How I'm Coping with the Coronavirus Fallout


We are all experiencing difficulty as a result of the coronavirus. Although I am healthy, more and more people are testing positive worldwide. The stock market has plummeted. Stores are being depleted of hand sanitizer, toilet paper, paper towels and bottled water. Brick and mortar businesses are closing their doors. Small businesses like Global Attic are faced with more than usual financial uncertainty, and we are all being asked to quarantine ourselves in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. It is a heavy pill to swallow. However, I’m not panicking.

After losing my parents two months apart and all of the losses that followed thereafter, I learned a thing or two about survival. In times like these, I believe it is most important to stay calm. My father in his wisdom always reminded me that in life, we don’t control much. However, what we do control is our response to the things that life throws our way. We cannot allow our fears around this virus or anything else for that matter, to manifest in the form of physical stress that only makes matters worse. A healthy mindset is the gateway to getting through tough times. This I know to be true.


Action is also integral to our survival. Instead of burying my hand in the proverbial sand or retreating to a corner to cry, I meditate for 20 minutes each day, read, work out, play guitar and watch movies.


As far as the business goes, I have started to produce more visually stunning c