Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

COVID-19 Peaceful and self-care strategies

These suggestions come from CIC’s good friend Larry Gerstein at Ball State’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (

  • Greet everyone with a smile, a wave, and/or a positive comment while maintaining appropriate physical distance.
  • Tend to something growing – plants, flowers, vegetable garden, child, pets, etc.
  • Do something you’ll be glad you did later.
  • Share an uplifting song, poem, story, image, etc. with others.
  • Listen and communicate (e.g., phone, mail, email, social media, skype, zoom) with your own family members near and far who are undergoing stress and have concerns about the future.
  • In this time to rush to return to “normal,” use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to.

Click here for an extensive list.

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