process, and be together with during these strange times?
  • Take care of yourself before you take care of others. Its ok to be selfish, it’s an important component of self-care to put yourself first, and its non-negotiable in these times.
  • Give yourself permission to vent. Find a safe space with a partner and just let yourself communicate, vent, and get it out.

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