A TIME TO RE-EVALUATE WELLBEING AND REGAIN PEACE OF MIND
Over the past month, we all have become very familiar with global health concerns that continue to work their way into our daily lives.
In many respects, today’s media coverage provides us with helpful and timely updates on this serious virus issue. Earlier in the week, while having my second cup of coffee on a morning like any other, I took note of the common phrase “going viral” in Social Media. I realized that the phrase is perfect as it matches the current situation we are all facing. Often times the spread of too much information too fast can offer nothing but anxiety and confusion.
In the digital age, we are all connected to every part of the globe which confirms that the world is truly a very small blue marble. Certainly in this era, our entire world is much more intertwined with commerce and value chain in addition to global social awareness.
In times like these, we are quickly moved to reflect and re-evaluate our wellbeing and how valuable it is. I personally have done an inventory of how I can proactively avoid being part of the numbers of people who have sadly been afflicted with this newly identified pandemic. Our healthcare providers are working diligently to provide a level of care that will help us and I commend them for aggressively confronting this virus and meeting the enemy head-on.
I also have reflected upon the multitude of hospitals and public spaces where wood surfaces are used and I have been able to find a small amount of comfort in some of the bodies of past research that illustrate how wood offers natural anti-microbial properties and supports wellbeing. Below are a few links to past research done by Perkins+Will and WoodWorks which you may find interesting and encouraging also.
By no means am I implying that wood is offering any solution to this current health crisis, but maybe it offers comfort to those reading this that there are some positive things in our environment that can contribute to our regaining Peace of Mind.